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LINGUIST List 18.2721

Wed Sep 19 2007

Calls: Applied Ling,Discourse Analysis/Switzerland; Syntax/Sweden

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


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        1.    Alexandre Duchene, Changing Societies
        2.    Christer Platzack, NORMS Workshop on Argument Structure


Message 1: Changing Societies
Date: 19-Sep-2007
From: Alexandre Duchene <alexandre.ducheneunibas.ch>
Subject: Changing Societies
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Full Title: Changing Societies
Short Title: VALS-ASLA Conference

Date: 07-Feb-2008 - 09-Feb-2008
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Contact Person: Alexandre Duchêne
Meeting Email: alexandre.ducheneunibas.ch
Web Site: http://www.vals-asla.ch/cms/index.php?id=118

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

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2007

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers - VALS-ASLA Conference 2008
Changing societies: methodological challenges for applied linguistics

Lugano, USI, Facoltà di Scienze della comunicazione
7-9 February 2008

At a time when societal changes such as the globalisation of spaces, the
circulation of goods, the mobility of individuals, and the spread of new
technologies occupy increased importance in the spheres of social life
(economic, political, educational), questions arise as to the impact of such
changes on linguistic practices, thus presenting a central challenge to the
field of applied linguistics.

The ever increasing mobility of people and circulation of goods in a globalised
marketplace trigger new language needs and practices. Consequently, new
realities are emerging from the contact between contemporary forms of language
and culture, which are tied to migration and trade, as well as computer-mediated
communication practices. The field of applied linguistics is confronted with
these phenomena today, which constitute methodological challenges for our
discipline and raise fundamental questions about our research practices.

The VALS-ASLA conference aims to interrogate these ongoing changes by focusing
specifically on concomitant methodological challenges. In this regard, we invite
all interested scholars to submit papers and panel proposals related to the
following domains:

- Teaching and learning of languages;
- Globalisation and multilingualism;
- Migration, transnationalism and language practices;
- Languages at work;
- Transfer of knowledge.

2nd Call for Papers

VALS-ASLA Conference 2008
Changing Societies: Methodological Challenges for Applied Linguistics

Lugano, USI, Facoltà di Scienze della comunicazione
7-9 February 2008

Plenary speakers
Monica Heller (University of Toronto, Canada)
Scott Jacobs (University of Arizona, United States)
Thérèse Jeanneret (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Ulrike Hanna Meinhof (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Bruno Moretti (University of Berne, Switzerland)

Paper presentations and panels
The languages of the conference are French, German, Italian and English.
All information related to the submission of proposals for panel sessions and
papers as well as to practical information (registration costs, accommodation,
travel) are available via: http://www.vals-asla.ch/cms/index.php?id=118
For any additional information, please contact Dr. Alexandre Duchêne
(alexandre.ducheneunibas.ch).

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15 October 2007

Organizing committee
Alexandre Duchêne (Universität Basel)
Aleksandra Gnach (Zürcher Hochschule Winterthur)
Andrea Rocci (Università della Svizzera italiana)
Daniel Stotz (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich)
Message 2: NORMS Workshop on Argument Structure
Date: 19-Sep-2007
From: Christer Platzack <christer.platzacknordlund.lu.se>
Subject: NORMS Workshop on Argument Structure
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Full Title: NORMS Workshop on Argument Structure

Date: 05-Feb-2008 - 06-Feb-2008
Location: Lund, Sweden
Contact Person: Christer Platzack
Meeting Email: christer.platzacknordlund.lu.se
Web Site: http://project.sol.lu.se/grimm

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007

Meeting Description:

The aim of this Norms thematic workshop on Argument Structure is twofold: we
invite papers that examine the microparametric variation in the argument
structure across languages, and papers that want to develop syntactic theory in
such a way that the restrictions on argument structure can be calculated.

A Workshop on Argument Structure
February 5 and 6, 2008
Call for Papers

A NORMS thematic workshop on Argument Structure will be arranged at Lund
University, Center for Language and Literature, February 5 and February 6, 2008
(NORMS: Nordic Center of Excellence in Microcomparative Syntax,
http://norms.uit.no/)

Organizers:
The GRIMM-group at Lund University (http://project.sol.lu.se/grimm/)
Christer Platzack (christer.platzacknordlund.lu.se)
Mai Tungseth (Mai.Tungsethhum.uit.no)

Invited speakers (45 min. talks, 15 min. discussion):
Artemis Alexiadou, University of Stuttgart
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Gillian Ramchand, University of Tromsø

Abstracts invited
Two-page abstracts are invited (35 min. talks, 10 min. discussion).

Dead-line: November 15, 2007
Speakers are notified at latest December 15, 2007.

The aim of this Norms thematic workshop on Argument Structure is twofold: we
invite papers that examine the microparametric variation in the argument
structure across languages, and papers that want to develop syntactic theory in
such a way that the restrictions on argument structure can be calculated.

Conference language: English
Contact Information
Please submit your abstract to
Christer Platzack or Mai Tungseth
Lund University
Center for Language and Literature
Box 201
SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden



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