LINGUIST List 14.318

Fri Jan 31 2003

Calls: Lang Variety in the South/Applied Ling

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  1. mpicone, Language Variety in the South, AL USA
  2. Shelley Taylor, Applied Linguistics, Canada

Message 1: Language Variety in the South, AL USA

Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 14:52:46 -0600 (CST)
From: mpicone <>
Subject: Language Variety in the South, AL USA


Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies, University of Alabama


LAVIS III, Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary
Perspectives, a symposium, will be held at the University of Alabama,
in Tuscaloosa, April 15-17, 2004.

Plenary Speakers for LAVIS III

- Michael Montgomery (U South Carolina Columbia)
- John Lipski (Penn State)
- Guy Bailey (U Texas at San Antonio)
- Pamela Munro (UCLA)

Sessions for LAVIS III. As currently envisioned LAVIS III will have
fourteen planned sessions, with additional sessions to be added as
appropriate from submitted abstracts.

- Indigenous Languages
- Endangered Languages & Dialects
- Links to the Caribbean
- Earlier Englishes of the South (Southern American English or African
American English or any other variety)
- English in the Contemporary South
- Perception (in relation to any dialect of the South)
- African American English Issues
- Quantitative Methodologies
- Discourse and Southern American English
- Language and the Schools (oriented towards K-12 teachers)
- Latino Language Issues
- Southern English and the Public Interest (dialect awareness programs
for the general public, language and the media, linguistic profiling,
forensic linguistics, etc.)
- Language and the Arts in the South (literature, film, song, etc.)
- New Approaches and Broader Horizons

Pre-Conference Workshops for LAVIS III

- The semiotics of Moundville (to be held on-site at the Moundville
Archeological Park), Vernon James Knight (U Alabama)
- Using the LAGS (Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States) database

For background on LAVIS I and II and the general vision behind LAVIS
III, please visit the preliminary website at

The advisory board for LAVIS III is made up of the following scholars:
Guy Bailey (U Texas at San Antonio), Cynthia Goldin Bernstein (U
Memphis), Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon), Thomas Klingler
(Tulane), William Kretzschmar (U Georgia), Sonja Lanehart (U Georgia),
Michael Montgomery (U South Carolina Columbia), Salikoko Mufwene
(Chicago), Pamela Munro (UCLA), and Walt Wolfram (North Carolina

Grant funding for LAVIS III is being sought from various sources
including NEH and NSF. Depending upon the success of grant proposals,
a limited amount of travel funding may become available.

Papers from established and emerging scholars are welcome. Abstracts will be
judged anonymously.

Abstracts of up to 500 words (plus references), for 20-minute papers,
must be submitted electronically to <> by March 15,
2003. Use MS Word to compose your abstract. In addition to sending
your abstract (with title) as an attachment, please paste a copy of
the abstract into the body of your e-mail message. If you use phonetic
symbols in your abstract, select either Lucinda Sans Unicode (which is
included with most applications of MS Word) or SILDoulosIPA (freeware
available from SIL) as your IPA font. Your name, affiliation, and
current contact information must be included in your e-mail message
but should not appear in the attached abstract. In your e-mail
message, please also include an indication of your equipment
requirements for your proposed presentation.

The University of Alabama Press will be publishing a refereed volume
of papers from the conference. The conference organizers, Michael
D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies, will serve as co-editors and
will provide timely information on style and deadlines in order to
expedite the publishing process.

LAVIS III will take place concurrently with the seventieth meeting of
the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL LXX). At a later
date, there will be a separate call for papers for SECOL LXX.

Michael D. Picone
Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics
University of Alabama

Catherine Evans Davies
University of Alabama
Dept. of English
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics, Canada

Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 10:44:35 -0500
From: Shelley Taylor <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Canada


Date: 6-7 June 2003
Venue: The University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, ON Canada


The deadline to submit proposals is 1 February 2003. Acceptance letters
will be issued electronically by 1 March 2003.

Organizers welcome proposals for papers on topics such as adult/child
language learning, language for special purposes, educational
technology and language learning, foreign/second/immersion language
teaching methodology and teacher education, language and ecology,
language and education in multilingual settings, language and gender,
language and the media, language contact and language change, language
planning, language learner autonomy, literacy, mother tongue
education, second language acquisition, and sign
language. Presentations will be 20 min. long with discussion

Please send the following: (a) a 250-word proposal, (b) a 50-word
summary, and (c) one separate page stating the title of your
presentation, audiovisual/computer requirements and, for each presenter,
full name & affiliation, address, e-mail address & fax number.


Proposals should be submitted electronically to or If circumstances do not permit, please mail
submissions to: 
Dr. Shelley K. Taylor 
The University of Western Ontario 
Faculty of Education 
1137 Western Road 
London, ON Canada N6G 1G7


Dr. Kendall King of Georgetown University will give a plenary address
entitled 'Globalization, Language Contact, and the Changing Face of
Applied Linguistics' on Friday, June 6th, 2003. Dr. Nina Spada of the
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto will
give a keynote address entitled 'Communicative Language Teaching:
Folklore and Facts' on Saturday, June 7th, 2003.


Shelley K. Taylor & Mitsuyo Sakamoto, UWO
Conference organizers may be reached by e-mail (see above), by telephone
at (519) 661-2111, X 88582 or X 87078, by fax at (519) 661-3833 or
661-4093, or by surface mail (see above).

For further information, visit the conference homepage at:
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