LINGUIST List 23.658

Wed Feb 08 2012

Calls: Writing Systems, Applied Ling, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 07-Feb-2012
From: Kristian Berg <>
Subject: 8th AWLL International Workshop on Writing
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Full Title: 8th AWLL International Workshop on Writing Short Title: AWLL 8
Date: 04-Oct-2012 - 05-Oct-2012 Location: Oldenburg, Germany Contact Person: Nanna Fuhrhop
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 15-May-2012

Meeting Description:

The writing systems workshops offer a forum for discussion between researchers from a range of different countries and linguistic backgrounds, working in a variety of fields of writing research such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and language education.

Invited Speakers:

Jonathan Grainger (University d'Aix-Marseille)Peter Eisenberg (University of Potsdam)

Call for Papers:

The focus of this 8th workshop is the architecture of writing systems. Especially welcome are contributions on the following questions:

- Which units and principles are needed to adequately model the writing system of a given language?- How do the levels of linguistic description interact, and how can this interaction be accounted for?- How can diachronic change of a writing system best be described?- What is the best way to describe cross-linguistic differences between writing systems?- Where do models in structural-theoretical approaches and psycholinguistic approaches match, and where do they differ?- How can teaching of reading and writing profit from these models?

Authors should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words (Font: Times New Roman 12, line spacing: 1.5). Speakers will have 30 minutes for their presentation, and 15 minutes for discussion and questions. Please submit abstracts electronically (rtf, pdf, doc).


Nanna Fuhrhop,

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