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Message 1: TENNET IV: Call for Papers

Date: 21 October 92, 23:25:29 EDTENNET IV: Call for Papers
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Subject: TENNET IV: Call for Papers

The fourth annual conference on theoretical and experimental
neuropsychology, TENNET IV, will be on May 12, 13 and 14, 1993
at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The conference structure is (a) refereed submitted poster
presentations, about 25 each day, and (b) two thematic symposia
of 2-3 hours duration each day, Wednesday through Friday. The
poster papers are discussed after the second symposium, each
afternoon. This is the only North American neuropsychology
conference that is specifically limited to presentations on
theoretical and experimental issues.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 16, 1992, via
E-mail, FAX or regular post. For more information on submitting
an abstract, for information on the symposia planned for 1993
and for information on registration and hotel arrangements,
please contact Local Arrangements chair:
 Dr. Harry A. Whitaker
 Departement de Psychologie, UQAM
 Case postale 8888, Succursale A
 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3P8
 Telephone: (514) 987-7002
 FAX: (514) 987-7953
 E-mail: R12040UQAM.BITNET
or the chair of the Program Committee:
 Dr. S. J. Segalowitz
 Department of Psychology, Brock University
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
 Telephone: (416) 688-5550, X-3465
 FAX: (416) 688-6922
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Message 2: Call for Papers - Applied L

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1992 09:56:33Call for Papers - Applied L
From: Catherine Doughty <>
Subject: Call for Papers - Applied L

Call for Papers

Georgetown University Round Table (GURT93)
Pre-session: Applied Linguistics
(March 9, 1993)

Focus on Form - What is it?

This pre-session aims to address an important new question in applied
linguistics research -- that of whether, when and how focus on language form
benefits classroom second language learners. Current interest in this question
is motivated by findings of immersion and naturalistic acquisition studies
which suggest that, when language learning is entirely experiential or
communicative, some linguistic features do not ultimately develop to
targetlike levels despite years of meaningful communication in the second
language. It has been claimed that focus on form is needed to push learners
beyond communicatively effective language toward targetlike second language
ability. Interest in focus on form is further sparked by effect-of-instruction
and negotiation studies which hypothesize a positive influence of focus on
(or attention to) form in interlanguage development. But what is focus on
form? When and how is focus on form effective? It is important to clarify
these issues in relationship to SLA theory in order to prevent
overcompensation of the pedagogic pendulum back toward the teaching of
linguistic forms in isolation.

For this 1-day GURT pre-session, papers are invited which:

(a) consider ways to operationalize the notion of focus on form

and / or

(b) present empirical findings pertaining to the question of whether, when
and how focus on language form benefits second language learners


(c) discuss the relative contributions of focus on form and communicative
interaction to interlanguage development.A

Send a 250-word abstract by fax, email, or mail:

to arrive by 10 December to: to arrive by 15 January to:

Catherine Doughty Catherine Doughty
Dept. of Linguistics F12 Dept. of Linguistics
University of Sydney NSW 2006 Georgetown University
AUSTRALIA Washington DC 20057
AAAAfax: 61 2 552 1683 fax: 202 687-5712
email: (Internet)

Final Deadine for Submission: 15 January 1993
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