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LINGUIST List 20.640

Mon Mar 02 2009

Calls: General Ling/Bosnia and Herzegovina; Applied Ling/Iran

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

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        1.    Franc Marusic, Sarajevo Linguistic Gathering 4 & SinFonIJA II
        2.    Shahab Moradkhani, The International Conference on Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Sarajevo Linguistic Gathering 4 & SinFonIJA II
Date: 01-Mar-2009
From: Franc Marusic <franc.marusicp-ng.si>
Subject: Sarajevo Linguistic Gathering 4 & SinFonIJA II
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Full Title: Sarajevo Linguistic Gathering 4 & SinFonIJA II
Short Title: SLG 4 & Sf II

Date: 24-Sep-2009 - 26-Sep-2009
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact Person: Nadira Aljović
Meeting Email: cml.ifbgmail.com
Web Site: http://www.ung.si/~jezik/SLG4_SINFONIJA2/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 20-May-2009

Meeting Description:

Sarajevo Linguistic Gathering is a conference open for general linguistics, with
focus on (south) Slavic languages. SinFonija is a traveling conference and is
also wide, spanning all areas of (formal) linguisitcs. Its primary goal is to
connect people on the area of ex Yugoslavia and ex Austria-Hungary, but it is
open to participants from everywhere.

Call for Papers

The International Bosnia Forum, its Center for Modern Linguistics (and The
University of Nova Gorica are pleased to invite you to submit papers for the
fourth linguistic meeting "SLG 4" (Sarajevo Linguistic Gatherings), which will
take place on September 24, 25, and 26, 2009, in Sarajevo. Our Gathering will
incorporate a conference called Sinfonija 2 (Syntax+Phonology+Language
analysis), first held last October at the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia.

The theme of SLG meetings is general and (south) Slavic linguistics. In
particular, we invite speakers whose work on the phonology, morphology, syntax
and semantics of (South) Slavic languages may be related to phenomena in general
linguistics, or vice versa. The theme of the Sinfonija conference is also wide
and spans all areas of (formal) linguisitcs. The primary goal of Sinfonija is to
connect people on the area of ex Yugoslavia and ex Austria-Hungary, but it is
open to participants from everywhere.

The main objectives of the Sarajevo Linguistic Gatherings are:
- Advancement of generative linguistics in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Development of a cooperative academic/research network between Bosnian and
other linguists, especially in areas of common interests.
- Providing a forum for descriptive, contrastive and theory-based research into
(south) Slavic languages, especially Bosnian/Croatian/Montenegrin/Serbian.

The conference will be held in 5 sessions organized around key-lectures by
following invited speakers:
Wayles Browne (Cornell University)
Zeljko Boskovic (University of Connecticut)
Anne Zribi-Hertz (Universite de Paris 8)
Liina Pylkkanen (New York University )
Tobias Scheer (Universite de Nice)
- one invited speaker is still pending

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion).
Abstracts must be anonymous and written in English. They should be one page long
with one-inch margins and typed in Times New Roman (Title: 14 point, Body: at
least 11 point). An optional second page is allowed only for diagrams, figures,
data and references. Any non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF
document. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per

Abstract submission deadline: May 20, 2009

Instructions for abstract submission:
Authors should send their anonymous abstracts as pdf files to cml.ifbgmail.com
with the subject "SLG4-Sinfonija2". Please include the following information in
your message:
Title of the paper
Name of author(s)
Phone number(s)
Email address(es)

Notifications of acceptance: late June 2009
Conference dates: 24-26 September 2009

Organizing Committee:
Nadira Aljović (University of Zenica), Franc Marusic (University of Nova
Gorica), Sabina Gadzo (Sarajevo School of Science and Technology), Nedzad Leko
(University of Sarajevo),
We encourage everyone to participate and ask you to share this announcement with
as many colleagues and students as possible.
Message 2: The International Conference on Applied Linguistics
Date: 01-Mar-2009
From: Shahab Moradkhani <sh.moradkhani2000gmail.com>
Subject: The International Conference on Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: The International Conference on Applied Linguistics

Date: 26-Sep-2009 - 27-Sep-2009
Location: Tehran, Iran
Contact Person: Ramin Akbari
Meeting Email: conferenceiranappliedlinguistics.com
Web Site: http://www.appliedlinguistics.ir

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Jun-2009

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Applied Linguistics: Developments, Challenges,
and Promises will be held in Tehran's Milad Tower Conference Hall on September
26-27, 2009. The conference aims at exploring some vital issues in applied
linguistics that have shaped, and are still shaping the identity of the
profession. Applied linguists from across the globe are invited to contribute to
a lively debate that would include ideas from some of the prominent figures of
the field.

Call for Papers

We are encouraging papers that deal with either the theory or practice of
applied linguistics; priority will be given to those submissions that address
the current controversies the profession is dealing with.

Different themes will be explored in the course of the two day conference:
applied linguistics and its definitions; globalization and its impact on ELT;
applied linguistics and English as the world's lingua franca; post method era
and teacher qualifications; and research debates in applied linguistics.

There are two types of submissions for the conference: papers and posters.
Papers will be each 20 minutes presentations, plus ten minutes for Q & A.
Posters will be displayed in the area outside the presentation hall.

The deadline for abstract submission is June 14, 2009. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by July 10. Early registration deadline is August 5.

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