LINGUIST List 6.1461

Thu Oct 19 1995

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  1. ursula.doleschal, call for papers
  2. Hiroshi Nara, EDT

Message 1: call for papers

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 11:19:17 call for papers
From: ursula.doleschal <ursula.doleschalWU-WIEN.AC.AT>
Subject: call for papers

Symposium to be held within the framework of the
11th World Congress of Applied Linguistics,
August 4-9, 1996, Jyvskyl, Finland

If you are interested, please contact
Eva Lavric, Institut for Romanische Sprachen,
Wirtschaftsuniversitt Wien, A- 1090 Wien, Augasse 9,
Tel. +43 / 1 / 313 36 / 4731;
Fax: 313 36 / 729;
Please apply by November 1995, indicating the field you work in!

in business language teaching
General aspects:
 How should the terms 'LSP' and 'LGP' be understood?
Didactic aspects:
 Language needs analyses
 Presentation and discussion of business-LSP-curricula
 (historical aspects, curricula design, special aspects, skills...)
 Error analysis; tests and examinations
Linguistic aspects:
 Semantics (polysemy, vagueness, standardization of terminology...)
 Morphology, syntax, text linguistics, pragmatics...

Langue de spcialit et langage commun
dans l'enseignement du langage conomique
Aspects gnraux:
 Discussion des termes 'langue de spcialit' et 'langage commun'
Aspects didactiques:
 Analyses des besoins langagiers de diffrents groupes-cibles
 Prsentation et discussion de l'un ou l'autre curriculum
 (historique, conception curriculaire, aspects sp=E9cifiques,
 Analyse des erreurs; examens et tests
Aspects linguistiques:
 Smantique (polysmie, smantisme flou, normes terminologiques...)
 Morphologie, syntaxe, linguistique textuelle, pragmatique...

achsprache und Allgemeinsprache
in der wirtschaftssprachlichen Ausbildung
 Begriffsanalyse: 'Fachsprache' versus 'Allgemeinsprache'
Didaktische Aspekte:
 Prsentation und Diskussion einzelner Curricula
 (Geschichte, curriculare Entwicklung, Teilaspekte, Fertigkeiten...)
 Fehlerlinguistik, Prfungswesen
Linguistische Aspekte:
 Semantik (Polysemie, Vagheit, Terminologienormung...)
 Morphologie, Syntax, Textlinguistik, Pragmatik...

Ursula Doleschal (
Institut f. Slawische Sprachen, Wirtschaftsuniv. Wien
Augasse 9, 1090 Wien, Austria
Tel.: ++43-1-31336 4115, Fax: ++43-1-31336 744
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Message 2: EDT

Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 13:39:49 EDT
From: Hiroshi Nara <>
Subject: EDT

 The Eighth Annual Conference of
 the Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese
 'Back to the Basics--Building Automaticity'
 Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, 1996 at the
 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

The theme of the conference 'Back to the Basics--Building Automaticity'
reaffirms the importance of thorough acquisition of the basic skills in
language curricula. In this conference, we intend to pay renewed attention to
the goals and methods of teaching these skills with an explicit goal of
exploring ways for students to achieve higher automaticity.

Throughout the conference, we intend to look at the issues of achieving
automaticity in several ways. First is to look at existing problems in the
classroom and determine which skill areas have been successful in achieving a
level of automaticity. Secondly, we will provide an opportunity to learn more
about the notion of automaticity and how it relates to any learning situation.
Once this basis is established we intend to examine its relationship to
language learning and teaching. The last step is a more practical one that
hopes to address the issue of how we make use of this idea in concrete learning
situations and teaching techniques, in our attempt to solve the problems as
identified in Step One above.

 Plenary Speaker
The plenary speaker for the conference is Charles Perfetti, a specialist on
psycholinguistics and reading at the University of Pittsburgh, who will speak
on the key principles of automaticity as applied to language learning. His
work in this area is known worldwide.

 Call for abstracts
Any public presentation (paper presentation, mini workshops, demonstration of
teaching techniques, showing videotapes of techniques, etc.) that addresses the
issues pertaining to achieving automaticity in the Japanese (or any foreign
language) classroom will be welcome. These presentations will be scheduled for
Saturday afternoon (2/24/96). If you are interested in presenting, please
submit the following two items to the conference organizer.

(1) A proposal of presentation bearing the title and a short description of
the proposed presentation. The description should be no more than one page
long (approximately 250 words). Please note that the proposal should have only
the title and the description of the presentation (no name).

(2) A 3' x 5' note card bearing the title of presentation, presenter's or
presenters' name(s) and address(es), institutional affiliation(s), telephone
and fax numbers, e-mail address(es), and audiovisual equipment needed for the

Send these two items to LETJ Committee, c/o Hiroshi Nara, East Asian Languages
and Literatures, 1501 CL, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. USA.
For questions, contact Hiroshi Nara at Telephone (412)
624-5574, fax (412) 624-4419. We are sorry but e-mail or fax submissions of
presentation proposals cannot be accepted. The deadline for submission is
Monday, November 27, 1995.

The conclusions and the summaries of our discussions will be shared with the
rest in the _Newsletter_ of the Association of Teachers of Japanese and
_Breeze_ of the Japan Foundation Language Center. At the

 Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference
LETJ is an informal regional organization established by Japanese teachers
primarily in the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana for the
purpose of providing a forum for scholarly discussion on Japanese language
pedagogy, in-service training, and exchange of teaching techniques and ideas.
Over the years, the annual conference has also proven to be an excellent place
for developing professional relationships with other teachers in the same
field. The conference attendees are teachers of Japanese at either secondary
or post-secondary schools in the area.

In 1995, the conference was hosted by the Ohio State University and, in 1997,
it will be hosted by the University of Michigan.

 Tentative Schedule
 Eighth Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese Conference
 University of Pittsburgh
Friday evening, February 23, 1996
6:45 p.m.-	Registration
7:15-		Welcoming remarks
7:30-8:30	Session I. Issues in Japanese language classroom
8:45-9:30	Session II. Demonstration of CAI materials for building
		Hiroshi Nara, University of Pittsburgh
		Sono Takano Hayes, Carnegie Mellon University
Saturday, February 24, 1996
8:00-		Registration
9:00-10:00	Plenary Session. Charles Perfetti, University of Pittsburgh.
10:00-10:15	Break
10:15-11:15	Session III. Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University.
11:15-12:00	Session IV. Small group discussion.
12:00-1:15	Lunch
1:15-2:45	Session V. Presentations; concurrent sessions
2:45-3:00	Break
3:00-4:30	Session VI. Presentations; concurrent sessions
4:30-5:00	Business meeting. Evaluation of the conference. Closing
5:30-		Reception.
PLEASE forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in this
conference. Also, I will be happy to send this call to anyone if you give me
his/her e-mail address. Send the names and addresses to Hiroshi Nara A hardcopy version of this will be mailed out soon to
those who attended the conference previously.
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