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LINGUIST List 22.1057

Thu Mar 03 2011

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Socioling, General Ling/South Africa

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        1.     Mark De Vos , Interactions and Interfaces

Message 1: Interactions and Interfaces
Date: 03-Mar-2011
From: Mark De Vos <m.devosru.ac.za>
Subject: Interactions and Interfaces
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Full Title: Interactions and Interfaces

Date: 26-Jun-2011 - 29-Jun-2011
Location: Grahamstown, South Africa
Contact Person: Sally Hunt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.linguisticsconference2011.co.za/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

'Interactions and Interfaces'
Rhodes University, Grahamstown
South Africa
Sunday the 26th of June 2011 to Wednesday the 29th of June 2011

The Department of English Language and Linguistics at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, is pleased to announce the final call for papers for the 2011 joint annual conference of the following societies:

- Linguistics Society of Southern African (LSSA)
- Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA)
- South African Association of Language Teachers (SAALT)

The Second International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices (EPIP 2) will also be held concurrently.

The conference theme is `Interactions and Interfaces', which reflects the multidisciplinary nature of this joint conference, which is focussed on bringing together theoretical linguists, sociolinguists, applied linguists and language teachers. The international conference (EPIP 2) has a similar multidisciplinary focus i.e. bringing together researchers and teachers of English, phonetics, phonology and EFL/ESL/EAP interested in the issues surrounding English pronunciation, both native and non-native. The theme also applies to interfaces and interactions between different theories, different conceptions of language, different languages and, indeed, the interactions between people, and encapsulates the potential synergies of such a meeting.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

The following have kindly agreed to contribute keynote talks on these provisional topics:

- Gary Barkhuizen (Auckland University, New Zealand), Language Learning Success: Multiple Narrative Perspectives
- Theresa Biberauer (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
- Tracey Derwing (University of Alberta, Canada), The Role of Interaction in L2 Pronunciation and Comprehensibility
- Paul Foulkes (University of York, United Kingdom), Individual Variability in English Pronunciation: Applications in the Forensic Domain
- Pieter Muysken (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands), Roots of Ethnolects
- Elana Shohamy (Tel Aviv University, Israel) Multilingual Tests for Multilingual Societies: Ideologies, Challenges and Practices

Conference Venue:

Rhodes University is a relatively small university which benefits from a concentration of language-related departments and research institutes. It is situated in Grahamstown, a university town situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, an area rich in history, culture and natural beauty. The Eastern Cape is famous for being the birthplace of English in South Africa as well as being the home of famous political figures such as Steve Biko and Nelson Mandela. It is, in addition, the meeting place of at least three different cultures and languages (English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans). It is also well-known for its beautiful natural splendour, in particular its beaches and malaria-free game reserves. Grahamstown is an hour and a half driving distance away from Port Elizabeth and two hours from East London, both coastal cities and both with airports receiving flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Grahamstown is also home to the annual National Arts Festival, one of the biggest in the world and showcasing both local and international talent. The festival will begin directly after the conference and delegates are encouraged to explore what is on offer at www.nafest.co.za

Final Call for Papers:

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 14 March 2011.

Proposals may be submitted via our website www.linguisticsconference2011.co.za where further information is available about the conference, Rhodes University and Grahamstown, travel and accommodation.

Contributions focussed specifically on the conference theme are particularly welcome. Submissions dealing with other linguistic topics will also be considered.


Proposals for four different kinds of contribution are invited. All proposals should be one page in length, excluding references and data, using 12 point Times New Roman. Papers will be of 30 minutes duration, comprising 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference, with a dedicated poster session for discussion. Presenters are encouraged to prepare a handout to go with the poster. Panel Discussions will comprise up to 4 papers around a central theme, with time for audience discussion, and will last for a total of 2 hours. Please submit separate proposals for each of the four contributions (one page each), indicating at the top of the page that it is a panel discussion, as well as which panel discussion it belongs to. Post-sessional Workshops will be held after the conference, as the name suggests, on the afternoon of Wednesday 29th June, and on Thursday 30th if demand is sufficient. Each will last for at least three hours, including half an hour for tea. Proposals for whole day workshops will also be considered. This part of the programme is envisaged as an opportunity for delegates to obtain an introduction to a new area of linguistics, perhaps one in which they are planning to begin research or teaching, and for presenters to pass on their skills to (new and experienced) colleagues. Proposals for language tutorials will also be welcome. Presenters will not be paid, apart from a minimal sum from attendance fees to cover printing costs. Proposals should again be one page in length and should indicate at the top of the page that it is a post-sessional workshop. Further it should describe the organisation of the workshop, its objectives as well as the nature of the audience participation. Information on requirements, technical and practical, should be provided e.g. maximum size of the class that can be accommodated, computer lab required etc. Presenters will need to supply their own legal copies of software, if appropriate. Prospective presenters are welcome to contact us before the deadline at linguisticsru.ac.za to discuss their ideas.

Important Dates:

Final call for papers: 1 March 2011
Closing date for proposal submission: 14 March 2011
Acceptance notification : 15 April 2011
Early registration closes: 30 April 2011
Registration closes: 31 May 2011
Conference begins: 26 June 2011

Administrative queries can be addressed to conferenceru.ac.za . If you have any questions related to academic content, please contact us at linguisticsru.ac.za

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