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Fri Mar 07 2008

Calls: Lang Documentation/Greece; Lang Acquisition,Psycholing/USA

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

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        1.    Elizabeth Mela-Athanasopoulou, 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Tradition
        2.    Theres Grueter, Comparing Child L2 and SLI

Message 1: 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Tradition
Date: 06-Mar-2008
From: Elizabeth Mela-Athanasopoulou <emaenl.auth.gr>
Subject: 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Tradition
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Full Title: 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Tradition

Date: 07-Nov-2008 - 09-Nov-2008
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: Elizabeth Mela-Athanasopoulou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.enl.auth.gr/icldt-Ka

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

The theme of the Conference is the documentation, description and revitalization of endangered languages as well as the role of tradition and culture for the maintenance and promotion of such languages. The Kalasha language and tradition have been chosen as a case study regarding both its linguistic and cultural links to Ancient Greece. Moreover, practical suggestions concerning language documentation processes (e.g. fieldwork projects) and language revitalization methods (e.g. Dictionary/Grammar formats, textbooks, etc.) will be most welcome.

The Conference will have two sections, (a) the Linguistics and (b) the culture and tradition section of endangered languages, with the main focus on the Kalasha as a case study. Therefore the audience will be academics from both the linguistics and the Anthropology and Culture Departments.

Call for Papers

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
School of English, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Thessaloniki, Greece

First International Conference on Language Documentation and Tradition,
with a special interest in the Kalasha of the Hindu Kush valleys, Himalayas

7-9 November 2008

Invited Speakers:
Peter Austin (UK)
Elena Bashir (USA)
Augusto Cacopardo (Italy)
Jan Heegard Petersen (Denmark)

Please send an abstract in Word/PDF format (up to 200 words, plus bibliography), for a 30-minute paper (20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion) with your contact details, via e-mail, by 30 April 2008 to nick_athanas8hotmail.com and emaenl.auth.gr
We encourage postgraduate candidates and students who have recently completed a Master's or Doctorate, as well as established academics to present papers. Multiple authored papers are also welcome.

Notification of Abstracts:
Papers will be selected by the Conference Scientific Committee and the speakers will be notified by May 31 May 2008 and mailed a registration form and further information.

Publication: All papers will be considered for publication in a volume of refereed Conference Proceedings and launched by the end of 2009.

Public Events:
Public lectures, book launches, cultural events, trips to archeological sites, visits to museums, etc.

The conference programme listing all papers and public events will be available on the website (www.enl.auth.gr/icldt-Ka) after 30 June 2008.

Early Registration fee before 1st October 2008:
EURO 65 (approximately 96 USD or 49 GBP)
Students: EURO 35

Standard Registration fee after 1st October:
EURO 80 (Approximately 118 USD οr 60 GBP)
EURO 40 Students

Registration fee entitlements are:
Conference satchel, entrance to all Conference sessions, Welcome Reception, and morning and afternoon teas and lunches during the Conference.

Cost of accommodation, Conference Dinner, museum visits and trips are not included in the registration fee.

Website: www.enl.auth.gr/icldt-Ka

Contact Details:
Conference Secretary
Mr. Nicholas Athanasopoulos
E-mail: nick_athanas8hotmail.com
Telephone :
++30 23330 41727
++30 2310 997451
Mobile: ++30 6972084706
Fax: ++30 2310 997432

Postal Address:
Dr. Elizabeth Mela-Athanasopoulou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Philosophy, School of English
Room 308C
54124 Thessaloniki,

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Mela - Athanasopoulou, the Conference Convener, and the Conference Organizing Committee, look forward to welcoming you in Thessaloniki, in November, 2008. Please circulate this Call for Papers and promote the forthcoming event.

All good wishes,

Nicholas Athanasopoulos
Conference Secretary

Message 2: Comparing Child L2 and SLI
Date: 06-Mar-2008
From: Theres Grueter <theres.gruterumontreal.ca>
Subject: Comparing Child L2 and SLI
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Full Title: Comparing Child L2 and SLI

Date: 17-Oct-2008 - 19-Oct-2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Contact Person: Theres Grueter
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/slrf08/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

A special panel on 'Comparing child L2 and SLI: Crosslinguistic perspectives' will be held at SLRF 2008, with the aim of bringing together researchers working on the comparison between child L2 and Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in different languages within a linguistic framework. Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks within this panel.

Call for Papers

Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2008
17-19 October 2008
University of Hawai`i at Manoa

Special panel on ''Comparing child L2 and SLI: Crosslinguistic perspectives''
Call deadline: 15 April 2008

Abstracts are invited for a special panel on ''Comparing child L2 and SLI: Crosslinguistic perspectives'' to take place as part of SLRF at the University of Hawai`i, 17-19 October 2008.

Recent work in a variety of linguistic frameworks has shown remarkable similarities between children acquiring a nonnative language (L2) and children diagnosed with Specific Language Impairment (SLI): Similar grammatical phenomena appear to be vulnerable in both cases. The aim of this panel is to bring together researchers working on child L2 and SLI in different languages within a linguistic framework, in order to address and discuss questions such as the following:
- To what extent are similarities/differences between child L2 and SLI observed crosslinguistically?
- What domains of the grammar seem to be particularly (in)vulnerable in child L2 and SLI crosslinguistically?
- Are there aspects of grammatical development that clearly distinguish child L2 learners from children with SLI?
- To what extent are the vulnerabilities grammatical phenomena and/or processing phenomena?
- What are the implications of these similarities/differences for developmental theories of child L2 and SLI, and for linguistic theorizing more generally?

Individual papers will be allotted 20 minutes (plus time for discussion).

Submission Instructions:
(NB: Do not submit abstracts for this panel through SLRF's online submission system.)
- Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 500 words. The text of the abstract should fit on one page, with a second page for examples, figures/tables and references. (Please include a word count at the bottom of the page.)
- The title should be no longer than 12 words.
- Each submission must also include a 50-word summary, to be published in the conference program.
- In a single e-mail message to theres.gruterumontreal.ca, send the abstract as a pdf file and the summary as a Microsoft Word or RTF file by 15 April 2008.
- Title of the paper, author name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information should be included in the body of the e-mail message.

Notification of acceptance is anticipated to be by mid-May.

For questions and further information regarding this panel, please contact Theres Grueter (theres.gruterumontreal.ca). For general information on SLRF 2008, see the conference website (http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/slrf08/).

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