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LINGUIST List 21.2905

Wed Jul 14 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Discipline of Ling, Lang Acq, English/Macau

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Andrew Moody, 15th English in South East Asia Conference

Message 1: 15th English in South East Asia Conference
Date: 13-Jul-2010
From: Andrew Moody <amoodyumac.mo>
Subject: 15th English in South East Asia Conference
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Full Title: 15th English in South East Asia Conference
Short Title: ESEA 2010

Date: 09-Dec-2010 - 11-Dec-2010
Location: Taipa, Macau
Contact Person: Andrew Moody
Meeting Email: esea2010umac.mo
Web Site: http://www.umac.mo/fsh/de/esea2010.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language
Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2010

Meeting Description:

The ESEA organisation and annual conference is the result of a
collaboration between the following member institutions:
Ateneo De Manila University (Philippines)
Curtin University (Australia)
Hong Kong Institute of Education (Hong Kong)
King Mongkut's University of Technology (Thailand)
National Institute of Education (Singapore)
Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia)
University of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)
University of Macau (Macao)
University of Malaya (Malaysia)
University of Waikato (New Zealand)
Zhejiang University (China)

The annual ESEA conference celebrates the linguistic and creative diversity
of English across the region of South East Asia and confronts challenges
that are typically presented in the teaching of English.

2nd Call For Papers

ESEA 2010

Dates: 9-11 December 2010
Location: University of Macau, Macao SAR
Contact Person: Andrew Moody
Contact Email: esea2010umac.mo
Web Site: http://www.umac.mo/fsh/de/esea2010.htm

The ESEA organisation and annual conference is the result of a
collaboration between the following member institutions:
-Ateneo De Manila University (Philippines)
-Curtin University (Australia)
-Hong Kong Institute of Education (Hong Kong)
-King Mongkut's University of Technology (Thailand)
-National Institute of Education (Singapore)
-Sanata Dharma University (Indonesia)
-University of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei)
-University of Macau (Macao)
-University of Malaya (Malaysia)
-University of Waikato (New Zealand)
-Zhejiang University (China)
The annual ESEA conference celebrates the linguistic and creative diversity
of English across the region of South East Asia and confronts challenges
that are typically presented in the teaching of English.

The conference theme of 2010 is:

Our Diverse Communities

Like ESEA conferences in the past, the 2010 conference in Macau will
provide a valuable forum for faculty and students engaging in research and
teaching in English language and literature. Recognizing that South East
Asia is a large and diverse region, the conference organizers welcome a
variety of proposals related to research and teaching in linguistics,
literature, cultural studies and language pedagogy. General areas of
interest include:

-International and regional trends in research
-Important new findings
-Theoretical approaches
-Methodologies
-Professional concerns
-Discipline and interdisciplinarity
-Publication: careers, venues, evaluation
-Institutional expectations and fulfilment
-Service
-Technology and the profession
-Research tools
-Communications and networks
-Pedagogy
-Programs and curricula
-Forms of learning
-Technology and learning
-Creativity
-Creative writing and other industries in English
-English in the media

Plenary Speakers:

The ESEA 2010 Organising Committee has invited the following
internationally recognised scholars and speakers to address the conference
in plenary sessions:

Rod Ellis (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Rod Ellis is currently Professor in the Department of Applied Language
Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, where he teaches
postgraduate courses on second language acquisition, individual
differences in language learning and task-based teaching. He is also a
professor in the MA in TESOL program in Anaheim University and a visiting
professor at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) as part of
China's Chang Jiang Scholars Program. His published work includes articles
and books on second language acquisition, language teaching and teacher
education. His books include Understanding Second Language Acquisition
(BAAL Prize 1986), The Study of Second Language Acquisition (Duke of
Edinburgh prize 1995), Task-Based Learning and Teaching (2003),
Analyzing Learner Language (with Gary Barkhuizen) in (2005) and a
second edition of The Study of Second Language Acquisition (2008), all
published by Oxford University Press. He also co-authored Implicit and
Explicit Knowledge in Language Learning, Testing and Teaching (2009)
published by Multilingual Matters. In addition, he has published several
English language textbooks, including Impact Grammar (Pearson:
Longman). He is currently editor of the journal Language Teaching
Research. In addition to his current position in New Zealand, he has worked
in schools in Spain and Zambia and in universities in the United Kingdom,
Japan and the United States.

Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago, USA)
Native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Salikoko S. Mufwene is the
Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the
College at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as Professor on
the Committee on Evolutionary Biology and on the Committee on the
Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. He is also an affiliate of the
Department of Comparative Human Development and of the Center for the
Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the same university. His current
research is on language evolution, including language birth and death, the
indigenization of English and other colonial European languages worldwide,
globalization and language vitality, and the phylogenetic evolution of
language. Informed by several academic disciplines, his approach can be
characterized as ecological, informed especially by population genetics and
macroecology. (Co-)editor of several books, including Globalization and
Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa (Continuum, 2008), he is the
author of The Ecology of Language Evolution (CUP, 2001), Créoles,
Écologie Sociale, Évolution Linguistique (l'Harmattan, 2005), Language
Evolution: Contact, Competition and Change (Continuum Press, 2008), and
over some 200 essays on these topics and others. He is also the series
editor of the Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact. For more on his
work, please visit his website at
http://humanities.uchicago.edu/faculty/mufwene/.

Zohreh T. Sullivan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Zohreh T. Sullivan, Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was born in Iran, studied
in Pakistan and the U.S., has taught at Webster College, St. Louis, Missouri,
USA, at Damavand College, Tehran, Iran, and, since 1972, at the University
of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA. She has taught a wide range of
courses that include modern British literature, the literatures of global
cultures, and colonial and postcolonial literatures. Her publications
include Narratives of Empire: The Fictions of Rudyard Kipling (Cambridge,
Cambridge UP: l993), the Norton Critical Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Kim
(New York, Norton: 2002), Exiled Memories: Stories of Iranian Diaspora
(Philadelphia, Temple UP: 2001) and numerous articles on pedagogy,
critical theory, Iranian cinema, feminism and modernity in Iran, and global
literatures. Her last book blends autobiography, oral history and analysis to
frame the narratives of some forty Iranians, most of whom left Iran for the
U.S. after the Islamic Revolution of l978-9.

The ESEA 2010 Organising Committee invites proposals for individual
presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) or panel
presentations (90-minute or 120-minute) on any area of research related to
English in South East Asia.

Interested participants may submit an abstract proposal of a maximum of
300 words for individual presentations or 1200 words for panel
presentations. (Please note that word limits include title and references.)

Proposals may be submitted on-line at:
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/esea2010

The extended deadline for submissions is 15 September 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail beginning 31 July 2010,
and early notification is available upon request.

For further information regarding the conference (i.e. registration,
accommodation, plenary speakers, Macau links) please visit the ESEA 2010
Conference website: http://www.umac.mo/fsh/de/esea2010.htm
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