[Lgpolicy-list] [lg policy] Fwd: Call for Papers: Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 19:51:29 UTC 2014

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Call for Papers: Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium

CAL Language Policy Research Network

*Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium*


17 - 18 June 2015

Lund University

Centre for Languages and Literature

Lund, Sweden

The Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy symposium explores
intersections between two research fields: language policy and language
acquisition, which together inform language acquisition planning. The aim
of the symposium is to facilitate dialogue about what researchers in the
two fields should know about core issues and findings in each other’s areas
in order to strengthen and inform endeavors around language acquisition
planning. There is a salient need for such dialog because researchers in
these two fields together have the potential to influence how politicians
and educators create policies that affect how children and adults learn
languages for academic, economic, and other purposes.

The underlying premise of the symposium, then, is that language acquisition
planning work can be enhanced by sociologists of language and language
acquisition researchers mutually raising awareness about the cognitive,
sociocultural, and political contexts in which (mother tongue, foreign, and
second) language use, acquisition, and teaching take place. By engaging
with research work across the two fields, researchers can strengthen their
abilities to inform policy stakeholders such as legislators, curriculum
planners, educational administrators, teachers, parents, and other
community members.

Keynote Speakers
Diane Larsen-Freeman – University of Michigan, USA

Elizabeth Lanza – University of Oslo, Norway

Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole – Florida International University, USA

Jason Rothman – University of Reading, UK

Organizing Committee
Francis M. Hult – Lund University, Sweden

Tanja Kupisch  – Lund University, Sweden//University of Konstanz, Germany

Maarja Siiner – University of Tartu, Estonia

We invite the submission of proposals for 20-minute presentations (with an
additional 10 minutes for questions/discussion). All proposals will undergo
a double-blind review process through which they will be assessed on their
relevance for the symposium, quality, and originality/scholarly

Submissions are welcomed from all areas and disciplines relevant to the
topic of language acquisition planning, including but not limited to
• Anthropology
• Discourse studies
• Economics
• Education
• Law
• Linguistics
• Modern languages
• Political science
• Psychology
• Sociolinguistics
• Sociology of language

Proposals may address these or any other topic related to language
acquisition planning:
• Language attitudes, ideologies, and hierarchies
• Language of instruction and school achievement
• Language planning in higher education
• Language rights
• Linguistic integration
• Mother tongue instruction
• Planning minority language acquisition
• Relationships between second language acquisition principles and
educational policy expectations
• Relationships between (supra)national language policies and classroom
• Teachers as language policy agents
• The role of (immigrant) mother tongue fluency for school achievement
• The role of schools and educational institutions in language acquisition

*Submission Instructions*
Abstracts must be submitted online via the symposium website. Click on
‘Registration and Abstract Submission’ in the left-side menu. On the
registration page, click on ‘Register a New Participant’. No registration
fees are due at the time of submission. Once you have created a profile (be
sure to save it after clicking ‘continue’), click on ‘Upload Abstracts’ to
submit your proposal.

An individual or lead presenter must submit the following no later than
23:59 (Central European Time) on 19 January 2015 in a single document:

1. Title

2. Abstract of no more than 300 words (references, if used, are *not*
included in the word count)

3. 50-word summary (with no references)

Submission policies:
The abstract document may not include any identifying personal information.
Submissions that do not follow the format above may not be considered. Each
individual may submit only one abstract as single or lead author and may be
second author on one other submission. Submission is not a guarantee of
acceptance. All abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of experts.

*Travel Awards*
Doctoral students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. A limited
number of travel awards, consisting of up to 2000 SEK (approximately 220
EUR) and a registration fee waiver, will be granted based on financial need
to assist with travel costs. Travel funds will be given as a reimbursement
following participation in the symposium.

Individuals who wish to be considered for a travel award must submit the
following in a single pdf document:

* A 200-word statement summarizing the presenter’s financial needs related
to the symposium

* A signed letter of support from the doctoral supervisor

The above document must be submitted in the same manner as abstracts (i.e.,
via the ‘Upload Abstracts’ section of the symposium website registration
area). Requests for travel awards will not be accepted after 19 January

*Symposium Proceedings*
All presenters will have the opportunity to submit full paper manuscripts
to be considered for the symposium proceedings. Full papers will undergo
additional double-blind peer review; acceptance to present at the symposium
is not a guarantee of acceptance for inclusion in the proceedings.
Manuscripts must be submitted by 15 January 2016 to be considered.
Additional information will be provided to accepted presenters.

*Important Dates*
19 January 2015: Last day to submit abstracts (by 23:59 Central European

March 2015: Notification of acceptance

14 April 2015: Last Day to register for symposium and pay registration fee

17 - 18 June 2015: Symposium dates

15 January 2016: Submission of full papers to be considered for symposium
proceedings (additional information will be provided to accepted presenters)

The symposium is jointly hosted by the Language Acquisition Research Group
at the Lund University Centre for Languages and Literature and the Danish
Language Policy Network with support provided by the Birgit Rausing
Language Programme and the  Foundation for Danish-Swedish Co-operation.

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


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
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