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  2. Peter White, LERN95

Message 1: GOING ROMANCE 1994

Date: Wed, 02 Nov 1994 19:06:56 GOING ROMANCE 1994
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Subject: GOING ROMANCE 1994

The Eighth "Going Romance" Conference on Romance Languages and
Linguistics,organized by the Research Institute for Language and Speech,
the Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics and the Department of
Romance Languages of Utrecht University will be held in

 Utrecht December 8, 9 & 10


 December 8, morning session:
 9.00 - 9.45 Registration
 9.45 - 10.00 Opening
10.00 - 11.00 Jean-Yves Pollock (Amiens, invited speaker): (Identifying)
 Null determiners in French=20
11.30 - 12.10 Johan Rooryck (Leiden): Focus Features in ECM constructions
 with believe type verbs
12.10 - 12.50 Pilar Barbosa (MIT): Towards a New Look at the Null Subject

 December 8, afternoon session:
14.45 - 15.25 Xavier Villalba (Universitat de Barcelona): Bare Clitics
15.25 - 16.05 Vidal Valmala Elguea (Basque Country University): The Word
 Order in Spanish and Feature Checking
16.35 - 17.15 Alessandra Giorgi (Bergamo) & Fabio Pianesi (IRST, Trento):
 Feature Scattering and the Clausal Architecture

 December 9, morning session:
 9.30 - 10.30 Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (USC, invited speaker): Word Order,
 Prosody, and Focus
11.00 - 11.40 Linda Escobar (Utrecht): Left-Dislocation and the covert-
 resumptive-pronoun strategy
11.40 - 12.20 Laurent Dekydtspotter (Cornell): Clitic left Dislocation: A
 semantically driven DP operator analysis=20

 December 9, afternoon session:
14.15 - 14.55 Marie-Th=82r=8Ase Vinet (Sherbrooke): Adverbial and Adjectival
 Quantifiers in Quebec French: a Minimalist Account
14.55 - 15.35 Denis Bouchard and Colette Dubuisson (UQAM): A
 Representational Analysis of WH-Questions in French
16.00 - 16.40 Iggy Roca (Essex): Output Constraints on Spanish Syllabic and
 Metrical Structure
16.40 - 17.40 Fran=87ois Dell (CNRS, invited speaker): Consonant Clusters and
 Phonological Syllables in French

 December 10, morning session:
 9.30 - 10.30 Joan Mascar=A2 (Universitat Aut=A2noma de Barcelona, invited
 speaker): External Allomorphy in Romance
11.00 - 11.40 Karijn Helsloot (Amsterdam): An optimality approach to
 external sandhi phenomena in Italian
11.40 - 12.20 Elisabeth Villalta (EHESS, Paris): Plural Indefinites in
 Spanish & Distributivity

 December 10, afternoon session:
14.15 - 14.55 David Adger (York): Interpretation and the Optionality of
14.55 - 15.35 Javier Guti=82rrez & Luis Silva (UCLA): Prosodic and
 Morphological Focus in Spanish Bare Plurals
16.00 - 17.00 Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins, invited speaker): Anti-

Maria Teresa Guasti (Gen=8Ave): The Controversial Status of Romance
Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Aut=A2noma de Madrid): Romance Clitics and
 the Properties of AGR
Jose Bonneau, Joyce Garavito & Alan Libert (McGill): Feature Checking and
 Spanish SE

Location: Utrecht
December 8: Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, room 0.16
December 9 & 10: Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 0.06

Registration: At the conference site, fee: HFL 30 (including coffee
 and tea).=20

Preregistration: Although no formal preregistration is possible
 (except for Dutch participants), we would like you to
 inform us of your intention to attend (for
 organizational purposes). Please send your name and
 mail or e-mail address to the address below; upon
 receipt of a message we will send additional
 information (hotels and the like) either by e-mail or
 by regular mail. For Dutch participants full
 preregistration is possible (ask at the address

Organizing Committee: D. Delfitto (Romance / OTS), F. Drijkoningen (OTS),
A. Hulk (French / HIL), S. Menuzzi (HIL), M. Nespor (Italian / HIL), M.
Pinto (OTS).

Address: c/o Manuela Pinto, OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, The
Phone: ++31-30-536006, fax: ++31-30-536000.
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Message 2: LERN95

Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 09:23:52 +LERN95
From: Peter White <>
Subject: LERN95


The Fourth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference
 on Learning (LERN 95)

Sheraton Breakweater Casino Hotel
Townsville, Australia
29 June - 2 July 1995

The Conference is presented by:

The International Literacy and Education Research Network,
Education Australia Magazine,
The Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture in the Faculties of
Education at James Cook University of North Queensland and The University
of Technology, Sydney, in association with The National Languages and
Literacy Institute of Australia Ltd.


 * The Culture of Learning
 * The Languages of Learning
 * The Business of Learning
 * Learning About Learning

The Cultures of Learning
+ Learning in culturally and linguistically diverse environments: what works?
+ Gender and learning: what do boys learn, what do girls learn, what do
 they learn together?
+ Learning styles and teaching styles: how are they related?
+ Indigenous and non-indigenous learning: is there a difference?
+ Local diversity and global connections: making the curriculum links.
+ Learning in different sites: workplaces, prisons, community
 organisations as well as school, technical colleges and universities.

The Languages of Learning
+ Grammar, genre and literacy teaching: the debate continues. How
 explicit do you have to be?
+ The latest international developments in literacy pedagogy: "State of
 the art" discussions.
+ Teaching languages other than English: which ones and how?
+ Literacies and cultures: what is the link?
+ Language and thinking skills: what is the connection?
+ Other literacies: media literacy, visual literacy and computer literacy.

The Business of Learning
+ The new management environment: working as learning; managing as
+ The idea and the practice of the learning organisation.
+ The global training agenda: workplace learning as a core factor of
+ Competencies: the link between school, training and work.
+ Schools as work organisations: educational administration.
+ Learning as a multimedia business.
+ Exporting and marketing education.
+ Marketing education: learning as a multimedia business.
+ Learning in sport and tourism.
+ The future of work: what we all need to know.

Learning About Learning
+ Learning theory: the state of the art. What is learning?
+ Learning how to learn: strategies for learning in educational
 institutions and strategies for work-as-learning.
+ Active citizenship as a learning experience.
+ Learning and thinking.
+ Experiential learning: education as real life.
+ Teachers, parents and community: partners in learning.

Who's coming?

All of these speakers are members of the International Multiliteracies
Project Group.

+ Courtney Cazden, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA.
She is one of the foremost experts in classroom learning and language and
literacy education.

+ Bill Cope, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, University of
Technology, Sydney and James Cook University of North Queensland,
Australia. His work spans social and language education in schools and
workplace learning.

+ Norman Fairclough, Centre for Language in Social Life, Lancaster
University, UK. He is a philosopher and theorist of language and social
meaning, whose work has profound implications for learning.

+ James Paul Gee, Hiatt Centre for Urban Education, Clark University,
Massachussetts, USA. He is a leading researcher and theorist on language
and the mind, and author of the book "The Social Mind". His recent work
has included an interest in what calls 'fast capitalism', especiall the
demands on language and thought made by the latest, most technologically
and organisationally advanced workplaces.

+ Mary Kalantzis, School of Education, James Cook University of North
Queensland, Australia. She is an educational researcher, developer of the
Social Literacy Project, and expert in the field of education for
educational and linguistic diversity.

+ Gunter Kress, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He is
best known for his work on language, learning and semiotics. Gunther's
most recent work is on visual literacy and the multimodal literacies that
are increasingly important in all communication - particularly in the mass

+ Allan Luke, School of Education, James Cook University of North
Queensland, Australia. His areas of expertise range from literacy learning
to cultural and social understandings of the role of education.

+ Carmen Luke, School of Education, James Cook University of North
Queensland, Australia. She is best known for her work on gender and
education, and media studies.

+ Sara Michaels, Hiatt Centre for Urban Education, Clark University,
Massachussetts, USA. She is renowned in the field of classroom learning,
with extensive experience in exemplary US urban education programs.

+ Martin Nakata, School of Education, James Cook University of North
Queensland, Australia. He has undertaken important work on indigenous
education and literacy.


Qantas has been appointed the Official airline for your convenience. We
ask you to support this appointment by flying Qantas, as assistance has
been given by Qantas to the conference organisers. To secure your airline
reservation, please call the Group and Convention consultant at your
closest Qantas centre and quote the applicable code.


It is imperative that reservations be made early to ensure availability of
seats, do to the school holiday period.


+ Sheraton Breakwater Casino Hotel, Townsville, the conference venue.
 Special accommodation packages: 3 nights/4 days including buffet breakfasts
 and dinners: Aus$626.00 per person on a single basis. Aus$401.00 per
 person on a twin share basis. Special rates for extra days. Please
 contact: Lesley Tarlowski on 008 079 210.
+ Aquarius on the Beach Townsville: Aus$80.00 per night if booked before
 31/05/95. Phone 008 622 474.
+ Townsville Reef International: Aus$98.00 per night. Phone 1800 304 812.
+ Travelodge Aus$95.00 per night. Phone 008 079 903.
+ Backpackers International Aus$12.00 including breakfast.
 Phone 077 72 4340 (Int'l +61 77 72 4340).

(Note: all amounts are in Australian dollars)

+ Conference (four days) Incl. Lunches, Morning & Afternoon tea: $475.00
+ Early Bird (prior to 31/12/94) $400.00
+ Conference (single day) $150.00
+ Conference (two days) $275.00
+ Conference Dinner & Speaker (alcoholic beverates extra) $ 45.00


LERN Conference 1995
PO Box 481, Haymarket, Sydney 2000 Australia
Tel: +61 2 330 3926 or +61 77 81 5533
Fax: +61 2 330 3914 or +61 77 81 4031
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