[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 7, Issue 41

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 19 14:39:20 UTC 2013


Forwarded From:  edling at bunner.geol.lu.se



Today's Topics:

   1. Learning the Language of Animals (Francis Hult)
   2. Book: Brunei English (Francis Hult)
   3. Indian Express: Bihar bridges language gap (Cynthia Groff)
   4. Job: Language Acquisition and Language Socialisation at
      University of London (Francis Hult)
   5. Website launched connects research and multilingual
      communities (Sarah Compton)
   6. CALICO Journal's Learner-Computer Interaction in Language
      Edcuation Available for Open Access (Shannon Sauro)
   7. CFP: International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching
      and Applied Linguistics (Francis Hult)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 05:42:16 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Learning the Language of Animals
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Atlantic



Animal Behaviorist: We'll Soon Have Devices That Let Us Talk With Our Pets



We all try to talk with animals, but very few of us do so professionally.



And even fewer are trying to build devices that could allow us to
communicate with our pets and farm animals.

Meet one person who is trying to do just that: Con Slobodchikoff, a
professor emeritus at Northern Arizona University, and a modern-day Dr.
Doolittle.



Full story:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/animal-behaviorist-well-soon-have-devices-that-let-us-talk-with-our-pets/276532/?google_editors_picks=true
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Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 14:32:21 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Book: Brunei English
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Title: Brunei English
Authors: David Deterding/Salbrina Sharbawi

ISBN: 978-94-007-6346-3
Hardback Price: $139.00
*Softcover Price: $24.99
URL: http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-6346-3

About the book:
This detailed survey of Brunei English reflects the burgeoning academic
interest in the many new varieties of English which are fast evolving
around the world. Wholly up to date, the study is based on careful analysis
of a substantial dataset that provides real-life examples of usage to
illustrate the narrative throughout.
As well as a thorough account of the pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary
usage, and discourse patterns of Brunei English, the volume explores its
historical and educational background and current developmental trends,
providing an in-depth review of the patterns of English usage within this
multilingual, oil-rich society on the north-western coast of Borneo.
Written in a non-technical style throughout that will assist
non-specialists wishing to grasp the fundamentals of this unique brand of
the English language, the work is a worthy addition to Springer?s series on
multilingual education that plugs a gap in the coverage of the numerous
varieties of English being used across South East Asia.
?The authors bring renewed and badly needed attention to the
long-overlooked development of Brunei English. Their examination of the
variety not only documents the features and functions of English within
Brunei society, it also suggests the development of regional or global
varieties of English that extend beyond Brunei, and even beyond South East
Asia.?
Andrew Moody, University of Macau


Table of contents:
1. Introduction .- 2. Education in Brunei .- 3. Pronunciation .- 4.
Morphology and Syntax .- 5. Discourse .- 6. Lexis .- 7. Mixing .- 8. Brunei
English and the World .- Appendices .- References

 *Springer offers softcover books for the low price of just $24.99. This
service is available directly through your university library. To purchase
your softcover edition, just click on the MyCopy link when you search
online for the eBook at your institution?s library.
Discounted prices are also available when a volume form the Educational
Linguistics series is used as a textbook for a course. Contact your
Springer representative for further details.

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 13:46:00 -0500
From: Cynthia Groff <cgroff at alumni.upenn.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Indian Express: Bihar bridges language gap
To: The Educational Linguistics List <EDLING at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bihar-bridges-language-gap/1124762/


"Beginning mid-July, teachers across 42,701 government primary schools in
Bihar will teach class one students Hindi equivalents for words in Bajjika,
Maithili, Bhojpuri, Angika and Magahi dialects. While the state government
describes this as a language bridge course, some call it a move to cater to
linguistic aspirations and others term it mere "tokenism"."
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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:30:45 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Job: Language Acquisition and Language Socialisation
        at University of London
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The School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) is
seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Language Acquisition and Language
Socialisation whose duties will be in teaching, research, and
administration.

Teaching duties will involve convening and teaching at the under- and
postgraduate level, with contributions in teaching, course- and programme
development to the existing BA and MA programmes in the department, in
particular to BA Linguistics, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics and
Language Pedagogy, MA Language Documentation and Description, and the new
BA (Global) English. A willingness to be involved in the development of a
new portfolio of courses and degree programmes is vital.

Applicants should hold a PhD in Linguistics or related discipline. Their
research should focus on first/second language acquisition and
socialisation involving at least one Asian or African language. Additional
expertise in discourse analysis and/or anthropological linguistics and/or
pragmatics and/or multilingualism is desirable. Also required are the
ability to supervise PhD students, a strong research background as
evidenced by an excellent publication record, and a strong record of
teaching experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills, an
ability to work independently in an organised and methodical manner, and
strong teamwork and interpersonal skills are essential. The appointee will
be expected to work closely with staff and students in the Department of
Linguistics, including the Endangered Languages Academic Programme, and the
Endangered Languages Archive.

The closing date for applications is 4th July 2013, and interviews are
provisionally scheduled for week commencing 29th July; the preferred
starting date would be January 2014.

For full job description and application form please visit the SOAS HR
website http://jobs.soas.ac.uk/fe/tpl_soasnet01.asp?newms=srs

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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 04:09:38 -0500
From: Sarah Compton <sarah_compton at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Edling] Website launched connects research and multilingual
        communities
To: The Educational Linguistics List <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Dear EdLing Listserv members,

I'm forwarding on a press release about a new website our research team
just launched that may be of interest to the group.

Best regards,

Sarah Compton
Ph.D. candidate
University of Jyv?skyl?
sarah.e.compton at jyu.fi


Website Launched Connects Research and Multilingual Communities JYV?SKYL?,
Finland, June 11, 2013 ? The University of Jyv?skyl??s Discourse Studies
Research Team announced today the launch of a new website that brings
together research and multilingual minority language communities to
showcase creative uses of language in everyday life.   The website,
Jyv?skyl? Discourse Hub (www.discoursehub.fi), includes -         examples
of community and research-led initiatives to increase awareness of language
practices within minority and indigenous language communities, -         an
invitation for individuals, communities, and researchers to share their
projects related to creative uses of language, -         a clearinghouse
for research that investigates the ways in which language practices change
and how languages are managed and maintained in multilingual communities,
and-         responses to Frequently Asked Questions about Nexus Analysis,
a discourse analytic framework  taken u!
 p by the research team. The aim of showcasing community-led projects is to
increase awareness of languages, their speakers and signers, and how
languages are used in different contexts. The launch includes projects like
multilingual storybooks written in languages used at home and at school by
S?mi school children in Lapland, Finland, as well as a license plate
campaign in Texas, USA, that displays the expression ?I love you? in
American Sign Language. Visitors to the site are encouraged to submit
projects from their communities and research that focus on how minority and
indigenous languages are used in everyday interactions. The project?s
director, professor Sari Pietik?inen, described the impetus for developing
the website: ?Our team wanted to create a space where individuals,
communities, and researchers could connect with each other to share their
experiences and insights into how multilingualism is encountered and how
languages are managed and maintained in changing c!
 ommunities.? Also included on the website is a clearinghouse o!
 f research that investigate language practices within minority and
indigenous language communities.  Lastly, the website houses a list of
responses to Frequently Asked Questions about one of the discourse analytic
approaches used by the team: Nexus Analysis. The website is accessible at
www.discoursehub.fi. Information about the Peripheral Multilingualism
Project, lead by the Jyv?skyl? Discourse Studies Research Team that
supports the new website, is available at www.peripheralmultilingualism.fi.
 Press Contact
Sarah Compton
+358-40-8054800
sarah.e.compton at jyu.fi

                                                  # # #  Uusi verkkosivusto
yhdist?? kielentutkimuksen ja monikieliset yhteis?t JYV?SKYL?, 11.
kes?kuuta 2013 ?Jyv?skyl?n yliopiston diskurssintutkimuksen ryhm? on t?n??n
julkistanut uuden verkkosivuston, joka kutsuu tutkijat ja monikieliset
yhteis?t esittelem??n uusia, luovia tapoja k?ytt?? kielt? arkip?iv?n
tilanteissa.  Jyv?skyl? Discourse Hub -sivusto (www.discoursehub.fi)
sis?lt?? -         esimerkkej? kieliyhteis?jen omista hankkeista, joilla
pyrit??n lis??m??n tietoisuutta monikielisyydest? ja v?hemmist?kielist?-
      kutsun yksitt?isille ihmisille, yhteis?ille ja tutkijoille jakaa
tietoa heid?n hankkeistaan, jotka k?sittelev?t luovia kielenk?yt?n tapoja,-
         tietokeskuksen, jossa tarkastellaan v?hemmist?kielten
vahvistamista monikielisiss? yhteis?iss?, ja-       !
    vastauksia usein esitettyihin kysymyksiin neksusanalyysist?,
diskurssintutkimuksen ryhm?n teoreettis-metodisesta n?k?kulmasta.
Yhteis?jen alullepanemien hankkeiden esittelemisell? pyrit??n lis??m??n
tietoisuutta kielist?, niiden k?ytt?jist? sek? siit?, miten kieli?
hy?dynnet??n muuttuvissa tilanteissa. Sivusto esittelee esimerkiksi
saamenkielisten lasten ja luokkien kirjaprojektin, jossa koululaiset
kirjoittivat tarinoita kotona ja koulussa k?ytt?mill??n kielill?, sek?
teksasilaisen viittomakielen kampanjan, joka mahdollisti teksasilaisten
rekisterikilpien ostamisen ?Min? rakastan sinua?-viittomamerkin kera.
Sivuston k?vij?it? kannustetaan esittelem??n omien yhteis?jens? hankkeita,
joissa tarkastellaan monikielisyytt? ja v?hemmist?kieli? arjessa.
Jyv?skyl?n yliopiston diskurssintutkimuksen ryhm? vet?j?, professori Sari
Pietik?inen, kuvailee kimmoketta sivuston luomiseen:?Ryhm?mme halusi luoda
sellaisen paikan, jossa yksitt?iset ihmiset, yhteis?t ja tutkijat voivat
kohdat!
 a toisensa ja jakaa kokemuksiaan ja n?kemyksi??n kielten k?ytt!
 ?misest? ja s?ilytt?misest? muuttuvissa kieliyhteis?iss?.? Sivusto
sis?lt?? tietoa tutkimuksista, jotka tarkastelevat monikielisyytt? ja
v?hemmist?kieli?. Lis?ksi sivustolla esitell??n neksusanalyysi?,
tutkimusryhm?n teoreettis-metodista viitekehyst?, sek? vastauksia usein
kysyttyihin kysymyksiin liittyen neksusanalyysiin ja
diskurssintutkimukseen.  Uusi sivusto l?ytyy osoitteesta www.discoursehub.fi.
Sivustoa yll?pit?v?st? tutkimusryhm?st?, Suomen Akatemian rahoittamasta
Monikielisyys ja periferia -hankkeesta (Peripheral Multilingualism), on
saatavissa tietoa osoitteesta www.peripheralmultilingualism.fi.
Yhteyshenkil?
Sari Pietik?inen 040-7690184sari.p.pietikainen at jyu.fi


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Message: 6
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:46:40 +0000
From: Shannon Sauro <shannon.sauro at mah.se>
Subject: [Edling] CALICO Journal's Learner-Computer Interaction in
        Language Edcuation Available for Open Access
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The CALICO Journal's Festschrift in honor of Robert Fischer
(Learner-Computer Interaction in Language Edcuation) available for
temporary Open Access. You can access the volume by clicking the link below.

http://journals.sfu.ca/CALICO/index.php/calico/issue/view/108/showToc


******************************
Shannon Sauro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Culture, Languages & Media, Malm? University
Book Review Editor, CALICO Journal
Shannon.Sauro at mah.se |  http://ssauro.info




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Message: 7
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:27:05 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] CFP: International Conference on Foreign Language
        Teaching and Applied Linguistics
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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http://fltal.ibu.edu.ba/fltal.php?subaction=showfull&id=1319450260&archive=&start_from=&ucat=6&fltal



International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied
Linguistics

May 9-10, 2014

International Burch University
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina



Aim and Scope
To provide an access among many to rich ideas on educational excellence,
International Burch University starts holding its annual conference on FLT
and Applied Linguistics. The FLTAL Conference aims to bring together
researchers, practitioners, and educators with interests in language
teaching and linguistics at all levels from around the world. The theme of
the FLTAL 2014 conference,?Linguistics, Culture and Identity in Foreign
Language Education? is designed to attract the research communities to
promote connections between theory and practice and explore different
perspectives on the application of research findings into practice.



This conference invites papers that investigate foreign language teaching
and learning in the following streams:

Applied linguistics
 Cognitive linguistics
 Cognitive and construction grammars
 Discourse analyses
 English for specific purposes
 Independent / Autonomous learning
 Innovation in language teaching and learning
 Intercultural Education
 Language acquisition and learning
 Language curriculum development
 Language education
 Language development, impairment, attrition, and loss
 Language teacher education
 Language teaching methodology
 Language testing and assessment
 Language program evaluation
 Linguistics
Literature
Mental spaces and conceptual blending
 Metaphor and metonymy
 Pragmatics
 Semantics
 TESOL / TESL / TEFL
 Other FLTAL related issues



Keynote Speakers
Alison Mackey - Georgetown University, USA
George Lakoff - University of California-Berkeley, USA
Nick Ellis - University of Michigan, USA
Norbert Schmitt - Nottingham University, UK
Ronald Langacker - University of California-San Diego, USA
Steven Pinker - Harvard University, USA

Key Dates

May 15, 2013: Call for Proceedings Open

February 15, 2014: Abstract Submission Deadline


April 15, 2014: Full-Paper Submission Deadline


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