AILA Newsletter 2018-01

1 [News Category: Identity] Setting up new AILA National Affiliates AILA is in contact with several potential new affiliates, for example, to keep the momentum of the AILA 2017 World Congress going and to strengthen Applied Linguistics in Latin America. The procedure of becoming an AILA National Affiliate has been simplified. A new, checklist style application form provides prospective parties with an overview of all the requirements for a successful application: http://www.aila.info/en/members/application.html 2 [News Category: Visibility] Joining the AILA ...

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Call for Papers: HoLLTnet International Meeting

HoLLTnet international meeting:'Bi/Multilingualism and the History of Language Learning and Teaching' University of Reading, United Kingdom, 6-7 July 2018 HoLLTnet (www.hollt.net) is a Research Network of AILA (L'Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée). The Research Network was founded in 2015 to stimulate research into the history of language learning and teaching within applied linguistics internationally. Building on several successful previous colloquia (www.hollt.net/events.html), this international conference aims to situate the history of ...

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Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics: New Issue Published

Dear all: The Editorial Team is pleased to inform you that Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics published its latest issue on October, 8 at http://www.arjals.com/ojs/index.php/Arjals2016. We invite you to review the Table of Contents on our web site and read articles and items of interest.

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CEFR Companion Volume with New Descriptors – now online

Dear all, We are very happy to let you know that at the conclusion of a four year process of development, validation, consultation and piloting in which between 1,500 and 2,000 language professionals were involved, the CEFR Companion volume with New Descriptors is now online on the CEFR website www.coe.int/lang-CEFR - on the right hand side, under Full 2001 text. The French version will be published before the end of the year, with German following next Spring. An ISBN version – also including scales for aspects of signing competence will be published in English, ...

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Invitation to contribute to an edited volume

Laila Aghai (University of Texas at San Antonio), Peter Sayer (The Ohio State University), Jamie Schissel (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and I (Zhongfeng Tian, Boston College) are putting together a proposal for an edited volume addressing how translanguaging research can impact the field of TESOL. We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter to a new volume we are editing entitled Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens. As you will see in the attached call for chapter proposals, the volume will explore the applications of the concept of ...

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XII-th International Students Workshop – Florence, Italy

We invite you and your students to take part in the XII-th International Students Workshop “Linguocultural Space of the City with Special Reference to the Dictionary Project “Florence in the Works of World Famous People” to be held in Florence (Italy) on November 5-12, 2017. The purpose of the workshop is to create a new type of a dictionary for guides and cultural tourists. The project is aimed at studying Florentine cultural heritage presented in the works of national writers, artists and composers who lived and worked in this marvelous city in different ...

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Special Issue on Vocabulary – TESOL International Journal

I am delighted to announce the publication of the vocabulary related special issue of the TESOL International journal, which can be found at https://www.tesol-international-journal.com/340/volume-12-issue-1-2017/. Please register to download the issue at no cost. Hope the articles are useful. Best wishes, Marina Dodigovic, PhD Professor American University of Armenia

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Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA) – Inaugural Issue

The inaugural issue of the journal Instructed Second Language Acquisition has been published online. Here is the link to the journal's homepage: https://journals.equinoxpub.com/index.php/ISLA/index

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New Languages, Society & Policy Journal

We would like to draw your attention to the new online and open-access Languages, Society and Policy Journal, which aims to connect research in languages and linguistics with policy through publishing the latest academic peer-reviewed research in jargon-free, short and accessible papers. Edited by a multidisciplinary team, LSP is a unique online resource for policy-makers, journalists and stakeholders in education, health and business. The journal is part of MEITS, a flagship AHRC-funded project aiming to revitalise Modern Languages and shape UK language policy by showing ...

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Storying Change: Narratives of Today and Tomorrow

The School of Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, warmly invites you to its biennial Language in Singapore forum, Storying Change: Narratives of Today and Tomorrow, which will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2017, from 2:00pm to 5:15pm (registration from 1:00 pm; guests to be seated by 1:45 pm). This forum will bring together speakers from various fields to explore stories about change at the national, societal and individual levels. The theme of change aims to capture narratives of shifting landscapes in the languages, identities and ...

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