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LINGUIST List 18.104

Fri Jan 12 2007

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Japan; Discourse Analysis/Jordan

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


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        1.    E. Desiree Castillo, Independent Learning Association 2007
        2.    Prof. Ahmad Majdoubeh, New Horizons in Discourse: Language/Linguistics, Literature and Culture


Message 1: Independent Learning Association 2007
Date: 11-Jan-2007
From: E. Desiree Castillo <edcastilloyahoo.com>
Subject: Independent Learning Association 2007



Full Title: Independent Learning Association 2007
Short Title: ILA 2007

Date: 05-Oct-2007 - 08-Oct-2007
Location: Chiba, Japan
Contact Person: Lucy Cooker
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.independentlearning.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The Independent Learning Association invites you to attend its third international conference to be held in Chiba, Japan, from October 5-8, 2007. The theme of the conference is Exploring Theory, Enhancing Practice: Autonomy across the Disciplines. The conference will be hosted by Kanda University of International Studies [KUIS] which is located within easy commuting distance of the heart of Tokyo, Narita International Airport, and Tokyo International (Haneda) Airport.

Independent Learning Association
The Independent Learning Association, founded in New Zealand in 2001, is an organisation of dedicated language educators who are passionate about promoting learner autonomy and creating learning environments that facilitate independent language learning. The Association's past two conferences have provided an international forum where practitioners, researchers, and academics in the area of autonomy in language education could share their work and concerns.

Conference Theme
At this point in time, we believe our area of study could benefit from an exploration of how autonomy is conceived in other disciplines and how these conceptions inform theorising, research, and practice. Therefore, we invite theorists and researchers from other academic disciplines to join with language educators from Japan and beyond in an interdisciplinary exploration of learner autonomy. It is our hope that this occasion will provide an unprecedented opportunity for participants to expand their theoretical horizons and to reflect on practice.

Conference Goals
The conference has the following goals:
1) To expand the theoretical base of learner autonomy in language learning by engaging academics from around the world in an interdisciplinary discussion.
2) To review past achievements in the field, both theoretical and practical, and to set future directions.
3) To promote pedagogical innovation in classrooms that foster learner autonomy and in self-access centres.
4) To support and consolidate growing interest in self-access learning and learner autonomy in Japan.
5) To expand understanding of the relationship between CALL and learner autonomy.
6) To explore the role of teacher education programmes in preparing educators to work in learning environments that foster learner autonomy and independent learning.

Call for Proposals
The conference organisers invite proposals for papers and posters in the following areas:
Autonomy across the disciplines
Autonomy and the classroom
Autonomy and innovation in self-access learning
Autonomy and computer-assisted language learning
Autonomy and assessment
Autonomy and child language learning
Autonomy and teacher education
Autonomy and distance education
Details for the preparation and submission of proposals can be found on the website (www.independentlearning.org). Please click on ''Guidelines for Presenters''.

Speakers
Confirmed keynote speakers are:

Henri Holec, CRAPEL, University of Nancy II, France
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present, future

James Lantolf, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Klaus Schwienhorst, University of Hannover, Germany
Autonomy and CALL

Yoshiyuki Nakata, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Hyogo, Japan
Autonomy and motivation

Kathleen Graves, School for International Training, USA
Autonomy and teacher education

Confirmed invited speakers are:

Naoko Aoki, Osaka University
Autonomy in language learning: Past, present, & future in the Japanese context

Koichi Nishiguchi, Osaka University
Autonomy and sociocultural theory

Kojiro Asao, Ritsumeikan University
Autonomy and network-based language learning

Tomoko Yashima, Kansai University
Autonomy and willingness to communicate

Mamoru Morizumi, Obirin University
Autonomy and teacher education

Further Information
Detailed information concerning the conference programme, location, registration, accommodation and transport is available on the conference website (www.independentlearning.org).

Conveners
Lucy Cooker, Kanda University of International Studies
Sara Cotterall, Akita International University
Garold Murray, Akita International University

Conference Secretariat
All enquiries regarding registration and accommodation should be addressed to:

Japan Convention Services
Phone: +81-3-3508-1243
Fax: +81-3-3508-1700
E-mail: ilajapan07convention.co.jp

Key Dates
Deadline for proposals January 30, 2007
Registration opens on website April 1, 2007
Deadline for presenters' registration June 30, 2007
Deadline for earlybird registration July 30, 2007
Conference website www.independentlearning.org



Message 2: New Horizons in Discourse: Language/Linguistics, Literature and Culture
Date: 11-Jan-2007
From: Prof. Ahmad Majdoubeh <oirpju.edu.jo>
Subject: New Horizons in Discourse: Language/Linguistics, Literature and Culture



Full Title: New Horizons in Discourse: Language/Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Date: 08-May-2007 - 09-May-2007
Location: Amman - Jordan, Jordan
Contact Person: Prof. Ahmad Majdoubeh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ju.edu.jo/Newsite06_Conferences/conferences_new%20conferences.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

New Horizons in Discourse: Language/Linguistics, Literature and Culture

What Precisely?

We are looking for papers which explore the newest horizons in language, linguistic, literary, and cultural studies (gender, ethnic, literary theory studies included) which venture into new territories or spaces of knowledge, style and subject matter, particularly in light of analytical tools and ways of thinking influenced or shaped by Postmodernism and beyond - papers which have something novel to suggest, or examine the impact of novel means and ways of thinking on profession in the disciplines mentioned above.

Time. May 8-10, 2007
Place. University of Jordan Campus

Conference Languages. Arabic, English

Abstract and CV Deadline. March 1, 2007

Paper Deadline. April 10, 2007

Conference Fees. No Fees

Cost. University covers housing (with breakfast and lunch) for three nights for participants from outside the country and in-country transportation; participants cover their travel and other expenses

Contact Person. Professor Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan, e-mail: oirpju.edu.jo, fax: +962 6 5356518, phone: +962 6 5355000, ext. 21055/21052/21053.



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