[EDLING:830] CFP: International Society for Language Studies

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 20 19:51:05 UTC 2005



2006 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies
Making connections: language studies and international contexts

Co-sponsored by ISLS and NIE


April 27 and 28, 2006: Research conference

April 29, 2006: Research and Theory into Practice conference

RELC Conference Centre and Hotel

The International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) promotes research on critical discourse and language matters,
broadly conceived, including the teaching and learning of second /foreign languages and general education (mother
tongue). The 2006 meeting of the ISLS marks a unique partnership with the English Language & Literature Academic Group
of the National Institute of Education. This cooperation has resulted in a two-day research conference, followed
immediately by a one-day Research into Practice conference. The third day, also co-sponsored by the Singapore Teachers
Union, by focusing upon Research into Practice will provide attendees with the opportunity to attend workshops and
explore issues and opportunities of language studies with Singapore-based educators.

Papers for the research conference may be submitted for the following sessions strands:

Discourse and Identity
Interdisciplinary Foci
Language Professions
Asian Pedagogies
Research Methodology
Teacher Development

Research presentation proposals are accepted via the ISLS website. Various presentation formats are possible: paper
session (comprised of two-three individual paper presentations), symposium, and seminar. We particularly encourage
multiple paper proposals as a venue for scholars engaged in research and dialogue on special interest topics.

As an international organization with members from every continent, ISLS encourages a multilingual event. In
particular, the co-sponsorship of the 2006 conference with the Singapore-based English Language & Literature Academic
Group of the National Institute of Education offers a unique opportunity to consider the diverse and fluid nature of
languages in a synergistically multilingual local context. Although the principal language of the conference will be
English, presenters may present papers in the language of their choice. In an effort to appeal to the broadest of
audiences, presenters are strongly urged to prepare support materials in English (handouts, transparencies, slides).
Sessions will be organized by topic, not language, unless a group of authors propose an entire session.

Start date of acceptance of proposal: 15 June, 2005

Deadline for proposals: 15 September, 2005 (Midnight, EST)

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