the 16th Sociolinguistics Symposium

Limerick, Ireland, on Thursday, July 6, 2006, 17:00 to 18:15 In the Northern Hemisphere, at
The Network is sponsoring an open discussion on the responsibilities of Language Policy scholars. It will be chaired by Bernard Spolsky. Durk Gorter, Nancy Hornberger, Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Donna Patrick, Alistair Pennycook, Elana Shohamy will start with 5 minute statements. An open discussion will be followed by a brief business meeting of the Network. In the Southern Hemisphere, at the

ALAA Congress

 in Brisbane, Friday 7 July 13:30 15:30

Joshua A. Fishman's 80th Brithday

Sunday, September 10, 2006, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hillel at Steinhardt Hall, University of Pennsylvania
  • Keynote Address on South Africa by Nkonko Kamwangamalu
  • Speakers: Stanton Wortham, Courtney Cazden, Dell Hymes, William Labov, Itzik Gottesman, Penelope Poutu, Hinurewa Poutu, Toni Waho, Francis M. Hult, Naomi Prawer Kadar, Shuhan Wang, Kendall King, John Baugh, Shirley Brice Heath, and Joshua Fishman
  • Symposium website:


16 Congreso de Hispanistas Alemanes

Section 17. In Dresden. will be about language policy in Latin America. 28 - 31 March 2007
  • see programme and dates for inscription at:
  • languages of the congress: Spanish, German, English
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Zimmermann
    Iberoromanische Sprachwissenschaft
    FB 10: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
    Universität Bremen
    Postfach 33 04 40
    D 28334 Bremen
    Fax  (49) 421 218 4283
  • Conference website:

Fifth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.
The Fifth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism will be held at the University of Stirling, Scotland on 3, 4, 5 September 2007.
  • Plenary Speakers:
    Moha Ennaji, University of Fès, Morocco
    Richard Johnstone, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
    Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Ajit Mohanty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
    The Call for Papers will go out in September 2006. Abstracts will be invited from interested participants for parallel session papers. Papers are invited on research on acquisition or use of three or more languages. Papers on just two languages will not be considered. The Submission Date is 15 January 2007.
  • The local organizer is:
    Charlotte Kemp
    Institute of Education
    University of Stirling
    Scotland FK9 4LN
  • Conference website:
  • Jasone Cenoz (one of the founders of L3) will be the LPREN liaison for this conference.

Language, Education and Diversity 2007

2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
The LED conference organisers invite submissions of abstracts for presentations. The conference is to be held 21-24 November 2007 at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
The conference will focus on language and education, with particular reference to addressing/accommodating diversity. Within this broad focus, there will be specific streams on:
  • English language education (TESL/TEFL)
  • Literacy education (both school and adult literacy)
  • Bilingual/immersion education
  • Language education planning and policy
Keynote speakers for the LED 2007 Conference include:
  • Suresh Canagarajah
  • Jim Cummins
  • Ofelia Garcia
  • Hilary Janks
  • Allan Luke
  • Teresa McCarty
  • Bernard Spolsky
We welcome proposals for papers, colloquia and poster sessions.
Presentation Formats
Paper presentation – 30 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers. This is a lecture style presentation supported with visual material.
Colloquium – 3 hours. This is an opportunity for several presenters with a related theme or topic to present together in a supportive environment. Colloquium will involve 4 – 6 registered participants. At least 15 minutes should be left for questions and audience interaction. It is the responsibility of the colloquium chair to organise their colloquium group.
Colloquium abstracts should include a short paragraph on what each author will be presenting on and should be submitted by the colloquium chair. If your colloquium abstract is greater than 300 words, please contact the conference organiser.
Poster Session – This is a display of material on a poster (no more than two A1 sheets) with scheduled opportunities to discuss the material with interested individuals.
What to Present
Conference presentations should relate to the conference theme in some way, with a focus on the conference streams outlined above.
How to Submit
  • Abstracts are to be submitted online
  • Please follow the prompts to sign-up for an author account and to submit documents for LED 2007. If your abstract contains special characters (e.g. macrons) please contact the conference organiser.
  • Presenters selected must register for the conference by the 29 June 2007 in order to maintain their place in the programme. Please contact the conference organiser on +64 4 568 4576 or email if you experience any problems when submitting your abstract online.
  • Submission Deadline Date
    Final date for receipt of abstracts is 30 April 2007.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
A CD of refereed conference proceedings will subsequently be produced. Presenters wishing to submit their paper for inclusion on the official conference proceedings must do so by 3 March 2008. Further details about the conference proceedings will be placed on the conference website.
Need More Information?
Contact the conference organisers:


As previously announced, the

AILA Essen 2008
15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics

Essen, Germany from August, 24-29 2008. The conference theme is "Multilingualism: challenges and opportunities." The congress is organized by the German Association of Applied Linguistics (GAL e.V.), the University of Duisburg-Essen, Congress Centre Essen (CCE), and further partners.
We would like to inform you that detailed information as to the CALL FOR PAPERS is now available on the conference website at both in English and in German. AILA 2008 invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, and theory in any area of applied linguistics. A detailed list of the proposed thematic strands is published on the conference website. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers, posters, or symposia and should be submitted any time from June 30, 2006 to February 28, 2007. See the conference website for exact details.
All those interested in receiving regular updates on the conference via our electronic newsletter are invited to contact the conference office at

ICL 2008
18th International Congress of Linguists

July 21-26 at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. No call for papers yet, but language policy will be a topic. 


MIDP Symposium on Multilingualism from below

The Second International MIDP symposium will be held at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in November 2009. The symposium forms part of the colloquia series organised by the Unit for Language Management (University of the Free State, RSA) in association with the Department of Linguistics (University of Antwerp) and the Department of African Languages & Cultures (Ghent University) and is sponsored by the Province of Antwerp, Flanders.

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