[lg policy] call: Conference of the Association for Language Awareness

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 13:56:14 UTC 2011

Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA 2012

Date: 08-Jul-2012 - 11-Jul-2012
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact Person: Jordan Foster
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language
Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

You are invited to the 11th international Conference of the Association for
Language Awareness the Department of Education at Concordia University in
Montreal, the North American capital of food, fashion, and festivals. The
Association for Language Awareness is an international association which
supports the study of how people think about and use language and how
knowledge about language impacts cultural understanding.

Theme - Language Awareness for our Multicultural World

Keynote Speakers:

Patsy Lightbown, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Concordia University
Patricia Lamarre, Université de Montréal
Roy Lyster, McGill University
Carmen Muñoz, Universitat de Barcelona

Conference website: http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/
Conference email: ALA2012education.concordia.ca

Call for Papers:

Proposals are welcome in any of the following topic strands:

- Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
- Language Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
- Language Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
- Language Awareness and Literacy
- Intercultural Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
- Intercultural Awareness in the Workplace and Other Settings
- Intercultural Awareness and the Use of Media/Technology
- Critical Language Awareness

We welcome proposals in English or French for:

- Paper presentations (30 minutes)
- Colloquia (90 minutes)
- Workshops (60 minutes)
- Posters


Papers are presented by one or more authors within a twenty-minute period,
with an additional ten minutes for discussion.


Colloquia are presented in 90-minute blocks. Colloquium organizers should
allocate time for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussants
(if included), and extensive audience response.


Workshops are presented in 60-minute blocks. Workshop leaders share a
practice which relates to the conference theme. They should ensure extensive
audience participation.


Posters are for one-on-one discussion of research. Posters are especially
effective if data and results can be presented visually (e.g. charts,
graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are
available to discuss their posters.

Submission Guidelines:

Proposals can be submitted via the conference website (
http://doe.concordia.ca/ala2012/index.html) or directly via the EasyAbs
submission system (http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/ALA2012)

Format of Proposals:

All proposals must adhere to the word limit and must contain no references
to the presenter(s).

- Title (12 words maximum)
- Abstract (250 - 300 words) outlining:

1. The main aim and the question being addressed.
2. The reason for/usefulness of this aim/question, and its relation to the
conference theme.
3. How the paper/colloquium/workshop/poster seeks to achieve the aim/address
the question (e.g. what kind of research approach, what kind of data and
from where, what kind of analysis, what kind of theoretical approach).
4. Main finding/s or conclusion/s, and its/their significance.
5. Only for workshops: The rationale for the practice(s), and the
relationship to the conference theme. How the practice(s) will be shared
with workshop participants.
6. Language of the abstract (i.e. English or French) indicates the language
used for the presentation

- Note that only .doc (Microsoft Word) file format is accepted for uploading

Key Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: January 9, 2012
Notification of reviewers' decision: February 20, 2012
Presenters' registration deadline: March 26, 2012
Conference: July 8-11, 2012



 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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