LINGUIST List 26.5682

Wed Dec 30 2015

Calls: Writing Systems, Lang Acq, Psycholing/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 20-Dec-2015
From: Terry Joyce <terrytama.ac.jp>
Subject: 10th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy
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Full Title: 10th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy
Short Title: AWLL10

Date: 12-May-2016 - 13-May-2016
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Anneke Neijt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://faculty.tama.ac.jp/joyce/awll/workshops.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

Understanding writing systems: From core issues to implications for written language acquisition
Tenth International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 12th-13th, 2016
Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen

This workshop is the tenth in a series of international meetings devoted to the issue of writing systems.

The focus of this landmark tenth workshop continues to identify and explore the core issues for understanding writing systems, with special emphasis on how writing and reading are learned or literacy is acquired.

Invited Speakers:

Geoffrey Sampson [University of South Africa], Ineke van de Craats [DigLin, Radboud University Nijmegen] and Anna Bosman [Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen]

Program Committee:

Lynne Cahill [School of English, University of Sussex], Terry Joyce [Tama University, Tokyo], Martin Neef [Universit├Ąt Braunschweig], Anneke Neijt [Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen] and Beatrice Primus [University of Cologne]

Local organizers: Anneke Neijt and Mijntje Peters

Participation:

Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration details will be made available nearer the date of the workshop. The workshop program and the abstracts of the accepted papers, along with travel and accommodation information will be circulated electronically well before the workshop.

2nd Call for Papers:

Participation:

Especially welcome are contributions on the following questions:

- What are the core issues for understanding writing systems? Which aspects of writing should be considered as more peripheral?
- What does the development of writing systems tell us about these core issues? For instance, how do new technologies, like computer-mediated communication, influence writing systems and how do they impact on literacy acquisition?
- How can cross-linguistic studies help to distinguish between the universal and language-specific aspects of writing systems?
- When and how is the written form of a language acquired? Are key factors such as phonological awareness, orthographic depth, and morphological awareness relevant for both young and adult learners and for both L1 and L2 literacy acquisition?
- To what extent is the distinction between rule-based and stored information relevant for understanding writing systems, their acquisition and differences between writing systems?
The workshop will include a plenary discussion session on research issues and other topics concerning the written form of languages. We welcome suggestions for topics to be discussed.

Important Dates:

First call for proposals: September 2015
Second call for proposals: December 2015
Submission deadline: January 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2016.

Submission Guidelines:

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, docx).

Contact: a.neijtlet.ru.nl
AWLL website: http://faculty.tama.ac.jp/joyce/awll/index.html

Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration details will be made available nearer the date of the workshop. The workshop program and the abstracts of the accepted papers, along with travel and accommodation information will be circulated electronically well before the workshop.



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