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Mon Feb 20 2006

Confs: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition/Lija, Malta

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        1.    Felix Hoffmann, International Summer School on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition

Message 1: International Summer School on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition
Date: 17-Feb-2006
From: Felix Hoffmann <Felix.Hoffmannupb.de>
Subject: International Summer School on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition

International Summer School on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition

Date: 19-Sep-2006 - 22-Sep-2006
Location: Lija, Malta
Contact: Felix Hoffmann
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://groups.uni-paderborn.de/processability/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

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.

Course contents:
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 Benjamins

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)


The course fee starts from about 200 Euro (student twin share) and
includes the following:

- the course
- accommodation (University Residence)
- transport in Malta
- half day excursion
- conference dinner

Single rooms, larger rooms and accommodation in Corinthia Palace are
available at higher rates.

For registration or further information about the summer school package
(including accommodation) please consult http://groups.upb.de/processability.

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