LINGUIST List 9.34

Sun Jan 11 1998

Calls: MLA '98 (Applied Ling), RMMLA/ADS

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  1. Rick Kern, MLA '98 (Applied Linguistics Division)
  2. sjhodges, RMMLA/ADS

Message 1: MLA '98 (Applied Linguistics Division)

Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 08:06:29 -0800
From: Rick Kern <>
Subject: MLA '98 (Applied Linguistics Division)





27-30 DECEMBER 1998

The Division on Applied Linguistics is sponsoring three separate

Session 1: Second Language Fluency: Definitions and Issues

While reference to "L2 fluency" is common, informed discussion about
its definition, measurement and acquisition is rare. This session
explores both theoretical issues and research on L2 fluency in speech,
reading or writing.

Session 2: Technology in Second Language Learning: What Does Research
Tell Us?

This session explores the consequences of using computer technology in
language instruction. Papers should report on original research or
make connections between research, theory, and teaching practice.

Session 3: Emotion and Language: Implications for Language Learning

This session presents recent research on the relationship between
affect and language learning. Papers should report on original
research or make connections between research, theory, and teaching

One-page blind abstracts accompanied by a card with the presenter's
name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address should
be sent to:

		Richard Kern
		Dept. of French
		University of California, Berkeley
		Berkeley, CA 94720-2580
		fax (510) 642-2194

Deadline for RECEIPT of abstracts: March 2, 1998

Faxed and e-mail submissions will be accepted but should be followed up
by a hard-copy submission.
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Message 2: RMMLA/ADS

Date: Fri, 09 Jan 98 14:20:44 PST8
From: sjhodges <sjhodgesCCGATE.HAC.COM>
Subject: RMMLA/ADS

********Papers Solicited for the 1998 RMMLA Conference*********

Conjoint Meeting: American Dialect Society:
Session Chair, Simonie Hodges
Georgetown University
2525 Farmcrest Dr. #328
Herndon, VA 20171

This session showcases papers on various aspects of American dialects.
Examples of previous paper topics include: dialects of Utah, the use
of formal and informal pronouns "You" in Spanish speaking cities,
Jamaican English in historical plays, and sweet carbonated beverage
isoglosses in the U.S.

We hope that you will propose a paper for the 1998 RMMLA (Rocky
Mountain Modern Language Association) conference in Salt Lake
City. Please address your proposal to the Chair of the appropriate
session. Proposals based on a 300-word abstract are due to the session
Chair no later than 15 February 1998. These proposals must be sent on
paper and on 3.5" disk (preferably IBM-compatible format). If you
would like the disk returned to you, please enclose a stamped, self-
addressed envelope. You will be notified of the Chair's decision by 15
March 1998. Complete versions of accepted papers are due to the Chair
by 15 August (paper and disk copy).

Visit the RMMLA website at 

for more details on the other topics at the conference.

- Guidelines for Papers and Presenters at the RMMLA Conference--

We would appreciate your following a few RMMLA rules regarding papers
presented at our conference. RMMLA is an organization for its
members. You MUST be a member in good standing to present a
paper. Your membership must be current by 1 April 1998 to have your
name appear in the program. You may not read papers in more than one
session. It is courteous to notify the Chair if you submit to more
than one session. If you have two papers accepted, please decide which
you will give, and notify both Chairs, as well as the RMMLA
Secretariat. If we discover the duplication and are not able to reach
you, we will have to choose for you. Members who propose papers are
expected to attend the Convention to read at the scheduled time. No
more than two members of the same institution may appear on any panel.
No one's name may appear on the program more than twice (i.e. as a
Chair and a presenter; appearance as a Secretary is not considered).
Please notify the Chair and the RMMLA Secretariat immediately if you
find you are unable to present. It is the policy of the RMMLA not to
have papers read in absentia.

(NB: RMMLA DUE DATES represent dates for receipt. Please allow
adequate time when mailing overseas or to distant addresses.)
Proposals for papers for the 1998 convention are due to the Chairs no
later than 15 February 1998, because Chairs must have the program copy
for their sessions in the hands of the Executive Director by 1 March
1998. This timeline is critical for setting and finalizing the
Thank You In Advance For Your Cooperation.
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