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LINGUIST List 23.1258

Tue Mar 13 2012

Calls: Celtic, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 12-Mar-2012
From: Kevin Scannell <kscannegmail.com>
Subject: North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
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Full Title: North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers
Short Title: NAACLT

Date: 30-May-2012 - 02-Jun-2012
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Kevin Scannell
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://naaclt.org/

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

Other Specialty: Celtic Languages

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

Announcing the 2012 Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT):

'Bringing the Celtic Languages to America's Heartland'

The conference will be held May 30-June 2, 2012 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Keynote Speakers:

Christopher Moseley (General Editor, UNESCO Atlas of Endangered Languages)
Rex Sprouse (Professor of Second Language Studies and Germanic Studies, Indiana University)

Who is invited to present?

NAACLT includes but is not limited to academic professionals. People involved in Celtic language learning and teaching from every walk of life are invited to participate, including:

Community-based language teachers
Celtic language enthusiasts
Celtic language policy makers
Celtic-language musicians

Call for Papers:

We are now accepting abstracts for twenty-minute talks in any of the following (or related) areas:

Methods, techniques, and best practices in teaching Celtic languages
Incorporating Celtic cultures into the classroom or learning experience
Application of computer technology to Celtic language teaching or research
Pedagogical materials: what works, what doesn't
Topics in Celtic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition
Language policy and planning in the Celtic world
Promotion or appreciation of Celtic languages and cultures

Please send abstracts of between 200-300 words to Kevin Scannell (kscannegmail.com) by April 15, 2012. Information about accommodations and conference registration is available at http://naaclt.org/.

We offer a $100 scholarship for financial assistance to partially offset the cost of attending the conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper and would benefit from this modest scholarship, please indicate on your registration form that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.

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