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LINGUIST List 22.3498

Wed Sep 07 2011

Calls: Socioling, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Lang Acq/Canada

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.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.     Sara Kennedy , Conference of the Association for Language Awareness

Message 1: Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Date: 06-Sep-2011
From: Sara Kennedy <sara.kennedyeducation.concordia.ca>
Subject: Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
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Full Title: Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA 2012

Date: 08-Jul-2012 - 11-Jul-2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Person: Jordan Foster
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

You are invited to the 11th international Conference of the Association for Language Awareness the Department of Education at Concordia University in Montreal, the North American capital of food, fashion, and festivals. The Association for Language Awareness is an international association which supports the study of how people think about and use language and how knowledge about language impacts cultural understanding.

Theme - Language Awareness for our Multicultural World

Keynote Speakers:

Patsy Lightbown, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University
Patricia Lamarre, Université de Montréal
Roy Lyster, McGill University
Carmen Muñoz, Universitat de Barcelona

Conference website: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/
Conference email: ALA2012education.concordia.ca

Call for Papers:

Proposals are welcome in any of the following topic strands:

- Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
- Language Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
- Language Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
- Language Awareness and Literacy
- Intercultural Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
- Intercultural Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
- Intercultural Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
- Critical Language Awareness

We welcome proposals in English or French for:

- Paper presentations (30 minutes)
- Colloquia (90 minutes)
- Workshops (60 minutes)
- Posters


Papers are presented by one or more authors within a twenty-minute period, with an additional ten minutes for discussion.


Colloquia are presented in 90-minute blocks. Colloquium organizers should allocate time for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussants (if included), and extensive audience response.


Workshops are presented in 60-minute blocks. Workshop leaders share a practice which relates to the conference theme. They should ensure extensive audience participation.


Posters are for one-on-one discussion of research. Posters are especially effective if data and results can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters.

Submission Guidelines:

Proposals can be submitted via the conference website (http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/index.html) or directly via the EasyAbs submission system (http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/ALA2012)

Format of Proposals:

All proposals must adhere to the word limit and must contain no references to the presenter(s).

- Title (12 words maximum)
- Abstract (250 - 300 words) outlining:

1. The main aim and the question being addressed.
2. The reason for/usefulness of this aim/question, and its relation to the conference theme.
3. How the paper/colloquium/workshop/poster seeks to achieve the aim/address the question (e.g. what kind of research approach, what kind of data and from where, what kind of analysis, what kind of theoretical approach).
4. Main finding/s or conclusion/s, and its/their significance.
5. Only for workshops: The rationale for the practice(s), and the relationship to the conference theme. How the practice(s) will be shared with workshop participants.
6. Language of the abstract (i.e. English or French) indicates the language used for the presentation

- Note that only .doc (Microsoft Word) file format is accepted for uploading

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: January 9, 2012
Notification of reviewers' decision: February 20, 2012
Presenters' registration deadline: March 26, 2012
Conference: July 8-11, 2012

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