LINGUIST List 19.2289|
Fri Jul 18 2008
Calls: General Ling/France; Discourse Analysis/Luxembourg
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English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices
Revisiting the 'Urban' and the 'Rural'
Message 1: English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices
From: Alice Henderson <alice.hendersonuniv-savoie.fr>
Subject: English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices
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Full Title: English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices
Short Title: EPIP
Date: 03-Jun-2009 - 05-Jun-2009
Location: Chambéry, France
Contact Person: Alice Henderson
Meeting Email: colloque-epipuniv-savoie.fr
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics;
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008
We are pleased to announce our international conference English Pronunciation:
Issues & Practices. The conference will bring together researchers and teachers
of English, phonetics, phonology and EFL/ESL/EAP interested in the issues
surrounding English pronunciation, both native and non-native. Discussions will
cover a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to) the following:
- norms & reference accents
- variability in native & non-native accents of English
- methodology of accent studies
- pedagogical implications
- implications of phonological change
- sociolinguistic aspects and issues of identity
- analyses of national or regional language policy
We are privileged to have two plenary speakers:
- Professor J.C. Wells, who will speak about the polling carried out for the new
edition of the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary,
- Dr. Helen Fraser from the University of New England, Armidale, Australia who
will speak about Cognitive Phonology and how it can help with teaching
Call for Papers
Papers related to the above issues and other topics related to English
pronunciation are invited. The deadline for abstract submission is December 31,
2008. Please send two copies of an abstract of about 400 words (excluding
references) to colloque-epipuniv-savoie.fr. One copy should bear your name and
affiliation, written under the title; one copy must remain anonymous.
Presentations should last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. After the
process of peer-revision, e-mail notifications will be sent out by March 15, 2009.
The language of the conference is English. A selection of conference papers will
be published by the LLS research group at the University of Savoie.
Advisory board (in alphabetical order)
Una Cunningham, University of Dalarna, Sweden
Heather Hilton, University of Savoie, France
David Levey, University of Cadiz, Spain
Jan Majer, University of Łódź, Poland
John Osborne, University of Savoie, France
Linda Shockey, University of Reading, UK
Rias van den Doel, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łódź, Poland
Organizers: The conference is organized by a team of teachers and students
coordinated by Alice Henderson of the University of Savoie (lecturer in English
in the Department of Foreign Languages & Civilizations and coordinator of
English for Academic Purposes in the Social Sciences faculty).
More details will be available on the conference Web site by the end of
Message 2: Revisiting the 'Urban' and the 'Rural'
From: Roberto Gómez Fernández <roberto.gomezuni.lu>
Subject: Revisiting the 'Urban' and the 'Rural'
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Full Title: Revisiting the 'Urban' and the 'Rural'
Date: 04-Dec-2008 - 05-Dec-2008
Location: Walferdange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Contact Person: Roberto Gómez Fernández
Meeting Email: conferencehumanites-associees.lu
Web Site: http://www.humanites-associees.lu/cgi-bin/olefa?com=0O0O0O3O2O0O0O0O0O00
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Lexicography;
Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2008
To tackle this very complex trans- and interdisciplinary issue, the conference
will focus on the discourses of - and the actual living in - these spaces. What
are, for instance, the instruments that assess not only social relations but
also relations to space and time and that allow us to analyse and differentiate
'being' and 'doing' in environments traditionally considered 'urban' and 'rural'?
Call for Papers
The ''urban'' and the ''rural'' have been of scientific interest to human and
social studies at regular intervals. The global market, knowledge economy and
sustainable development - influential agents and watchwords of our times - are
reshaping public as well as private, urban and rural spaces. The conceptual
opposition between the ''urban'' and the ''rural'' has been considerably blurred
with the emergence of urban sprawl, which, in turn, gave rise to the recent
phenomena of periurbanisation, rurbanisation and the creation of urban
outskirts. However, while scientific discourses proceed to a levelling out of
the city/country dialectic, the opposition appears to persist in the collective
imagination (conveyed by politicians, artists or local associations for instance).
This conference proposes to rethink the intricate urban-rural paradigm,
regarding, on the one hand, diverse modes of appropriation (physical, visual,
temporal) available to the resident, and, on the other hand, public and shared
representations (as found in literature, the arts, political and scientific
The objective of the colloquium is to offer a genuine exchange platform for
current research projects, the main target audience being young researchers and
doctoral students. Two grants of 200 each, offered by the Fonds National de la
Recherche, will thus be awarded by the scientific committee to the most
pertinent proposals. Futhermore, there will be an opportunity to present and
discuss posters of those researchers not giving a paper. The author of the most
relevant poster may be invited - following the advice of the scientific
committee - to contribute an article to the publication of the conference papers.
The conference Representation and Practices of Living Spaces is organized by the
association Humanités Associées, an association of young researchers in social
and human sciences (www.humanites-associées.lu). It will take place from 4-5
December 2008 at the University of Luxembourg. The working language is English.
Conferences may also be held in French, if accompanied by a powerpoint
presentation in English.
Registration fees are 50 for speakers, 20 for professional participants and
10 for student participants.
Abstracts of approx. 300 words, written in French or English, and a short CV
should be sent before 1 October 2008 to the following e-mail address:
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