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LINGUIST List 21.4025

Tue Oct 12 2010

Calls: Lang Acq, Socioling/Italy

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

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        1.    Eliza Nash, Intercultural Horizons 2011

Message 1: Intercultural Horizons 2011
Date: 11-Oct-2010
From: Eliza Nash <elizajnashgmail.com>
Subject: Intercultural Horizons 2011
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Full Title: Intercultural Horizons 2011

Date: 07-May-2011 - 08-May-2011
Location: Siena, Italy
Contact Person: Eliza Nash
Meeting Email: interculturalhorizonsgmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Siena Italian Studies and the Associazione Culturale Ulisse at the
International Center for Intercultural Exchange are pleased to invite you to
Intercultural Horizons 2011, the first biennial conference dedicated to
exchanging ideas, practices and experiences in intercultural competence
development. The conference will be held on May 7th-8th, 2011 in Siena,

The 2011 conference will be dedicated to 'Best Practices in Intercultural
Competence Development' where intercultural educators and experts from
a variety of countries will explore the challenges and triumphs of
intercultural competence development, highlighting the wide variety of
approaches and practices used from one place to another.

Call For Papers
The featured theme for the first Intercultural Horizons conference is 'Best
Practices in Intercultural Competence Development'. The Intercultural
Horizons conference committee is looking for presenters from all corners of
the globe to speak on various aspects of intercultural competence
development, which could range from any of the following themes, among

-Assessment of intercultural competence
-Unique models and methods of intercultural competence development
-How intercultural competence can help to alleviate problems in
international education (for example alcohol abuse, technology
-Intercultural competence development in relation to language learning (how
language learning can facilitate intercultural competence development,
and/or how intercultural competence development can occur when
language learning is limited or impossible)
-The role of community interaction through service-learning or internships in
intercultural competence development
-The role of reflective education in intercultural competence development
-The 'flip side' of intercultural competence development: spontaneous
intercultural competence development in the host culture brought about by
student exchange experiences

Presentation formats
The following presentation formats are encouraged for Intercultural

General conference session
General conference sessions are for individual or group presentations of
research, analyses or findings related to intercultural competence
development. These sessions should cover in depth a topic related to one
of the aforementioned themes, though themes not mentioned above will still
be considered. General sessions are 60 minutes, comprised of 40-45
minutes of presentation and 15-20 minutes for discussion and questions.
General conference sessions are presented before all Intercultural Horizons

Interactive workshop
An interactive workshop is a session to exchange ideas and/or discuss
research on a theme relating to intercultural competence. Interactive
workshops should involve the audience through group work, activities or
open discussion and may be facilitated by more than one person.
Workshops will be held concurrently and are 60 minutes long. These
sessions will be limited to a maximum of 40 participants.

Call for proposals deadline:
Proposals will be accepted through Nov. 15th, 2010. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by November 30th, 2010.

Presenters will be asked to confirm their participation by December 15th,
2010 and complete registration by February 28th, 2011.

Submission procedure
All proposals must be submitted via email to the following address:

The email should be formatted in the following manner:

Subject: Last name/institution of presenter and title of presentation

Body of message:
1. Full name or names of presenter(s)
2. Institution/organization of presenter(s) and position within that
3. Contact information of primary presenter: email, mailing address,
4. Type of presentation (general conference session or interactive
5. Brief abstract of presentation (max 100 words)

Attachment: Proposal Narrative (max 1000 words)

Proposal Narratives should be attached in a Microsoft Word or Open Office
file and should include the name(s) of the presenter(s), the title of
presentation and should respond to the following key issues:
1. Relevance to overall theme
2. Locations/cultures involved in research/project/program presented
3. Description of presentation
4. Technological or other needs regarding presentations (overhead
projection, audio/video, other)

For questions that cannot be answered here or on the website
www.sienaitalianstudies.com you can write to
interculturalhorizonsgmail.com and the conference staff will do their best
to assist you.
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