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LINGUIST List 19.3212

Wed Oct 22 2008

Calls: General Ling/United Kingdom; Applied Ling,Pragmatics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Alasdair Archibald, The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
        2.    Bert Peeters, Cross-culturally Speaking, Speaking Cross-culturally

Message 1: The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
Date: 22-Oct-2008
From: Alasdair Archibald <aa3soton.ac.uk>
Subject: The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
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Full Title: The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca

Date: 06-Apr-2009 - 08-Apr-2009
Location: Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jennifer Jenkins
Meeting Email: j.jenkinssoton.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.soton.ac.uk/ml/research/elf.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2008

Meeting Description:

The Second International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca
University of Southampton, 6-8 April 2009

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of proposals for individual / joint papers and colloquia,
on any aspect of English as a Lingua Franca: linguistic, sociolinguistic and
psycholinguistic, and/or relating to issues of language policy, language
teaching, and language ideology that concern ELF.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for questions and comments.
Colloquia will be 2 hours in length, involve up to four speakers, and include at
least 30 minutes for discussion.

For each submission, provide a title, an abstract of 150-200 words for papers,
250-300 words for colloquia, and the name, title, and affiliation of each presenter.

Proposals should be sent by email to Alasdair Archibald: aa3soton.ac.uk

All abstracts will be acknowledged as soon as possible and within five working days.
Message 2: Cross-culturally Speaking, Speaking Cross-culturally
Date: 21-Oct-2008
From: Bert Peeters <Bert.Peetershumn.mq.edu.au>
Subject: Cross-culturally Speaking, Speaking Cross-culturally
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Full Title: Cross-culturally Speaking, Speaking Cross-culturally

Date: 06-Jul-2009 - 08-Jul-2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Bert Peeters
Meeting Email: Bert.Peetershumn.mq.edu.au

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

Organised by the Department of International Studies, Macquarie University in
cooperation with the Département des Sciences du Langage, Université Montpellier 3

Last Call for Papers

Submission procedure has been updated!

Issues in cross-cultural communication have exercised the minds of thousands of
scholars world-wide and will no doubt continue to do so in the foreseeable
future. Cross-cultural communication is often relatively unproblematic (as
relatively unproblematic, that is, as communication within cultures), but it is
a well-known fact that problems do develop from time to time and warrant the
attention of linguists and applied linguists alike. Cross-cultural pragmatic
failure, as it has been called, occurs because of insufficient knowledge, either
of the formal rules of the language in which an interaction takes place (rules
that relate to its lexicon, its phonetics, its syntax), or of more elusive
aspects related to implicit cultural norms and values, often not adequately
taught in foreign language classrooms. In the absence of appropriate
cross-cultural savoir-faire, it can have disastrous repercussions for
interpersonal relationships and lead to unhelpful stereotyping.

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
Single-spaced abstracts written in Times New Roman 12 and not exceeding one page
(excluding bibliographical references), with 1 inch margins on all sides, should be
submitted via the Linguist List's Easy Abs website. The URL of the relevant
conference page is


Abstracts will now be accepted until Dec 10. There may be a short interruption
to the submission service around Dec20; if this is the case, please try again

Abstracts will be anonymously assessed by two or three members of the scientific
committee. Acceptances, either conditional or final, will be communicated by the
end of January 2009, and a provisional conference program will be released by
the end of February. Although the main conference language will be English,
abstracts and presentations in French will be considered.

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