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World Englishes 2010, Vancouver, Canada - 3rd and Final Call for Papers

JULY 25 - 27

Full Title: 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes
Short Title: IAWE 16

Date: 25-July-2010 – 27-July-2010
Location: Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Contact Person: Suzanne K. Hilgendorf
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

The 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for World Englishes (IAWE 16) is being hosted by Simon Fraser University at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, Canada from July 25 to 27, 2010.

The conference theme is


The following plenary speakers will address the conference. The general topics of their talks are noted in parentheses.

- Dr. Braj B. Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (title: World Englishes Today: Panditocracy vs. Pragmatic Reality)

- Dr. Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth, UK (title: English and Europe: The Legacies of Nationalism, the Requirements of Europeanisation and the Influence of Globalisation)

- Dr. Nkonko Kamwangamalu, Howard University, Washington, D.C., USA (title: English in Language Policy and Ideologies in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Vernacularization)

In addition, focus lectures will be given by

- Dr. Yamuna Kachru, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (title: World Englishes and Corpus Linguistics)

- Dr. Murray Munro, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (title: How Accents Do and Don't Matter: The Role of Pronunciation in Communication)

- Dr. Elizabeth Martin, California State University, San Bernardino, USA (title: Seducing the French with English: Bilingual Advertising Practices in France)

- Dr. Jamie Shinhee Lee, University of Michigan-Dearborn (title: English for Entertainment: Accidental and Not-so-accidental Humor on Korean TV)

3rd and Final Call for Papers

The IAWE 2010 Organizing Committee invites proposals for individual presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion) on any area of research related to World Englishes. Abstracts addressing the conference theme--World Englishes Today: A Critical Reevaluation of Theory, Methodology, and Pedagogy in Global Contexts--are particularly welcome. In addition to the topics of theory, methodology, and pedagogy, papers may address other areas of relevance for World Englishes scholarship. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- globalization and World Englishes
- English in the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle
- the regional/national impact of World Englishes in, e.g., Asia, Africa, and also Europe, South America
- the changing status of varieties of English (FL → L2 → L1)
- literary creativity
- World Englishes and the media and/or pop culture
- World Englishes in business and/or advertising
- issues of identity and World Englishes
- specific varieties of World Englishes and their structural features

Given the location of the conference this year in Vancouver, we also welcome submissions dealing specifically with issues concerning English use in Canada.

Interested scholars, graduate students, and instructors may submit individual proposals of a maximum of 300 words, including title and references. Proposals must be submitted on-line via the following link:

The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail beginning 31 March 2010.

For further information regarding the conference, i.e., registration and accommodations, please visit the IAWE 2010 Conference website:

Dr. Suzanne K. Hilgendorf
Associate Professor, Dept. of Linguistics
Review Editor, _World Englishes_
Chair, Organizing Committee for the 2010 World Englishes
Conference (July 25-27 in Vancouver)
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 1S6

tel: 778-782-8583
fax: 778-782-5659
personal homepage:
2010 World Englishes Conference:

Writing Research Across Borders II International Travel Fellowship

Writing Research Across Borders II International Travel Fellowship Conference Web Site:

George Mason University (in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area) February 17-20, 2011


The Writing Research Across Borders (WRAB) II conference aims to bring together writing researchers from across the globe to share their findings and to set new research agendas.  As in past years, this conference will focus on writing development across the lifespan, including the impact of new technologies on learning to write, early acquisition of writing, writing across grade levels (K-20), writing in the disciplines and professions, and writing in the workplace or other community and institutional settings.  We encourage work from diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives which are grounded in empirical research.


To support the international nature of this conference, WRAB II will be offering a limited number of competitive fellowships to participants whose home institutions are located outside of the U.S.  Fellowships will be provide differing levels of support (from registration fees to travel reimbursement) based on need, merit, and available budget. 


To apply for a fellowship, a candidate should submit:


* a conference proposal (see attached guidelines)

* full contact information, including home institution

* a statement of no more than 500 words explaining the value of attendance, financial need, and other obstacles to attendance.


Please send to:


Applications will be reviewed by members of the conference planning and scientific committees.



Call for Proposals:  Writing Research Across Borders II


February 17-20, 2011

George Mason University

Washington D.C./Northern Virginia


Proposal Deadline May 3, 2010


As societies become more knowledge-intensive and communication technologies draw us more closely together, the importance of writing in economic, scientific, civic, personal, and social development becomes more apparent. Correspondingly, the imperative to conduct research on writing in schools and the workplace, in relationship to learning and development, and in all aspects of our lives has invigorated work among scholars in all regions of the world. The conference Writing Research across Borders II will provide an opportunity for researchers to share their findings and set research agendas for the coming years.


Continuing the success of the three previous international research conferences held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the 2011 Writing Research Across Borders II will be held at George Mason University in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. We invite proposals that will continue to deepen the cross-disciplinary, international dialogues across the many different domains of writing research.


As in past years, this conference will focus on writing development across the lifespan, including the impact of new technologies on learning to write, early acquisition of writing, writing across grade levels (K-20), writing in the disciplines and professions, and writing in the workplace or other community and institutional settings. We invite proposals presenting research in these areas. We also invite proposals on any other areas of writing use and practice, such as writing in progressive or large scale educational programs, or proposals that link writing research and policies. We welcome papers raising methodological issues about researching writing. We invite work from any research tradition that is grounded in the tradition’s previous research and pursues the methodical gathering of qualitative or quantitative data appropriate to its claims.


Proposals should identify the format preferred (panels, roundtables, individual presentations, and poster presentations). Individual or poster proposals should be a maximum of 500 words. Proposals with multiple presentations (panel and roundtable) should contain a short overview statement and then no more than 400 words per speaker. Proposals should specify the relevant research literatures, research questions, methods, data, and findings, as well as the scope and duration of the research projects.


The deadline for proposals is May 3, 2010. Please submit proposals in .doc or .rtf format by email attachment to Also, be sure to include a title for your proposal and each speaker’s individual talk, as well as contact information for each individual presenter.


Conference information is available at




Conference Co-chairs

Charles Bazerman

Paul Rogers


Conference Steering Committee

Christopher Dean

Karen Lunsford

Suzie Null

Amanda Stansell


Writing Research across Borders II Scientific Committee

Paula Carlino                       Argentina       University of Buenos Aires

Kate Chanock                     Australia        Latrobe

Luuk van Waas                    Belgium         University of Antwerp

Desiree Motta-Roth               Brazil            Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Dilamar Araujo                     Brazil           Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE)

Angela Dionisio                    Brazil            UFP, Recife

Angela Kleimann                   Brazil           Unicamp-Sao Paulo

Céline Beaudet                     Canada         Université de Sherbrooke

Anthony Pare                       Canada          McGill University

Catherine Schryer                 Canada         University of Waterloo

Graham Smart                     Canada         Carleton University

Doreen Starke-Meyering         Canada         McGill University

Giovanni Parodi Sweis            Chile            Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Chen Huijun                         China           China University of Geosciences

Blanca Yaneth Gonzalez Pinzon Colombia     Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Denis Alamargot                   France         University of Poitiers

Francoise Boch                     France         Université Stendhal

Michel Fayol                        France         University Blaise Pascal

Sylvie Plane                        France         IUMF de Paris

Vijay Bhatia                        Hong Kong    City University of Hong Kong

Pietro Boscolo                      Italy            University of Padua

Fatima Encinas                     Mexico         Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Nancy Susan Keranen             Mexico         Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

Emilia Ferreiro                      Mexico         National Polytechnic Institute 

Gert Rijlaarsdam                   Netherlands   University of Amsterdam

Olga Dysthe                         Norway        University of Bergen

Sigmund Ongstad                  Norway        Oslo University College

Lilliana Tolchinsky                 Spain           University of Barcelona

Magnus Gustaffson                Sweden         Chalmers University of Technology

Åsa Wengelin                       Sweden         Lund University

Otto Kruse                           Switzerland    Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Daniel Perrin                        Switzerland    Zurich University of Applied Sciences

David Barton                        UK               Lancaster University

David Galbraith                     UK               University of Staffordshire

Ken Hyland                          UK               University of London

Roz Ivanic                            UK               Lancaster University

Gunther Kress                       UK               University of London

Greg Myers                           UK               Lancaster University

Brian Street                          UK               Kings College-London

Mark Torrance                       UK               University of Staffordshire

Chris Anson                         USA             North Carolina State

Arthur Applebee                    USA             SUNY Albany

Arnetha Ball                         USA              Stanford

Chuck Bazerman                   USA              University of California, Santa Barbara

Anne Beaufort                      USA              University of Washington, Tacoma

Virginia Berninger                  USA             University of Washington

Deborah Brandt                     USA             University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ralph Cintron                        USA             University of Illinois at Chicago

Ulla Connor                          USA              Indiana University-Purdue University

Christiane Donahue                USA              University of Maine, Farmington

Peter Elbow                          USA              University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Sarah Freedman                    USA              University of California, Berkeley

Steve Graham                       USA              Vanderbilt

Christina Haas                       USA              Kent State University

Richard Haswell                     USA              TAMU Corpus Christi

Dick Hayes                           USA              Carnegie-Mellon University

Doug Hesse                          USA              University of Denver

George Hillocks                     USA              University of Chicago

Tom Huckin                          USA              University of Utah

Ron Kellogg                          USA              St. Louis University

Gesa Kirsch                          USA              Bentley College

Paul LaMaheiu                       USA              University of California, Berkeley

Neal Learner                         USA              MIT

Andrea Lunsford                    USA               Stanford

Karen Lunsford                      USA                University of California, Santa Barbara

Skip MacArthur                      USA                University of Delaware

Paul Kei Matsuda                   USA               Arizona State University

Sandra Murphy                      USA               University of California, Davis

Cezar Ornatowski                   USA               San Diego State

Mike Palmquist                      USA               Colorado State University

Paul Prior                             USA               University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Anne Ruggles Gere                 USA               University of Michigan

David Russell                        USA               Iowa State University

Mary Schleppegrell                 USA               University of Michigan

Peter Smagorinsky                 USA               University of Georgia

Clay Spinuzzi                        USA               University of Texas, Austin

Chris Thaiss                          USA               University of California, Davis

Joanna Wolfe                        USA               University of Louisville

Terry Myers Zawacki               USA               George Mason University


Professor Charles Bazerman

Department of Education

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

phone: 805-893-7543




John Walsh, Friday January 29th, 1:30 PM

ASU’s Center for Indian Education & the Applied Linguistics Speaker Series Announces:


Dr. John Walsh

National University of Ireland, Galway & Fulbright Irish Language Scholar at the University of California, Santa Cruz



Legislating for Irish:

The Strains between Policy & Ideology in a Minoritized Language


This presentation will combine perspectives from the language policy paradigm of sociolinguistics with those of language governance in order to consider current and future prospects for the Irish language. In contradistinction to top-down language planning  approaches, Spolsky (2004, 2008) argues that language policy comprises three inter-related components operating at various levels in society: language practices, language beliefs, and language management. The critical work of Shohamy (2006) elaborates this to include the overt and covert language policies pursued by institutions. Language    governance is emerging as a conceptual framework to explain the multitiered nature of language policy. Loughlin and Williams (2007) have argued that the situation of individual languages is influenced by the interaction of local, regional, national and international  actors, each seeking to achieve its own form of governance. Therefore, Walsh argues that   language policy as a concept  describes and analyzes often conflictual forces of language practices, beliefs, and management at various levels of society, from the local to the international. He bases his presentation on an ongoing study of Irish language policy, in particular the Official Languages Act of 2003. This legislation creates limited rights for Irish speakers and obliges Irish public bodies to gradually increase their  provision of services in Irish. Walsh describes ideologically-based conflicts about the provision of public services in Irish and relates them to the broader governance and policy framework, including the recent    publication of the Irish government’s long-awaited 20-Year National Strategy for Irish.


Dr. John Walsh is currently Fulbright Irish Language Scholar at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Lecturer in the Department of Irish, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His Ph.D., awarded by Dublin City  University, examined the influence of the Irish language on Ireland’s socio-economic development. He is currently writing a book on this topic, to be published by Peter Lang in 2010. Dr. Walsh also holds a master’s degree in International Relations (Law, Politics, Economics) from Dublin City University and a BA in Irish and Welsh from the  University College Dublin. Before joining NUI Galway, he worked as a   lecturer in Irish at Dublin City University and with the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages in Brussels. He spent almost a decade as a journalist with Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, and with the Irish language television station, TG4. His research interests are language policy, language legislation, the interface between language and socio-economic development, and minority language media.

Date: 01.29.2010                     Time: 1:30-2:30 P.M.                 Location:  Coor L1-10

Look for these Upcoming Talks:

 The C.A.L.L. event in February

Aya Matsuda

Toshiko Sugino

Thomas G. Bever

     And many more!

Go to and click ‘Calendar of Events’

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CFP: Teachers College,Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & AL

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied
Linguistics is an on-line journal
( dedicated to publishing
research in progress in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics.

Within a conceptual framework that values an integration of theory and
practice, the journal publishes full-length articles dealing, in a
principled way, with language, language acquisition, language teaching,
and language assessment. The journal also publishes interviews, short
commentaries, and book reviews.

The Editorial Board is currently accepting manuscripts for review for
the Spring 2010 issue. Submissions from both within and outside the TC
community are welcome. The deadline for submission is January 24, 2010.

Articles submitted to the journal should normally be no longer than
8,000 words. Each paper must begin with an abstract not exceeding 200
words. No information that identifies the author should be included in
the paper. A separate title page should be provided, with the following
information: title, the author's name, affiliation, address,
e-mailaddress and both a daytime and an evening telephone number.
Contributors may submit their papers in either of two ways. Three
printed copies (double-spaced throughout) or an electronic version of
the initial submission should be sent/e-mailed to:

Dr. ZhaoHong Han
TESOL/AL Web Journal
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 66
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Manuscripts submitted should follow TESOL Quarterly format. Works
referred to should be separately listed at the end of the article.
Submission Preparation Checklist is available at

Questions concerning submission can be directed to Adrienne Wai Man Lew

Adrienne Wai Man Lew
Managing Editor

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied

Journal of Writing Research: John R. Hayes award

John R. Hayes award

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the John R. Hayes Award for excellence in writing research. This award, aimed at recognizing outstanding quantitative or qualitative empirical research in writing, will be awarded biennial to an author or authors of an article published in the Journal of Writing Research.

The award is generously funded by John R. Hayes himself. Professor Hayes (Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh) is one of the most influential writing researchers since 1980. He has been a pioneer in introducing cognitive psychology in writing research. There is hardly one article on writing processes that does not cite one of his publications.

The winner of the John R. Hayes Award will be selected by a committee appointed and chaired by a representation of the editors, in 2010 by Luuk Van Waes and Gert Rijlaarsdam. Articles will be evaluated for quality of empirical scholarship. Winners will be announced in the journal and recognized at the biennial Earli SIG Writing Conference in Heibelberg 2010. Recipients of the award will receive a custom-designed object and $ 1000.

We encourage you or your students to submit to JoWR to be part of the eligible pool for the 2010 award. All articles published before August 2010 will be eligible for the first award.



CFP: Canadian Modern Language Review

The Canadian Modern Language Review

The Editors of the Canadian Modern Language Review invite proposals for the annual special issue of the journal. Proposals should identify a contemporary topic which will allow for the exploration of recent advances in theory, research, and practice in second language learning and teaching. The proposed topic should also be one that will attract diverse perspectives, research methodologies, and pedagogical applications.
The special issue of the CMLR is an open call for papers; guest editors therefore manage the submissions, following the standard double blind review process. At least one of the editors should be fluent in both English and French.
Proposals will be evaluated by the CMLR Editors and members of the Editorial Board. The criteria will include: relevance to the mandate of the journal; significance of the topic to the field; and the qualifications of the two editors. The successful proposal will be announced in the spring of 2010.
Guest editors should refer to the Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals on the CMLR website for the details of the submission requirements.

Due date for proposals: January 5, 2010

La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes
Les rédacteurs de la Revue canadienne des langues vivantes invitent les personnes intéressées à proposer des thèmes pour le numéro spécial annuel de la revue. Chaque proposition devra porter sur un sujet contemporain ouvrant sur l’exploration des progrès récents en matière de théorie, de recherche et de pratiques en apprentissage et en enseignement des langues secondes. Le thème proposé devra également susciter des contributions sur des perspectives, des méthodes de recherche et des applications pédagogiques variées.
Pour ce numéro spécial de la RCLV, il y aura un appel général à contributions. Les rédacteurs invités auront donc à gérer les articles soumis au moyen du processus habituel d’évaluation à double insu. Au moins un des rédacteurs devra s’exprimer couramment en anglais et en français.
Les propositions seront évaluées par les rédacteurs de la RCLV et les membres du conseil d’administration, selon les critères suivants
: la pertinence du thème relativement au mandat de la revue, l’importance du sujet dans le champ d’études et les qualifications des deux rédacteurs. La proposition retenue sera dévoilée au printemps 2010.
Pour tout renseignement concernant les exigences de soumission, les rédacteurs invités devront se référer aux Directives sur la proposition de thèmes pour le numéro spécial, disponible sur le site web de la RCLV.

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : le 5 janvier 2010

The Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes
During the more than 60 years of its existence, The Canadian Modern Language Review/La Revue canadienne des langues vivantes has evolved from an Ontario-centered journal containing mainly classroom-based teaching strategies and resources to a Canada-wide, bilingual, refereed scholarly publication of national scope and international repute. The CMLR/RCLV serves members of the teaching profession, administrators and researchers interested in all levels of English and French as second languages and, in addition, those interested in native and other modern, international, or heritage language programs and issues.
For more information about CMLR/ RCLV (in print or online) or for submissions information, please contact
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CFP: Arizona Working Papers

Call for submissions in Arizona Working Papers:

The Arizona Working Papers is inviting students and faculty from SLAT,
SLAT's collaborating departments, and TESL/Applied Linguistics Programs from
other universities to submit papers to the Arizona Working Papers (AWP), 2010,
Volume 17. Papers must be research studies and should focus on issues related
to second language acquisition and teaching including the four specialization
areas in SLAT (L2 Pedagogy and Program Administration, L2 Use, L2 Processes,
and L2 Analysis) or a cross-disciplinary topic. First language studies with
relevance to second language acquisition and teaching may also be submitted.
Submissions are accepted in English and other widely spoken languages (Spanish,
French, Italian, German, Russian, etc).

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2010

Please follow this link for more details:

We look forward to hearing from you!

AWP Co-editors,
University of Arizona

FW: Reminder and Correction: Blog-friendly: APL Speaker Series, Two In One, Monday 12/14/09

The Applied Linguistics Speakers Series Announces

A Special Two-Person, One Day Event:


Mary Hamilton & David Barton


At 2:00 PM, hear from Mary Hamilton:  


How Does the Global Get Into the Local?:

 Literacy Policy, Complexity and the Politics of Representation


How do representations of literacy and literacy learners bridge current discourses of globalization with local educational practice? In this session, Hamilton will explore this topic using examples from an historical policy study that has traced the reshaping of the field of adult literacy since the 1970s. She will complement these examples with contemporary data exploring the effects of performance indicators in UK educational institutions. Theoretical tools from literacy studies and from science and technology studies are used in the analysis, revealing both continuities and differences in the construction of adults as citizens and learners across different policy periods.


Mary Hamilton is Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University; Associate Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre and a founder member of the Research and Practice in Adult Literacy group. Her current research is in literacy policy and governance, Actor Network Theory, practitioner enquiry, academic literacies and change. Her co-authored publications include Local Literacies (with David Barton);  Powerful Literacies (with Jim Crowther and Lynn Tett) and Changing Faces of Adult Literacy, Language and Numeracy: A Critical History of Policy and Practice (with Yvonne Hillier).


At 3:30 PM, hear from David Barton:  


How People Develop New Vernacular Literacy Practices on

 the Web Through Participation and Deliberate Learning


People’s everyday literacy practices or ‘local literacies’ have been researched extensively in physical settings,  revealing the dynamics of this vernacular world of voluntary, self-generated writing which is learned informally, circulated locally and not regulated by the institutional strictures of education or the workplace. This paper turns to the internet and examines the ‘ordinary’ writing which people do in Web 2.0 spaces, reporting on the writing done on the photo-sharing website Flickr. This is based on detailed examination of photo sites complemented by online interviews with multilingual Flickr users. The paper focuses on what people say about their learning of new practices on the internet. It also addresses issues of language choice online and the need to redefine the concepts of ‘local’ and ‘vernacular’. The paper shows how people learn to create new global identities as they participate in a multilingual, multi-modal online space, combining languages in new ways and making the internet their own.


David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University and Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. He is also Visiting Professor II at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Recent publications, with others, include The anthropology of writing, Continuum, 2010; Literacy, Lives and Learning, Routledge, 2007; Improving learning in college, Routledge 2009. He is also editor of the Routledge Literacies book series.


Date: Monday, 12.14.2009                     

Time: 2:00-4:30 P.M., with 30 minutes of refreshments and Q&A

Location:  Payne 129

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Last update: September 17, 2010