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LINGUIST List 28.917

Fri Feb 17 2017

Calls: Language Acquisition, Language Documentation/South Africa

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Date: 17-Feb-2017
From: Laylah Moagi <Matlakala.Moagiwits.ac.za>
Subject: International Conference on Language and Literacy Education
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Full Title: International Conference on Language and Literacy Education
Short Title: ICLLE

Date: 18-Aug-2017 - 20-Aug-2017
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Contact Person: Leketi Makalela
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

4th International Conference on Language and Literacy Education

Host:

Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacie
Wits School of Education
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Dates: 18-20 August 2017

Theme: Imagining a thriving multilingual world: language, education and society in the 21st centuries.

Keynote Speakers:

1. Professor Martin C. Njoroge (Pan African Christian University, Kenya)
2. Professor Terrence G. Wiley (Centre for Applied Linguistics, USA)
3. Dr Maria Coady (University of Florida)
4. Dr Pascal Nadal (Mauritius Institute of Education and University of Seychelles)

Conference fees: R2500 (including conference dinner; Early bird registration: R2000 on or before 30 May.
Students: R1500 (early bird: R1000 on or before 30May)
Teachers: R500

Call for Papers:

4th International Conference on Language and Literacy Education
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - South Africa

Dates: 18-20 August 2017

Theme: Imagining a thriving multilingual world: language, education and society in the 21st century

While it is well-established that multilingualism is a norm for the 21st century, little has been thought on how it will change the education and social landscapes if and when given space to thrive. Many curricular programmes, classrooms and assessment practices are still being designed to favour the ideological orientations of an ideal monolingual speaker. This bias has correspondingly put multilingual learners/students at a risk of failure under the guises such as technological innovations, assessment standards, and globalisation without due recognition for local agency and situated identity formation. In this conference we invite researchers, teachers, policy makers and social activists to engage in evidence-based dialogues where they imagine a new world order of multilingualism and associated dynamics of multilanguaging and translanguaging taking a centre stage. Presenters should submit abstracts in any of the following areas:

1) Multilingualism and Multiculturalism
2) Translanguaging/multilanguaging
3) Reading and writing literacies
4) Multilingual assessments
5) Multilingual materials
6) Alternative and critical pedagogies for multilingual education
7) Language policy, planning and management in education
8) Multiliteracies

Notes for presenters:

Please send a 200-250 words abstract on or before 31 March 2017 to the following address: matlakala.moagiwits.ac.za

Publication: Proceedings from the conference will be edited into a book volume, ''Imagining a thriving multilingual world: Language and Literacy education in our times'' and a special issue through the Journal of Multilingual Education and Literacies (JMEL)




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