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LINGUIST List 20.3470

Thu Oct 15 2009

Calls: Cognitive Science, Lang Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Jason Rothman, Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop

Message 1: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop
Date: 15-Oct-2009
From: Jason Rothman <jason-rothmanuiowa.edu>
Subject: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop
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Full Title: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop

Date: 07-Jun-2010 - 11-Jun-2010
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
Contact Person: Jason Rothman
Meeting Email: jason-rothmanuiowa.edu
Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/obermann/L3

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Third Language Acquisition: Developing a Research Base Across Paradigms
Conveners: Jason Rothman (University of Iowa) and Suzanne Flynn (MIT)
Conference Dates: June 7-11 2010
The weeklong workshop will take place at the University of Iowa from June 7th to
the 11th, 2010.

This workshop, funded by the generous grant support of the Obermann Center for
Advanced studies, brings together linguistic researchers interested in the
acquisition and use of a third (L3) or more (Ln) language in adulthood. The main
focus of this workshop is to discuss and make efforts towards solidifying a more
comprehensive research base for the linguistic study of adult multilingualism.
To that end, in bringing together scholars from several different traditions of
language acquisition and use, (e.g. generative, psycholinguistic, cognitive,
functional and sociocultural), our hope is to build bridges among these
sub-disciples of linguistic inquiry and to discover how each mode of inquiry can
inform the others. We maintain that such an effort can contribute to developing
a comprehensive understanding of multilingual acquisition in adulthood as well
as model cooperative efforts across overlapping domains of research. We believe
this endeavor has the potential to uniquely inform perennial debates in language
acquisition theory, such as the so-called Critical/Sensitive Period(s) debate,
the architecture/design of the linguistic computational system, the structure of
mental lexicon, to name just a few.

The list of plenary speakers is as follows:

Camilla Bardel (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Kees De Bot (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Jean Marc Dewaele (Birbeck College, UK)
Yvla Falk (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
María del Pilar de García Mayo (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Ulrike Jessner (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Judith Kroll (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Christina Lundqvist (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, USA)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University, USA)
David Singleton (Trinity College, Ireland)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Iowa, USA)

Call for Papers

Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop: Developing a Research Base Seminar
Directors: Jason Rothman (The University of Iowa) and Suzanne Flynn (MIT)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
Website: www.uiowa.edu/obermann/L3

Seminar Dates: Monday June 7 - Friday June 11, 2010.

Fellowship Support: Up to $1,800 (non-taxable) to cover domestic travel,
housing, and per diem for visitors for the duration of the seminar, and up to
$2,200 to cover the same for international participants.

Services available at the seminar: offices, personal computers, Internet access,
multimedia and technical support, library delivery service.

Qualifications
- Applicant must hold a relevant terminal degree. Graduate students are not
eligible.
- Participants must be capable and ready to produce original, previously
unpublished work for publication in the John Benjamins series on Studies in
Bilingualism that will emerge from the seminar and must participate in sessions
devoted to readings, individual papers, and special events. Successful
applicants must submit a first draft of their paper at least 40 days prior to
the seminar for dissemination to the other participants through the seminar's
website.

Application
- A cover sheet that includes:
- Title of your proposed paper abstract.
- Name, rank, department, institution, address, telephone number, and e-mail
address.
- A one page abstract of the paper that you plan to write for the seminar.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages).
- For University of Iowa applicants only: ask your department executive officer
to email an endorsement of your participation to Neda Barrett
(neda-barrettuiowa.edu)
- One sample of published work, such as an article or book chapter.

Receipt Deadline
All materials must be received via e-mail to Neda Barrett
(neda-barrettuiowa.edu) no later than Tuesday, January 5, 2010. (If it is not
possible to scan your published article or book chapter, mail it to Neda
Barrett, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, N103 Oakdale Hall, The University
of Iowa, Iowa City IA 52242-5000)

Questions: Please contact Neda Barrett, Administrator (neda-barrettuiowa.edu),
(319-335-4034).
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