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LINGUIST List 18.1308

Tue May 01 2007

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

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

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        1.    Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza, BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Summer 2007 Linguistics Institute
        2.    Rebecca Foote, Interlanguage Systems of Heritage Language Learners

Message 1: BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Summer 2007 Linguistics Institute
Date: 30-Apr-2007
From: Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza <rebekacausc.edu>
Subject: BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Summer 2007 Linguistics Institute

Full Title: BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Summer 2007 Linguistics Institute
Short Title: BIDE 2007

Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 14-Jul-2007
Location: Bilbao, Spain
Contact Person: Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
Meeting Email: bidefil.deusto.es
Web Site: http://littera.deusto.es/bide

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-May-2007

Meeting Description:

The University of Deusto and the BIDE Group for Linguistic Research are pleased
to announce the following summer events in Linguistics:
1- BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Summer School of Linguistics, 9-12 July 2007.
2- BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Student Conference in Linguistics, 13-14 July 2007.

Deadline Extension to May 10, 2007

BIDE 2007 Student Conference in Linguistics
July 13-14, 2007
University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

Keynote Speakers
Eulàlia Bonet and Joan Mascaró, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Lara Reglero, Florida State University

We are pleased to announce the 2007 BIDE (Bilbao-Deusto) Student Conference in
Linguistics, BIDE'07. The aim of BIDE is to serve as rendezvous for new
generations of academics from all areas of linguistic research (Theoretical,
Experimental, Applied & Computational Linguistics). BIDE provides students a
welcoming atmosphere where they can present their own work and get feedback from
peers as well as senior researchers.

Abstracts are due by May 10, 2007. Your proposal should describe original,
unpublished work that may be in progress. Authors are limited to a maximum of
one individual and one joint submission (papers co-authored with faculty will
not be accepted). Send your abstract as a PDF or WORD file to bidefil.deusto.es
with 'abstract submission' in the subject field. The abstract should be
anonymous and abide by the following specifications: do not exceed two pages
(examples and references included); use 1 inch ( 2.54 cm) margins on all sides;
and a 12 point size font (preferably Times New Roman). Include your name(s),
title of the paper, affiliation(s) and contact information in the email body,
and indicate what area of linguistics your contribution fits in best, e.g.
morphology, phonetics, phonology, syntax, etc. English is the official language
of the conference and all abstracts must be written in this language.

Notification of acceptance will be sent around by the end of May. Accepted
papers are allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

The papers presented at BIDE'07 are eligible for publication in the conference
proceedings. The deadline for submitting papers will be announced at the

Organizing Committee
Irene Barberia (University of Deusto)
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza (University of Southern California)
Susana Huidobro (University of the Basque Country & Stony Brook University)
Luis Vicente (Leiden University)

Contact: bidefil.deusto.es
Website: http://littera.deusto.es/bide
Message 2: Interlanguage Systems of Heritage Language Learners
Date: 27-Apr-2007
From: Rebecca Foote <rkphilliuiuc.edu>
Subject: Interlanguage Systems of Heritage Language Learners

Full Title: Interlanguage Systems of Heritage Language Learners

Date: 11-Oct-2007 - 14-Oct-2007
Location: Urbana, Illinois, USA
Contact Person: Silvina Montrul
Meeting Email: montruluiuc.edu
Web Site: http://www.slrf-2007.uiuc.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 10-May-2007

Meeting Description:

A growing trend in L2 programs and classrooms in North America, Europe and
Australia is the increasing presence of immigrants or their children who wish to
learn, relearn, or preserve their native language and culture. These are
heritage speakers of minority languages who come to L2 classrooms with different
degrees of command of the language depending on a variety of sociolinguistic
circumstances. In many ways, their linguistic abilities are comparable to those
of L2 learners with no exposure to the language and culture. Yet, these speakers
also possess distinctive linguistic strengths due to the fact that they have
received early exposure to the language, albeit limited in some cases. To date,
there is very little systematic research which seeks to understand the complex
linguistic profile of these speakers. This colloquium seeks to begin to fill
this gap by extending current SLA theories and empirical methods to the study of
this population. Questions that this colloquium will address are: 1)What
theoretical approaches within first, second or bilingual acquisition can best
account for the linguistic competence and performance of these speakers? 2) What
are the linguistic strengths and deficits that these learners possess in
comparison to typical postpuberty L2 learners? 3) How are these strengths and
gaps explained? 4) Is formal instruction successful to help these speakers
overcome linguistic deficits and become full speakers of the heritage language?
5) If so, what type of instruction is most effective to help heritage learners
acquire or bring back aspects of the heritage language grammar acquired early in
childhood? We hope that some of the answers to these questions can be found in
the variety of approaches available within the general field of language

To have a paper considered for inclusion in this colloquium, please submit your
abstract through the SLRF 2007 website (www.slrf-2007.uiuc.edu). Click on the
''Abstracts'' link on the left, and follow the instructions there.

You should also send an e-mail to the organizing committee (slrf-2007uiuc.edu)
with the following information:

Your name
E-mail address
Abstract title
Colloquium name

Please type ''SLRF 2007 Colloquia'' in the subject line of the e-mail.

Note the following information about submissions to SLRF 2007:

Only online PDF submissions at the site specified above will be accepted.
Abstracts should be anonymous. They must be limited to 400 words for papers or
posters, and 500 words (plus individual abstracts submitted separately) for
thematic colloquia. Each author may submit no more than one individual and one
co-authored abstract.

Submission Deadline: May 10, 2007 (new deadline)
Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2007

If you have questions about this colloquium, please contact:
Silvina Montrul (montruluiuc.edu)
Kim Potowski (kimpotowuic.edu)

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