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Sat Mar 07 2009

Calls: General Ling/USA; Applied Ling,Lang Acquisition/USA

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

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        1.    Sadaf Munshi, South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
        2.    Jamie Thomas, Second Language Research Forum

Message 1: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
Date: 06-Mar-2009
From: Sadaf Munshi <sadafmunshiunt.edu>
Subject: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
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Full Title: South Asian Languages and Analysis Roundtable, XXVIII
Short Title: SALA XXVIII

Date: 09-Oct-2009 - 11-Oct-2009
Location: Denton/Texas, USA
Contact Person: Sadaf Munshi
Meeting Email: salaunt.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

This year the annual meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis roundtable is
dedicated to the memory of Dr. Professor Prem Singh (1935-2008).

Call for Papers

We encourage individual papers and/or panel proposals on South Asian languages
and linguistics from diverse frameworks and especially welcome those with
interdisciplinary focus, including but not limited to:
- Endangered language documentation
- Multilingualism and language maintenance
- Language ideology and language policy
- Language and literature
- Language pedagogy
- Discourse analysis
- English in South Asia
- Developments in different theoretical models

Location: University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, United States of America

Abstract Deadline:
April 20, 2009 (for general sessions)
April 1, 2009 (for panels)

Plenary Speakers: Peter Hook, University of Michigan; Gregory Anderson, Living
Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages; Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi

Abstract Submission
Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to salaunt.edu. An author may submit
at the most one individual and one joint abstract. In case of co-authored work,
one e-mail address should be designated for communication with SALA.

Abstracts should be should be no more than 500 words in length (not including
data and references, which may be placed on a separate page). Only those
abstracts formatted PDF or Microsoft Word can be accepted. Abstracts should be
as specific as possible, with a clear statement of topic or argument,
methodology, approach and conclusions. Abstracts should be anonymous with the
author name as filename, followed by the appropriate file extension. The title
of the abstract must appear on at the top of the abstract page and the following
information should be included on a separate page in the same file:
(1) Paper title
(2) Session (General/Special Panel)
(3) Name(s) of author(s)
(4) Affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) Address where notification of acceptance should be sent
(6) Phone number for each author
(7) Email address for each author
(8) Subfield (phonology, syntax, discourse analysis, bilingualism etc.)

Deadline for abstract submission is 20 April, 2009 (for general sessions) and 1
April, 2009 (for panels). The authors will be notified of the status of their
abstracts by 20 May, 2009 via email.

For special equipment needs, the conference organizers must be contacted by 1
Sept, 2009.

Panel Proposals
Panel organizers should submit completed proposals on or before 1 April, 2009.
Please ensure that one person has been designated as the organizer and one as
chair of your panel. The 'organizer' and 'chair' can be the same person. The
number of participants (i.e. presentations) in each panel is 3-4. Each proposal
must include a 'panel proposal' and abstracts for papers/presentations by each
panelist. It must include a title for the panel, titles for individual papers,
names and affiliation for each participant (including the panel organizer).

Proposals must be sent via email. Other guidelines for panel proposals and
abstracts are the same as those for individual abstracts mentioned above.

Individual presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Panels can be proposed for a 2-hr period.

Contact Persons:
Sadaf Munshi
Assistant Professor
Linguistics and Technical Communication
University of North Texas
Email: salaunt.edu
Ph: 940-369-8944

Shobhana Chelliah
Associate Professor
Linguistics and Technical Communication
University of North Texas
Email: salaunt.edu
Ph: 940-369-8955
Message 2: Second Language Research Forum
Date: 06-Mar-2009
From: Jamie Thomas <thoma643msu.edu>
Subject: Second Language Research Forum
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Full Title: Second Language Research Forum
Short Title: SLRF

Date: 29-Oct-2009 - 01-Nov-2009
Location: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Contact Person: Jamie Thomas
Meeting Email: slrf2009msu.edu
Web Site: http://sls.msu.edu/slrf09/

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

Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Meeting Description:

Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
'Diverse contributions to SLA: Integrating the parts of a greater whole'.
October 29 - November 1, 2009

SLRF 2009 will be hosted by Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing, MI.

Call for Papers

This annual conference aims to create a forum for the presentation and
discussion of research in second language acquisition from a variety of
subfields including, but not limited to: theoretical linguistics,
sociolinguistics, anthropology, cognitive science, psychology, and educational

SLRF 2009 asks how these varied methodologies and approaches compose a single
'field of SLA'.

We solicit papers, posters, and colloquia that address this question and that
add to our understanding of SLA.

Plenary Speakers:
Dr. Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland
Dr. Susan Gass, Michigan State University
Dr. Jim Lantolf, Penn State University
Dr. Bonnie Schwartz, University of Hawaii

SLRF 2009 offers two workshops and three colloquia (one invited and two
refereed). The invited colloquium will be organized by Dr. Shawn Loewen, MSU. We
invite submissions for the other two colloquia.

Invited Colloquium: Current Issues in Focus on Form
Although considerable research has been conducted on focus on form (FonF), there
still remain numerous unanswered questions. This colloquium will consider FonF
from the perspectives of current SLA theory, research methodology and pedagogy.
Areas to be addressed include the role of social context, the measurement of
constructs (e.g. noticing), the intensity and frequency of focus, and the target
of focus, inter alia. The goal of the colloquium will be to advance the research
agenda for FonF.

Conference Workshops:
'Conducting Research with Learner Corpora' with Dr. Thomas Cobb,
University of Quebec at Montreal.

'Grant Acquisition Workshop' with Linda White, In-House Grant Writer for the MSU
Second Language Studies Program and Center for Language Education and Research

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2009

Submission Guidelines:
Proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia are welcome on all areas that
contribute to second language research, including:
- Formal approaches to SLA
- Socio-cultural approaches / CA / pragmatics
- L2 psycholinguistics
- Classroom research and pedagogy
- L2 assessment and research methodology
- L2 phonetics and phonology

A first for SLRF, comprehensive syntheses, preferably in the form of
meta-analysis, are also invited in these areas.

Paper Presentations:
Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes
for discussion.

Poster Presentations:
Posters will be on display each day between 9:15am - 4:30pm. Poster presenters
will be available to present and discuss their work during the two hour lunch
break on both Friday and Saturday.

Colloquia are thematic collections of presentations organized by one or more
individuals; they may be proposed for blocks of 2 hours. Two colloquia will be
selected for the conference program.

Instructions for submission:
All proposals will be submitted through the SLRF 2009 online submission system.
To submit an abstract, please go to: http://sls.msu.edu/slrf09

Pre-registration available online until September 15th.
Student rate: $50. Regular rate: $70.

Student Registration Waiver:
The four students whose conference proposals receive the highest ratings will
have their conference fees waived. Submission deadline is May 1, 2009.

Nearby airports in Lansing, MI; and Detroit, MI. Rooms available at conference
venue- Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. For more details, please see

Student Registration Waiver:
The four students whose conference proposals receive the highest ratings will
have their conference fees waived. Submission deadline is May 1, 2009.

Please direct any questions to the SLRF 2009 organizing committee at
slrf2009msu.edu, or view the conference website: http://sls.msu.edu/slrf09

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