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LINGUIST List 21.1363

Sat Mar 20 2010

Calls: Applied Ling/United Kingdom

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        1.    Thomas McAuley, Languages for the 21st Century

Message 1: Languages for the 21st Century
Date: 18-Mar-2010
From: Thomas McAuley <t.e.mcauleysheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: Languages for the 21st Century
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Full Title: Languages for the 21st Century

Date: 01-Sep-2010 - 02-Sep-2010
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Thomas McAuley
Meeting Email: t.e.mcauleysheffield.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-May-2010

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to show-case new training provision, techniques,
technologies, methodologies and research in language teaching, with an emphasis
on the advanced or research-focussed learner. Particular emphasis will be on the
Languages of the Wider World: Africa, East and South Asia, Russia, Central
Europe, and the Arab World.

Call for Papers

We live in a world containing a myriad of different cultures, where clear and
effective communication is increasingly important in international cultural,
economic, political and social relations, and where facility with foreign
languages can have a major impact upon the success of a business, an individual,
or a nation. Papers are, therefore, sought for a conference entitled Languages
for the 21st Century: Training, Impact and Influence (University of Sheffield,
UK; 1-2 September 2010), aimed at show-casing new training provision,
techniques, technologies, methodologies and research in language teaching, with
an emphasis on the advanced, or research-focussed learner. The main focus of the
conference will be on the Languages of the Wider World: Africa, East and South
Asia, Russia, Central Europe, and the Arab world, but contributions on other
areas are also welcomed.

Major conference themes will be:
- Assessment: methodologies and comparisons
- Benchmarking: standards for higher study
- Cultural Competence: teaching text, discourse, rhetoric and skills
- Generational Change: new approaches for the information age
- Language for Research: training for the social sciences and humanities
- Materials and Curriculum Development: from ab initio to advanced, from
paper to screen
- Outreach: training the policy or business learner
- Research in a global context

But papers in other areas will also be considered. Papers may be either
traditional research presentations, reports on new approaches and developments,
or practical demonstrations. Proposals for workshop sessions, likely to be of
use to both teachers and students, or entire panels are also welcomed.

The conference is jointly organised and supported by the five UK Centres of
Excellence in Language-based Area Studies (White Rose East Asia Centre, British
Inter-University China Centre, Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World,
Centre for East European Language-Based Area Studies, Centre for Russian,
Central and East European Studies), the Subject Centre for Language, Linguistics
and Area Studies, and the Languages of the Wider World Centre for Excellence in
Teaching and Learning.

Contributors should submit an abstract for their paper of no more than 300 words
on the form available from http://www.llas.ac.uk/events/6142 to llassoton.ac.uk
by 4 May 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 28 May 2010, and will
be assigned to a panel on receipt of a conference registration and fee.
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