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LINGUIST List 16.2624

Sun Sep 11 2005

Calls: Lang Acquisition/USA;Applied Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Lyris Wiedemann, 2nd Symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and Teaching
        2.    Francis Hult, 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Message 1: 2nd Symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and Teaching
Date: 10-Sep-2005
From: Lyris Wiedemann <lyriswiestanford.edu>
Subject: 2nd Symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and Teaching

Full Title: 2nd Symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and Teaching

Date: 17-Mar-2006 - 19-Mar-2006
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Person: Lyris Wiedemann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Portuguese

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

The II Symposium on Portuguese for Spanish Speakers: Acquisition and
Teaching will comprise 8 round-tables and 2 keynote speeches on several
aspects of the acquisition and teaching of Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA - March 17-19, 2006

Table I - Past, Present and Future of Teaching of Portuguese for Spanish
Table II - Acquisition and Teaching of Phonetics and Phonology of
Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Table III - Acquisition and Teaching of Lexical, Syntactic and
Morphological Components of Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Table IV - Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence in Portuguese by
Spanish Speakers
Table V - Assessment of Linguistic Proficiency in Portuguese for Spanish
Table VI - Linguistic Attitudes in the Context of Portuguese for Spanish
Table VII - The Voice of the Learner in Language Acquisition of Portuguese
by Spanish Speakers.
Table VII - The Voice of the Learner in Language Acquisition of Portuguese
by Spanish Speakers
Table VIII - The Other Side of the Coin: Spanish for Portuguese Speakers

Please submit abstracts of 400 words maximum in English or Portuguese,
according to the round-tables specified above. Presentations are limited to
20 minutes (plus 10 minutes of discussion). We will also consider papers on
different aspects of Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Submissions are
restricted to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research. Send
abstracts in a Word attachment via e-mail to nbarrazastanford.edu AND
lyriswiestanford.edu (please use BOTH addresses). Please write
''ABSTRACT'' on the SUBJECT LINE, when sending by e-mail. By regular mail,
send to: Lyris Wiedemann, Stanford Language Center/Department of Spanish
and Portuguese, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-2014. In both
cases, use the following format:

First, write the author(s) name(s), affiliation, address, telephone, fax
number, email address;
Second, write the panel title of your submission (I-VIII);
Third, write the title of the abstract followed by the abstract text.

Selection Committee:
Marianne Akerberg, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Severino
Albuquerque, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Ana Maria Carvalho,
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Maria Antonia Cowles, University of
Pennsylvania; Danielle Grannier, Universidade de Brasília; John B. Jensen,
Florida International University; Orlando Kelm, University of Texas,
Austin; Dale Koike, University of Texas, Austin; Clea Rameh, Georgetown
University; Matilde Scaramucci, Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Antônio
R.M. Simões, University of Kansas; Carmen Chaves Tesser, Middlebury College
and University of Georgia, Athens.

Keynote speakers:
Elizabeth Bernhardt, Stanford University
Milton M. Azevedo, University of California, Berkeley

Message 2: 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum
Date: 08-Sep-2005
From: Francis Hult <fmhultdolphin.upenn.edu>
Subject: 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Full Title: 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Date: 24-Feb-2006 - 25-Feb-2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Contact Person: David Johnson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum.php

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

The Ethnography in Education Research Forum invites papers that explore grassroots responses to varying levels of educational policy, describe teacher-researcher collaboration in the negotiation of third spaces, make theoretical and methodological connections between the study of societal level phenomena and local processes, bring to light covert responses to overt policy decisions, and critically examine relationships between academic and public interests.

Dear Colleague,

The University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and the Center for Urban Ethnography announce the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, to be held February 24th and February 25th, 2005 on the University of Pennslyvania campus. The Ethnography in Education Research Forum, the largest annual meeting of qualitative researchers in education, is currently accepting proposal submissions for individual papers and symposia that focus directly on issues of significance for the conduct and understanding of the processes of education. The submission DEADLINE is OCTOBER 15, 2005.

We encourage proposals of research in areas such as ethnography of education; research on everyday school practice; practictioner research; multicultural, critical and feminist studies of education; language and literacy in education; urban and international education; indiginous language revitalization; action research in education; and more.

Please find the call for papers below as well as on the forum's website ( http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum.php ). Note that all proposals must be submitted online.

27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

''Educators and Ethnographers Negotiating Ideological and Implementational Spaces''

Throughout the world ideological and implementational gaps continue to develop between globalizing forces and national educational policies on the one hand and pedagogical and social justice demands in classrooms and schools on the other. Educators who negotiate these gaps on a daily basis search for third spaces and creative ways to fill them. They struggle to meet the demands of standardized assessments while trying to create curricula that are both engaging and relevant for students with diverse backgrounds. They seek out pedagogical strategies for helping their students benefit from the social and economic advantages of globalization without sacrificing local ways of being and doing. Educational researchers, in turn, attempt to understand the inter- connections and disparities between different levels of educational practice - from policy-making, to curricular design, to the work of classroom teachers.

These researchers collaborate with teachers and administrators to bridge implementational gaps and to reconcile local ideologies with those reflected in educational policy, including ways of transforming, resisting and challenging those ideologies.

The Ethnography in Education Research Forum invites papers that explore these issues by documenting grassroots responses to varying levels of educational policy, describing teacher-researcher collaboration in the negotiation of third spaces, making theoretical and methodological connections between the study of societal level phenomena and local processes, bringing to light covert responses to overt policy decisions, and critically examining relationships between academic and public interests.

Plenary Speakers

-Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, New York University Steinhardt School of Education

-Carole Edelsky, Arizona State University College of Education

-Antonia Candela, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas del Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, México

-Elsie Rockwell, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas del Centro de
Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, México

-Jan Nespor, Virginia Tech School of Education

The dates for the 2006 Forum are Friday, February 24 - Saturday, February, 25, 2006. Participants should plan to arrive in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, February 23, as both Friday and Saturday will offer a full program of sessions. Registration and all sessions will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, PA.

Proposals are invited in areas such as:
-Multicultural and inter-ethnic issues in education.
-Practitioner research - by teachers, administrators, students, parents, and
other school community members.
-Critical and feminist studies in education.
-Ethnographic evaluation in education.
-Language learning, language policy, and literacy issues in education.
-Uses of ethnography in science and math education.
-Uses of microethnographic methods in research on everyday school practice.
-Ethnographies of urban education.
-Indigenous language revitalization.
-Action research in education settings.
-Ethnography and Educational Policy

1. Traditional Paper - Individual or Group
These presentations should report on analyses, results, and conclusions in final form.

2. Work-in-Progress - Individual or Group
If you anticipate presenting preliminary conclusions, submit your proposal as a Work-in-Progress. Presentations of works-in-progress differ from both data analysis and from traditional papers in that initial findings and tentative conclusions are emphasized. Presenters may consult the audience about their conclusions.

3. Data Analysis Consultation - Individual submissions only
Held on Friday only: 30 minutes for presentation and discussion. Proposals should state questions about data analysis and identify the data to be addressed. Please adhere to the following guidelines for your proposal:

(a) State 2 or 3 questions about data analysis that will be addressed. Questions should be narrowly defined and intimately tied to the data being presented.

(b) Identify the specific data that will actually be used in the presentation. Data to be shared may include field notes (maximum 2 pages), interview transcripts (maximum 1 page), audio and/or video tapes (maximum 1 minute), and archival and site documents.

(c) Presenters should not plan to present preliminary conclusions. Rather, their purpose should be to seek advice on data analysis.

The data analysis presentation is unique to the Forum. Presentation guidelines are as follows:

(1) 5 minutes to describe the nature of the research (1 minute), provide context (1 minute), and present the specific data analysis questions to be addressed (3 minutes).

(2) 5 minutes for the audience to read or watch the data.

(3) 20 minutes for general discussion guided by a research methods consultant. Audience members provide insights and advice regarding emergent patterns and themes in the data as well as alternative methods of analysis.

Presenters must prepare 40 copies of written data sources or select a few minutes of audio and/or video data to share with the audience. Please note audiovisual equipment needs in your proposal.

Individual Presentations (15 minutes)
Proposals may be submitted by individual presenters for any of the presentation formats: Data Analysis, Work-in-Progress, or Traditional Paper.
(See instructions online, in addition to the notes above on presentation formats.)

Group Sessions (75 minutes)
Group session proposals may be submitted for Traditional Paper or Work-in- Progress formats, but not for Data Analysis Consultations, which are always individual submissions.

The proposal should describe the rationale and specific content of the session, including a brief overview of the session topic and a paragraph on research methods used, a summary of findings, and bibliographic citations. The proposal should make clear the relevance of the session topic for the field of education.

No fewer than three, and no more than six presenters, including a discussant, should be included in a group session. These sessions may vary in organization: a set of individual papers, a panel discussion, a plan for interaction among members of the audience in discussion or workshop groups are possible formats. If the session consists of a set of individual papers, the group session proposal must also include an abstract for each individual presentation.

Practitioner Research - Individual Paper or Group Session
In addition to submitting your proposal as an individual paper or group session, and indicating clearly whether it is for the traditional paper, work- in-progress, or data consultation format, you may also choose to designate it as a practitioner research presentation. These presentations focus on research by teachers and other practitioners in educational settings (e.g., school principals, counselors, non-teaching aides, parents, students, and other members of school communities). Practitioner research presentations are particularly featured on Saturday of the Forum, known as Practitioner Research Day.

1. Significance for education: Presentations should address topics concerning educational processes, formal or informal. We do not accept general ethnographic reports on topics not directly related to educational issues.

2. Conceptual framework: The theoretical assumptions and conceptual bases underlying the research should be briefly described.

3. Interpretation as a framing perspective: Interpretive strategies should be utilized to identify the various points of view of the person/people/program whose actions are being described and analyzed.

4. Method: Ethnographic research is multi-layered; the presentation should combine evidence from a variety of data sources, i.e. more than one of the following: participant observation, field notes, audio- or video-tapes, interviews, site documents, demographic and historical information.

5. Description: There should be both depth and specificity in description. Rather than strictly focusing on results, we expect a rich description of the study context, presenting such things as vivid narrative vignettes and quotes from interviews. The descriptive voice should communicate specificity, ''showing'' as opposed to ''telling'' in general terms.

6. Analysis: We are interested in both the originality of the analysis and the adequacy of the evidence. Analytic categories should be arrived at inductively rather than deductively. Analysis should incorporate the specific and the general, considering details of what actual persons do and linking those particulars to general processes of social structure and culture.

All proposals are submitted electronically. Go to


Choose on-line submission. The final deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2005. We will not be able to review incomplete proposals.

October 15, 2005 - All proposals should be submitted electronically by this date.

Early November - Notification of acceptance or rejection by e-mail. All submitters will receive notification. Information regarding the day and time of sessions will be provided later.

Early January 2006 - All individuals and groups who have been accepted will be notified by e-mail that the preliminary schedule and the presenters' contact information are posted on the web. Using the find function on the web browser, individuals and groups can find the day and time of their session. The pre- registration forms will also be posted on the website. Please fill in the form, submit the form electronically, and then print out the confirmation page. Include the confirmation page with your check or money order.

January 21, 2006 - All requests for changes in the schedule must be submitted via e-mail to cuegse.upenn.edu by this date.

February 14, 2006 - Pre-registration confirmation page and payment must be post-marked by this date. Final schedule will be posted on the web. No reimbursement for cancelled registration available after this date.

February 24 and February 25, 2006 - 27th Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Center for Urban Ethnography
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216

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