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Extended deadline – Journal of NCOLCTL

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The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. As the official journal of the Council, the journal serves the professional interests of teachers, researchers, and administrators of less commonly taught languages in all settings and all levels of instruction. The Journal is refereed and published once a year.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The envisaged segmentation of the Journal is as follows

a. Methodology and Technology,
b. Academia,
c. Beyond Academia,
d. Social Embeddedness

The first section shall include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the title page only, and not appear in the manuscript.

The submission deadline is December 17 2008.

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu
NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.

Ciber conference at Florida International University

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Florida International University’s CIBER is proud to announce the Language for Business Conference: K-12 and Community College, new perspectives on developing a language for business course. The day and a half conference will be held in Miami, October 31st — November 1st at the Sofitel Hotel. The Conference has the support of consulates, language associations and cultural organizations and will bring editorial companies from throughout the world to Miami to showcase the materials to K-12 teachers and junior community college professors. We have chosen four language tracks—Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese—concentrating on the most relevant languages taught in the classroom today.

The program will serve to instruct high school teachers and junior community college professors on the importance and necessity of incorporating aspects of Language for Business into the standard curricula. It will provide teachers and professors with materials and practical lessons on how to incorporate and develop a course in the K-12 curricula on Language for Business.
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We would like to have your support in announcing this conference among your members as we look forward reaching out to teachers throughout the U.S.

Thanks to the generosity of our co-sponsors many travel grants are available for outside the area teachers.
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If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact us at 305-348-1740 or visit our website at http://ciber.fiu.edu

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals that address various aspects of the 2008 conference’s overall theme: *Incorporating Languages for Business into the k-12 Curriculum*. The conference will explore how to equip students and educators with the linguistic, multicultural and pedagogical tools necessary to teach Languages for business in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese in the K-12 and Junior College program of studies

Priority will be given to proposals which address the following themes:

(1) Business Language Instruction

” What is being done in the classroom

” Successful techniques

(2) Collaborations – on Campus and with the Private Sector

” Interdisciplinary cooperation

” Internships, Corporate partnerships, Study Abroad

(3) Expanding the Field

” Business language in k-12 and community colleges

Please limit your proposals to 200 words, and include the following information: (1) Name and institutional affiliation; (2) a short bio (approximately 50 words); (3) Title of paper; (4) Language of presentation (English is encouraged; target language is fine for language-specific sessions); and (5) goal(s) of the presentation.

Sessions will last one hour, with three presenters per session. Each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for the presentation.

*The DEADLINE for proposals is September 26. You will receive notice of the proposal decision by October 3.*

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CARLA’s Less Commonly Taught Languages Project sponsors this list and many other resources.
http://www.carla.umn.edu/LCTL

subscription problems, email lctl@umn.edu

1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation: Supporting Small Languages Together.
Honolulu, Hawai’i, March 12-14, 2009
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/icldc09/call.html

It has been a decade since Himmelmann’s article on language documentation appeared and focused the field into thinking in terms of creating a lasting record of a language that could be used by speakers as well as
by academics. This conference aims to assess what has been achieved in the past decade and what the practice of language documentation within linguistics has been and can be. It has become apparent that there is too much for a linguist alone to achieve and that language documentation requires collaboration. This conference will focus on the theme of collaboration in language documentation and revitalization and will include sessions on interdisciplinary topics.

PLENARY SPEAKERS include:

* Nikolaus Himmelmann, University of Munster
* Leanne Hinton, UC Berkeley
* Paul Newman, Indiana University, University of Michigan
* Phil Cash Cash, University of Arizona

TOPICS

We welcome abstracts on the issue of a retrospective on language documentation – an assessment after a decade, and on topics related to collaborative language documentation and conservation which may include:

– Community-based documentation/conservation initiatives
– Community viewpoints on documentation
– Issues in building language documentation in collaborative teams
– Interdisciplinary fieldwork
– Collaboration for mobilization of language data
– Technology in documentation – methods and pitfalls
– Graduate students and documentation
– Topics in areal language documentation
– Training in documentation methods – beyond the university
– Teaching/learning small languages
– Language revitalization
– Language archiving
– Balancing documentation and language learning

This is not an exhaustive list and individual papers and/or colloquia on
topics outside these remits are warmly welcomed.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstracts should be submitted in English, but presentations can be in any
language. We particularly welcome presentations in languages of the region. Authors may submit no more than one individual and one joint proposal.

ABSTRACTS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 15th, 2008 with notification of acceptance by October 17th 2008.

We ask for ABSTRACTS OF 400 WORDS for online publication so that conference participants can have a good idea of the content of your paper and a 50 WORD SUMMARY for inclusion in the conference program. All abstracts will be submitted to blind peer review by international experts on the topic.

** SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ONLINE: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/icldc09/call.html

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit to the journal Language Documentation & Conservation for publication.

PRESENTATION FORMATS

* PAPERS will be allowed 20 minutes with 10 minutes of question time.
* POSTERS will be on display throughout the conference. Poster presentations will run during the lunch breaks.
* COLLOQUIA (themed sets of sessions) associated with the theme of the conference are also welcome.

For more information, visit our conference website:http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC09

Enquiries to: ICLDC@hawaii.edu

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R Honolulu HI 96822
C voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983
email: nflrc@hawaii.edu
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Conference on Language and Technology, 22-24 Jan. 2009

Second Call for Papers (http://www.crulp.org/clt09 )

Conference on Language and Technology is a biennial conference series organized by the Pakistani Society for Language Processing (PSLP), aiming to bring together students, researchers and practitioners to exchange research and development in the fields of linguistics and processing of speech, script and language. CLT09, the second conference in the series, is being hosted by the Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore. The program of CLT09 will consist of invited talks, workshops, tutorials, paper presentations and panel discussions. Authors are invited to submit full papers describing completed or on-going research or development in the following and related areas.

* Phonetics
* Phonology
* Morphology
* Syntax
* Semantics
* Discourse Analysis
* Writing Systems
* Ontologies
* Text Summarization
* Localization
* Stemming
* Morphological Analysis
* POS Tagging
* Grammar Modeling
* Chunking
* Parsing
* Computational Lexica
* Ambiguity Resolution
* Linguistic Resources
* Speech Recognition
* Text-to-Speech Analysis
* Optical Character Recognition
* Handwriting Recognition
* Fonts
* Machine Translation
* Information Retrieval
* Computer Assisted Language Learning

Venue
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Submission Procedure
Papers and Tutorial/Workshops are to be submitted electronically through the online submission system at www.crulp.org/clt09

Important Dates
Paper submission by: 15 August 2008
Tutorial/Workshop proposal submission by: 15 September 2008
Notification of acceptance: 1 November 2008
Camera ready version of accepted papers: 20 November 2008
Conference: 22-24 January 2009

For Further Details
Dr. Sarmad Hussain
CLT09 Secretariat,
Center for Research in Urdu Language Processing
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
B Block, Faisal Town, Lahore, Pakistan.
Phone: +92-42-111 128 128 Fax: +92-42-5165232
Email: clt09@crulp.org

URL: www.crulp.org/clt09

Organizing Committee

Dr. Sarmad Hussain, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan (Conference Chair)

Dr. Miriam Butt, Universitat konstänz, Germany (Head of Technical Committee)

Mr. Shafiq ur Rahman, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan (Head of Program Committee)

Dr. Muhammad Abid, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (Head of Publications)

Call for Proposals
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
Twelfth International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin
April 23-26 2009

Theme: Towards a New Paradigm in the LCTLs

The Twelfth Annual Meeting of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) is scheduled for April 23-26, 2009, in Madison, WI (with a pre-conference workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd). Proposals are solicited for individual papers, colloquia, and poster sessions. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, “Towards a New Paradigm in the LCTLs.” Presentations may address new paradigms in language pedagogy – such as curriculum, methodology, and material development, or new paradigms in advocacy and administration – such as bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, teacher training, professionalization, and program development, These paradigms will undoubtedly overlap and successful proposals will reflect the interrelatedness of pedagogy and program administration in the future of LCTLs. Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one language.

Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme. Papers may be based on research or practical experience. Colloquia are to be 90 minutes long. A colloquium proposal should specify three or more presenters who will address the conference theme. Preference will be given to colloquia that cut across different languages or language groups. Poster sessions may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning of less commonly taught languages. They may be in either the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials or of research completed or in progress, or demonstrations of instructional or information technology.

Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format using the attached NCOLCTL Session Proposal Submission Form. This form is also available at the NCOLCTL website ( http://www.councilnet.org/conf/conf2009/prpsl.htm). The Proposal Submission form is a “fillable” PDF file that can be completed with Adobe® Acrobat® or Reader® and then submitted to NCOLCTL via e-mail. This is the only format in which Proposals may be submitted. The form contains detailed instructions for its use, but please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat (ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu ) with any questions. For a proposal to be considered, all fields of the form, including, title, abstract, proposal, type of session, technology needs and contact information must be completed in full. Incomplete proposals may be disqualified.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, October 17, 2008. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee by Monday, January 5th, 2009 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register. Details about pre-registration will be provided in the acceptance notification.

If you have any questions regarding Proposal submission, please contact the NCOLCTL Secretariat at:

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu
NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904

The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (JNCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication.

Our general editorial focus is on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (all foreign languages except English, French, German, and Spanish). The segmentation of the Journal is as follows:

a. Methodology and Technology,
b. Academia,
c. Beyond Academia,
d. Social Embeddedness

The first section will include papers focusing on broader theoretical and technological issues in all fields of less commonly taught languages. The second section will encompass reports about research and teaching in academia, at both K-12 and collegiate levels. The third section shall comprise papers addressing research and teaching in government and industry. Finally, the fourth section will address the issues of a broader social environment, ranging from heritage communities to advancing LCTLs in federal initiatives and legislation.

In preparing the manuscript, please use the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), see http://www.apa.org/journals/authors/guide.pdf. Manuscripts should be a maximum of 25 pages (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.) and preferably submitted electronically via email attachment. Double-space the manuscript throughout, including notes, references, and tables, using 12-point font with a 1.5 inch left margin. The manuscript should be accompanied by a 150 word (or less) abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, office and home telephone numbers, fax number, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the title page only, and not appear in the manuscript.

While submissions are accepted throughout the year, in order for a paper to be considered for the 2009 volume, it has to be received by October 1, 2008. Please send your manuscripts to:

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu
NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

Tel: 608-265-7903; FAX 608 265 7904.
Hong Gang Jin, NCOLCTL President
Danko Sipka, JNCOLCTL Editor

The Department of Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is pleased to announce. . .
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

31st Annual Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) October 17-19, 2008
University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/slrf08/

ONLINE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION SYSTEM IS NOW OPEN! (See Call for Proposals section for complete details and instructions for proposal submissions)

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2008
Notification of selection: Mid-May 2008

Theme: EXPLORING SLA: PERSPECTIVES, POSITIONS, AND PRACTICES

Plenary speakers:
– Dr. Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
– Dr. Alan Firth (Newcastle University)
– Dr. Eva Lam (Northwestern University)
– Dr. Richard Schmidt (University of Hawai’i at Manoa)

We welcome all areas of second language research, including, but not limited to:
– Instructed SLA
– Acquisition of grammar and phonology
– Child SLA
– L2 Processing
– Language and learner characteristics
– Language and cognition
– Discourse and interaction
– Language and socialization
– Bilingualism and multilingualism
– Language and ideology
– Literacy development
– Learner corpora
– Language learning and technology
– Second language measurement

1) PAPERS:
Individual papers will be allotted 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion).

2) POSTERS:
Posters will be displayed for a full day. Posters are intended for one-on-one discussion or reports of work in progress.

3) COLLOQIUA:
The colloquia/panels consist of individual paper presentations that relate to a specific or related topics of interest. They are offered in 2-hour sessions.

Please see our website for complete proposal submission instructions and additional updates: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/slrf08/.

Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2008.

For any proposal submission questions, please contact the SLRF 2008 Program Chairs at slrf2008program@gmail.com.

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F University of Hawai’i
L 1859 East-West Road, #106
R Honolulu HI 96822
C voice: (808) 956-9424, fax: (808) 956-5983
email: nflrc@hawaii.edu
VISIT OUR WEBSITE! http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
Call for Papers

Frankly Speaking: Challenges in Integrating
Languages and Cultures into a Post-Secondary Curriculum
October 15-17, 2008
FedEx Global Education Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.unc.edu/clac

The Fall 2008 conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing post-secondary CLAC programs. A special focus this year will be on the implications of the May 2007 MLA Foreign Language Report (http://www.mla.org/flreport) on CLAC initiatives nationwide.

CULTURES AND LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (CLAC)

The CLAC movement intends to make global competence a reality for students and to create alliances among educators to share practices and methods for incorporating an international dimension in curricula, and, more generally, to achieve internationalization goals. General principles of CLAC include:
A focus on communication and content;
An emphasis on developing meaningful content-focused language use outside traditional language classes;
An approach to language use and cross-cultural skills as a means for the achievement of global intellectual synthesis, in which students learn to combine and interpret knowledge produced in other languages and in other cultures.

Within this large framework, CLAC can take many forms, depending on specific content and curricular goals within a discipline.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES

Proposals for 30-minute papers or 90-minute panels on any issue relating to CLAC are welcome, although the following topics are of particular interest:
Institutional, professional, and practical obstacles to CLAC
CLAC: in competition or collaboration with foreign language departments?
Innovative interdepartmental or interinstitutional links
CLAC models for less commonly taught languages or heritage languages
Preparing graduate students and faculty to implement CLAC
The role of Title VI Centers and other funding agencies
CLAC evaluation and assessment
Sample teaching materials: syllabi, classroom activities, lesson plans
The use of technology in CLAC
The implications of national foreign language standards on CLAC
Languages for special purposes / professional use / service learning

To submit a proposal, please email an submission form (available on the web at http://www.unc.edu/clac) and a one-page abstract (max. 350 words) to clac2008@unc.edu by May 15, 2008.

Selected papers will be published on the CLAC conference website. Submission of a proposal constitutes agreement to online publication. This in no way limits the author’s rights to publish the paper elsewhere.

For additional information, please visit the conference website at http://www.unc.edu/clac.

SALA 27, October 16, 2008

Hans Hock and Alice Davison are proposing a one-day SALA meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2008, as a pre-conference before the regular Conference on South Asia in Madison. The next regular meeting of SALA will not be until 2009, at the University of North Texas, Denton. In the meantime, we hope to have a shorter version of SALA in Madison.

Topics of SALA sessions:

Sanskrit and historical linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Analysis of South Asian languages–Syntax, Morphology, Phonology

Madison Conference on South Asia
Panel on Language Endangerment
In addition, there will be a panel organized by Sadaf Munshi on minority and endangered languages, which will be part of the Conference on South Asia.

Submitting an abstract
Abstracts should be 250-400 words. Please include a brief description of the topic of your paper, the kind of data you will use, and its relation to specific issues. The abstract should include your name, your institutional affiliation and your email address. The format should be a Word attachment AND a PDF file. For those using Word 2007, save your file as Rich Text Format or Word 97-compatible format, because of compatibility problems with Word 2003 and Macintosh computers..

For SALA papers;
Email your abstract as two attachments to BOTH these addresses:

Hans Henrich Hock
hhhock@uiuc.edu

Alice Davison
alice-davison@uiowa.edu

Madison Conference on South Asia
For the Language Endangerment panel in the South Asia Conference:
Email your abstract as an attachment to:

Sadaf Munshi, U. of North Texas
sadafmunshi@unt.edu

Questions should be addressed to “Dhareshwar, Lalita Uday”

We hope to see you at the conference in Madison!

DEADLINE!
The deadline for abstracts is rather short: March 15, 2008. We have to send the proposal for the conference as a whole to the South Asia Conference by a strict deadline of April 1, 2008.

All participants will be notified by email March 25 if your abstract is accepted. If you are planning to present your paper at the conference, you MUST register by April 1, with payment of the registration fee.
(This is $120 for non-students, and $80 for students). Register online at:

http://southasiaconference@wisc.edu

We hope to see you in Madison!

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 37th Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 16-19, 2008 at the Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI. The conference attracts over 500 scholars and specialists on South Asia and is a great venue for intellectual, professional, and social exchange. We are pleased to announce that Prof. Veena Das will deliver the keynote address “Violence and the Reinhabiting: Reinhabiting the Everyday.” Panels, roundtables, and individual papers on all topics pertaining to South Asian studies are welcome.

Registration and proposal submission forms (single papers, panels, roundtables, preconferences) are available on line at http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu . The deadline for submission is April 1, 2008.

Please email the conference staff at conference@southasia.wisc.edu for any questions regarding the conference.
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SALRC has a limited number of travel grants available to advanced graduate students and non-tenured faculty in South Asian languages whose papers are accepted for presentation at this conference. SALRC will consider those applicants whose papers complement our center’s mission of forwarding the teaching of South Asian languages and developing the pedagogical skills and tools to do so. For further information on the SALRC’s mission and priorities, visit our website at http://salrc.uchicago.edu

Priority will be given to those who have not received SALRC conference support in the previous 12 months. The SALRC asks that applicants first attempt to receive funding from their home institution before applying for a SALRC grant. Faculty from institutions that do not have a South Asia Title VI Center are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty at South Asia NRC institutions are expected to get support from their home institution.

Requests to SALRC for support should be accompanied by the proposal abstract that you submitted for the conference, the conference’s acceptance letter, and your proposed budget. Please apply to us via e-mail at salrc@uchicago.edu

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