LINGUIST List 25.2917

Mon Jul 14 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 12-Jul-2014
From: Ying Yang <>
Subject: 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics
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Full Title: 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics
Short Title: NACCL-27

Date: 03-Apr-2015 - 05-Apr-2015
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact Person: Hongyin Tao
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 16-Nov-2014

Meeting Description:

The 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27) will be held at the University of California, Los Angeles, April 3-5, 2015.

The theme of the conference will be Integrating Chinese Linguistic Research with Language Teaching. Linguistic research and language teaching have generally been viewed as two separate types of academic endeavors, each with its own priorities and practices. While linguists have been preoccupied with uncovering patterns of language and building theories of language structure, rarely are they concerned with issues in language pedagogy. Language teaching practitioners, on the other hand, often encounter teaching and learning issues that are not readily addressed by theoretical linguistic research and find themselves in need of enriching their knowledge about the language for a better-informed pedagogy. We believe that it is time now that the integration of the two strands of academic endeavors be prioritized, for a number of reasons: a) truly insightful linguistic findings should find their value in applications such as language teaching, b) it takes tremendous effort and time to translate research into practical language teaching, c) language teaching can raise fundamental questions for linguistic research, and finally, d) the proliferation of Chinese language learning and teaching at the global level demands increased linguistic effort and synergy for a deeper understanding of the language and better pedagogies for language teaching.

A pre-conference workshop for language teachers is being planned. Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Call for Papers:

Thus, the conference organizers seek two types of papers for presentation at NACCL-27:

1) Linguistic research cast with pedagogical implications
2) Teaching and learning studies raising important issues for linguistic research

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations (including questions).

Abstracts no longer than a single page should be submitted to the conference email address: (i.e. NACCL27.UCLAGMAIL.COM). Only electronic submissions are accepted. The abstract should be in either plain text format or in MS Word format.

In the abstract, please give 2-3 keywords to identify some general research areas, e.g. phonetics/phonology, grammar, lexicon, semantics, discourse, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, technology, character learning, teaching models, assessment, teaching materials, heritage language, teacher-student interaction, and so forth.

The abstract should have a cover page with the title of the paper, 2-3 keywords (see above), author's name, affiliation, contact information (including email). The abstract page should be an anonymous without any identifiable author information.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: November 16, 2014
Notice of acceptance: December 20, 2014

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