LINGUIST List 25.4272

Mon Oct 27 2014

Calls: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 25-Oct-2014
From: JoAnne Kleifgen <>
Subject: 60th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
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Full Title: 60th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
Short Title: ILA

Date: 24-Apr-2015 - 26-Apr-2015
Location: New York, NY, USA
Contact Person: JoAnne Kleifgen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 24-Jan-2015

Meeting Description:

Theme: Linguistics and Education - Honoring Franklin E. Horowitz

On the occasion of the 60th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, we pay special tribute to Franklin Horowitz, who has been an active and dedicated member of the ILA from its earliest years, joined the Executive Board in 1989, and served as its president from 1999 to 2002. A professor of linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University for over 35 years, Frank’s enthusiasm for language inspired legions of graduate students, who continue the work of teaching linguistics to their own students around the world. His influence has been enormous, both as a leader of the ILA and as a teacher. Thus, this year’s theme reflects the mark he has left on those who have worked with and learned from him: We invite papers related to the various subfields of linguistics as they are applied to education.

The influence of linguistics on education is wide-ranging. It encompasses applications to language teaching, including the teaching of second and foreign languages; the education of emergent bilinguals and speakers of various dialects; educating for language awareness, linguistic diversity, and equity; research on language and the Internet; language planning and policy studies; the critique of political and media discourse; and the revitalization of indigenous and endangered languages.

Conference Registration Information:

Pre-Registration fees (received by March 20):

- ILA Members: $200 (conference fee for paid-up 2015 ILA members)
- Non-Members: $260 (includes conference fee & $60 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
- Students/Retirees: $130 (includes conference fee & $30 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)

Registration fees after March 20 and on-site:

- ILA Members: $250 (conference fee for paid-up 2015 ILA members)
- Non-Members: $310 (conference fee + $60 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)
- Students/Retirees: $160 (conference fee + $30 membership with 1 yr WORD subscription)

One Day Registration (on-site):

- Members and Non-Members: $100
- Students and Retirees: $75
- K-12 Teachers: $60

Call for Papers:

The ILA invites submissions that explore these and other connections between linguistics and education.

Topics that might be addressed under this theme:

- Methods for teaching linguistic structures
- Second and foreign language instruction
- Dialects, diversity, and language awareness
- Bi/multilingualism and education
- Indigenous education and language revitalization
- Classroom discourse
- Linguistics in teacher education
- Literacy and writing systems
- Digital literacies
- Language planning and policy
- Language, power, and ideology

In keeping with the ILA tradition, we also welcome proposals that treat other areas of linguistics.
Guidelines for Proposals:

The ILA program committee welcomes the submission of individual papers and posters. A paper or poster abstract of up to 400 words is required. Proposals will be blind reviewed for quality and originality. Submissions should mainly contain new material and must not have been published previously in order to be considered. This year’s conference will include invited panels only; however, anyone with an idea for a panel related to this year’s theme is encouraged to contact one of the conference Co-Chairs before submitting.

All proposals should be emailed in a MSWord (.doc, .docx) file and using “ILA2015” in the subject line, to Annika Wendt, Conference Coordinator at by Jan 24, 2015. Proposal acceptances will be sent by February 15, 2015. The author(s) whose papers or posters have been accepted for the ILA Annual Meeting must register before the March 20 registration deadline in order to be included in the Conference Program.

Important Dates:

Proposal deadline: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Notification of acceptance: Sunday, February 15, 2015
Registration requirement: Presenters’ registration fees must be received by March 20, 2015.

Send proposals to: Annika Wendt, Coordinator at

Send inquiries to one of the Co-Chairs: Jo Anne Kleifgen, or Shoba Bandi-Rao,

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