29.2829, Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling, Writing Systems/Poland

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Subject: 29.2829, Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling, Writing Systems/Poland

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Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:36:03
From: Malgorzata Krzeminska-Adamek [malgorzata.krzeminska-adamek at poczta.umcs.lublin.pl]
Subject: Literacy Skills in Educational Environments: Changing Theories and Practices

Full Title: Literacy Skills in Educational Environments: Changing Theories and Practices 

Date: 22-Oct-2018 - 23-Oct-2018
Location: Biała Podlaska, Poland 
Contact Person: Malgorzata Krzeminska-Adamek
Meeting Email: literacyconference2018 at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.literacyconference.pswbp.pl 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics; Writing Systems 

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2018 

Meeting Description:

The conference aspires to provide a forum for sharing both theoretical and
empirical findings in research into the development of literacy skills as well
as pedagogic practices related to their implementation at different stages in
both monolingual and multilingual settings, with a focus on second/foreign
language instruction. Our main aim is to bring together scholars and
researchers interested in the exploration and analysis of the issues of
teaching/learning reading and writing from a wide range of disciplinary
perspectives, including second language acquisition, linguistics,
psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, educational psychology, pedagogy, or
foreign language didactics, to name but a few.

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of
position, research and work-in-progress papers as well as posters. Each
presentation will last 20 minutes, with 10 minutes allowed for discussion. The
languages of the conference are: English (the main language), Polish and
Russian. Preference will be given to proposals that are related to one of the
areas listed below:

- Teaching and learning literacy skills in today’s educational settings:
monolingual, bilingual and multilingual
- Traditional vs. new approaches to literacy education (e.g. New Literacy,
critical literacy, multimodal literacy, digital literacy, internet literacy,
- Explaining and modeling L1/L2 reading and writing processes: implications
for teaching
- Linguistic foundations of literacy skills development (the role of
phonology, grammar, vocabulary, discourse)
- An interdependence of reading and writing skills in the acquisition process
and in instructional practice
- The role of reading in language mediation (translating, summarizing,
- Learning to read – focus on early reading skills and reading curricula in
teaching lower primary learners
- Reading and writing with adolescents and adults; contribution of literacy
skills to academic and professional development
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – reading and writing to
learn at primary, secondary and tertiary levels 
- Exploiting literary and cultural texts in expanding literacy skills
- Literacy-oriented techniques in L1 and L2 classrooms: learner participation,
strategy training and types of assessment
- Print vs. on-line instructional reading materials – designing and
- Educational potential of extensive reading and reading for pleasure
- Motivation, interest, engagement, and attitudes in improving literacy skills
- Linguistic identities of monolingual vs. bilingual and multilingual readers
and writers
- Difficulties in developing reading and writing skills (dyslexia, disgraphy,

Abstracts (up to 250 words) should be sent as .doc, .docx or .pdf files to
literacyconference2018 at gmail.com by 15 September 2018. Please save the file
under the following name: proposal_yoursurname_yourname. In the case of
co-authored papers use the following format: proposal_surname1&surname2. The
proposals will be peer-reviewed and the notification of acceptance will be
sent by 25 September 2018.


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