* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 21.4155

Tue Oct 19 2010

Calls: Language Acquisition/USA

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

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.     Will Slade , Texas Foreign Language Education Conference

Message 1: Texas Foreign Language Education Conference
Date: 18-Oct-2010
From: Will Slade <sladewillgmail.com>
Subject: Texas Foreign Language Education Conference
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Texas Foreign Language Education Conference
Short Title: TexFLEC

Date: 15-Apr-2011 - 16-Apr-2011
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Contact Person: Will Slade
Meeting Email: texflec2011gmail.com
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

The Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) aims to be
an annual conference that brings together researchers and educators in the
fields of foreign language education, TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a
Foreign Language or Second Language), linguistics, and applied linguistics.

About This Year's Theme
'Language Education across the Academic Pipeline'

The 'academic pipeline' is a metaphor that education researchers have
used to describe the flow of students from primary schools through higher
education (e.g. Gándara, et al., 1998). The academic pipeline relates to
'vertical articulation,' discussed in Foreign Language Education research to
refer to the direction of curricula across levels of school (Lange, 1982).

This year's conference will address crucial questions about the academic
pipeline for ELLs and foreign language learners: To what extent does K-12
language education prepare students to transition smoothly to college and
higher education opportunities? What evaluative and pedagogical practices
within and among schools provide continuity and support for students as
they navigate through their academic careers? What factors cause students
to 'leak out' of the educational system and/or out of language studies?

Deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2011.

Call For Papers

'Language Education Across the Academic Pipeline'

The Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFLEC) invites
proposal submissions from researchers, teachers, and students for our
upcoming 2011 conference, April 15-16, at the University of Texas at

The theme for this year's conference emphasizes connections and gaps
that exist between levels of language education. Teachers, students, and
researchers are encouraged to submit proposals for presentations of
papers and/or research-based teaching practices in the following areas:

- Articulation across levels of K-16 language education
- ESL, foreign language, heritage language, and bilingual pedagogy in K -
12, post-secondary, and/or continuing education contexts
- Analysis of policy concerning language minority students, language
planning, and language politics
- Assessment and evaluation of language learners
- Innovative material development for language education
- Language maintenance and additive multilingualism
- Learner and teacher identity in language education

Preference will be given to scholarly, creative, and innovative presentations.

Deadline: All proposals must be received by January 31, 2011.

Session Types:
-Research-based Paper Presentations will include a 20 minute discussion
on new research by the presenter followed by a 10 minute Q&A interaction
with conference participants.

-Practice-oriented Presentations will include a 30 minute discussion, or
group-led modeling exercise of a teaching practice that applies current
research to the classroom.

- Poster Presentations will be displayed during the lunch breaks and can be
used to gain valuable feedback on theses, dissertations, or research. More
information on poster presentations can be found at:

Submissions should be pasted into the on-line submission form,including
sections dedicated to the background, objective, research design, and
conclusions of your study. View the submission form for the specific word
count requirements and other information.

Thank you in advance for your submission. Please help us through the
review process by ensuring that your submission adheres to the guidelines.
We look forward to reading your work!
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Page Updated: 19-Oct-2010

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.