LINGUIST List 9.612

Sat Apr 25 1998

Calls: Hokan-Penutian, Franklin Clipper (ESL/EFL)

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  1. Scott DeLancey, Hokan-Penutian Conference
  2. Isa Kocher, Franklin Clipper (ESL/EFL, etc.)

Message 1: Hokan-Penutian Conference

Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 13:54:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott DeLancey <>
Subject: Hokan-Penutian Conference

The 1998 Hokan-Penutian Conference

at the University of Oregon, June 26-28, 1998.

Papers are invited on all aspects of languages customarily
referred to under the rubrics of "Hokan" or "Penutian", or other
orphan languages of California and Oregon.

Please send titles/abstracts by June 1 to:

 Scott DeLancey
 Dept. of Linguistics
 University of Oregon
 Eugene, OR 97403

or by e-mail:
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Message 2: Franklin Clipper (ESL/EFL, etc.)

Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 09:24:48 +0400
From: Isa Kocher <>
Subject: Franklin Clipper (ESL/EFL, etc.)



The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Global Education is dedicated to
lifelong learning opportunities, whether thro traditional school
divisions (K-12, college and university), or thro on-the-job training,
whether for personal enrichment, career advancement or whichever other
reasons seem reasonable to the individual learner.

To that end, it announces its second annual "virtual voyage," around the
world on the Franklin Clipper, to set sail on Columbus Day Weekend (Oct
11-12, 1998), in celebration of the independent learner and learning
opportunities. Our theme this year is: A Return Voyage to the World of
Distance Education: Its Challenges and Opportunities.

This is the official Call for Papers for that internet-based conference,
which plans to have a web-presence, chatrooms, and live participation from
around the globe, making its way from the Pacific Rim to Europe, across
the Atlantic to the USA, and ending its voyage where it began, 24 hours
later. Your participation is invited, as indicated below, in the form of
papers discussing training and educational theory and practice, especially
utilizing the internet and related technologies, to be submitted to the
appropriate Chairs below, by May 30, 1998. These papers should be
approximately 2000-2500 words in length, and may be submitted in paper or
electronic form, following discussion with the appropriate Chair.

The following "masts" or conference strands on the Franklin Clipper have
been identified for your consideration and submission of papers:

ESL/EFL: To Teach or not to Teach? Given the variety of cultural
responses internationally to English as a Second Language, this "mast"
will discuss not only how, but whether, to teach English in its various
manifestations as a second language, as a vocational skill or a lingua
franca for the 21st century. Any level of educational experience and
involvement may be appropriate for discussion. Papers may be submitted to:
Duane P. Flowers, Purple Dolphin Language Academy, 3-23-1-817
Mitsuishidai, Hashimoto-city, Wakayama 648-0094, JAPAN. Email submission

Access: Primarily addressing issues of physical disability and adaptive
technology for access to the Internet, for example its use by deaf,
blind or wheel-chair students and teachers, this mast may also concern
itself with those issues of literacy and poverty that will also engage the
attention of other "masts" on this ship. Papers may be sent to: Norman

 The Appropriate Technology: Given differential technology between
different sites, for example between students' homes and institutional
capabilities, this "mast" will discuss and display various possibilities
of instructional capabilities in Distance Education and in residential
campus enrichment of classes by current and predicted technology. Papers
may be sent to: Roger Boston, Houston Area Community College System, 4310
Dunlavy St., Room 116, Houston TX 77006 (USA) Phone: 713/718-5224; Fax:
713/718-5301; Email: <>

K-12 and K-99: This mast will consider significant issues relevant
to learning/training as a much needed lifelong activity. Specific
emphasis will be given to K-12 (pre-college), adult, and senior-aged
learning/training issues, including increasingly busy high school student
schedules, business/industry needs for frequent retraining, and
life-style enrichment. Use of the WWW and other technology to enrich and
successfully deliver frequently updated learning/training conveniently,
according to the needs of the learners, will be considered. Papers may be
sent to: Dr Cliff Layton<>

 Globalization: As a culture-changing phenomenon and an economic force,
the multi-national economics of business has defenders as well as critics,
from a free-market and an ecological point of view. This "mast" hopes to
engage them in positive dialogue with one another. Papers may be sent to:
John McLaughlin, PhD, Dept of English, East Stroudsburg University, E.
Stroudsburg, PA, 18301; Email: <>

"Running Thro the rigging," as we say in nautical language, will be
Skipper John Hibbs' "Conferencing and Virtual Exhibitions" series of
discussions, meant to engage the corporate interests who are fully aware
of the educational and training implications of multi-site synchronous
and asynchronous hosting in cyberspace, thro listservs, chatrooms,
websites and other forms of electronic presentation. Crossing with our
masts, these discussions will involve all of the above thematic contents,
as they matter to business and industry on the verge of the 21st century.
Correspondence may be addressed to: John Hibbs<>

John McLaughlin, PhD
Chair, Program Committee
GLD-II, aka The Franklin Clipper
Benjamin Franklin Institute
of Global Education
241 Jutland Avenue, Suite 2000
San Diego, California 92117 (USA)

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