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LINGUIST List 22.2920

Mon Jul 18 2011

Confs: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis/Belgium

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        1.     Leona Van Vaerenbergh , Applied Linguistics: Bridge-builder in a Globalised World

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Bridge-builder in a Globalised World
Date: 16-Jul-2011
From: Leona Van Vaerenbergh <leona.vaerenberghartesis.be>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Bridge-builder in a Globalised World
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Applied Linguistics: Bridge-builder in a Globalised World
Short Title: 2011 ABLA day


Date: 10-Dec-2011 - 10-Dec-2011
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: Leona Van Vaerenbergh
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The annual ABLA day is a meeting place for (Belgian) researchers and practitioners in applied linguistics and it provides a forum for discussion about theoretical and practical approaches to language. The ABLA day seeks to act as a sounding board for a growing community and to support and promote research in applied linguistics.

This year, the Department of Translators and Interpreters at Artesis University College Antwerp would like to invite participants to build bridges at the 2011 ABLA day (ABLA2011): bridges in time, bridges that cross language borders and country borders, bridges between research fields and institutes. At the heart of the 2011 ABLA day are the developments and challenges in the field of applied linguistics. ABLA2011 would like to map the role of research in applied linguistics in a globalised world. Focal points are language learning, multilingualism, specialized communication and translation and interpreting in professional and virtual communication.

During the plenary sessions and parallel sessions, the focus will be placed on the scientific debate within two research networks (RENs):

(1) Specialised communication and terminology
(2) Foreign language acquisition

ABLA2011 would like to extend boundaries and promote contacts between beginning and experienced researchers at universities and colleges. Research in progress will be presented in poster sessions with a view to establishing new common research projects and to enriching ongoing projects.

In addition, two research awards will once again be presented this year:

(1) The 2011 ABLA award for the best Belgian master's thesis in applied linguistics
(2) The 2011 ACCO award for the best Belgian research project in applied linguistics that extends boundaries

Further award-related information is available online at http://www.artesis.be/vertalertolk/ - click on the ABLA logo in the bottom right corner.

9:00am
Registration and coffee (hang up posters)

9:30am
Opening by ABLA chair and conference chair

9:45am
Plenary session 1
Albert Weideman (Universiteit van die Vrystaat - South Africa)
Applied Linguistics beyond postmodernism

10:30am
Poster presentations

11:00am
Coffee and light refreshments

11:15am
Parallel sessions (3 presentations, 20 minutes per presentation)

12:45pm
Lunch (until 1:45pm)

1:00pm
General members' meeting (during lunch)

1:45pm
Parallel sessions (3 presentations, 20 minutes per presentation)

3:15pm
Poster presentations

3:45pm
Coffee and light refreshments

4:00pm
Plenary session 2
Jan D. ten Thije (University of Utrecht - Institute of Linguistics)
'Specialised communication' in lingua receptiva

16:45
Research awards ceremony followed by reception



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