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LINGUIST List 25.924

Mon Feb 24 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Feb-2014
From: Cassie Smith-Christmas <Cassie.SmithChristmasuhi.ac.uk>
Subject: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2014: Languages in the UK
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Full Title: BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2014: Languages in the UK

Date: 29-May-2014 - 30-May-2014
Location: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Cassie Smith-Christmas
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

BAAL / Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar Programme 2014:
Languages in the UK: Bridging the gap between the classroom and the community in language learning

May 29 and 30, 2014
Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and the Islands, Stornoway,
Isle of Lewis

This two-day seminar will address issues of language learning and its relationship to community use of language, drawing on the
three strands of language learning most pertinent to the evolving social composition and linguistic diversity in the UK:

- English language learning of migrants to the UK
- Learning of UK autochthonous minority languages, such as Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish
- Maintenance of heritage languages of migrants to the UK, such as Punjabi and Cantonese

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Rosamond Mitchell, University of Southampton
Professor Kenneth MacKinnon, University of Aberdeen

There will be no fee for seminar attendance, but attendees will be expected to pay for all travel/accommodation/meals/refreshments
themselves. Information on travel and accommodation will be e-mailed to all participants prior to the seminar. There is also the
possibility of an optional sightseeing trip on Saturday, May 31st to local sites such as the Callanish Standing Stones and the
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village given there is sufficient interest.

Call for Papers:

The seminar will focus on the challenges speakers of all three strands face when transitioning from classroom learning to community use of the
language. We invite papers from academics and practitioners on any aspect of language learning within one (or more) of these three strands. Seminar
participation is restricted to twenty places.

Please submit an abstract (in English) of no more than 300 words and a statement of no more than 200 words explaining how attendance will benefit
your teaching/research by March 10, 2014. Please put ‘BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminar’ as the subject line and e-mail to

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