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Not Your Grandma's German(ic Language) Class: Language, Literature, and 
Culture in Collegiate Foreign Language Education

The Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin 
announces its 4th biennial Graduate Student Conference on Friday, March 2, 
2012. The deadline for submissions has been extended until December 1, 
2011.  We invite graduate students from all sub-disciplines in Germanic 
language departments to submit papers on ongoing research activities or 
pedagogical practices.  The conference will include a talk and discussion with 
Dr. Janet Swaffar.

We encourage proposals from a variety of fields that contribute to 
understandings of language use, language teaching and/or language learning, 
including foreign languages, education, communications, sociolinguistics, 
psychology, speech and hearing sciences, anthropology and sociology. Joint 
papers and cross-disciplinary proposals are welcome.

Possible topics include:
-The role of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and 
dialectology  
  	in FL learning
-Innovative practices and course design in FLE
-Didactization of literary texts for FL learners
-Development of inter/transcultural competence
-Changing professional roles and demands upon graduate students
-Second Language Acquisition research
-Impact of ACTFL proficiency guidelines and standards and 2007 MLA report 
on 	profession
-Using linguistics/literature/cultural studies in the FL classroom 
-Teaching/learning reading, writing, listening and speaking in FLE 
-Incorporating technology into the FL classroom 
-Assessment in FLE 

Proposals for 20 minute presentations should be submitted as an e-mail 
attachment (PDF or Word DOC) to [log in to unmask]  no 
later than December 1, 2011.

Submissions should include:
-the title of the paper 
-names and affiliations of all authors 
-mailing address and phone number of the primary author 
-e-mail addresses of all authors 
-an abstract no more than 250 words in length 
-any multi-media equipment needs
For questions, contact Amila Becirbegovic at 
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Conference participants may have the option of staying with other graduate 
students.  Breakfast and lunch the day of the conference will be provided.

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The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://grs.missouri.edu/resources/gerlistserv.html