LINGUIST List 23.4930

Mon Nov 26 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>



Date: 26-Nov-2012
From: Rowena Hon <rowena.honpolyu.edu.hk>
Subject: 3rd Language Arts and Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 3rd Language Arts and Linguistics Conference
Date: 29-Sep-2013 - 30-Sep-2013 Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong Contact Person: Dr. Christina DeCoursey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.engl.polyu.edu.hk/events/lal3-2013/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Jul-2013

Meeting Description:

This conference brings together scholars interested in studying the use of literature, drama and popular culture in the teaching and learning paradigm called Language Arts. Formerly called APELA (Applying Putonghua / English Language Arts), the conference was renamed Language Arts and Linguistics in Fall 2012.

Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Call for Papers:

Abstracts of 300 words are invited, on any of the following themes:

1. Using Literature in Language Teaching and Learning

Papers under this theme can include but are not limited to:

- Using novels, short stories or poems in the second-language class- Teaching longer or difficult works of literature- Using genre fiction to teach language
- Creative writing in the second language class- Using authentic materials in class

2. Using Drama in Language Teaching and Learning

Papers under this theme can include but are not limited to:

- Role-play, scenario and simulation in the second-language classroom- Using debate and model UNs to teach language
- Second-language play production- Performance studies- The role of memorization in language practice and language learning

3. Using Pop Culture in Language Teaching and Learning

Papers under this theme can include but are not limited to:

- Using film and popular music in language teaching
- Using games and new media in language teaching- E-learning platforms, virtual worlds and mobile telephony in language teaching- Using manga, comics and anime in language teaching- Multi-literacies, multimodality in language teaching

4. Creative and Critical Thinking, Ethics and Civics, Cultural Sensitivity in Language Teaching and Learning

Papers under this theme can include but are not limited to:

- Verbal art, in second-language teaching and learning contexts- Creativity in teaching and learning language
- Critical thinking in teaching and learning language
- The relationship between creative and critical thinking in teaching and learning language
- Using choral poetry in teaching and learning language
- Teaching and learning intercultural sensitivity, citizenship and ethics in second-language contexts

Papers may be delivered in English or Chinese. We welcome papers on the use of Language Arts in teaching any language.

Presentation Arrangement:

Oral presentation: 20 minutes for each oral presentation, plus 10 minutes for Q&As
Conference languages: English and Putonghua (Mandarin)

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 12 July 2013
Early bird registration by: 31 July 2013

Abstract Requirements:

1. Abstracts should be written either in English or in Chinese.

2. Abstracts should be sent in MS Word Format and should be a maximum of 300 words including a maximum of 5 references, and 5 keywords (maximum 12 words).

3. Format: 1 inch margin using 12 font, Times New Roman (English), 新細明體 (traditional Chinese), or SimSun (simplified Chinese).

Submission Requirements:

1. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.

2. Please send two soft copies as email attachments to LALConfpolyu.edu.hk



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