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LINGUIST List 21.4763

Fri Nov 26 2010

Calls: Discipline of Linguistics, Ling & Literature/Hong Kong

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

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        1.     Catherine Law , st Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts

Message 1: st Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts
Date: 24-Nov-2010
From: Catherine Law <egapelainet.polyu.edu.hk>
Subject: st Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts
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Full Title: 1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua / English) Language Arts
Short Title: APELA

Date: 04-Jun-2011 - 05-Jun-2011
Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Catherine Law
Meeting Email: egapelainet.polyu.edu.hk

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

Rapprochement between linguistics and language studies, and the more
traditional literary studies is a global trend which includes Hong Kong as
well as many other parts of the world. This rapprochement is underway in
both academic circles and in the classroom, bringing with it many of
challenges in research, teaching and learning. APELA aims at gathering
professionals and practitioners in the field to explore and rethink these
areas and relations, applications and interpretations in the contemporary

Call For Papers

Language arts in its new form is in part a response to profound changes in
curriculum, and in part a response to similarly profound changes in the
globalised, media-driven cultural contexts of literature. Language arts now
embraces new forms, as new media revisions and represents traditional
literary works. Language and literature have much to offer each other.
These developments are particularly affecting the teaching of English and
Putonghua as second languages.

The 1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua / English) Language Arts
(APELA) invites papers exploring and rethinking these areas and relations,
applications and interpretations in the contemporary context. We encourage
papers adopting a variety of themes, perspectives, and approaches. We
invite papers treating, but not limited to, the following topics:
- contributions of linguistics to the study of literature, and of literature to
the study of linguistics
- language-arts-related academic and action research studies in areas such
as literature, drama, popular culture, and the oral language arts
- specific methods relating to the delivery of language arts in the English
Medium of Instruction classroom
- role-play, scenario and simulation in the classroom
- literature and language-related subjects raised by the use of playable
media and applications as teaching tools, including interactivity, immersivity,
ludology and narrativity in games, MMORPGs, cyberdrama, telephony and
other playable media
- professional challenges and opportunities presented by the new
Language Arts curricula and approaches

Presentation Arrangement:
Oral presentation: 20 minutes for each oral presentation, plus 10 minutes
for Q&As

Conference Languages: English and Putonghua (Mandarin)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2011 (Notices of acceptance will
be sent out by 28 February, 2011.)

Abstract Requirements:
1. Abstracts should be written either in English or in Chinese.
2. Each submission should be an abstract of two pages, excluding
Template of the abstract can be downloaded from the website.
3. Format: 1 inch margin using 12 font, Times New Roman (English), ???
? (traditional Chinese), or SimSun (simplified Chinese).

Submission Requirements:
1. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual or one joint
abstract per author.
2. Please send two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to
egapelainet.polyu.edu.hk, one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the
author(s) as well as affiliation(s), and the other without the author's
information. Please name your file the same as the title of your paper.
3. Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3)
affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail.

Registration Fees:

- presenter: HKD 700 early bird - before March 15, 2011, HKD 800 regular -
after March 15, 2011

- attendee: HKD 700 early bird - before March 15, 2011, HKD 800 regular -
after March 15, 2011

- student: HKD 350 early bird - before March 15, 2011, HKD 400 regular -
after March 15, 2011

Please Note:
Fees include lunches and coffee breaks at the conference.

Deadline of Registration: 30 April 2011

Further Enquiries: Dr Christina DeCoursey, Programme Leader, MA in
English Language Arts (Email: egdecourinet.polyu.edu.hk; Tel: (852)
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