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LINGUIST List 25.1318

Tue Mar 18 2014

Confs: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling/New Zealand

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang linguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Mar-2014
From: Stephen May auckland.ac.nz>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
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4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
Short Title: LED 2015

Date: 23-Nov-2015 - 26-Nov-2015
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: Stephen May
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.led.ac.nz

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

Meeting Description:

Convened by Professor Stephen May, LED is an international conference series which focuses specifically on the impact of increased cultural linguistic diversity, at both national and supranational levels, and its consequences for the theory, policy and practice of language education. As such, LED provides an international forum that brings together the latest academic and policy discussions, and promotes critical debate, on the often-complex interconnections between diversity and language education.

The LED conference is held every four years and is the fourth of its kind. As with its predecessors, LED 2015 will focus on language and education, with particular reference to addressing/accommodating diversity. This is a major international conference that will focus on language and education, with particular reference to addressing/accommodating diversity. Within this broad focus, there will be specific conference streams on:

- English language education
- Literacy education (including school-, adult- and multi-literacies)
- Language education planning and policy
- Bilingual/immersion education

A key feature of the LED conference is that it brings together the latest academic discussions in these areas with an emphasis on their implications for policy and practice. As such, the LED Conference is pivotal to the ongoing development of the language education field and all those working in it. This is your chance to be part of a truly international event, one which is held every 4 years and hosts delegates from over 40 countries.

The keynote speakers, who are all published and recognised experts in their fields, will present the following issues:

Professor Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country
Professor. Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University
Professor. Steven Thorne, Portland State University
Professor. Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia
Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin, a prominent New Zealand Pacific leader of Samoan ancestry

Call for Papers:

Call for Papers is open, and full conference and registration details are available on the LED website: www.led.ac.nz

Key Dates:

Call for papers open: 16 June 2014
Call for papers close: 1 February 2015
Ultra early bird registrations open: 1 February 2015
Ultra early bird registrations close: 31 March 2015
Draft programme available: 5 June 2015
Early bird registrations close: 30 September 2015

Conference Convenor and Chair:

Professor Stephen May
Te Puna Wananga (School of Maori Education)
Deputy Dean (Research)
Faculty of Education
University of Auckland

Contact Us:

For further details about the LED Conference, visit the website www.led.ac.nz or contact the Conference Organisers Paardekooper & Associates on +64 4 562 8259 or email led@paardekooper.co.nz

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