LINGUIST List 8.333

Sat Mar 8 1997

Calls: 2nd Lg Acquisition, Englishes, Creoles

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  1. Rob Vann, Spanish Second Language Acquisition Symposium
  2. chng huang hoon, International Assoc. for World Englishes
  3. Edgar Schneider, Restructuring in Creole Languages

Message 1: Spanish Second Language Acquisition Symposium

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 09:30:39 -0500
From: Rob Vann <vannwmich.edu>
Subject: Spanish Second Language Acquisition Symposium

Greetings fellow linguists!

I am posting this call for papers on behalf of my colleagues and friends at
UT Austin. Please circulate this call for papers on other lists you may
belong to, and please direct any and all comments, questions, etc. to the
UT folks at the address below (or by email to D.Koikemail.utexas.edu).
Thanks.

Rob Vann
Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics
 vannwmich.edu
 Tel: 616-387-3042, Fax: 616-387-3103
 ___________________________________________________
 Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
 4th Floor, Sprau Tower
 Western Michigan University
 Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5091
 USA
======================================================

CALL FOR PAPERS

UT Spanish Second Language Acquisition Symposium

October 3-4, 1997

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Texas at Austin

Featured speakers:
Bill VanPatten (University of Illinois at Urbana)
Susan Gass (Michigan State University)
James Lee (University of Illinois at Urbana)
Judith Liskin-Gasparro (University of Iowa)


We are soliciting papers on aspects of Spanish Second Language Acquisition
within the general areas of Methodology, Theoretical Studies, and Testing.
Presentations may be made in English or Spanish.

Deadline for submission: June 15, 1997

Submissions must be hard copy and should include three copies of an
anonymous abstract with title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and a
separate copy with the author's name, affiliation, and address (postal and
e-mail, phone number, fax number)). Electronic submissions and late
submissions will not be accepted.

Send to:
 UT Spanish Second Language Acquisition Symposium
 Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
 University of Texas at Austin
 Austin, TX 78712
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Message 2: International Assoc. for World Englishes

Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 15:18:02 +0800
From: chng huang hoon <ellchhleonis.nus.sg>
Subject: International Assoc. for World Englishes

 IAWE
 International Association for World Englishes

 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD ENGLISHES
 December 19-21, 1997
 organised for IAWE by
 the Department of English Language and Literature
 National University of Singapore
 Singapore



 CALL FOR PAPERS


 Main Themes

 World Englishes:
 *Language, Ideology and Power
 *Description, Development and Creativity
 *Education and the Professions

Abstracts of 200 words are invited on any topic related to World Englishes,
including:
phonology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, language planning,
standards and norms, language variation, English in education, pedagogic
issues, teaching methodology, English in contact, cross cultural
communication, English in business, technology, and the professions

____________________________________________________________________________


 IAWE
 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD ENGLISHES
 December 19-21, 1997


 PRESENTATION PROPOSAL

Name of presenter:______________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

E-mail: _______________ Fax: __________________ Phone: ________________________

[ ] individual paper [ ] colloquium [ ] workshop (check one)

Title: ________________________________________________

______________________________________________________


ATTACH AN ABSTRACT (MAXIMUM LENGTH 200 WORDS)

Indicate AV needs: [ ] VCR [ ] Cassette player [ ] OHP [ ] Slide
projector

Mail to: Dr Chng Huang Hoon
 Secretary, IAWE Organising Committee
 Dept of English Language and Literature
 National University of Singapore
 10 Kent Ridge Crescent
 Singapore 119260

Fax: (65) 7732981 E-mail: ellchhleonis.nus.sg Tel: (65)772-3700

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: JUNE 30, 1997.
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Message 3: Restructuring in Creole Languages

Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 11:34:11 +100
From: Edgar Schneider <edgar.schneidersprachlit.uni-regensburg.de>
Subject: Restructuring in Creole Languages

International Symposium / Symposium International

Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages / 
Degres de restructuration dans les langues creoles

24-27 June 1998
University of Regensburg, Germany


Call for Papers

In recent years, creole studies has increasingly returned to the
question of creole genesis. Hall's conventional model of creolization
as spontaneous language generation by a first generation of children
has turned out to be too idealized and hardly tenable. Recent work
suggests that, presumably, creolization did not happen abruptly but
rather gradually, and that the rate and intensity of creolization
varied from one creole region to another. In this context, the notion
of "restructuring" has become increasingly important. The term denotes
processes of linguistic, particularly morphosyntactic, change which
have systematized and autonomized tendencies inherent in contact
languages. Parallels between creoles with different base languages
suggest the existence of certain recurrent patterns of restructuring,
but the restructuring process as such has apparently not affected all
creoles to the same extent. Several varieties, sometimes called
"semi-creoles" or the like, appear to have been restructured only
partially, a fact which obviously assigns special importance to them
for the understanding of creolization. In this light, the very notions
of "creole" and "creolization" are to be interpreted as scalar rather
than dichotomous phenomena.

The International Symposium at the University of Regensburg is
intended to promote a better understanding of the processes of partial
restructuring in creolization, to support the development of
theoretical models of this process, and to encourage further and
improved descriptive analyses of the varieties in question, some of
which are still insufficiently documented. Papers which are relevant
to this topic are invited. Both empirical studies of any of the
varieties in question and theoretical discussions of the issues just
mentioned, preferably papers which combine both aspects, will be we
lcomed. Papers should take 30 minutes, to be followed by 15 minutes of
discussion. Conference languages are English and French. A one-page
abstract should be sent to either of the organizers by June 30,
1997. Proposals for papers will be reviewed, and notifications of
acceptance will be sent out soon afterwards.

Upon request, a slightly more comprehensive project description is
available in English or French. For further information, contact one
of the organizers:

Prof. Dr. Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh
University of Regensburg
Institut fuer Romanistik
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany

phone: +-49-941-943-3381/3376
fax: +-49-941-9433302
e-mail: ingrid.neumann-holzschuhsprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

Prof. Dr. Edgar W. Schneider
University of Regensburg
Institut fuer Anglistik und Amerikanistik
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany

phone: +-49-941-943-3470
fax: +-49-941-9431990
e-mail: edgar.schneidersprachlit.uni-regensburg.de

Edgar.Schneidersprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
University of Regensburg, Institut fuer Anglistik
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany
phone +-49-941-9433470
fax +-49-941-9431990 (NOTE: New fax no.!)
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