AESLA 2008, Almer�a, Spain (A BSTRACT DEADLINE: December 20, 2007)

Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza francisco.ruizdemendoza at
Wed Nov 28 19:43:08 UTC 2007


Due to multiple requests for further time to submit abstracts, the deadline
for submission to the Conference From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics
of the Mind(April 3-5, 2008. Almería, Spain) has been extended until:

Thursday 20th December 2007.


XXVI AESLA International Conference - From Applied Linguistics to the
Linguistics of the Mind: Issues, Practices and Trends.

University of Almería, April 3-5 2008, Almería, Spain


The aim of this conference is to provide a forum capable of capturing the
multidisciplinary nature of most of the research on Applied Linguistics. And
thus, to be a commonplace for researchers from different disciplines and
subdisciplines whose priority objective is the study of language in all its

ISSUES, PRACTICES AND TRENDS" we intend to bring to the memory of all the
participants that there is a current issue that has been extensively debated
but it is still an advanced research field, that is, the connection between
language and mind. Debates about this topic have been controversial and have
turned into debates on metaphysics, epistemology, metaphilosophy, etc. But
here we intend to reach them from the scientific approach of the linguistic
capacity and the mind, and the analysis of its application in different
issues, practices and trends. As a whole, we wish the Conference to
constitute an active forum for exchange of opinions and ideas, thesis
formulation and expositions, just as the start of new trends and lines of
investigation on the cardinal points that define the main body of research
on Applied Linguistics.

The Conference will cover the following areas:

•    Language acquisition
•    Language teaching
•    Language for specific purposes
•    Language psychology, child language and psycolinguistics
•    Sociolinguistics
•    Pragmatics
•    Discourse analysis
•    Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and  linguistic
•    Lexicology and lexicography
•    Translation and interpreting

*There will be a special session on the "European Higher Education Area".

The following distinguished scholars will be giving keynote lectures
relating to the conference themes:

•    Christopher Sinha, Portsmouth University, GB
•    Claire Kramsch, University of California at Berkeley, USA
•    Hans C. Boas, University of Texas at Austin, USA
•    José Luis Otal, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
•    Lavinia Merilini Barbaressi, Università di Pisa, Italy
•    Manuel Carreiras, Univesidad de La Laguna, Spain
•    Marco Casonato, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
•    Pedro Chamizo Domínguez, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
•    Raúl Ávila, Colégio de México, México
•    Marcelo Berthier, Centro de Investigación Médico-Sanitaria de la
Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Submission of abstracts:

Submissions are solicited for general sessions, round tables and poster
sessions.  The abstract guidelines for all sessions are
as follows:

-Abstracts should not exceed 500 words - references are excluded from this
-Abstracts should clearly indicate a presentation title and the kind of
presentation (poster, paper or round table).
-Abstracts should be submitted through the following website:

Reviewers will evaluate the contributions and will contact the authors
regarding  acceptance or rejection. Final versions (aprox. 2500 words) will
be required to authors within a month from acceptance for publication.

oooooooooooo ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 20th 2007 oooooooooooo

For full details please consult the conference website:

The conference email address is aesla at


The conference is organised by AESLA (Spanish Applied Linguistics
Association) and the Department of English and German Philology at the
University of Almería with the collaboration of the Departments of Spanish
and Latin Philology, the Department of French, General Linguistics and
Literary Theory, and the Department of Psychology and Education.

Conference chair

Carmen M. Bretones Callejas
Dpto. Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Universidad de Almería
Ctra. Sacramento, s/n
La Cañada de San Urbano
04120 Almería (Spain)
Tf.   +34 950 01 54 74
Fax. +34 950 01 54 75


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