Prof Cynthia White, Massey University
ALANZ 21 years on: a retrospective and prospective synthesis
Prof Stephen May, University of Auckland
New Zealand’s changing demography: Implications for language (education) policy
Dr Jonathan Newton, Victoria University of Wellington
Fostering intercultural literacy in New Zealand through language education
We invite proposals for papers to the annual ALANZ symposium. The aim of this one-day symposium is to provide researchers in applied linguistics with an opportunity to present and discuss aspects of research projects that are either complete or currently being carried out in the area of Applied Linguistics. Submissions from researchers, academics, teachers, and post-graduate students are welcome.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
A title plus a short abstract of 250 words should be emailed, as an attachment, to AUT (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ALANZ in the subject line by the Wednesday, 15th October. A biodata of approximately 100 words should also be included which will go into the symposium programme. All presentations will be 30 minutes allowing 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for the discussion. Abstracts should be single-spaced, use a 12-point font, and use italics rather than underlining (except for URL addresses). All abstracts will be blind–reviewed. Acceptance of abstracts will be given by 31 October.
We welcome poster displays on (no more than) one A0-sheet poster. Posters will be displayed throughout the morning with poster presenters available in the morning tea break and lunch break to discuss their material with interested participants. Your abstract should be no more than 200 words and these should be emailed, as an attachment with ALANZ in the subject line, to AUT (email@example.com) by Wednesday, 15th October.
Language subthemes for 25 min presentations include:
|Researching literacy teaching and learning||Language/literacy policy|
|Academic literacies||Multilingual/multicultural education|
|Links between literacy and numeracy||Language/ literacy acquisition|
|Psycholinguistics of language learning and teaching||Reading to write and writing to learn|
|Language/literacy teacher education||L2 /literacy learning and teaching|
|Language/literacy testing/assessment||CALL/corpus linguistics|
|Language/literacy teacher education||Research methodology in SLA|
|Material design in TESOL/TEFL/literacy teaching||Critical discourse analysis|
|Teaching L2 students in literacy classes||Translation/Interpreting|
|Social contexts of language learning and teaching||Learner identity|
|Teacher beliefs and practices||Text linguistics|
|Language and multimodal use||Discourse analysis|
|Intercultural language teaching & learning||Language education at the crossroads|
Four fully equipped lecture rooms will be available. Presenters can therefore use PowerPoint or OHTs to aid their presentation. Hand-outs for the audience are also recommended. The conference will be held in WG building at AUT. More details will be provided closer to the conference.
REGISTRATION: $30. Details of payment will be announced shortly.
Once the programme is finalised, it will be made available on the symposium website.
Looking forward to seeing you in Auckland in late November.