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Wed Aug 2 1995

Calls: Language and Knowledge: unpacking of text

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  1. "Sunita Abraham", CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Message 1: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

Date: Thu, 03 Aug 1995 10:56:07 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT
From: "Sunita Abraham" <ellabrahleonis.nus.sg>
Subject: CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

 LANGUAGE AND KNOWLEDGE: THE UNPACKING OF `TEXT'
 The first of a series of biennial conferences on the topic of
 Language and Knowledge

 Date: 9 - 11 Septmember 1996
 Venue: Department of English Language & Literature
 National University of Singapore

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Both practical and theoretical papers are welcome. The organisers
conceive of papers falling into the following categories:

A. COMMON SENSE AND EDUCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE
 * language amd cognition
 * language of the preschool child in a multilingual environment
 * the role of language in the school
 - language across the curriculum
 - langage in the classroom
 - the formal teaching of `grammar'
 - materials development (genre, metaphor, etc._)
 - the teaching of literature (whose literature?)

B. LANGUAGE AWARENESS IN SOCIETY
 * the languages of power (the multilingual dimension: English,
 Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, etc.)
 * language and the media
 * language and gender
 * language and marginalization

C. TECHNACY, THE LITERACY OF THE FUTURE
 * literacy in the electronic medium
 * creating `text' through electronic means (what are the consequences?)
 * world-wide networking and access to knowledge-data bases

NOTE:
Papers should be no longer than 7000 words (delivery time 40
mintues with 20 minutes for question/answer). SELECTED PAPERS WILL BE
PUBLISHED.

ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS (Approx. 350 words) should be directed to:
 Dr Sunita Anne Abraham
 Conference Secretary
 Dept of English Lang. & Lit.
 National University of Singapore
 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
 Singapore 0511
 Tel: (065) 772 3928 Fax: (065) 773 2981
Abstracts (in double space) should reach Dr Abraham by 31 January 1996
and have the following format:
 Name:
 Designation/Institution:
 Category of Paper:
 Title of Paper:

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:
Before 31/1/96: S$80 + S$2.40 (3% GST)
After 31/1/96: S$100 + S$3.00 (3% GST)
Overseas participants are not requiredto pay the 3% GST. Documentary
proof of overseas insitutional funding will, however, be necessary at
time of payment. (Expatriates working in Singapore are required to pay
the 3% GST.)
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