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Sat Mar 04 2006

FYI: LOT Summer School; Call: Chapters on Lang Learning

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        1.    Sergio Baauw, LOT Summer School 2006
        2.    Felicia Zhang, Call for Chapters for an ICT publication


Message 1: LOT Summer School 2006
Date: 03-Mar-2006
From: Sergio Baauw <sergio.baauwlet.uu.nl>
Subject: LOT Summer School 2006


Dear all,

The LOT (Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap / Netherlands Graduate
School of Linguistics) Summer School 2006 will be held from June 12 to 23
in Amsterdam (UvA), the Netherlands. The full program of the Summer School
is now available from:

http://wwwlot.let.uu.nl/GraduateProgram/LotSchools/zomerschool%202006/index.html

You can register for the courses and make a hotel reservation. Deadline for
both registration and hotel reservation is April 28, 2006.

LOT
Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap / Netherlands Graduate School of
Linguistics
Trans 10
NL - 3512 JK Utrecht
email: lotlet.uu.nl
Phone: +31 30 253 6006
Fax: +31 30 253 6000

http://wwwlot.let.uu.nl



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Message 2: Call for Chapters for an ICT publication
Date: 01-Mar-2006
From: Felicia Zhang <felicia.zhangcanberra.edu.au>
Subject: Call for Chapters for an ICT publication



CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Call for Chapters for the
Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning
Editors: Felicia Zhang, PhD, Beth Barber, M.A.
University of Canberra, Australia
Felicia.zhangcanberra.edu.au
Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2006

Introduction
Language learning is one of the most rapidly changing disciplines. Along
with changing perspectives in learning in the field of Second Language
Acquisition, information communication technology (ICT) has also created
many learning paths to assist the process of learning a second language
(L2). In such an ever-evolving environment, teachers, researchers and
professionals of a diverse number of disciplines need access to the most
current information about research on the field of Computer-Enhanced
Language acquisition and learning.

The Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and
Learning will be most helpful as it will provide a comprehensive coverage
of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing ICT in
practical learning contexts. This important new publication will be
distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and will
be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and
professionals access to the latest knowledge related to research on
Computer-Enhanced Language acquisition and learning. Contributions to this
important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world with
notable research portfolios and expertise.

Coverage
The Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and
Learning will provide research on successfully implemented learning designs
in a variety of contexts. Hence, empirically grounded evaluation of
learning designs are most welcome. This volume will feature chapters
(5,000-7,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth review
of key language learning related issues and trends in language learning and
information communication technologies in modern organizations worldwide.

Submissions with the following characteristics are most welcome:
- Studies which are longitudinal in nature involving a large number of
subjects are particularly welcome.
- Studies with more rigorous evaluation including surveys and
questionnaires.
- Studies that involve both novices to CALL and non-novice subjects.
- Studies that involve participants who have received adequate training
before the experiments. In other words, studies which consider the use of ICT
as part of the overall design of the methodology used for the learning process.
- Studies that involve activities or tasks through the use of ICT as a
part of the normal "traditional" tasks and be part of the usual learning
methodology.
- Studies that redefine the role of teachers and students in the
learning process.
- Studies that report students learning English as a second or foreign
language or any other European languages such as French or language of
another script such as Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Thai.
- Studies that are concerned with new contexts: that is, moving away
from classroom bound contexts to informal, self study, non-institutionalized
contexts.
- Studies that emphasize the need to equip students with skills that
facilitate the transition from institutionalized contexts to
non-institutionalized contexts.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
(a) Language learning and the internet
Web-based learning
Chat rooms
CMC
Moo, Virtual Language Communities
Webquests
(b) Speech Technology
Voice Recognition
Presentation skill training
Conversation dialogue systems
(c)Use of Multimedia in language learning contexts
Multimedia software
Streaming technology
Database design
(d) Emergent technology in language learning
Podcasting, mobile technology
(e) Corpus Linguistics such as the use of concordance in language learning

Invited Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting chapters
(5,000-7,500 words) on the above suggested topics or other related topics
in their area of interest should submit a proposal of the chapter by 31st
of May, 2006. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed
in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research
area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you
will have two months to prepare your chapter of 5,000-7,500 words.
Guidelines for preparing your paper will be sent to you upon acceptance of
your proposal. Full chapters are due by 30th of August, 2006.

Please forward your e-mail of interest including your name, affiliation and
your proposal for the chapter you are interested no later than 31st of May,
2006. You will be notified about the status of your proposed chapter by
30th of June, 2006. The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group,
Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing,
Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing and Idea
Group Reference imprints in 2007.

Dr. Felicia Zhang
University of Canberra
Australia

Felicia.zhangcanberra.edu.au

Felicia Zhang
Winner of 2003 Australian Award for University Teaching for Humanities and
the Arts.
Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Applied Linguistics,
School of Languages and International Education
University of Canberra,
Kirinari street, Bruce, ACT. 2601, Australia.
Tel: 61-2-6201 2496
Fax: 61-2-6201 5089
email: felicia.zhangcanberra.edu.au
webpage: http://www.ce.canberra.edu.au/chineselearning/
Professional page: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Troy/5618
Australian Government Higher Education
Registered Provider CRICOS: # 00212K



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition











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