LINGUIST List 5.946

Fri 02 Sep 1994

Confs: Language development, GURT '95, Teaching Chinese, ESCOL

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  4. Stanley Dubinsky, preregistration deadline for ESCOL

Message 1: BU Conference on Language Development

Date: Fri, 26 Aug 94 10:11:40 -0BU Conference on Language Development
From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
Subject: BU Conference on Language Development

 19th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

 November 4, 5, 6, 1994

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andrew Radford
 "Children: Architects or Brickies"

 PLENARY SPEAKER: Jill de Villiers
 "On Questioning Minds and Answering Machines"

Sessions include first and second language acquisition of syntax,
morphology, phonology, lexical and conceptual knowledge, discourse,
narrative and literacy, social and cultural aspects of language use, as
well as exceptional language, language processing, and bilingualism.

All conference sessions will be held on the Boston University campus
in the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.


For more information:

 A preliminary program, pre-registration form, and information about
hotels, discounts on domestic air fares, and child care arrangements,
are available via e-mail. If you send a message to
you will receive an automated reply that contains these materials.

 These materials are also sent by regular mail to those who are on
our mailing list. (Speakers are urged to wait to pre-register until
they receive that mailing.)

 Anyone who plans to attend the conference is advised to make hotel
arrangements as soon as possible.

 If you have any questions, or if you would like to add your address
to our regular mailing list or inform us of a change in address,
please send e-mail to, phone 617-353-3085,
fax 617-353-6218, or write to:

 Boston University Conference on Language Development
 138 Mountfort Street
 Boston, MA 02215
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Message 2: Conference Announcement, GURT '95

Date: Mon, 29 Aug 1994 16:00:55 Conference Announcement, GURT '95
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Subject: Conference Announcement, GURT '95


 The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and
Linguistics, GURT '95, will be held March 8-11, 1995. The theme
of GURT '95 will be "Linguistics and the Education of Second
Language Teachers: Ethnolinguistic, Psycholinguistic and
Sociolinguistic Aspects." Presessions will take place Monday,
March 6, to Wednesday, March 8, and the main sessions
will begin on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, and conclude on
Saturday, March 11. Plenary and concurrent sessions will be held
in Gaston Hall and the ICC Auditorium on the Georgetown University

 To be placed on our mailing list, please send a message to the
address above, or call (202) 687-5726. We expect to get our first
informational flyer out by mid-October.
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Message 3: T

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 94 16:38:26 CDT
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International Conference for Teaching Chinese in Grade Schools:
Materials and Methodologies

Call for Papers

I. Objective: Language education, in particular, Mandarin Chinese
 education in Taiwan, plays an important role in grade schools.
 Materials and methodologies are, therefore, crucial for enhancing
 learning and teaching efficiency. In order to exchange experiences
 with professionals in areas other than Taiwan, this conference
 focuses on how language practitioners use materials and implement
 methodologies in speaking, reading, writing and compositions in
 grade schools.
II. Topics:
 1. Teaching Chinese in grade schools in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong
 Kong, Singapore, United States, and other areas.
 2. Materials for speaking, reading, writing, and compositions in
 grade schools.
 3. Methods for speaking, reading, writing, and compositions in
 grade schools.
 4. Measurements for speaking, reading, writing, and compositions in
 grade schools.
 5. Other areas regarding language education in grade schools.
 1. Anyone interested in submitting papers to or attending this
 conference should ask for a registration form from Su-chen Lai
 (see Adress in VI). Participants' information should be received
 by September 30, 1994.
 2. Abstracts of papers shoudl typed in Chinese and English (1,000
 words approximately), and be received by November 30, 1994.
 Individuals will be notified their results by December 31, 1994.
 Accepted papeprs will be asked to expand to between 10,000 and
 15,000 words.
IV. Date: April 17 to 19, 1995
V. Place: National Taitung Teachers' College, Taitung, Taiwan
VI. Address:

 Ms. Su-chen Lai
 Department of Language Education
 National Taitung Teachers' College
 684, Section 1, Chung-hua Road
 Taitung, Taiwan

 Tel: 886-89-318-855 ext. 214, 243, or 245
 Fax: 886-89-340-536

 If you have any question or need more information, please write to the
 above address.
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Message 4: preregistration deadline for ESCOL

Date: Wed, 31 Aug 94 14:27:52 EDpreregistration deadline for ESCOL
Subject: preregistration deadline for ESCOL

The preregistration deadline for ESCOL 94 (at Univ of South Carolina)
is rapidly approaching. I would like to encourage those who have not
yet registered to do so soon (and in the process save $10). Registration
costs for those who send payment before Sept 10 is $20 for students
and $30 for non-students (this amount includes a dinner/party on
Saturday night of the conference).

I should also point out that we have made some very affordable arrangements
for accomodations. The Ramada on the edge of campus has given us a rate
of $40/night (single or double). For anyone wishing to save a little
more money, dormitory style accomodations are available for $12/night
double and $18/night single. It is also possible for students to request
crash space.

The invited speakers for the conference are:

Eve Clark (Stanford Univ), `Thematic role in acquisition:
 The case of "source"'

William Davies (Univ of Iowa), `Resuscitating the Relational Succession Law
 in Kinyarwanda'

David Dowty (Ohio State Univ), `Adjunct-to-argument reanalysis
 in a model of grammar growth'

Margaret Speas (Univ of Massachusetts), `Empty positions and
 economy of projection'

If you would like to have a registration form, along with the full
program and accomodations information, sent to you, please send a
message to

Stanley Dubinsky,
for the ESCOL 94 Organizing Committee
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