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LINGUIST List 18.1133

Fri Apr 13 2007

Calls: General Ling/Spain; Applied Ling,Lang Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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Message 1: 3rd International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics
Date: 13-Apr-2007
From: Organizing Committee <cilhisuvigo.es>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics


Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics

Date: 18-Oct-2007 - 20-Oct-2007
Location: Vigo, Spain
Contact Person: Joaquín Sueiro
Meeting Email: cilhisuvigo.es
Web Site: http://webs.uvigo.es/cilhis

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2007

Meeting Description:

3rd International Conference On Hispanic Linguistics: Young Researchers in
Language & Linguistics

3rd International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics:
Young Researchers in Language & Linguistics
University of Vigo

First Call for Papers

The third International Conference on Hispanic Linguistics: Young Researchers in
Language & Linguistics will be held at the University of Vigo (School of
Philology & Translation) from 18-20 October 2007. The aim of this and past
conferences has always been to provide young researchers (final year
undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers who have obtained their PhDs during
the past three years) with the possibility of delivering papers to present the
result of their work on the field of language and linguistics.
Apart from the papers delivered by young researchers and promising scholars
we'll also have several plenary lectures given by outstanding academics. The
official languages of the conference will be those spoken in the Iberian
Peninsula (Sign Languages included) together with English and French.
Scholars and researchers interested in presenting papers must send a 100-to-250
word abstract of their proposal (with an English version of it) before June 20th
2007. Abstracts should include name(s), institutional affiliation(s) and a brief
CV of the author(s), as well as telephone, ordinary mail, email address and
technical support. Acceptance of proposals will be confirmed not later than July
10th 2007 by the scientific committee with a well-reasoned report. It will also
state the guidelines for both the paper delivery and its subsequent publication
in the conference proceedings.
An early version of the programme and further info on registration,
accommodation and other preliminary arrangements will be posted in the
conference website.
For further inquiries please visit the conference webpage
(http://webs.uvigo.es/cilhis) or contact the organizing committee:
Joaquín Sueiro Justel
Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Hispánica
Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución.
Universidade de Vigo
Departamento de Lingua Española
Lagoas-Marcosende, s/n. 36210 VIGO
Phone: 986812376 Email: jsueirouvigo.es / cilhisuvigo.es
Message 2: Teaching business communication in L1, L2 ... Ln
Date: 13-Apr-2007
From: Martin Stegu <martin.steguwu-wien.ac.at>
Subject: Teaching business communication in L1, L2 ... Ln



Full Title: Teaching business communication in L1, L2 ... Ln

Date: 25-Aug-2008 - 25-Aug-2008
Location: Essen, Germany
Contact Person: Martin Stegu
Meeting Email: martin.steguwu-wien.ac.at

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 22-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Teaching business communication in L1, L2 ... Ln: current research and
reflections on theories and methods
Symposium at the AILA 2008 World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Essen
(Germany), August 24-29, 2008

Dear all,

Although the abstract submission deadline is very near (or even passed; but I
negotiated with the organizers that being a bit late would not create an
insurmountable problem), I had the idea to convene a symposium at the AILA World
Congress in Essen (Germany), August 24-29, 2008.

The subject would be ''Teaching business communication in L1, L2 ... Ln: current
research and reflections on theories and methods'', and this is the current
version of my proposal:

''In some countries - e.g. the US - there is a tradition in business schools of
teaching business communication practices mainly in L1, i.e. in English. In
other cultures, business communication is strictly associated with foreign
language teaching; rhetorical and textual competences in L1 are only discussed
and trained in para-universitarian, voluntary training courses. Further
differences arise due to different interpretations of the term ''business
communication'', which may be interpreted as a synonym of ''corporate
communication'', but which may also refer to any communication process in a
business context.

This symposium will try to bring these different approaches together. Besides
terminological reflections (about the term ''business communication'' and
related expressions) there should be discussions of the similarities and
differences in teaching business communication in L1, L2 (for non-English
natives mostly English) and other foreign languages learnt with business
purposes in mind. Which synergy effects could be used - and is there a
multilingual business communication didactics possible and useful which might
also include L1?

In applied linguistics, which was originally rather foreign language orientated,
there has been a tendency towards a split into at least two distinct
communities, one interested in foreign language teaching, and one interested in
general communication problems. Due to the special role of English as lingua
franca which is no longer a typical ''foreign language'', these two communities
should and could be brought together again. This symposium is therefore intended
to be a forum for researchers (and practitioners) interested in L1-, L2- and
multilingual didactics and, in particular, in the relationship between English
and other (business) languages.''

If you are interested, I would appreciate it if you could send an abstract as
soon as possible (to me - and I would send the whole package to the organizers);
even more important however would be an immediate expression of interest to
participate - so that I can see rather quickly, if the project can be realized
at all. I would also accept a ''partner'' as second convener - if you could
imagine doing such a ''job'', let me know!

If you have already submitted an abstract to AILA 2008 which you think might fit
into the symposium, it could certainly be 'redirected''. Formal requirements for
proposal submission are available at:

http://www.aila2008.org/how-to-submit-a-proposal.html

I hope to receive many positive and quick replies from you,

With best wishes from Vienna,


Martin Stegu


Univ.Prof. Dr. Martin Stegu
Institut für Romanische Sprachen
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
UZA 4
Nordbergstraße 15
A-1090 Wien

Tel. (+43-1) 313 36 - 4726 (Sekr. 4728)
Diensthandy: (+43) 676 8213 4726
(WU-intern: 80 4726)
Fax (+43-1) 313 36 729
e-mail: martin.steguwu-wien.ac.at


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