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[MLE] FW: AILA 2008 Newsletter 2006-11 (Keynotes / Call for Papers)

Dear Interest group,
An other conference of interest.

Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.
SIL, South Asia Group

From: "AILA-2008-Orga" <>
Date: 30 November 2006 4:30:56 AM GMT+05:30
Subject: AILA 2008 Newsletter 2006-11 (Keynotes / Call for Papers)

AILA 2008
Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities
AILA 2008 Newsletter 2006-11 (Keynotes / Call for Papers)

Dear Colleagues,
This is the first AILA 2008 e-Newsletter presenting information on the 15. World Congress of Applied Linguistics (August, 24.-29.2008 in Essen, Germany). From now on, you will be sent updates on the conference at regular intervals.
In this issue we would like to take the opportunity to announce the first confirmed keynote speakers and remind you of the deadline for the Call for Papers, which is February 28, 2007.
We would like to apologise for cross-postings.

Keynote Speakers

The AILA 2008 organising committee is proud to announce that the following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation:
Claire Kramsch (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
In the spirit of the AILA 2008 conference theme "Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities" Claire Kramsch will hold her keynote in German. The provisional title is "Dritte Orte in der Sprachlehr-und Lernforschung".
Rita Franceschini (Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy)
The focus of Rita Franceschini's keynote will be bilingualism. The exact topic/theme will be announced soon.
Neville Alexander (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
The provisional title of Neville Alexander's keynote is "Multilingualism and Language Politics in Africa".
Jim Cummins (University of Toronto, Canada)
The theme/topic of Jim Cummins' keynote will be announced soon. A keynote by Jim Cummins at a conference with "Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities" as its theme will, of course, be one of the highlights at AILA 2008.
Shi-xu (Zhejiang University, China)
The provisional title of Shi-xu's keynote is "Towards a Multiculturalist Approach to Discourse Studies: Making a Chinese case".
We feel that these keynotes, to be given by such esteemed colleagues from around the globe, will be very special occasions at AILA 2008 and provide great stimuli for the discussions and deliberations at the world conference.

Call for Papers - A Reminder

(Deadline February 28, 2007)
AILA 2008 invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, and theory in any area of applied linguistics. Proposals may be for individual papers, posters, or symposia and should be submitted any time until February 28, 2007.
For further information on the Call for Papers and the online submission of proposals please visit our website.

AILA 2008 August 24-29, 2008, Essen, Germany

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