LINGUIST List 5.142

Tue 08 Feb 1994

Calls: IAL, Language And Classroom, Whorf

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  1. Issues in Applied Linguistics, Call for Papers/IAL
  2. "Dennis Baron", call for papers
  3. Dan Alford, Fishing off the Whorf

Message 1: Call for Papers/IAL

Date: Sat, 05 Feb 94 14:26 PST
From: Issues in Applied Linguistics <IHW1037MVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Call for Papers/IAL

for a special thematic issue of Issues in Applied Linguistics, the journal
published by UCLA's Dept of TESL and Applied Linguistics:
Topics: Functional Grammar, Discourse Linguistics, Pragmatics, Socioling.,
Language Teaching, Language Assessment, SLA, Discourse and Grammar, Language
and Culture. Book reviews on similar themes are also welcome.

Issues in Applied Linguistics is a refereed scholarly journal published by the
graduate students of UCLA Dept of TESL and AL. Graduate students are
particularly encouraged to submit. Mansucripts should be no longer than 30
pages double spaced, including tables.

For further info, contact: Betsy Kreuter or Susan Strauss
 c/o IAL UCLA Dept of TESL and AL
 3300 Rolfe Hall Los Angeles, CA 90024
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Message 2: call for papers

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 94 10:38:27 CSTcall for papers
From: "Dennis Baron" <>
Subject: call for papers

I am organizing a session for the American Dialect Society at the
NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) meeting next November
18-21 1994 in Orlando Florida. The general topic for the session
is "politically correct language and the classroom." The audience
is h.s. and college English teachers. If you have something you would
like to offer, please let me know soon.


Dennis Baron
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 South Wright St
Urbana, IL 61801
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Message 3: Fishing off the Whorf

Date: Sat, 5 Feb 1994 16:11:20 +Fishing off the Whorf
From: Dan Alford <>
Subject: Fishing off the Whorf

Looking for linguists and others not seduced by the bogus Whorf
Hypothesis debate -- who have, despite his bad academic press,
actually read Whorf in the original, found something interesting
and important, and applied it to their specialty with any notable
results. In a wider sense, we are looking for people in any
discipline (including Native American thought, anthropology,
cognitive linguistics, physics, postmodern deconstruction,
education, cognitive development and others) -- i.e., systems
thinkers of various stripes -- who have found something of
interest in Benjamin WhorfUs writings and might be persuaded
to share their insights at a conference.

It is important for future planning that people fitting this
description contact me through Internet or by hard copy at the
following address -- as soon as possible:

 Dan Moonhawk Alford
 Human Development
 California State University, Hayward
 Hayward CA 94542

Details concerning the time and place of this upcoming major
international and multidisciplinary reassessment of Whorf on
the occasion of his 100th birthday will be posted from time to
time right here (check John CarrollUs Introduction for an
approximate date). (:->)
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