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LINGUIST List 17.534

Fri Feb 17 2006

FYI: Summer School on Processability Theory and SLA

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        1.    Felix Hoffmann, International Summer School on Processability Theory and SLA

Message 1: International Summer School on Processability Theory and SLA
Date: 16-Feb-2006
From: Felix Hoffmann <Felix.Hoffmannupb.de>
Subject: International Summer School on Processability Theory and SLA

International Summer School on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition

Location: Lija, Malta
Date: Sept. 19-22, 2006

This summer school will provide an in-depth training in Processability Theory
(PT), one of the leading theories of second language acquisition. The course is
designed for postgraduate students and staff in linguistics/applied linguistics
who want to extend their expertise in SLA.

The course will cover all major aspects of PT, including developmental
schedules, interlanguage variation, L1 transfer, acquisition criteria and
distributional analysis as well as the application of PT to Arabic, Chinese,
English, German, Italian, Japanese and Swedish. PT has two major implications
for practice, (1) linguistic profiling and (2) timed instruction. Both areas
will be covered in this course. The unit on linguistic profiling is based on the
Rapid Profile package, and the computer software and manual will be made
available to course participants together with a virtual training environment.
Successful training with Rapid Profile will be certified.

Major sections of this course are based on the following two books:

Pienemann, M. 1998. Language Processing and Second Language Development:
Processability Theory. John Benjamins
Pienemann, M. 2005 (ed.) Cross-linguistic aspects of Processability Theory. John

These two books are available to course participants at a 50% discount and the
Rapid Profile software package is available at a 90% discount if ordered before
15 June 06.

Course presenters:

The course will be presented by the designers of Processability Theory and other
leading SLA theorists who extended PT and applied it to a wide range of target
languages as well as by Maltese linguists:

Albert Borg (Malta)
Bruno Di Biase (Western Sydney)
Ray Fabri (Malta)
Gisela Hakansson (Lund)
Satomi Kawaguchi (Western Sydney)
Joerg Kessler (Paderborn)
Fethi Mansouri (Deakin, Australia)
Manfred Pienemann (Paderborn, Newcastle)
Ingo Plag (Siegen, Germany)
Yanyin Zhang (Canberra)

Conference Email: processabilitysummerschoolupb.de
Contact Name: Felix Hoffmann

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)
Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
English (eng)
German, Standard (deu)
Italian (ita)
Japanese (jpn)
Swedish (swe)

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