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Nov
30
Thu
Call for Papers: Cognitive Approaches to Languages in Education Workshop
Nov 30 all-day

British Association for Applied Linguistics (B.A.A.L)/ Routledge Workshop Programme  2017

Date: 1819 January 2018

Venue: Glasgow University

Call for papers: abstract submission 30 November 2017

Theme: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education

 

The purpose of this workshop is to explore what recent research in the field of cognitive linguistics can offer education. Departing from traditional and functional approaches to language, cognitive linguistics provides teachers a unique way of exploring meaning and the relationship between thought and language. Recent research shows that applying a cognitive perspective in the classroom has very clear benefits for all teachers interested in literacy. However, as this is a relatively new field, the parameters have not yet been fully agreed upon by linguists. Therefore, this event is a step towards achieving more clarity and consensus, as well as offering established researchers, ECRs, postgraduate researchers and those interested in embarking on research in this area a space in which to discuss how a research agenda might be usefully taken forward.

Call for papers

There are a number of 20 minute slots for ECRs and postgraduate researchers to present their research relating but not exclusively to any of the workshop’s objectives:

  • To explore what recent research in cognitive linguistics can offer education. This includes language teaching (both L1 and L2) and content teaching at all levels of education; higher, secondary and primary.
  • To consider how the principles of cognitive linguistics can be best applied in teaching by sharing and demonstrating new methods and techniques.
  • To investigate the evidence that applying these principles can be beneficial to the learner.
  • To examine the obstacles in carrying out research in this area and consider how these can be overcome.

If you are interested, we invite you to submit 150 word (approx.) abstract to c[email protected] by 30 November 2017.

During an extended lunch break, all participants are invited to give a poster presentation, if they wish. Places are limited to 35 and will be allocated on a first-come first served basis.

Registration fees:

BAAL non-member £35

BAAL member        £30

Student                     £25       This will include lunch and refreshments.

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased through:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baalroutledge-cognitive-linguistics-in-education-workshop-at-glasgow-tickets-35664980918

The main event will take place on Friday 19 January, with an afternoon networking session for ECRs and PGRs on 18 January 3–5 p.m.

Keynote speakers:    

Dr Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow

Dr Ellen Bramwell University of Glasgow

Professor Alice Deignan University of Leeds

Dr Marcello Giovanelli Aston University

Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham

Dr Jessica Mason Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Elena Semino Lancaster University

Seminar co-ordinators:: Sally Zacharias, Dr Agnes Marszalek and Dr Marcello Giovanelli

Jan
18
Thu
Cognitive Approaches to Languages in Education Workshop
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

British Association for Applied Linguistics (B.A.A.L)/ Routledge Workshop Programme  2017

Date: 1819 January 2018

Venue: Glasgow University

Theme: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education

 

The purpose of this workshop is to explore what recent research in the field of cognitive linguistics can offer education. Departing from traditional and functional approaches to language, cognitive linguistics provides teachers a unique way of exploring meaning and the relationship between thought and language. Recent research shows that applying a cognitive perspective in the classroom has very clear benefits for all teachers interested in literacy. However, as this is a relatively new field, the parameters have not yet been fully agreed upon by linguists. Therefore, this event is a step towards achieving more clarity and consensus, as well as offering established researchers, ECRs, postgraduate researchers and those interested in embarking on research in this area a space in which to discuss how a research agenda might be usefully taken forward.

Registration fees:

BAAL non-member £35

BAAL member        £30

Student                     £25       This will include lunch and refreshments.

Registration is open and tickets can be purchased through:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baalroutledge-cognitive-linguistics-in-education-workshop-at-glasgow-tickets-35664980918

The main event will take place on Friday 19 January, with an afternoon networking session for ECRs and PGRs on 18 January 3–5 p.m.

Keynote speakers:    

Dr Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow

Dr Ellen Bramwell University of Glasgow

Professor Alice Deignan University of Leeds

Dr Marcello Giovanelli Aston University

Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham

Dr Jessica Mason Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Elena Semino Lancaster University

Seminar co-ordinators:: Sally Zacharias, Dr Agnes Marszalek and Dr Marcello Giovanelli

Feb
9
Fri
The CALA (2019) Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology
Feb 9 all-day

The CALA (2019), Inaugural Conference on Asian Linguistic Anthropology (2019)

January 23-26, 2019, Siem Reap, Cambodia CALL FOR PAPERS

www.cala2019.puc.edu.kh

 

Themes

Revitalization
New mobilities, new textual modes, and new technologies have pervaded Asian regions, affecting communication, structuring the lifeworlds (lived environments), and re-authoring altering identities. As such, language has seen mediation to develop new yet evolving forms. While these changes have become significant, reflexive efforts to cultural origins have also become central to global flows. These efforts have been labeled revivalist, both in widespread languages, and in minority languages. Furthermore, central to work on these languages, are frameworks of Anthropology, without which, our understandings of the political, cultural and linguistic elements would scarcely present themselves epistemically.Representation
The effects of Colonialism in and of Asia, crossing into a current era of Post Colonialism, and finding junctures with the intensified global flows of the now, encourage the production of ideas and ideologies of representation of self and other, as well as ideologies of social and cultural performativities. This leads to pursuits of representation. Pervasive throughout the twentieth century, was Western dominance, a hegemony now countered by post structuralist notions of global identity, thus decentering the West, and ‘recentering’ the East. Language and identity thus emerge as constructs central to the understandings of these recenterings, and understood not least through a Linguistic Anthropology. Here, Asian languages and identities have become an increasingly concentrated nexus for new forms of globalization.

Abstract and poster proposal submissionOpens: October 13, 2017 at midnight (UTC Time)
Closes: February 9, 2018 at midnight (UTC Time)

 

For submission/ registration, please visit: http://cala2019.puc.edu.kh/

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

Or Professor Susan Hagadorn: [email protected]

 

“Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity” Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day

“Transitions: Crisis, Uncertainty, Opportunity”

Third Conference on Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights (DDHR)

February 9–11, 2018

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The human experience is filled with periods of transition. Life-stage rituals, prolonged wars, forced migrations, paradigm shifts, global climate, and urban development—in all of these processes transitions are the constant—they can last for mere moments or span years, decades, or generations. Transitions associated with disasters, displacement, and human rights are particularly important whether they impact local communities or entire societies. Moments of transition bring about crisis, uncertainty, and even opportunity. What factors shape whether a transition is a crisis or an opportunity, and in whose eyes? What moments or processes impact these outcomes? How do individual lived experiences of uncertainty intersect with larger social scales and vice versa? What strategies can be employed for engagement and how can these strategies be communicated to those confronting periods of transition?

More information regarding registration can be found at the conference website.

Mar
1
Thu
Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions
Mar 1 – Mar 2 all-day

Thinking Gender, Pre-existing Conditions

28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference

March 1-2, 2018

UCLA Faculty Center

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Terri Conley, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

FEATURED WORKSHOP: Trauma-Informed Yoga led by Zabie Yamasaki, Program Director of Trauma-Informed Yoga Programs at UCLA

 

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites submissions of paper, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and visual arts proposals for our 28th Annual Thinking Gender Graduate Student Research Conference. This year’s conference theme, Pre-existing Conditions, will focus on the interactions of health and gender as a play on the current, on-going discussions about gender-focused health and healthcare. Pre-existing Conditions invites conversations about the directions and foci of intersectional and multi-contextual approaches to health and well-being. With our focus on gender and health, Thinking Gender 2018, Pre-existing Conditions, welcomes submissions of graduate student projects on a wide range of health and health-related topics (see the attached call or visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP for details).

 

Deadline for All Proposal Submissions: November 1, 2017

Submission Information

We invite proposal submissions for the following categories:

  • Panel Presentations
  • Posters
  • Speed Pitching Research Roundtables
  • Visual Arts Reception and Exhibition

Registered graduate students from any institution are eligible to submit presentation proposals for all Thinking Gender sessions, including the panel, poster, speed pitching research roundtable, and Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition sessions.

Registered undergraduate students from any institution are eligible to submit proposals for poster presentations and participation in the Visual Arts Reception & Exhibition only.

Full details – including proposal length requirements and additional specifications – are available in the attached call for proposals and on our website at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.

To participate in Thinking Gender, successful applicants will be required to pay a registration fee of $50, the entirety of which will go towards covering conference costs. Participants for whom the registration fee is prohibitive are encouraged to contact [email protected].

Deadlines

The deadline for all submission proposals is November 1, 2017. Submissions must be made online via the link at http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP. Once submissions are reviewed and accepted, all participants in the paper panel sessions will be required to submit a draft of their paper by January 29, 2018, for pre-circulation among their co-panelists and faculty moderator.

For full details, including proposal length requirements, additional specifications, and a link to the online submission system, visit http://csw.ucla.edu/TG18CFP.

Mar
7
Wed
Anthrosophia 2018
Mar 7 – Mar 10 all-day

ANTHROSOPHIA 2018: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Philosophy, Anthropology, and Allied Disciplines

Dates:                     March 7–10, 2018

Location:               Center for Human-Environmental Research

3400 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

 

Founded in 2015, Anthrosophia is an annual interdisciplinary conference bridging the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and allied social sciences. The conference is dedicated to the holistic investigation of the questions of how and why human societies organize themselves in the diverse ways that we do today, and have done in the past. The basic premise of Anthrosophia is that the fields of philosophy and anthropology have much more in common than is typically acknowledged. Philosophical claims about humans and human societies had to start somewhere and, indeed, they usually began as basic empirical generalizations about the nature of human behavior. Anthropology began as an offshoot from the field philosophy in the early 19th century and it continues to carry the same fundamental set of theoretical building blocks with it into the present day.

As an interdisciplinary conference, Anthrosophia aims to articulate the theoretical principles, methodological orientations, and empirical data that form the basis of philosophy and anthropology as traditionally distinct fields. Through this collaboration, we hope to identify persistent shortcomings and biases in our thinking about the nature of human social life and to find better ways forward.

Participants may give oral presentations of up to 20 minutes. If you wish to present a paper, we ask you to submit a 150-word abstract outlining your topic to [email protected] by January 2nd. Please also indicate your preference about which day you would like to present. (We do our best to accommodate these preferences but we can’t make any promises!)

The Anthrosophia scholarly society also publishes a journal of the same name. Papers presented at the Anthrosophia conference may be considered for publication in this journal, though we also accept unrelated submissions. For more information about the Anthrosophia conference and the journal, please visit http: //www.cherscience.org.

 

Conference Program Committee: Drew Chastain (co-chair), Loyola University New Orleans; Grant S. McCall (co-chair), C.H.E.R. and Tulane University; Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University SFS-Qatar; Enzo Rossi, University of Amsterdam

Any questions about the conference should be directed to [email protected]

 

 

Registration:

Student/unemployed registration:                 $25

Junior professional registration:                    $50 (Postdocs, Assistant Professors, etc.)

Senior professional registration:                   $100 (Associate and Full Professors, etc.)

 

*We ask that all conference participants remit registration fees as stated above. If these fees are a hardship and might prevent you from participating, please email [email protected] to request a reduction.

Apr
27
Fri
International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics
Apr 27 all-day

International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics

On behalf of the Organization Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics (ICFAEC 2018) which will be held on 27-28th April 2018 in Alanya, Turkey.

ICFAEC 2018 aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field economics and provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, organizations, and researchers. ICFAEC 2018 encourages submission of theoretical and empirical papers in the different domains of food and agricultural economics and related disciplines, within and across different levels of analysis. ICFAEC 2018 focuses on are: 

  • Food Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food Policy
  • Agricultural Management
  • Farm Management
  • Rural Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Farming Systems
  • Agricultural Policy
  • Agribusiness
  • Socio-economic Aspects
  • Food Marketing
  • Rural & Agricultural Sociology
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agritourism
  • Financing credits and agricultural subsidies
  • Logistics of agricultural production
  • Research and development
  • Irrigation and water management

We look forward to greeting you at the International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics (ICFAEC 2018) in Alanya, Turkey.

For more information about the conference organization, please check this web page. www.ageconalanya.com

Important Dates

Submission Deadline of Abstracts: January 20th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:  With in 4 weeks of submission time
Submission Deadline of Full Papers: February 20th, 2018
Deadline of Early Bird Registration: March 1sh, 2018

Best regards,

ICFAEC Oganizing Committee

Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Faculty of Business, Department of Economics and Finance, 07400 Alanya/Antalya-Turkey, Tel:+ (90) 242 518 21 21-1236, Fax : +(90) 242 518 20 25

Emails:  [email protected]

Sep
27
Thu
German Studies Association: Call for Seminar Proposals
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day

GERMAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION: CALL FOR SEMINAR PROPOSALS

The 42nd GSA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA (September 27–30, 2018) will continue to host a series of seminars in addition to conference sessions and roundtables.

Seminars meet for all three days of the conference. They explore new avenues of academic exchange and foster extended discussion, rigorous intellectual debate, and intensified networking. Seminars are typically proposed and led by two to three conveners and they consist of 12 to 20 participants, including scholars from different disciplines and at different career stages. Seminars may enable extended discussion of a recent academic publication; the exploration of a promising new research topic; engagement with pre-circulated papers; an opportunity to debate the work of scholars with different approaches; the coming together of groups of scholars seeking to develop an anthology; or the in-depth discussion of a political or public policy issue, novel, film, poem, artwork, or musical piece.

In order to facilitate extended discussion, seminar conveners and participants should participate in all three seminar meetings. Please note that seminar conveners and seminar applicants who have been accepted for seminar participation will not be allowed to submit a paper in a regular panel session. However, they may take on one additional role in the conference as moderator or commentator on another session independent of their enrollment in a seminar, or they may participate in a roundtable.

Although we accept proposals from conveners who have directed a seminar during the past two consecutive years, we give preference to newcomers and thus encourage the rotation of seminar conveners in similarly-themed seminars. We further recommend that those conveners contact the coordinators of the Interdisciplinary Network Committee, Professors Pamela Potter ([email protected]) and Winson Chu ([email protected]), to establish an official GSA Network on their topic.

The application process has two steps. Initially, we invite you to submit a preliminary proposal that includes the following items:

  1. Title
  2. Names of conveners
  3. A 150-word description of the seminar’s subject (which will eventually be used in the call for participants, the printed program, and the online program/mobile app)
  4. A 50-word description of the format of the seminar (which will also appear in the call for participants, etc.)

These items are due by November 13, 2017.

Please submit your application online at https://www.xcdsystem.com/gsa. Your username and password are the same ones you use to log in to your GSA profile at https://thegsa.org/members/profile. Please note that you must be a current member of the GSA to submit a proposal. If you need your password reset, please contact Ms. Ursula Gray ([email protected]) at Johns Hopkins University Press. If technical questions or problems arise with the submission interface itself, please contact Elizabeth Fulton at [email protected].

At this point, the GSA Seminar Committee will provide suggestions and assistance for the final submission, which is due by December 13, 2017. The committee will then review seminar proposals and post a list of approved seminars and their topics on the GSA website by early January 2018.

 

The GSA Seminar Committee consists of:

Margaret Eleanor Menninger (Texas State University) | [email protected] (Chair)

Maria Mitchell (Franklin & Marshall College) | [email protected]

Faye Stewart (Georgia State University) | [email protected]