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Sat Feb 21 2009

Confs: General Linguistics/Singapore

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        1.    Ying Ying Tan, Symposium on Language and Diversity


Message 1: Symposium on Language and Diversity
Date: 21-Feb-2009
From: Ying Ying Tan <yytanntu.edu.sg>
Subject: Symposium on Language and Diversity
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Symposium on Language and Diversity

Date: 05-Mar-2009 - 06-Mar-2009
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact: Joey Kek
Contact Email: sitinurntu.edu.sg
Meeting URL: http://portal.hss.ntu.edu.sg/language/default.aspx.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The newly-formed Language Cluster of the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences and the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of
Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University is proud to
announce a two-day symposium on the theme of Language and Diversity. The
papers presented at the conference will be of the following strands:

1) Language, Cognition and Diversity
2) Globalisation, Culture and Diversity
3) Language Endangerment: Diversity under Threat
4) Managing Diversity in Pedagogy

Professor James Matisoff will give the plenary lecture. Other keynote speakers
include Peter Auer, Kingsley Bolton, Li Wei, Joseph Lo Bianco, Luke Kang
Kwong, Anne Pauwels, Tan Li-Hai and Lionel Wee.

Language and Diversity Symposium

5th & 6th March 2009
Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC)

Organized by the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Programme

Day 1 (5th March 09)

0845
Welcome and Opening Address
Luke Kang Kwong

0900
Singapore Voices Sound Installation: A Collaborative Project between
the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, the School of Art,
Design
and Media and the NTU Art and Heritage Museum
PerMagnus Lindborg

0915
Plenary
"The Mother of all Morphemes: Augmentatives and Diminutives in Areal and
Universal Perspective "
James Matisoff

1015
Tea Break

1045
Keynote
"Creativity, Criticality and Codeswitching: Multilingual Practices of British
Chinese Children"
Li Wei

1130
Language Endangerment: Diversity under Threat
"The Current Situation of the Aslian (Peninsular Mon-Khmer) Languages"
Geoffrey Benjamin

"Language, Culture and Identity of Malay Speakers in Singapore"
Ng Bee Chin and Catherine Wan

"Religion and Language Shift: The Malay Community in Singapore"
Francesco Cavallaro and Stefan Serwe

1300
Lunch

1430
Keynote
"Language Recovery, Global English, People Movement"
Joseph Lo Bianco

1515
Keynote
"Diversity and Language Rights: Understanding the Implications of
Unavoidability and Hybridity"
Lionel Wee

1600
Tea Break

1630
Globalisation, Culture and Diversity

"Diversity in Accent Perception: A Cross-generational Study of Ethnic
Accent Perception in Singapore"
Tan Ying Ying

"Discursive Management of Sociolinguistic Diversity: Korean
Monolingualism as an Ideological Construct"
Joseph Park

"The Commodification of Language in Transnational Labor Migration"
Beatriz Lorente

Language and Diversity Symposium

5th & 6th March 2009
Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC)

Organized by the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS)

Day 2 (6th March 09)

0900
Keynote

"Identity or Conversational Structure? Two Competing Approaches to Bilingual
Talk and an Attempt at a Synthesis"
Peter Auer

0945
Keynote

"Singlish vs. Anglonese: Bilingualism in Singapore and Hong Kong"
Luke Kang Kwong

1030
Tea Break

1100
Keynote
"The Different Brain Networks Involved in Reading Chinese and English"
Tan Li-Hai

1145
Language, Cognition and Diversity

"L2 in the Bilingual Brain"
Tomasina Oh

"What is the Correlation between Parents and Children's Language
Competence in Bilinguals?"
Helena Gao

"Social Influences on the Expression of the Silent Bared-teeth Display
in Macaques"
Michael Gumert

1315
Lunch

1445
Keynote
"Asian Englishes and High-level Proficiency in Second Language Use"
Kingsley Bolton

1530
Keynote

"Does Foreign Language Learning Enhance Multilingualism and Linguistic
Diversity in the Era of Globalisation?"
Anne Pauwels

1615
Tea Break

1645
Managing Diversity in Pedagogy

"The Place of Cantonese in Hong Kong Education from a Linguist's Point
of View"
Robert Bauer

"Recognizing Diversity and Difference: Challenges for English Language
Education"
Rani Rubdy

1745
Closing Address
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