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LINGUIST List 18.2463

Wed Aug 22 2007

Calls: General Ling/Australia

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        1.    Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference


Message 1: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
Date: 21-Aug-2007
From: Monika Bednarek <Monika.Bednarekphil.uni-augsburg.de>
Subject: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FreeLing

Date: 06-Oct-2007 - 07-Oct-2007
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Ahmar Mahboob
Meeting Email: freelingarts.usyd.edu.au
Web Site: http://conferences.arts.usyd.edu.au/index.php?cf=14

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:

We would like to invite you to the first international Free Linguistics
Conference from 6th- 7th October 2007 at the University of Sydney, Australia.
The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and
undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of
linguistics & TESOL in an open and widely accessible forum.

Contact: Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight

Final Call For Papers

Posted on behalf of Ahmar Mahboob and Naomi Knight:

1st International University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference, Sydney,
Australia, October 2007 (FreeLing 2007)

Call Deadline: 31 August 2007
Dates: 6 October - 7 October 2007
Location: University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact: Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight
Email: freelingarts.usyd.edu.au

We would like to invite you to the first international Free Linguistics
Conference from 6th- 7th October 2007 at the University of Sydney, Australia.

The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and
undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of
linguistics & TESOL in an open and widely accessible forum.

The main feature that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:

- freedom from linguistic subfield divisions,
- freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations, and
- freedom from fees

Featured speakers at this conference include:

Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney & University of Ausburg
Anne Burns, Macquarie University
Jim Martin, University of Sydney
Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Helen Tebble, Monash University
Michael Walsh, University of Sydney

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers, colloquia, poster
presentations, or hot topics.

- Colloquia (abstract max of 250 words): Colloquia will be 90 minutes in length.
Their internal structure is up to their organizers, but sufficient time for
discussion is encouraged.

- Single papers (abstract max of 250 words): Papers will be 40 minutes in
length, with 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions/discussion.

- Hot topics (abstract max of 250 words): Hot topic talks will be 20 minutes in
length, with 10 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for Q&A/discussion. We
especially welcome proposals in this category from young researchers/students
with new and challenging ideas.

- Poster presentations (abstract max of 250 words): Poster presentations will be
given in groups with a 30-minute allotment per session. This format may suit
young researchers who want to present their work in a less formal format.

Abstracts are invited from any linguistic (and TESOL) sub-fields, and presenters
may choose from the following strands:

Aboriginal Languages, Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Corpus
Linguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, First Language
Acquisition, Forensic Linguistics, Language & Culture, Language in Education,
Language Policy & Planning, Languages Other Than English (LOTE),
Multilingualism, Natural Language Processing, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
Second/Additional Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Systemic Functional
Linguistics, TESOL, Translation, Interpretation, Other.

Abstracts

This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public
Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at

http://conferences.arts.usyd.edu.au/submit.php?cf=14.

Further Conference Information

Further details about the conference, including travel and accommodation
information, programmes and abstracts will be posted on the conference website:

http://conferences.arts.usyd.edu.au/index.php?cf=14


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