AESLA 2008, Almer�a, Spain (ABS TRACT DEADLINE: December 20, 2007)

"Francisco José Ruiz De Mendoza Ibáñez" francisco.ruizdemendoza at
Wed Nov 28 19:48:37 UTC 2007

[Sorry for multiple postings]EXTENDED ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINEoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooDueto multiple requests for further time to submit abstracts, the deadlinefor submission to the Conference From Applied Linguistics to theLinguistics of the Mind(April 3-5, 2008. Almería, Spain) has beenextended until:Thursday 20th December 2007.ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooXXVI AESLA International Conference - From Applied Linguistics to the Linguistics of the Mind: Issues, Practices and Trends.University of Almería, April 3-5 2008, Almería, SpainWebsite: of this conference is to provide a forum capable of capturing themultidisciplinary nature of most of the research on AppliedLinguistics. And thus, to be a commonplace for researchers fromdifferent disciplines and subdisciplines whose priority objective isthe study of language in all its manifestations.With the title "FROM APPLIED LINGUISTICS TO THE LINGUISTICS OFTHE MIND: ISSUES, PRACTICES AND TRENDS" we intend to bring to thememory of all the participants that there is a current issue that hasbeen extensively debated but it is still an advanced research field,that is, the connection between language and mind. Debates about thistopic have been controversial and have turned into debates onmetaphysics, epistemology, metaphilosophy, etc. But here we intend toreach them from the scientific approach of the linguistic capacity andthe mind, and the analysis of its application in different issues,practices and trends. As a whole, we wish the Conference to constitutean active forum for exchange of opinions and ideas, thesis formulationand expositions, just as the start of new trends and lines ofinvestigation on the cardinal points that define the main body ofresearch 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 engineering•    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, SpainSubmission of abstracts:Submissions are solicited for general sessions, round tables and poster sessions.  The abstract guidelines for all sessions areas follows:-Abstracts should not exceed 500 words - references are excluded from this count-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: evaluate the contributions and will contact the authors regarding acceptance or rejection. Final versions (aprox. 2500 words) will berequired to authors within a month from acceptance for publication.oooooooooooo ABSTRACT DEADLINE: December 20th 2007 ooooooooooooFor full details please consult the conference website: conference email address is aesla at ual.esOrganisers:Theconference is organised by AESLA (Spanish Applied LinguisticsAssociation) and the Department of English and German Philology at theUniversity of Almería with the collaboration of the Departments ofSpanish and Latin Philology, the Department of French, GeneralLinguistics and Literary Theory, and the Department of Psychology andEducation.Conference chairCarmen M. Bretones CallejasDpto. Filología Inglesa y AlemanaUniversidad de AlmeríaCtra. Sacramento, s/nLa Cañada de San Urbano04120 Almería (Spain)Tf.   +34 950 01 54 74Fax. +34 950 01 54 75ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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