[lg policy] Fwd: LED 2015 Call for Papers is now open!

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 8 14:59:03 UTC 2014

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Date: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:26 AM

 LED 2015 Call for Papers is now open!

CAL Language Policy Research Network

​ ​ *​LED 2015 Call for Papers is now open!*

Professor Stephen May, the Conference Convenor, invites submissions of
abstracts for presentations at the 4th International Conference on
Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2015). The conference is to be held
23-26 November 2015 in the Owen G. Glenn Building, University of Auckland,
New Zealand.

As with its predecessors, the LED 2015 conference will focus on language
and education, with particular reference to addressing/accommodating
diversity. Within this broad focus, there will be specific streams on:

• Bilingual/immersion education

• English language education (TESL/TEFL)

• Language education planning and policy

• Literacy education (both school and adult literacy)

*Keynote speakers for the LED 2015 conference include:*

·         Professor Jasone Cenoz, Professor of Research Methods in
Education at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU.

·         Galumalemana Alfred Hunkin, a prominent New Zealand Pacific
academic and leader of Samoan ancestry.

·         Professor Ryuko Kubota, Professor in the Department of Language
and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of
British Columbia, Canada.

·         Professor Alastair Pennycook, Professor of Language in Education
at the University of Technology Sydney.

·         Professor Elana Shohamy, Professor of Language Education at the
School of Education, Tel Aviv University.

·         Professor Steven L. Thorne, Associate Professor of Second
Language Acquisition in the Department of World Languages and Literatures
at Portland State University (USA), with a secondary appointment in the
Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen (The

We welcome proposals for symposia, papers and poster sessions.

*Presentation Formats:*

• Symposium (short) 1.5 hours with 3 contributors.

• Symposium (long) 3 hours with a minimum of 5-6 contributors.

• Symposia provide an opportunity for several presenters with a related
theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. At least 15
minutes should be left for questions and audience interaction. It is the
responsibility of the symposium chair to organise their group.

• Papers 25 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions/responses. This is a
lecture style presentation supported with visual material.

• Posters (to be displayed at designated times throughout the conference).
This is a display of material on a poster (no more than A0 sheet) with
scheduled opportunities to discuss the material with interested individuals.

*How to Submit:*

Abstracts are to be submitted online. Please read the guidelines on how to
make your submission before you start the submission process. Full details
can be found on the conference website www.led.ac.nz.

*Final date for submission of abstracts is 1 February 2015*

*Refereed Conference Proceedings*

Conference proceedings will be produced after the conference. Further
details on how to submit full papers for peer review for publication in the
conference proceedings will be emailed to presenters following the

For up to date information on the conference, please visit LED 2015 website or
contact the conference organisers.

Nāku noa, nā

Yours sincerely

Professor Stephen May

Conference Convenor and Chair

Te Puna Wānanga (the School of Māori Education) Faculty of Education

University of Auckland

(on behalf of the Organising Committee)

Contact the conference organisers

Paardekooper and Associates, PO Box 41002, Eastbourne, Lower Hutt 5047, New
Zealand P: +64 4 562 8259 E: led at paardekooper.co.nz W: www.led.ac.nz

 LPReN serves as a conduit for the dissemination of information by its
members without implying endorsement of concepts or opinions expressed.



 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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