LINGUIST List 21.4187

Thu Oct 21 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics/United Kingdom

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        1.     June Thompson , EUROCALL

Message 1: EUROCALL
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: June Thompson <>
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Full Title: EUROCALL Short Title: EUROCALL 2011

Date: 31-Aug-2011 - 03-Sep-2011 Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom Contact Person: Oranna Speicher Meeting Email: Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2011

Meeting Description:

The University of Nottingham is delighted to welcome Eurocall back to the UK in 2011. The conference will take place on the Jubilee Campus in the city of Nottingham and will be hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.

The theme of the Nottingham conference is 'The Call Triangle: Student, Teacher and Institution' and will seek to explore student expectations of the role of technology in their learning, how the teaching profession embraces new developments and the part played by the learning institution in providing a rich learning environment for both students and staff.

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is an established but rapidly evolving academic field that explores the role of information and communication technologies in language learning and teaching. It includes highly interactive and communicative support for listening, speaking, reading and writing, involving extensive use of the Internet, and a wide range of activities and initiatives in materials development, pedagogical practice, and research.

Research in CALL has been carried out for more than thirty years, and has now reached a significant level of volume and maturity. It is a truly international discipline and has led to notable improvements in the teaching and learning of languages in secondary and higher education institutions worldwide. It is important, however, to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature of CALL. CALL research can be said to belong to the field of Applied Language Studies and, in particular, to Second Language Acquisition (SLA), itself a rapidly evolving discipline. CALL and SLA are related to linguistics and its subdivisions: sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, semantics, phonetics, and corpus linguistics.

Call For Papers

EUROCALL is a professional organization which aims to promote innovative research, development and practice in the area of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) in education and training. EUROCALL conferences bring together educators, researchers, PhD students, administrators, designers of software and language learning systems, government representatives, equipment and software suppliers and other professionals involved in CALL and TELL.

Conference Theme: The Call Triangle: Student, Teacher and Institution

Sub themes include:

Recent developments in mobile learning Language learning in virtual environments Synchronous communication in language learning European Language Portfolio, self assessment and ICT Challenges of e-learning: the role of the institution E-learning: student expectations and experience Successes of e-learning through the eyes of the student The use of new technologies for language teaching in schools Promoting the use of new technologies amongst language teaching professionals Developments in the pedagogy of online learning Corpora and language learning Courseware design Cross-sector collaboration through e-learning Supporting less widely taught languages through CALL Improving intercultural competence through language learning Managing multimedia environments Distance and collaborative learning Self access and learner autonomy

Presentation categories:

1. Individual papers 2. Symposia 3. Educational showcase 4. Posters

Proposals are invited for presentations in the above categories, and should be submitted online via the web-based submission process by 14 February 2011.

For full details and submission information please see conference website:

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