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Sat 14 Jan 1995

Calls: EUROSLA 95, Final Call Symposium on Loss & Policy

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  1. Vera Regan, Conference Announcement: EUROSLA 95
  2. "Garland D. Bills", Final Call: Symposium on Loss & Policy

Message 1: Conference Announcement: EUROSLA 95

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:35:03 Conference Announcement: EUROSLA 95
From: Vera Regan <>
Subject: Conference Announcement: EUROSLA 95


 First Announcement.

EUROSLA 1995 will be held in Dublin 7-11 Sept 1995.
Venue: University College Dublin, Belfield Dublin 4
Engineering Building.

EUROSLA (European Second Language Association) will hold its fifth
annual conference in Dublin. The interest of EUROSLA is second language
acquisition research in the broadest sense, and seeks to encourage
multidisciplinary research relating to all situations where more than one
language is being experienced, acquired and used.

Plenary sessions and other simultaneous sessions will constitute the
scientific programme, and a social programme will organise activities for
each evening. The conference will be honoured with a State reception by
the Irish Government

This year two special workshops will be organised, in addition to the
conference programme: 1) the Acquisition of the Lexicon and 2)
Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition.

Principal speakers will be David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin),
Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa) and Tere Pica (University of

Reasonably priced accomodation will be available on campus, in new,
self-contained apartments modern in design and tastefully decorated.
Accomodation is also available in hotels close by. The university is a
short trip from the beautiful Georgian centre of Dublin.


Papers from all domains of second language acquisition will be welcome.

Deadline for abstracts is May 25th. 1995.

Abstracts should be addresssed to Vera Regan:

fax: +353-1-706 175
telephone +353-1-706 8448
address: Department of French, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin
4. Ireland.

Booking forms will be circulated in February 1995.
Vera Regan
French Department phone: +353-1-7068448
University College Dublin fax: +353-1-7061175
Belfield, Dublin 4
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Message 2: Final Call: Symposium on Loss & Policy

Date: Fri, 13 Jan 1995 07:32:31 Final Call: Symposium on Loss & Policy
From: "Garland D. Bills" <>
Subject: Final Call: Symposium on Loss & Policy


 Symposium on Language Loss and Public Policy

 To be held in conjunction with the
 1995 Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America
 University of New Mexico
 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

 June 30-July 2, 1995

The Symposium organizers are pleased to report that there has
been a very strong response to the initial request for
expressions of interest in presenting papers. Consequently, the
Symposium will definitely be held as scheduled in spite of the
lack of funds to provide travel assistance. Interested persons
who were unable to respond earlier are encouraged to meet the
January 31, 1995, deadline for receipt of abstracts.

As announced previously, the Symposium on Language Loss and
Public Policy will bring together scholars from different
disciplines to discuss the linguistic, psycholinguistic,
sociolinguistic, cultural, and policy aspects of language loss.
LANGUAGE LOSS is used here in its broadest sense to subsume three
areas of investigation:

 (1) the ATTRITION of native language skills by
 individual members of indigenous and immigrant
 (2) societal SHIFT from the use of the native ethnic
 language to the use of a dominant official
 language; and
 (3) the consequent DEATH of the subordinate language.

There are clear interrelationships among these three areas in the
societal conditions that give rise to loss, in the linguistic
processes involved in loss, in the consequences of loss for
individuals and societies, and in the implications for policy
intervention. The intent of the Symposium is to have the
presenters explore these interrelationships with each other and
with other participants in the 1995 Linguistic Institute.

The Symposium has two central objectives. The first is to share
the accumulated knowledge in the three areas of language loss in
order to arrive at a more global understanding of the phenomenon.
What are the underlying social and sociopsychological forces that
contribute to attrition, shift, and death? What are the
relationships among the linguistic processes in loss? What
aspects of social causes and linguistic processes appear to be
universal and what aspects are language particular?

The second central objective is to examine the ecological
consequences of language loss and cultural disruption. What are
the effects on individuals, communities, and society as a whole?
What are the policy implications of this worldwide and rapidly
accelerating phenomenon? What kinds of information and resources
can be provided to members of the wider community and those
concerned with questions of policy?

**The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 31, 1995.**
Abstracts should not exceed 500 words. The abstract itself must
have a title. Include with the abstract -- and separated from it
by at least three lines -- your full name, mailing address,
telephone number(s), e-mail address, and the paper title.
Abstracts may be submitted by regular mail, FAX, or electronic

Selection of papers will be made by anonymous review of
abstracts. Submitters will be advised of the acceptance of their
abstracts by February 28, 1995.

In order to make papers available to other participants in
advance of the Symposium, presenters will be asked to submit pre-
publication versions of their papers by May 15, 1995. Publication
of the proceedings is planned. Publishable versions of the papers
will be due at the Symposium.

Abstracts and requests for additional information should be
directed to:

Garland D. Bills
Department of Linguistics Telephone: (505) 277-7416 or -0324
University of New Mexico FAX: (505) 277-6355
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1196 E-mail:

Symposium Organizing Committee:
 Garland D. Bills
 Eduardo Herna'ndez Cha'vez
 Alan Hudson
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