14.400, Calls: Romance Lang/Multiliteracies

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Subject: 14.400, Calls: Romance Lang/Multiliteracies

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Date:  Sat, 08 Feb 2003 12:17:06 +0000
From:  tcravens at wisc.edu
Subject:  Romance Variation and Change, Denmark

Date:  Mon, 10 Feb 2003 05:49:50 +0000
From:  Bart.Bonamie at rug.ac.be
Subject:  Multiliteracies: The Contact Zone, Belgium

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Sat, 08 Feb 2003 12:17:06 +0000
From:  tcravens at wisc.edu
Subject:  Romance Variation and Change, Denmark

Romance Variation and Change in a Comparative Perspective

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 11-Aug-2003 - 15-Aug-2003
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.hum.ku.dk/ichl2003/
Contact Person: Thomas D. Cravens
Meeting Email: tcravens at wisc.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family: Romance

This is a session of the following conference:
16th International Conference of Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Call for papers

Special section on Romance variation and change in a comparative
perspective, organised by Thomas D. Cravens (tcravens at wisc.edu) and
L. Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (lftejedo at wisc.edu), University of
Wisconsin, Madison.

This section invites papers on all aspects of both historical and
ongoing variation and change in Romance languages, treated
comparatively within any analytical framework.

A vast gamut of the core linguistic changes that distinguish Romance
languages from Latin, as well as one language from another, occurred
before extensive documentation of vernaculars is available. Thus it is
often the case that access to motivations for a specific change in one
language is insufficient for formulation of reliable hypotheses, and
both problems and clues to their solutions sometimes appear in
clearest relief only in comparison. Examination of the rich tapestry
of Romance speech types can reveal details of related changes, of
their lack, or of variation in times of fuller documentation, that may
provide concrete evidence from which to recover the conditions lost in
changes of individual languages. In this section, special
consideration will be given to papers that illustrate the utility of
examining motivations for change in a comparative Romance perspective.

Please submit a 300 word abstract by 1 March, 2003, to the conference
web site, by opening the frame to Submit Abstracts:


Acceptance decisions will be communicated by April 1. If early
acceptance is needed, please contact the general director, Prof. Lene
Schoesler, at schoesl at hum.ku.dk The section organizers will be happy
to answer any questions. Thomas D. Cravens (tcravens at wisc.edu) or
L. Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (lftejedo at wisc.edu).

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Date:  Mon, 10 Feb 2003 05:49:50 +0000
From:  Bart.Bonamie at rug.ac.be
Subject:  Multiliteracies: The Contact Zone, Belgium

AILA Literacy 2003. Multiliteracies: The Contact Zone

Short Title: AILA Literacy 2003

Location: Ghent, Belgium
Date: 22-Sep-2003 - 27-Sep-2003
Web Site: http://memling.rug.ac.be/aila
Contact Person: Bart Bonamie
Meeting Email: Bart.Bonamie at rug.ac.be

Linguistic Subfield(s):
Sociolinguistics, Ling & Literature, General Linguistics, Discourse
Analysis, Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The concept of Literacy invokes multiple and complex
interpretations. The concept is also approached from a varying number
of perspectives: both as a problem and a solution to a problem. The
theoretical and empirical base can be approached from a large number
of perspectives (see themes). More than anything else, literacy is
seen as a kind of social practice. As a consequence the focus shifts
towards multiliteracies with special attention to kinds of literacy
(high and low culture, multi-cultural interpretations) and to the role
of media in relation to literacy. Our conference as a 'contact zone' -
a space which brings into contact people from many different cultures
and disciplines (de/re-)constructing, talking & thinking about the
future of literacy and the literacies of the future.

Themes and Sub-themes:

The overall theme of the conference is Multiliteracies. (Sub)themes on
this conference will include, but not be limited to:
- Literacies and Development (Globalisation, social development, third
world development etc)
- Literacies and Languages (Reading, Writing, Minority Languages, etc)
- Literacies and Identity
- Literacies and Education (Special needs)
- Specific Literacies (Digital, Media, Environmental, Youth, Family,
Gender, Scientific, Numeracy, Emergent, etc)
- Institutional Literacies (Academia, Schools, Museum...)
- Cultural Literacies (Literacies & Cultural Studies)
- Literacies & Research Issues
- Literacies and Education (Academic, Special needs, etc)

- bring together a group of established and emerging scholars from
around the world,
- focus on the changing literacy practices of contemporary times,
- have an interdisciplinary focus,
- focus on cutting-edge work in the distinct and emerging fields of
language and literacy research that make up literacy studies, as well
as numeracy studies.


Individual paper presentation and poster proposals should be no more
than 250 words. Panels will generally include three or four papers or
presentations. For panel proposals, the session organizer should
submit a 150-250 word statement describing the panel topic, including
abstracts of up to 250 words for each paper or presentation in the

- Paper presentations (time allotted 30 min)
- Posters (space allotted 180x90 cm)

Submit abstracts by email in an attachment to
Bart.Bonamie at rug.ac.be. Remember to give the name(s) of the author(s),
affiliation, e-mail address, phone number, fax number and 50 word

All proposals will be reviewed by the Academic Advisory Committee on
their quality and relevance to the themes of the conference.

- Shirley Brice Heath
- James Gee
- Brian Street
- Gunther Kress
- Catherine Beavis
- Eddie Williams
- Donna Alvermann
- Mark Warschauer
- Dariusz Galasinski
- David Barton
- Ilana Snyder

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 28 March, 2003.
Notification of acceptance: 31 April, 2003.
Program available: 15 August, 2003.
Early bird registration: before 28 March, 2003

Details regarding the program, registration and hotel accommodation
will be sent out in February 2003. If you submit an abstract, you will
automatically receive this information. If you do not submit an
abstract, send us an e-mail in order to receive our next newsletter.

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