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LINGUIST List 23.110

Thu Jan 05 2012

Calls: Socioling, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Lang Acq/Canada

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Message 1: 11th international Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Date: 05-Jan-2012
From: Jordan Foster <jo_fosteducation.concordia.ca>
Subject: 11th international Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
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Full Title: 11th international Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA 2012

Date: 08-Jul-2012 - 11-Jul-2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Person: Jordan Foster
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/

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

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

From July 8-11, 2012, the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal will host the 11th international Conference of the Association for Language Awareness. This year's theme is Language Awareness for our Multicultural World.

Keynote Speakers:

Patsy Lightbown, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Patricia Lamarre, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Roy Lyster, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Carmen Muñoz, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Organizer:

Department of Education, Concordia University, in cooperation with the Association for Language Awareness

Conference website: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/
Conference email: ALA2012education.concordia.ca

Call for Papers:

Proposals are welcome in any of the following topic strands:

Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
Language Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
Language Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
Language Awareness and Literacy
Intercultural Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
Intercultural Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
Intercultural Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
Critical Language Awareness

We welcome proposals in English or French for:

Paper presentations (30 minutes)
Colloquia (90 minutes)
Workshops (60 minutes)
Posters

Papers:

Papers are presented by one or more authors within a twenty-minute period, with an additional ten minutes for discussion.

Colloquia:

Colloquia are presented in 90-minute blocks. Colloquium organizers should allocate time for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussants (if included), and extensive audience response.

Workshops:

Workshops are presented in 60-minute blocks. Workshop leaders share a practice which relates to the conference theme. They should ensure extensive audience participation.

Posters:

Posters are for one-on-one discussion of research. Posters are especially effective if data and results can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters.

Submission Guidelines:

Proposals should be submitted via the conference website:

http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/index.html

Presenter Details:

If more than one presenter is involved, the lead presenter should be listed as the first author. Contact details of all presenters should be provided: name, affiliation, valid email address.

Format of Proposals:

All proposals must adhere to the word limit and must contain no references to the presenter(s). Please provide the following:

- Title (12 words maximum)
- Abstract (250 - 300 words) outlining:

1. The main aim and the question being addressed.
2. The reason for/usefulness of this aim/question, and its relation to the conference theme.
3. How the paper/colloquium/workshop/poster seeks to achieve the aim/address the question (e.g. what kind of research approach, what kind of data and from where, what kind of analysis, what kind of theoretical approach).
4. Main finding/s or conclusion/s, and its/their significance.
5. Only for workshops: The rationale for the practice(s), and the relationship to the conference theme. How the practice(s) will be shared with workshop participants.

- Language of the abstract (i.e. English or French) indicates the language used for the presentation
- Note that only .doc (Microsoft Word) file format is accepted for uploading.

Evaluation of Proposals:

Proposals for papers and posters are evaluated by a team of reviewers for:

- Appropriateness and significance of the topic
- Clearly stated questions, context, data sources, data collection procedures, and analytic/theoretical approaches
- Manner of presentation (indicating a clear and well-organized presentation)

Proposals for colloquia are evaluated by a team of reviewers for:

- Appropriateness and significance of the topic
- Presentation of original research studies OR differing or dissenting perspectives on an important issue
- Coherence and complementarity of the papers
- Manner of presentation (indicating careful planning for the implementation of the colloquium, especially ample time for audience discussion of the presentations)

Proposals for workshops are evaluated by a team of reviewers for:

- Appropriateness and significance of the topic
- Clearly stated practice and rationale
- Credible and detailed approach to sharing practice
- Manner of presentation (indicating careful planning for the implementation of the workshop, especially ample time for audience participation)

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: January 9, 2012
Notification of reviewers' decision: February 20, 2012
Presenters' registration deadline: March 26, 2012
Conference: July 8-11, 2012

Publication:

A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of the Language Awareness journal. Further information will be available in due course.



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