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AMEP Research Centre

Forthcoming Events 2008-2009

►2008 – Australia and New Zealand 

Teaching English for Employment    

Location: Macquarie University, New South Wales
Date: 2-3 October, 2008
Contact: Liz Stokes AMEP Research Centre PD Administrator
Email: amep@nceltr.mq.edu.au

Phone: +612 9850 9645
Fax: +612 9850 7849

Meeting Description: In this course we will consider the characteristics of workplace communication on the basis of data from real workplaces. We will explore how real workplace interactions can be used in the ESL classroom. We will also consider how workplace training and English language teaching are related and can benefit from each other.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics

Community Languages and ESOL (CLESOL)

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 2-5 October, 2008
Contact: Martin McMorrow
Email: m.s.mcmorrow@massey.ac.nz
Meeting URL: http://www.clesol.org.nz

Meeting Description: CLESOL is a biennial conference of language teachers in Aotearoa/New Zealand and features participants from this country and overseas. Plenary speakers invited to our 2008 conference include Bonnie Norton, Mike McCarthy, Jeremy Harmer, Rosemary Senior, Paul Nation and Melanie Anae.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics

Free Linguistics  Conference 2008 FLC

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: 11- 12 October, 2008
Contact: Ahmar Mahboob
Email: freeling@arts.usyd.edu.au
Meeting URL:http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/FLC/

Meeting Description: The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of linguistics & TESOL in an open and widely accessible forum.
The main features that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:
- freedom from linguistic subfield divisions,
- freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations, and
- freedom from fees
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

▪ Australex Conference 2008 - 'Faces, Forms and Functions of Lexicography' 

Location: New Zealand Dictionary Centre, Victoria University of Wellington.
Date:
13 – 14 November, 2008
Contact: Dianne Bardsley
Email: dianne.bardsley@vuw.ac.nz
Meeting URL: http://www.australex.org

Meeting Description: The 2008 Australex conference: 'Faces, Forms and Functions of Lexicography', is being hosted by the New Zealand Dictionary Centre, Victoria University of Wellington.
Linguistic Subfield: Lexicography

▪ 11th New Zealand Language Society Conference

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Date: 17-18 Nov,2008
Contact: Anne Feryok
Email: anne.feryok@otago.ac.nz
Meeting URL: http://www.otago.ac.nz/linguistics/ling%20conferences/index.html

Meeting Description: The 11th New Zealand Language and Society Conference is a biennial conference of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand.
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics

Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date: 4-5 Dec, 2008
Contact: Michael Haugh
Email: m.haugh@griffith.edu.au
Meeting URL: http://sf08.hcsnet.edu.au/summerfest08/workshops/australiancorpus

Meeting Description: A number of countries have developed 'national corpus' exercises, gathering large bodies of linguistic data that support a wide variety of research activities. Australia doesn't have one -- this workshop aims to change that.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Text/Corpus Linguistics

▪ Australian Language Technology Workshop (ALTA2008)

Location: CSIRO ICT Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Date: 8-10 Dec, 2008
Contact: Nicola Stokes
Meeting Email: nicola.stokes@ucd.ie
Meeting URL: http://www.alta.asn.au/events/alta2008

Meeting Description:
ALTW 2008: A two-day workshop on Natural Language Technology will be organised by the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA). This event will be the sixth annual installment of the workshop in its most-recent incarnation, and the continuation of an annual workshop series that has existed under various guises since the early 90s.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics

▪ Directions in Oceanic Research

Location: Newcastle, Australia
Date:   9-10 Dec, 2008
Contact: Bill Palmer
Email: oceanic.conference@newcastle.edu.au
Meeting URL: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/hss/research/groups/pacific-languages-research-group/
conferences--workshops.html

Meeting Description: In recent years research attention has to some extent moved away from Oceanic languages, towards eastern Indonesia and Formosa in Austronesian, and towards Papuan. While these are significant areas for research, this trend raises questions about the extent to which Oceanic retains continuing significance for wider linguistic research.

This conference explores the place of Oceanic language research in the wider agenda of linguistics by focusing on two themes. One is concerned with aspects of Oceanic, from broad issues in Oceanic grammar to specific phenomena in individual languages, that hold continuing significance in informing a wider understanding of language. The second theme relates to the interaction and integration of successive layers of linguistic research in investigating Oceanic, particularly the core layers of documentation, description, typology and formal theory.

The interaction and successful integration of these layers is crucial to linguistics' core research agenda of modelling the language faculty. Modelling language is the function of formal theory, but to successfully do so, formal theory depends on thorough descriptions of individual languages and broadly based typologies of phenomena to model. Typology in turn also depends on detailed descriptions, while descriptive linguistics depends on adequate documentation. These four successive layers of research activity are interdependent and each essential to the overall research program. This conference explores the interaction and integration of multiple layers in investigating Oceanic.
To address these themes the conference brings together key scholars representing each of these core layers of research within Oceanic.
The conference will be hosted by the newly-formed Pacific Languages Research Group at the University of Newcastle (Australia). It will be held at the Central Coast Campus of the University of Newcastle, in Ourimbah, New South Wales.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Typology


►2008 – Rest of World

▪ 13th International Conference on English in South East Asia (ESE)

Location: Singapore
Date:
4-6 Dec, 2008
Contact: Lawrence Jun Zhang
Email: esea2008@nie.edu.sg
Meeting URL: http://www.ell.nie.edu.sg/esea2008/

Meeting Description:The English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is pleased to host the 13th International Conference on English in Southeast Asia (ESEA 2008).

▪ 11th Annual Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan (PSJ2008)

Location: Matsuyama University, Shikoku, Japan
Date:
20-21 Dec, 2008
Contact: Haruhiko Yamaguchi
Email: yamaguchi@inst.kobe-cufs.ac.jp
Meeting URL: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/psj4/

Meeting Description: the 11th Annual Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics

 

►2009 – Australia and New Zealand

▪ Third IATIS Conference: Mediation and Conflict (IATIS)

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 8-10 July, 2009
Contact: IATIS IATIS.Abstracts@arts.monash.edu.au
Email: IATIS.Abstracts@arts.monash.edu.au
Meeting URL: http://www.foxevents.com.au/Current-Events/2009-Events/
IATIS-Conference/Default.asp[4]

Meeting Description: The theme of the conference is: Mediation and Conflict: Translation and Culture in a Global Context. This embraces such topics as globalisation and localisation, cultural translation, intercultural relations and transnational media.
Linguistic Subfield: Translation 

▪ 11th International Pragmatics Conference

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 12-17 Jul, 2009
Contact: Jef Verschueren
Email: jef.verschueren@ua.ac.be
Meeting URL: http://ipra.ua.ac.be

Meeting Description: Special Theme: Diversity, Context, and Structure
Linguistic Subfield:

▪ Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date:
12-17 July, 2009
Contact:
Anita Fetzer
Email: fetzer@uni-lueneburg.de
Meeting URL: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/

Meeting Description:
  'Context and Contexts: parts meet whole?' is the theme of the panel organized at the 11th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). The goal of this panel is to examine the complexity of context and its multifaceted and multilayered nature, tackling one (or more) of the issues of indexicality, intentionality, and micro/meso/macro context.
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics

▪ Im/politeness across Englishes

Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Date: 12-17 July, 2009
Contact: Michael Haugh
Email: m.haugh@griffith.edu.au

Meeting Description: This panel aims to explore sociopragmatic variation in im/politeness across Englishes.
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

▪ Panel on 'Listener Activities and Responses'

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 12-17 July, 2009
Contact: Kerstin Fischer
Email: kerstin@sitkom.sdu.dk

Meeting Description: Panel title: 'Listener Activities and Responses'

▪ Subjectivity in Discourse

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 12-17 July, 2009
Contact: Svenja Kranich
Email: svenja.kranich@uni-hamburg.de

Meeting Description:
'Subjectivity in Discourse' will be proposed as theme for a one-day at the 11th IPra. Its aim will be twofold, consisting firstly in the detailed investigation of expressions of subjectivity in one language (English), and secondly in the search for universal aspects of the expression of subjectivity in a cross-linguistic approach to the topic.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis

▪ The Emergence of Linguistic Patterns

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: 12-17 July, 2009
Contact: Mareike Buss
Email: elp.ipra2009@googlemail.com

Meeting Description: The panel aims at discussing linguistic pattern formation and change in a cognitive, functional, and semiotic perspective. We expect that the combination of these different perspectives will generate new insights into the processes of pattern emergence, especially by focusing on the communicative circumstances and the discursive context in which an utterance is produced.
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics

 

►2009 – Rest of World

▪ TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students (TALGS)

Location: Greenville, NC, USA
Date: 21 Feb, 2009
Contact: Lida Cope
Email: talgs@ecu.edu
Meeting URL:           http://core.ecu.edu/engl/talgs/conference/conference.htm

Meeting Description: TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) is a small, student-run conference that provides a serious but relaxed environment for graduate students and professionals working in TESL/TEFL and a variety of applied
linguistic fields to present their work and receive feedback. TALGS is
committed to bettering the educational experience of language learners by providing a comfortable environment for interaction between theory/research and practice/teaching.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics

▪ 'Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice'

Location: University of Vienna, Austria Vienna
Date: 26-28 Feb, 2009
Contact: Barbara Schiftner
Meeting URL:               http://www.univie.ac.at/FDZ-Englisch/conference.html

Meeting Description: ELT Conference 'Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice'
Linguistic Subfield:Applied Linguistics

▪ 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL39)

Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Date: 26-29 March, 2009
Contact: Sonia Colina
Email:lsrl39@email.arizona.edu
Meeting URL: http://w3.coh.arizona.edu/lsrl39

Meeting Description: The 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Linguistics will be held at the University of Arizona, March 26-29, 2009.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

▪  FGLS8/GLAC15/SHEL6

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: 30 April- 03 May, 2009
Contact: Robert Murray
Meeting Email: banff09@ucalgary.ca
Meeting URL: http://ling.ucalgary.ca/banff2009/

Meeting Description:The eighth conference of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies (FGLS), the fifteenth Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC), and the sixth conference on Studies in the History of the English Language (SHEL) will be held jointly in Banff, Alberta, Canada from April 30 to May 3, 2009. There have only been two joint meetings of these groups in previous year -- FGLS/GLAC met in London, England in 2003, and GLAC/SHEL in Ann Arbor in 2004. This is the first time in history that the three groups are meeting together, and we are very pleased to be building on the great successes of the previous joint meetings.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

▪ Language Contact in Times of Globalization 2 (2009) LCTG2

Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Date: 4-6 JunE, 2009
Contact: Remco van Pareren
Email:lctg2@rug.nl
Meeting URL:http://www.rug.nl/let/lctg2

Meeting Description:
The Second International Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization will focus on the effects of language contacts as a result of the on-going globalization process.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

▪ International Society for Language Studies (ISLS)

Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Date: 11-13 June, 2009  
Contact: Terry Osborn
Email: conf2009@isls-inc.org
Meeting URL: http://www.isls-inc.org

Meeting Description: The 2009 International Society for Language Studies conference program will feature the theme 'Critical Language Studies: Focusing on Power'.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory (MTT'09)

Location: Montreal (Quebec), Canada
Date: 16-18 June, 2009
Contact: Jasmina Milicevic
Meeting Email: jmilicev@dal.ca
Meeting URL: http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/mtt09

Meeting Description: Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory (Mtt'09). Call deadline: March 1, 2009.
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

 ▪ 2009 Language and Language Teaching Conference (2009 LLTC)

Location: Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand
Date: 14 August, 2009
Contact: Dr. Kemtong Sinwongsuwat

Meeting Description: The Language and Language Teaching Conference (LLTC)is organized every two years by the Department of Languages and Linguistics, the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University-Hat Yai, Songkla, Thailand.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics

▪ MIDP  Symposium  "Multilingualism from below'

Location: University of Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium
Date: 14-16 Sept, 2009
Contact: Pol Cuvelier
Email: mfb@ua.ac.be
Meeting URL: http://www.ua.ac.be/midp

Meeting Description: 2nd international MIDP symposium 'Multilingualism from below'
Linguistic Subfield: Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics