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LINGUIST List 21.5174

Mon Dec 20 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Phonetics, Phonology, Lang Acquisition/Poland

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Ewa Waniek-Klimczak , Speaking in a Foreign language: Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Message 1: Speaking in a Foreign language: Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Date: 15-Dec-2010
From: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak <ewaklimuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Speaking in a Foreign language: Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment
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Full Title: Speaking in a Foreign language: Effective Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Short Title: Speaking 2011

Date: 16-May-2011 - 18-May-2011
Location: Konin, Poland
Contact Person: Mirosław Pawlak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2011

Meeting Description:

The conference will be devoted to various aspects of developing speaking
skills in teaching a foreign language and it will be a follow-up to a
similar event that took place two years ago. It will be organized by the
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam
Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland and the Institute of Modern
Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland.
The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with most of
the plenary talks being given in the former.

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and
deliver plenary talks:

-Prof. Rebecca Hughes (University of Nottingham);
-Prof. Jan Majer (University of Łódź);
-Prof. Anna Niżegorodcew (Jagiellonioan University, Cracow);
-Prof. Urszula Paprocka-Piotrowska (John Paul II Catholic University of
-Prof. Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel (Opole University);
-Prof. Dave Willis (University of Birmingham).

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference which
could, among other things, focus on the following areas:

-Psycholinguistic aspects of speech production;
-The role of grammar and lexis in developing speaking skills;
-The place of phonetics and phonology in developing speaking skills;
-Pronunciation instruction in a second or foreign language;
-The pragmatic dimension of developing speaking skills;
-Interaction in the foreign language classroom;
-Techniques, methods and resources used in developing speaking skills;
-Communication tasks and the development of speaking skills;
-Using computer technology in learning and teaching speaking in a foreign
-The role of communication strategies in speaking in a foreign language;
-Learning strategies and the development of speaking skills;
-Assessing speaking skills in a foreign language;
-Methodology of research on learning and teaching speaking in a foreign

Abstracts of proposed papers in the range of 200-300 words should be
submitted by e-mail to konferencjamowienie2011gmail.com by March 20th,
2011. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail
address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 10th, 2011.

Publication of Papers:

After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed
volume and efforts are currently under way to ensure that this will be done
with a leading international publishing house. Further information
concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be
sent after the conference.

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