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LINGUIST List 21.3747

Thu Sep 23 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acq/Italy

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        1.    Silvia Cacchiani, Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research

Message 1: Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research
Date: 21-Sep-2010
From: Silvia Cacchiani <silvia.cacchianiunimore.it>
Subject: Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research
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Full Title: Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research

Date: 02-Dec-2010 - 04-Dec-2010
Location: Modena, Italy
Contact Person: Silvia Cacchiani
Meeting Email: silvia.cacchianiunimore.it
Web Site: http://www.clamore.unimore.it/conventions/language_testing/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 10-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
December 2-4, 2010 - Modena (Italy)

The Language Center of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
in collaboration with the Department of Language, Text and Translation
Studies are pleased to announce an international conference entitled
'Standardized Language Testing in Teaching and Research', to be held in
Modena from 2 to 4 December 2010. The conference aims to provide
scholars, teachers and students specializing in language assessment an
open forum for discussing current research issues from the field of
language testing.

Conference website:

Plenary speakers and round-table moderators:
Alan Davies (University of Edinburgh)
Gianfranco Porcelli (Università Cattolica di Milano)
James Purpura (Columbia University)
Johann Fischer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Call For Papers

The main focus of the conference will be on:
- teaching methodologies
- new technologies
- standardization of language levels
- evaluation and assessment
- the test-taker

Papers are invited on, but not restricted to, the following topic areas:
- Evaluation vs assessment in Language testing
- Models of communicative language ability and L2 assessment
- Levels, domains, frameworks and language testing
- Technology in language assessment: developing online test tasks for
- Task and performance based language assessment
- Assessing/testing the language of primary school teachers
- Research and language testing/assessment
- Language policy/ies and the setting of language standards
- Socio-cognitive and socio-pragmatic factors in Language testing
- Item writing and test production
- Codes of practice and language testing as a profession

The following keynote speakers and round-table moderators have
confirmed their participation:
Alan Davies (University of Edinburgh)
Gianfranco Porcelli (Università Cattolica di Milano)
James Purpura (Columbia University)
Johann Fischer (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Please submit your abstract via e-mail (testing[dot]modena[at]unimore[dot]it)
by October 10, 2010. Abstracts should be no longer than 350-400 words in
MS-Word format. They should clearly state research purpose, methodology
and (expected) results, and include, if relevant, a short list of references.
Please include name, affiliation and email at the top of the page.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by email no later than October 24,

English and Italian will be the main conference languages. Paper
presentations in other languages are very welcome, but they must be
accompanied by a short summary, slide presentation or printout in either
English or Italian. Each presentation will be allotted 20 minutes, plus
approximately 10 minutes for questions and discussion. An overhead
projector and powerpoint facilities will be provided.

We intend to make a selection of papers for an international publication.
Further information concerning the publication will be provided at the

Further information is available at the conference website:

Steering committee:
Marina Bondi
Silvia Cacchiani
Sian Morgan
Gianfranco Porcelli
Sara Radighieri
Marc Silver

Organizing committee:
Simonetta Bertoni
Elisa Cavallini
Fabrizio Colosimo
Francesca Magnani
Serena Mangano
Alessandra Marazzi
Davide Mazzi
Giuseppe Palumbo
Margherita Pelleriti
Sonia Romanazzi
Inga Wagner
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