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LINGUIST List 18.1707

Tue Jun 05 2007

Calls: Lang Acquisition/South Africa; Anthropological Ling,Socioling/USA

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

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        1.    Jean Crawford, Acquisition of African Languages 2008
        2.    Christine Mallinson, Building Bridges in the City and Beyond

Message 1: Acquisition of African Languages 2008
Date: 04-Jun-2007
From: Jean Crawford <jean.l.crawforduconn.edu>
Subject: Acquisition of African Languages 2008

Full Title: Acquisition of African Languages 2008
Short Title: AAL 2008

Date: 21-Jan-2008 - 22-Jan-2008
Location: Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Contact Person: Jill DeVilliers
Meeting Email: jdevilliemail.smith.edu
Web Site: http://jeanerz.com/AAL2008

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Language Family(ies): Niger-Congo

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2007

Meeting Description

Acquisition of African Languages with a special interest in the national
languages of South Africa.

We are happy to announce that on 21-22nd January 2008, Stellenbosch University,
Western Cape Province, South Africa will host a special two-day conference on
the Acquisition of African Languages, with a special interest in the national
languages of South Africa.

We expect an audience of linguists, psychologists, speech pathologists and
therapists as well as educators of young children. The first day will consist
primarily of research papers on child language acquisition, and the second day
we would like to encourage submissions of work in more applied settings such as
language assessment, development of norms, therapy, and education. The afternoon
of the second day will be devoted to a roundtable discussion of how to further
support and encourage endeavours that will bring together linguists and applied
practitioners to work on improving assessment, intervention, and education for
children who are native speakers of African languages.

The meeting will immediately follow the 3rd International Symposium on
Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics (14-16 January 2008), and the annual
joint conference of the Linguistics Society of Southern Africa and the Southern
African Applied Linguistics Association (17-19 January 2008). Those groups have
extended their call for papers until July 30th, 2007, so we are hoping that the
coincidence of meetings might encourage people to submit and/or come to both
meetings. Their web site is http://academic.sun.ac.za/iccling/

The submission deadline is July 30th, 2007. To submit, please visit our website
at http://jeanerz.com/AAL2008.
Message 2: Building Bridges in the City and Beyond
Date: 02-Jun-2007
From: Christine Mallinson <clmallinsongmail.com>
Subject: Building Bridges in the City and Beyond

Full Title: Building Bridges in the City and Beyond

Date: 11-Apr-2008 - 12-Apr-2008
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
Contact Person: Christine Mallinson
Meeting Email: mallinsonumbc.edu
Web Site: http://www.umbc.edu/llc

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:

'Building Bridges in the City and Beyond: Languages, Communities, and Cultures'
is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Language, Literacy, and Culture
Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The goal of this
conference is to build bridges among educators, scholars, artists, activists,
residents, city planners, and public officials whose respective work engages
issues of 'the city' or 'city life.' Featured plenary speaker: Dr. Barbara
Johnstone of Carnegie Mellon.

The conference will have two main thrusts: 1) to foster cross-disciplinary
dialogue about issues of language, community, and culture in the contemporary
city and its surroundings; and 2) to promote dialogue about these issues as they
relate specifically to Baltimore City. Interested participants are encouraged to
submit proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops, exhibits, discussion
circles or breakout sessions.

Possible topics include:

Art, Borders, Cities/Counties, Citizenship, Communication, Communities,
Cultures, Ethnography, Filmmaking, Genders, Gentrification, Geographies,
Graffiti, Identities, Immigrants, Intercultural, Languages, Literacy, Mapping,
Murals, Neighborhoods, Outsiders and Outlaws, Places, Planning, Policy,
Political Economy, Pragmatics, Public Discourse, Storytelling, Spaces,
Sexualities, Urban/Suburban, Verbal/Visual

Papers and presentations will be selected for inclusion on the basis of merit.
All submissions must contain the following information for all proposed speakers.

E-mail address
Mailing address, phone, and fax number
Title of paper or presentation
Brief description / summary of paper or presentation (250-300 words)

Organizers of panels, workshops, discussion circles or breakout sessions must
provide the above information for each participant, together with their own
contact information, and a brief description/summary (250-300 words) of the
overall rationale for the proposed panel or session.

Deadline for submission: 31 August 2007

The preferred method of communication is e-mail. Be sure to include your e-mail
address when contacting conference organizers. Please send abstracts to:

or for other information, please contact:

Dr. Christine Mallinson
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Language, Literacy and Culture Program

Dr. Denis M. Provencher
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Information updates will be posted regularly on the UMBC Language, Literacy, and
Culture Program website: www.umbc.edu/llc

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