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LINGUIST List 17.3215

Fri Nov 03 2006

Calls: Historical Ling, Typology/USA; Applied Ling/Nicaragua

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Eric Schluessel, 2007 Central Eurasian Studies Conference
        2.    Angela Bartens, Language and Mother Tongue Education: From Policies to Classroom Experiences


Message 1: 2007 Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Date: 02-Nov-2006
From: Eric Schluessel <acesindiana.edu>
Subject: 2007 Central Eurasian Studies Conference



Full Title: 2007 Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Short Title: CESC

Date: 31-Mar-2007 - 01-Apr-2007
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Eric Schluessel
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.indiana.edu/~aces/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 08-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

The 14th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference at Indiana University, put on by the Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES), covers all topics in the study of the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Mongolic, Persian, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states.

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) of Indiana University

Call for Papers

The 14th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference

Saturday 31 March - Sunday 01 April 2007

ACES invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Fourteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday 31 March and Sunday 01 April 2007 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Graduate students, professors, and independent scholars are cordially invited to submit abstracts of papers covering all topics pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies.

Central Eurasian Studies is defined for the purposes of this conference as the study of the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Mongolic, Persian, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states.

In conjunction with the Student Association of Indiana University's Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Graduate Student Association (NELCGSA), ACES is pleased to announce a Special Panel Series on topics in Turkish and Persian Studies at the conference. Submissions are warmly welcomed.

In order to accommodate increasing submissions and attendance, ACES has expanded the 2007 conference to a two-day program. Scholars addressing Balto-Finnic and Hungarian Studies are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

An extensive, but by no means comprehensive, list topics addressed by this conference may be found at the end of this announcement.

Submission Instructions:

Submission of pre-organized panels is strongly encouraged. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the Conference Committee to a suitable panel. An honorable distinction of best paper will be awarded.

Please include the following information on all submissions:

1) Names of all authors (note name of the person presenting the paper);
2) Institutional affiliation and title/position;
3) Contact information, including e-mail address, postal address, and telephone/fax numbers;
4) Curriculum Vitae (1 page);
5) Paper title;
6) An abstract of no more than 300 words, to be included in the Conference Program;
7) Geographic location and thematic panel preference. Thematic panel preferences include, but are not limited to: socio-economic issues, nationalism and identity, natural resources management, music and culture, politics, history, education, and archaeology; and
8) Any audio-visual equipment needs (overhead, slide projector, PowerPoint, etc.).

Due to space constraints, abstracts exceeding 300 words cannot be accepted.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

International submissions (especially those scholars requiring visas):
Submission deadline: 08 December 2006
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 1 January 2007.

Domestic submissions (from scholars based in the USA):
Submission deadline: 09 February 2007
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 16 February 2007.

Submit this information:

Via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .rtf formats preferred) to:
acesindiana.edu

Or via hard copy sent to:
The Fourteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES)
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
USA
Fax: (812) 855-7500

Some covered topics:
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Finland, Karelia, Estonia, Buryatia, Turkmenistan, Uyghur, Kazakh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz Republic, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria, Hungary, Tatarstan, Volga, Siberia, Tungusic, Tajikistan, Persia, Iran, Evenki, Afghanistan, Ferghana Valley, Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Central Eurasian steppe, oases, Sufism, Chaghatay, Mari, ''Silk Road'', Ottoman Empire, Orkhon, politics, nationalism, religion, Islam, Nestorian Christianity, Buddhism, Lamaism, Qing Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, cinema, film, literature, linguistics, anthropology, musicology, folklore, archaeology, architecture, art, law - in short, the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Mongolic, Persian, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states.



Message 2: Language and Mother Tongue Education: From Policies to Classroom Experiences
Date: 02-Nov-2006
From: Angela Bartens <angela.bartenshelsinki.fi>
Subject: Language and Mother Tongue Education: From Policies to Classroom Experiences



Full Title: Language and Mother Tongue Education: From Policies to Classroom Experiences

Date: 24-Apr-2007 - 26-Apr-2007
Location: Bluefields, Nicaragua
Contact Person: Angela Bartens
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Description

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

The aim of this conference is to compare recent experiences in mother tongue education in two distinct but at times intersecting contexts: the context of indigenous communities in Latin American countries and Caribbean Creole communities. Three main sections are proposed:
1. Educational Planning and IBE;
2. Language Policy and Language Rights;
3. Empowerment through Language Development.

Second Call for Papers

Call deadline: November 15th, 2006

URACCAN (The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast), Bluefields campus, Nicaragua
24.4. - 26.4.2007

Language and mother tongue education: From policies to classroom experiences

What's new in Latin America and the Caribbean?

State-bound intercultural bilingual education (IBE) was first developed in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s in an effort to meet pressing educational needs in countries with large indigenous populations such as Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala. IBE, an educational model based on the use of the mother tongue of the children, additionally contains a strong socio-cultural component that makes minority language teaching and teaching in the minority language more effective and meaningful, thus contributing to the empowerment of the speakers.

In Nicaragua, the Law 571 on Education in the Languages of the Atlantic Coast (1980) led, first, to a literacy campaign in the native languages of the region (1980) and later to the establishment of a bilingual education program (1984/5). The 1987 Law of Autonomy, a unique model in the Latin-American context, provided a legal framework for the educational process at large.

Caribbean Creole communities, albeit likewise speaking minorized languages, have only recently started to catch onto educational models comparable to IBE. This is at least in part due to their even more conflictual self perceptions as distinct groups: while Latin American indigenous communities were for a long time considered to represent undesirable cultures and languages which should be given up for the benefits of the socio-politically dominant language, Creole communities were led to believe they had nothing of their own, just deformations of the dominant languages and cultures. The case of Nicaragua can be considered as an exception in the sense that, along with the indigenous languages Miskitu and Sumu-Mayangna, Creole was incorporated into the original IBE program. It is fair to say, however, that although pro-Creole ideology was behind the program and Creole teachers carried it out, the materials were elaborated in English as the language had not been standardized.

The aim of this conference is to compare recent experiences in mother tongue education in two distinct but at times intersecting contexts: the context of indigenous communities in Latin American countries and Caribbean Creole communities. This main focus on mother tongue education and IBE requires, however, that we also examine the language policies and the state of the art in language planning which allow for the enacting of such curricula.

We are inviting contributions of 20 minutes, to be followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The official languages of the conference are English, Spanish, and English-based creoles. The fact that only English-based creoles are cited as official languages reflects the venue of the conference, not the Creole communities to be treated in individual papers. Please submit an electronic abstract of approximately one page to one of the two addresses below. If you are unable to send the abstract as an attachment (word or rtf), you may paste it into the body of the e-mail message. Alternatively, you may send us a hard copy through ordinary mail.

The final deadline for sending in abstracts is November 15th, 2006. Based on the number of submissions, the organizers will review the feasibility of organizing the conference during the dates indicated or post-posing it.

Angela Bartens
Iberoromance Languages
PB 59
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel./Fax:
angela.bartenshelsinki.fi



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