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LINGUIST List 20.2178

Mon Jun 15 2009

Calls: Applied Ling,Lang Acquisition,StandardArabic/United Arab Emirates

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        1.    Fatima Badry, Fostering Multiliteracies Through Education: Middle East

Message 1: Fostering Multiliteracies Through Education: Middle East
Date: 15-Jun-2009
From: Fatima Badry <badryaus.edu>
Subject: Fostering Multiliteracies Through Education: Middle East
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Full Title: Fostering Multiliteracies Through Education: Middle East

Date: 17-Dec-2009 - 19-Dec-2009
Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Contact Person: Fatima Badry Ingrid Piller
Meeting Email: bilingualism.tesol2aus.edu
Web Site: http://www.aus.edu/conferences/tesol09/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2009

Meeting Description:

The American University of Sharjah and Zayed University, two of the leading
institutions in the Gulf region, are happy to announce a joint conference on
Bilingualism and Bilingual education in the Middle East. The theme of the
conference is: Fostering Multiliteracies Through Education: Middle Eastern

Keynote Speakers:

Suresh Canagarajah, PhD
Director, Migration Studies Project
Departments of Applied Linguistics and English
Pennsylvania State University

Nancy Hornberger, PhD
Director, Educational Linguistics Program
Language and Literacy in Education Division
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Arabic Specialists to be announced.

Call for Papers:

Please submit proposals related to the following subthemes:

-Bilingualism, multilingualism and multiculturalism,
-Bilingual acquisition,
-Language planning and policies in K-12 and higher education,
-Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) approaches,
-Uses of languages in multilingual contexts,
-Applied language research,
-Bilingual identities,
-Language and politics,
-Teaching Arabic in a global context,
-Teacher training in bilingual settings,
-Language attrition,
-Realities and challenges to bilingual education.

Although the focus of the conference is on the Middle East, proposals dealing
with bilingual issues in different geographical and cultural contexts are welcome.
Abstracts in either Arabic or English are welcome. During the conference,
English translations will be provided.

Submission and Contact Information:

-All proposals must be submitted as an email attachment sent to the following
address: bilingualism.tesol2aus.edu

-In the body of the email, please give the following information:

1. First name and family name, institution or affiliation, country of residence
(where you are currently working or living), telephone and fax number, and
e-mail address.
2. The title of your abstract
3. Summary of your presentation: 50-word maximum to be included in the
Conference Program.
4. Biography: 40-word maximum to appear in the Conference Program.

-Submit your abstract as an attachment. Please include the following:

1. Title of presentation
2. Subtheme
3. Abstract: 250 words.
4. Type of Presentation: Indicate whether your presentation is a paper, part of
a panel or workshop.
5. Equipment Required: Each room is already equipped with a laptop, LCD
projector, and screen.

Other information:

-Deadline for submitting your proposal: August 15, 2009
-Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2009
-Information about housing and local transportation will be available shortly on
the conference website.
-Selected papers will be published in conference proceedings.
-For further information, please click on the following conference link:


Early registration:
Before November 1, 2009
Regular: 75 US$
Special for primary and secondary school teachers: 50 US$

After November 2, 2009
Regular: 90 US$
Special for primary and secondary school teachers: 75 US$

Students: 15 US$

Method of payment:

Checks, debit and credit cards or bank transfers options are available. For
details please check the conference website at

Conference Co- chairs:

Fatima Badry badryaus.edu
Ingrid Piller Ingrid.Pillerzu.ac.ae
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