LINGUIST List 9.1577

Tue Nov 10 1998

Calls: Second Language Acquistion, African Language

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>

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  1. ILFI3, Second Language Acquisition
  2. G Poulos, African Language Association of Southern Africa

Message 1: Second Language Acquisition

Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 08:03:26 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Second Language Acquisition

Issue 7: Autonomy in L2 Language Learning 


Contributions are welcomed for the 2000 issue of Links and Letters, the 
core of which will be devoted to the development of autonomy in L2 
language learning in any of its manifestations. A large number of areas 
of interest are relevant to the subject: self-directed learning, 
self-access learning, learner training, learner strategies and strategic 
training, learners' beliefs, developing autonomy accross cultures, open 
learning and Computer Assisted Language Learning (including E-mail and 
Internet applications for autonomous L2 learning), among others. There 
will also be the possibility of publishing articles of special interest 
in other areas of SLA / Applied Linguistics within a miscellany section. 

We welcome survey articles, articles which present a debate within their 
field, research articles, or articles which make recent research 
accessible to the non-specialist. We also welcome reviews of recent 
books (published since 1995) relevant to the issue. Other proposals, 
such as interviews and annotated bibliographies will also be considered.

* Articles: between 15 and 20 written pages (30 lines /60 spaces per 
line), 3 copies, in English.
* Reviews: maximum length 4 pages (30 lines/60 spaces per line), 3 
copies, in English.
* Squibs: maximum length 8 pages (30 lines/ 60 spaces per line), 3 
copies, in English.

Deadline: April 30, 1999.

If you wish to contribute, please contact us for further style 
sheet/electronic format specifications: 

Links and Letters
Issue 7: Mia Victori (issue editor).
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Barcelona (Spain).

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REMEMBER... The aims of Links & Letters are

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Message 2: African Language Association of Southern Africa

Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 09:47:20 +0200
From: G Poulos <>
Subject: African Language Association of Southern Africa


10th International Biennial Conference of the
African Language Association of Southern Africa


The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)
was established on 26 July 1979 at a special business meeting
during the Third Africa Languages Congress of the University of
South Africa (UNISA). In 1999, twenty years later, the Department
of African Languages of UNISA will have the privilege of hosting
the 10th International Biennial Conference of the African Language
Association of Southern Africa in Pretoria, South Africa.

Conference theme: 

Papers on prevalent issues within the study of literature and
linguistics in African languages are invited for presentation.
Papers should not exceed 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes
for discussion.

Potential speakers are requested to submit a typed two page
summary of the paper with enough detail to ensure 
acceptance after adjudication; and an abstract of 150 to 200
words for publication purposes before 1 March 1999.
Successful applicants will be notified in mid-April 1999.
Receipt of all summaries and abstracts will be acknowledged.

On 5 and 6 July 1999 various pre-conference tutorials will take
place. Details will be announced.

The closing date for early registration for the conference is
30 May 1999. Registration fees will be announced in January

Accommodation will be available in reasonably priced
Technikon guest houses on the UNISA campus, as well as
in other guest houses and hotels in the vicinity. Details will
be given in January 1999. 

A second call for papers as well as more details on the
programme, keynote speakers, social events, transport,
fees payable and so forth, will be included in the Second
Circular in January 1999. If you wish to receive the Second
Circular, please reply to the relevant address below before
15 December 1998. 

Sonja Bosch (ALASA 99)
Department of African Languages
PO Box 392
0003 Pretoria
TEL:+27-12-429 8253
FAX:+27-12-429 3355
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