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LINGUIST List 19.709

Mon Mar 03 2008

Calls: General Ling/UK; General Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Wesam Ibrahim, 3rd Lancaster University PG Conference in Linguistics
        2.    Amanda Boomershine, Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference

Message 1: 3rd Lancaster University PG Conference in Linguistics
Date: 02-Mar-2008
From: Wesam Ibrahim <weselmasryyahoo.com>
Subject: 3rd Lancaster University PG Conference in Linguistics
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Full Title: 3rd Lancaster University PG Conference in Linguistics
Short Title: LAEL PG Conference

Date: 03-Jul-2008 - 03-Jul-2008
Location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Wesam Ibrahim
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/laelpgconference/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Following the success of the conferences in 2006 and 2007, we are pleased to announce the third Lancaster University Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and English Language. Last year, 27 speakers from both UK and foreign universities presented on a wide range of topics over the course of the day. The conference will be opened by Professor Anna Siewierska. In addition, we are pleased to announce Professor Mick Short and Professor Martin Bygate as the keynote speakers.

Call for Papers

The Third Lancaster University
Postgraduate Conference in
Linguistics and English Language
Thursday 3 July 2008

Deadline: 15 April 2008

The conference provides up to 30 Linguistics postgraduate students, from Lancaster, and other UK or international universities, with an opportunity to present their work and share their ideas in Lancaster's dynamic research environment. There is also the possibility for students to do poster presentations on request. Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on any topic related to their research. Papers are to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for comments and questions. The conference will start at 8:30am and finish at 6pm.

While we particularly welcome abstracts related to the keynote speakers' topics of Stylistics, Corpus Linguistics, and Applied Linguistics / Language Teaching we also welcome applications from other areas of research. Lancaster is also well known for its work in Critical Discourse analysis, Semantics, Pragmatics and Dialect Studies, and has a growing tradition of work from a Cognitivist perspective.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be submitted via e-mail as attachments (Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format files).Abstracts should not include the author's name or any other identifying information. Submit abstracts to laelpgabstractlancaster.ac.uk

Abstracts Should Include:
1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-6 key words describing the area and focus
3. The research focus
4. The research methodology
5. A brief summary of findings (if applicable)
6. A short list of key references

Please Note:
We are only accepting abstracts from postgraduate students. We cannot consider abstracts from authors whose doctoral award has already been made.

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following information:
1. The title and preferred presentation type (oral or poster)
2. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
3. A brief author's bio-data (up to 40 words)
4. The author's e-mail address and contact details
5. Audiovisual equipment required (if any)

Abstract Submission Deadline:
Abstracts must be received by 15 April 2008.
Authors will be notified by 1 May 2008.
Please send your abstracts to: laelpgabstractlancaster.ac.uk

Presented papers will be published in the online LAEL 2008 proceedings. Presenters who would like their papers included in the proceedings need to submit them by 30 September 2008.

Registration Information:
£10 fee for registration by 1 June 2008.
£15 fee for registration after 1 June 2008.
The final deadline for registration of presenters is 22 June 2008.
The registration fee includes refreshments and lunch.

Registration forms and further details will be available soon at the conference website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/laelpgconference/
On-site accommodation is available on request at the University's usual rates. For general enquires send email to laelpgconferencelancaster.ac.uk

Message 2: Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference
Date: 02-Mar-2008
From: Amanda Boomershine <boomershineauncw.edu>
Subject: Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference
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Full Title: Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference
Short Title: MIFLC

Date: 09-Oct-2008 - 11-Oct-2008
Location: Wilmington, NC, USA
Contact Person: Amanda Boomershine
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.miflc.org/call.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) is an annual forum of university, college, and high school scholars and teachers for exchanging ideas and advancing the cause of scholarship in foreign language studies. (See the call for papers for a listing of typical areas.) It is held each fall at a host university in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia, although its draw is national and international in scope. The conference consists of three days of presentations in multiple sessions, with a banquet and specially invited keynote speakers. The conference also sponsors the MIFLC Review, an annual journal of selected papers on foreign languages and literatures from the conference and edited by Leonor Ulloa.

Call for Papers

The Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference invites you to attend its 58th annual meeting at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Submissions of abstracts are welcome in the following areas:
- Applications of Technology to Foreign Language Instruction
- German Literature
- Pedagogy
- Honors Courses in FLL
- Portuguese Literature
- Art
- Italian Literature
- Russian Literature
- Chinese
- Linguistics
- Spanish-American Literature
- Classics
- Literary Criticism
- Spanish Literature
- English as a Second Language
- Literature and the Arts
- Study Abroad
- French and Francophone Literatures
- Luso-Brazilian Literature
- Women Studies

Papers may be written in the language with which the reader feels most comfortable; however, they are limited to no more than 20 minutes (8-9 doubled-spaced pages). Anyone interested in reading an original paper should submit a one-page abstract and two photocopies, accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and unattached stamps by March 17th, 2008 or before. Papers of authors in absentia will not be read.

Proposals for organized panels on the topics listed above are encouraged. We are especially interested in learning about major initiatives for the promotion of foreign languages, the teaching of critical languages, and the expansion of study abroad opportunities. If you would like to submit a paper, chair or organize a section, please send your abstract to:
Raymond L. Burt, President, MIFLC 2008
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403-5954
(910) 962-4095
FAX: (910) 962-7712; e-mail: burtruncw.edu
Abstract Deadline: March 17th 2008 post mark

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