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LINGUIST List 21.3496

Thu Sep 02 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/Australia

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


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        1.    Farzad Sharifian, 3rd Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre

Message 1: 3rd Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
Date: 31-Aug-2010
From: Farzad Sharifian <farzad.sharifianmonash.edu>
Subject: 3rd Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
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Full Title: 3rd Annual Roundtable of Language and Society Centre
Short Title: LASC Annual Roundtable

Date: 17-Feb-2011 - 18-Feb-2011
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact Person: Melanie Burns
Meeting Email: Melanie.Burnsarts.monash.edu.au
Web Site: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/language-and-society/lasc-round-
tables.php

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Language learning in the 'global economy'

The Third Roundtable of the Language and Society Centre will be an
opportunity for scholars to explore the nature and impact of global forces
that have in recent years changed the conditions, contents, and contexts of
language learning.

Keynote speaker: Alan Firth (Newcastle University, UK)

Chair: Farzad Sharifian (Monash University)

Call For Papers

Like any other phenomenon, language learning is influenced by major
forces that accompany globalization, in the widest possible sense of the
word. These global forces are often explored in terms of their economic
impacts, but the notion of 'economy' is often generally understood in thea
narrow sense of 'money matters'. In a wider sense, however, 'economy' can
be understood to include factors that give context and content to social
structures, which in turn have an impact on financial issues. In this sense of
the word, 'global economy' includes major forces that operate at a global
level and that have tangible implications at the local level. These include
human mobility (for migration, asylum seeking, business, study or holidays)
and technological advancements. These forces and factors have serious
implications for language learning in general.

The Third Roundtable of the Language and Society Centre will be an
opportunity for scholars to explore the nature and impact of global forces
that have in recent years changed the conditions, contents, and contexts of
language learning. The topics will include, but are not limited to, the
following:

a) Language learning in multilingual/multicultural contexts,
b) Lingua franca learning,
c) Language learning in the cyber world,
d) Learning multinational, pluricentric languages

Those interested in submitting a paper for presentation should send an
abstract (around 250-300 words) to Melanie Burns
(Melanie.Burnsarts.monash.edu.au) by the Friday 12th November, 2010.
Notification of acceptance of proposals will be by the Friday 10th December,
2010.
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