LINGUIST List 6.1574

Tue Nov 7 1995

Calls: Slavic ling, Lang testing research

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  1. George Fowler, First Call for Papers: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics V
  2. Ari Huhta, conference call

Message 1: First Call for Papers: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics V

Date: Tue, 07 Nov 1995 11:49:37 First Call for Papers: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics V
From: George Fowler <>
Subject: First Call for Papers: Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics V




Hosted by:
 Indiana University, Bloomington, & Wabash College, Crawfordsville
 May 17-19, 1996
 Crawfordsville, Indiana (ca. 45 min west of Indianapolis Airport)
Invited Speakers:
 David Perlmutter (topic: Russian syntax)
 Catherine Rudin (topic: AgrO and Bulgarian pronominal clitics)
CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations on
topics dealing with formal aspects of Slavic syntax, semantics,
morphology, phonology and psycholinguistics.

Send 5 copies of a ONE-PAGE ANONYMOUS abstract to:

 Steven Franks
 Department of Slavic Languages
 502 Ballantine Hall
 Indiana University
 Bloomington, IN 74705

Please also include ONE 3x5 card with:
 1) title of paper
 2) your name
 3) address and affiliation
 4) telephone and fax numbers, if any
 5) e-mail address, if any

(Authors are advised to re-check examples and glosses with speakers of
the languages involved.)

Abstracts Must Be Received By FEBRUARY 16, 1996.

Persons interested in attending FASL V are invited to register their
e-mail and mailing addresses with us at:


Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics V
May 17-19, 1996 [tel] 1-812-855-2624
Organizing Committee: [fax] 1-812-855-2829
 Steven Franks
 Martina Lindseth
 George Fowler

George Fowler [Email]
Dept. of Slavic Languages [Home] 1-317-726-1482 **Try here first**
Ballantine 502 [Dept] 1-812-855-9906/-2624/-2608
Indiana University [Office] 1-812-855-2829
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA [Fax] 1-812-855-2107
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Message 2: conference call

Date: Tue, 07 Nov 1995 11:36:00 conference call
From: Ari Huhta <>
Subject: conference call

 18th Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium
 LTRC 96
 July 31 - August 3, 1996 in Tampere, Finland
Hosted by the University of Tampere and the University of Jyvaskyla
Theme: New Contexts, Goals, and Alternatives in Language Assessment

 Deadline for proposals: November 30, 1995

We would like to invite proposal abstracts for papers,
posters/demonstrations and work in progress sessions for the 18th
Annual Language Testing Research Colloquium. The abstracts should
reach us no later than November 30, 1995. In accordance with the theme
of the conference, we invite papers especially in the following broad

- Assessment in the service of learning / teaching (e.g. assessment in
relation to learner autonomy and learner self-direction, the role of
self-assessment) - Portfolio assessment (e.g. its role in formal
certification, combining process and product-oriented assessment) -
Impact of assessment on learning (e.g. comparing the effects of
process and product-oriented assessment) - Multicultural education and
assessment (e.g. cultural fairness, equivalence of language
qualifications, transparency of certificates)

However, many other interesting developments have taken place in
language testing research during the past decade, some of which are
listed below. Proposals including these topic areas are also warmly

- Processing under test and non-test conditions
- Assessor performance in performance assessment
- The role of measurement models in language testing
- Criterion-referenced testing
- Values and ethical considerations in testing
- Socio-political aspects of testing

Although we hope to have most presentations in the above areas, we
also welcome other contributions from the whole range of language
testing topics.


Papers: This format is best suited for theoretically-oriented
presentations, or the presentation of complex research. The
presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute
question period.

Posters/demonstrations: These typically present non-complex
experiments, test development projects, new tests or technological
innovations. Presenters will be allowed five minutes to introduce
their posters to all participants.

Work in progress: This format is best suited for presenting ongoing
research, and research still in the planning stage. Presenters will
have an opportunity to discuss their ongoing research or research
plans, and receive feedback on how best to proceed. Presenters will
have five minutes to introduce their work to all participants.

In addition to these presentation formats, proposals for roundtable
sessions on topics of current interest in language testing are also

Proposal abstracts may not exceed one page typed single-spaced and
must be submitted in four paper copies. DO NOT SEND YOUR ABSTRACT BY
E-MAIL. The abstracts should be submitted without indication of author
names or institutions. The following information should be provided on
a separate sheet (single copy):

a) author name(s), address(es), telephone and fax number(s), and e-mail
b) full title of the proposal;
c) presentation format (paper, poster, work in progress, other).

Deadline for receipt of proposals: 30 November 1995 (Please note that
this is an earlier deadline than the one given at the Long Beach
Colloquium!). Proposers will be notified of the receipt of the
proposal immediately, and of the acceptance or non-acceptance by
February 9, 1996.

All abstracts should be sent to:
Ari Huhta, Program Co-Chair or Sari Luoma, Program Secretary
Language Centre for Finnish Universities
University of Jyvaskyla
Box 35
FIN-40351 Jyvaskyla

tel. +358-41-603 539
fax +358-41-272 848 (for submitting proposal abstracts only)

For additional information about the program please contact:
Viljo Kohonen
Program Chair
Department of Teacher Education
University of Tampere
Box 607
FIN-33101 TAMPERE, Finland.

tel +358-31-215 6847
fax +358-31-215 7537

(or Ari Huhta: or Sari Luoma:

Deadline for proposals November 30, 1995
Notification of acceptance February 9, 1996
Mailing of 2nd circular March 31, 1996
Registration deadline May 31, 1996

Tampere, Finland's second largest city, is easily accessible from all
over the world. There are several daily connections by plane, train
and bus from Helsinki (and from Tampere there are convenient train and
bus connections to Jyvaskyla for AILA 96). Founded in 1779, Tampere is
set on a narrow ridge between two lakes. It is an important center for
education and research with two major universities and a number of
other institutes of higher education. The city is also known for its
flourishing and versatile cultural life.

The conference venue, Hotel Rosendahl, is an attractive hotel situated
in a beautiful park area by Lake Pyhajarvi, within easy reach of
downtown Tampere. Less expensive accommodation in hostels will also be
available. A varied social program is being planned for both delegates
and accompanying persons.

For general information and local arrangements please contact:
Liisa Kurki-Suonio
Language Centre
University of Tampere
Box 607
FIN-33101 TAMPERE, Finland

tel +358-31-215 6468
fax +358-31-215 6464

A paper copy of this call will be mailed to all those who are on the LTRC
mailing list. This call can also be found at --
there is a Reply Form available in WWW format, too.

Updated information will be sent through LTEST-L and the WWW pages
will be updated accordingly.
Ari Huhta Language Centre for Finnish Universities University of
Jyvaskyla Box 35 40351 Jyvaskyla Finland

tel. +358-41-603 539
fax. +358-41-603 521
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