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LINGUIST List 21.1241

Fri Mar 12 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition/United Kingdom

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

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        1.    Tricia Coverdale-Jones, Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the Needs of the Asian Learner in Higher Education

Message 1: Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the Needs of the Asian Learner in Higher Education
Date: 11-Mar-2010
From: Tricia Coverdale-Jones <tricia.coverdale-jonesport.ac.uk>
Subject: Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the Needs of the Asian Learner in Higher Education
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Full Title: Transnational Dialogues in HE: Responding to the Needs of the Asian Learner in Higher Education
Short Title: TDHE

Date: 17-Sep-2010 - 17-Sep-2010
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Tricia Coverdale-Jones
Meeting Email: tricia.coverdale-jonesport.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.port.ac.uk/asianlearners

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 26-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

Following a series of successful conferences (Portsmouth University 2004, 2006
and 2008; Shandong University 2007 and 2009) we are pleased to announce the
sixth conference in the series.

With an increasing number of links and agreements between UK HEIs and
universities in a number of Asian countries, the focus of our conference has
widened from China to include learners from other Asian countries, such as
India, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore. In the new and ever-changing educational
environment that faces us today we need clear understanding and rigorous
research. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum where these strands
can come together, where researchers, HE teachers and managers can learn from
each other. Previous conferences in the series have been praised for promoting
cooperation and a fruitful exchange of ideas, in a friendly and supportive

More details of the conference, including links to the previous conference, will
appear on the conference webpage:

Call for Papers

The conference will have four strands:
Language Issues for Asian Learners
Cultural issues for Asian Learners
Teaching Asian Learners - practical approaches
Institutional Issues

The Language Issues for Asian Learners strand The Language Issues strand will
consider issues relating to the roles that the English language plays in the
Asian student's learning experience.

The Culture of Asian Learners strand will include consideration of similarities
and differences between various groups of learners. A focus on recent changes in
learning cultures will be particularly welcome.

The Practical Approaches strand will include a discussion of a range of teaching
methods and case studies which have wider implications for Higher Education.
Approaches to online learning would be welcome here.

The Institutional Issues strand will look at Asian learners from the perspective
of Higher Education Institutions, government policies and transnational student

Examples of good practice in all these areas and presentations showing different
viewpoints or papers from a variety of disciplines will be welcomed.

Keynote Speakers/ Plenary Speakers:
Janette Ryan (Oxford Brookes University and HEA Teaching International Students
Martin Cortazzi (University of Warwick) and Lixian Jin (De Montfort University)
Prof Jianwu Peng (Shandong University, Qingdao campus)
Dr Ganakumaran Subramaniam, (University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus) The
changing landscape of Malaysian education from the schools to universities.

Submission of Abstracts
We invite abstracts of up to 300 words for individual or joint papers from those
researching in the field or with pedagogically-based experience which may
contribute to our understanding of the needs of the East Asian learner.
Contributions may be in the form of :

Parallel sessions for papers of 40 minutes (30 minutes with 10 minutes for
Workshops (these could be double sessions of 80 minutes)
Poster presentations

The 2004 conference led to a special issue of the journal Language, Culture and
Curriculum (19 (1) 2006), while the 2006 conference led to a publication with
Palgrave Macmillan, Internationalising the University: the Chinese Context. As
with the 2008 conference, pre-conference ideas and abstracts will be published
by the University of Portsmouth. It is hoped that selected papers in these
proceedings will be published.

Deadline for Abstracts; 26th April 2010

Abstracts should be sent to:

Or submitted online at

Or by mail to
Richard Hitchcock
School of Languages and Area Studies,
University of Portsmouth
Park Building
King Henry I Street
Portsmouth PO5 2DZ UK

More details of the conference, including links to the previous conference, will
appear on the conference webpage:
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