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LINGUIST List 19.722

Tue Mar 04 2008

Calls: Applied Ling/Malaysia; Lang Acquisition/Hong Kong

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

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        1.    Arshad Abd. Samad, 7th Malaysia International Conference on ELT
        2.    Virginia Yip, Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood

Message 1: 7th Malaysia International Conference on ELT
Date: 03-Mar-2008
From: Arshad Abd. Samad <arshadeduc.upm.edu.my>
Subject: 7th Malaysia International Conference on ELT
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Full Title: 7th Malaysia International Conference on ELT
Short Title: 7th MICELT

Date: 12-May-2008 - 14-May-2008
Location: Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact Person: Zeiti Zulhani
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.micelt.com.my/html/event.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

MICELT is organised by Universiti Putra Malaysia and is a well attended conference that brings together academicians, practitioners and all related to ELT in order to discuss matters in the field. This year the conference theme is 'Negotiating Change and Continuity in ELT Research and Practice'. The conference will be held at 5-star Hotel Royale Bintang in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Call for Papers

MICELT 2008 is organized according to sub-themes or strands. These strands and some possible issues for each strand are as follows:
- The role of other languages in relation to ELT: The use of Bahasa Malaysia in schools; Indigenous languages; Bilingualism; National language policy.
- Technology in language teaching: Computer assisted language learning; Technological innovations in language teaching; Blended teaching; The use of media resouces; Corpus in language teaching
- Teacher training and teacher development: Teacher training programmes; Teacher preparedness; In-service and pre-service programmes.
- Language assessment: Methods of assessing language; oral assessments; school-based assessment; alternative assessments.
- Literature in ELT: Literature as resource; Literature for study; Literature for cultural awareness and personal growth.
- Teaching the language skills: Teaching writing; teaching reading; teaching listening and speaking; Grammar instruction; Effective methodologies and techniques.
- Second Language Acquisition: Developmental sequences; Acquisition of grammatical forms; Acquisition in different contexts
- Curriculum and program development: Adult language learning programmes; Collaborative programmes; Syllabus types; ESP and EAP.
- Research methodology in ELT: Issues in ELT research; ELT research agenda; Quantitative and qualitative approaches; Action research; Case studies; Transferring research to practice.
- Innovative approaches: Life-long learning; Distance education; Young learners; Home-based education.

Please visit the conference website for more details about the call for papers:

Message 2: Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood
Date: 03-Mar-2008
From: Virginia Yip <cbrccuhk.edu.hk>
Subject: Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood
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Full Title: Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood
Short Title: BAEC 2008

Date: 11-Dec-2008 - 12-Dec-2008
Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Angel Chan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/lin/conference/baec/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

An international conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 11-12 December 2008. The conference is organized by the newly established Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong & Co-sponsored by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong.

Keynote Speakers:
Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon University)
William O’Grady (University of Hawai’i)
Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
Yasuhiro Shirai (University of Pittsburgh)

Call for Papers

We invite proposals for paper presentations on relevant topics including (but not restricted to) the following:
- Bilingual acquisition of East Asian languages
- Bilingual acquisition in special populations
- Bilingual first language acquisition
- Child second language acquisition
- Cross-linguistic influence in bilingual development
- Input studies in bilingual acquisition

Please visit: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/lin/conference/baec/ for details.

Deadline for submission of abstract: June 15, 2008

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