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LINGUIST List 19.266

Tue Jan 22 2008

Calls: General Ling/Greece; Applied,General Ling/Australia

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Xrish Saxpatzidi, Language Disorders in Greek
        2.    Ahmar Mahboob, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia


Message 1: Language Disorders in Greek
Date: 22-Jan-2008
From: Xrish Saxpatzidi <xrishteipat.gr>
Subject: Language Disorders in Greek
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Full Title: Language Disorders in Greek

Date: 31-May-2008 - 01-Jun-2008
Location: Patras, Greece
Contact Person: Arhonto Terzi
Meeting Email: terziteipat.gr

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

Language Disorders in Greek

To take place on May 31st to June 1st 2008, at the Department of Speech and
Language Therapy of the Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece.

Taking into consideration the ongoing research on impaired language and its
implications for what we know about language and the brain, as well as
research on Greek in particular, the aim of this conference is to bring
together current research on Greek as a result of language disorder(s).
Both theoretical and experimental research is welcome on any topic of
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, or pragmatics.
Special emphasis is given on comparative work, either between Greek and
some other language(s), or on bilingualism/multilingualism when one of the
languages is Greek.

This year's meeting will give priority to Developmental Language Disorders
(although work on other disorders, as well as on early language, will also
be considered).

Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Conference on:

Language Disorders in Greek

We are accepting abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Oral presentations
will last 30 min with an additional 10 min question period. Abstracts should be
one page long with at least an one-inch margin on all sides and must employ a
font no smaller than 12 point. A second page may contain graphs or references.
Abstracts should be sent electronically, in Word or Pdf format, to:
disordersingreekteipat.gr

Conference date: May 31st - June 1st, 2008
Deadline for submission of abstracts: March 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2008

Invited Speakers:
Ioanna Kappa (University of Crete)
Mabel Rice (University of Kansas)
Stavroula Stavrakaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Spyridoula Varlokosta (University of the Aegean)

The Organizing Committee:
Maria Kambanaros
Angela Kotsopoulou
Arhonto Terzi

For regular updates and information on accommodation in Patras you can visit the
Dept. website: http://www.teipat.gr/pages/logo/announcements/conference.htm
Message 2: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Date: 21-Jan-2008
From: Ahmar Mahboob <ahmarmahboobusyd.edu.au>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
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Full Title: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
Short Title: ALAA

Date: 04-Jul-2008 - 06-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Ahmar Mahboob
Meeting Email: alaa2008usyd.edu.au
Web Site:
http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/LingFest2008/ALAA

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2008

Meeting Description

Critical Dimensions in Applied Linguistics

The origins of Applied Linguistics were in the application of linguistic
understandings to a wide range of contexts and issues. In the past decades the
field has moved beyond relating language to social contexts to a dynamic
approach to language addressing issues such as difference, access and disparity.
It has become a more open field of interest in language involving an
increasingly interactive approach between social and political contexts,
language and research approaches.

The rapid worldwide increase in migration and reactions to it, the expansion of
media and technology, political changes at international and local levels are
both challenges and opportunities for research in applied linguistics. At the
same time constraints such as market economy-driven research funding and greater
central control of research agendas have limited the ability of the field to
respond.

The theme of this year's conference 'Critical Dimension in Applied Linguistics'
reflects the recent work in Applied Linguistics that examines the
socio-cultural, economic, and political dimensions of language and language use.

Visit the ALAA Homepage at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/alaa/

Plenary Speakers:
- Celia Kitzinger, University of York, U.K.
(http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/soci/s_kitz.html)
- Ryuko Kubota, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(http://www.unc.edu/~rkubota/englishpage.html)
- James Martin, University of Sydney, Australia
(http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/linguistics/staff/jmartin.shtml)
- Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
(http://www.education.uts.edu.au/ostaff/staff/alastair_pennycook.html)

Also featuring (with Australian Linguistics Society):
- Jen Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (Jointly with ALS)
(http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/jen/)

Call for Papers

Critical Dimensions in Applied Linguistics
University of Sydney
July 4, 2008 - July 6, 2008

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

- Colloquia (abstract max of 250 words): Colloquia will be 120 minutes in
length. Their internal structure is up to their organizers, but sufficient time
for discussion is encouraged.

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

- Poster presentations (abstract max of 250 words): A poster outlines a study in
a stimulating way. It is not just the summary of a conference paper put on the
wall. Posters should be inviting and provide comprehensive information about the
project. Poster authors will be requested to present their work to an
interactive audience at allocated times.

Registration:

Registration for the conference will open soon. To register, please visit
http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/

To avail the special rates for ALAA members, please make sure that your ALAA
membership is current. Visit here to renew your ALAA membership
http://www.epress.monash.edu/pricingandordering.html

Early Bird:
- Full registration non-member AUD $300
- Full registration ALAA member AUD $200
- Student non-member AUD $200
- Student ALAA member AUD $150
- Single day non-member AUD $150
- Single day member AUD $100
- Single day student non-member AUD $125
- Single day student member AUD $75

Regular:
- Full registration non-member AUD $350
- Full registration ALAA member AUD $250
- Student non-member AUD $250
- Student ALAA member AUD $200
- Single day non-member AUD $175
- Single day member AUD $125
- Single day student non-member AUD $150
- Single day student member AUD $100





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