* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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 22.1435

Sun Mar 27 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Estonia

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.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!
Directory
        1.     Peep Nemvalts , National Languages in Academic Research and Higher Education

Message 1: National Languages in Academic Research and Higher Education
Date: 26-Mar-2011
From: Peep Nemvalts <Peep.Nemvaltstlu.ee>
Subject: National Languages in Academic Research and Higher Education
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: National Languages in Academic Research and Higher Education
Short Title: NatAcLang

Date: 29-Aug-2011 - 30-Aug-2011
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Contact Person: Peep Nemvalts
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.tlu.ee/nataclang

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Academic Estonian in cooperation with Institute of Estonian Language and Culture at Tallinn University are organising an international conference 'National languages in academic research and higher education' (NatAcLang), August 29-30th, 2011. The conference is supported by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research.

The European Union promotes multilingualism and cultural diversity. However, English has become a predominant language in scientific research, and internationalisation of higher education is often reduced to using more and more English as instruction language at universities.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the state of national languages in the globalising world of science, dealing with every kind of achievements and problems of using national languages in academia. The scope of the conference themes is not limited. Topics may include developments both in language policies for academic research and higher education in different countries, as well as the influence across national languages on each other's vocabulary, terminology and grammatical structure, incl. English impact on the structure of other national languages.

We welcome discussion on contemporary tendencies of using diverse languages for academic research and higher education, and on different solutions how to reach sustainable balance between national and international scientific production and communication. We also welcome every kind of study of English impact on the structure and vocabulary of other national languages, and vice versa.

The working languages of the conference will be Estonian and English (interpretation will be available).

Call for Papers:

We cordially invite contributions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

- Language policies for academic research and higher education in different countries
- Vocabulary, terminology and grammatical structure of scientific and higher education texts in diverse national languages
- English impact on other national languages used in academia.

Please submit your abstract for a 20 min paper (+ discussion) or poster proposal not later than 25.4.2011 in either .doc or .pdf format to e-mail abstract_nataclangtlu.ee The abstract should not exceed 2500 characters (excl. references).

Important Dates:

- Submission deadline: April 30, 2011
- Notification date: May 20, 2011



This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help 
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund 
Drive 2011 site!

http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2011/

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  
https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to: 
https://linguistlist.org/donation/pledge/pledge1.cfm

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit: 
http://linguistlist.org/donation/

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as 
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These 
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return 
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact 
your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match 
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your 
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the 
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple 
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without 
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company 
operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue



Page Updated: 27-Mar-2011

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.