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From: bantu-l-admin@xxxxxx On Behalf Of Donald Z. Osborn
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 11:36 AM
To: bantu-l@listserv.hum.gu.se
Subject: [Bantu-L] Fwd: 4th Internat'l Conf. on 3rd Language Acquisition & Multilingualism

FYI, from the Linguist list. The conference URL is http://www.irdp.ch/l3/call_english.pdf(approve sites) . I'd be interested to know of anyone working on any aspect of African multilingualism is planning to attend.

Don Osborn

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 06:14:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: hufeisen <hufeisen@xxxxxx>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition
and Multilingualism

4th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism
Short Title: L3 Conference

Date: 08-Sep-2005 - 10-Sep-2005
Location: Fribourg/Freiburg and Biel/Binee, Switzerland
Contact: Claudine Brohy
Contact Email: Claudine.Brohy@unifr.ch

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Translation, Neurolinguistics, Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2004

Meeting Description:

This conference is specifically geared toward research on the acquisition/learning of more than two languages and its implications for individual learners, teaching, translation, families, culture and society.

Papers are invited that examine research settings that look beyond second language acquisition and bilingualism. Papers dealing with just two languages will not be considered.

- Plurilingual education and immersion
- Language policies
- Educational language policies
- Language concepts
- Integrated didactics
- Multilingual families
- Majorities/minorities
- Languages and economics
- Language acquisition in plurilingual contexts
- Standards, assessment and evaluation
- Plurilingualism and higher education
- Neurolinguistics
- Attitudes
- Multilingualism and emotions
- Mobility and migration
- Languages and cultures
- Pluriliteracy
- Teacher training in multilingual contexts
- Translation and mediation
- Languages and globalization
- Etc.

Abstracts are invited from interested participants for parallel session papers or colloquia. Parallel session papers last 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes discussion. The colloquia group topically related contributions on a defined subject; they are structured in blocks of 2 1/2 hours.

Abstracts should be submitted in the following format:

1. Parallel session papers: Title and abstract of session paper with the author's/authors' name/s (limit of 350 words); one separate page stating: title of contribution, audiovisual/computer request (projector, video, PowerPoint), for each author full name and affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number.

2. Colloquia: Topic/title, abstracts of all contributions (up to 800 words all together), chairperson; one separate page stating: titles of contributions, audiovisual/computer request (projector, video, PowerPoint), for each participant: full name and affiliation, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number.

Abstracts for paper presentations and colloquia will be peer-reviewed anonymously. Those abstracts submitted for presentation in any language other than English, German, French, Spanish or Italian have to be translated into English. In due time, you can send the abstracts online or via e-mail to the local co-organizer Claudine Brohy (Claudine.Brohy@xxxxxx).

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