Archived ebulletin October 2004

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This bulletin contains information on the following:

  1. First year undergraduate courses in English language and linguistics
  2. Making sense of copyright
  3. New methods in literary linguistics and their relevance for linguistics and literature students
  4. Disciplinary identity of area studies
  5. Learning and teaching coordinators for languages, linguistics and area studies
  6. Materials development projects (new)
  7. Pedagogic research projects
  8. Workshops to go
  9. Guest speaker fund
  10. Student assessment and classification working group
  11. Early english books online-text creation partnership launch
  12. Ialic conference (politics, plurilingualism and linguistic identity)
  13. Translation and conflict
  14. Exploratory practice: a principled framework......
  15. Enhancing teaching and learning through assessment
  16. What a difference a pedagogy makes: researching lifelong learning and teaching
  17. Tactile diagrams
  18. Video: English is not enough - copies available

Subject Centre Events

1. First year undergraduate courses in English language and linguistics

29 October 2004, CILT, London
This event follows on from the Seminar entitled "English Language and Linguistics: from A-level to BA" which the Subject Centre ran in October 2003. This year we are running a complementary event focussing on curriculum issues at first year undergraduate level and how they relate to admission requirements, including "A" level.
For more information about this event and our online registration form please go to the Subject Centre website.

2. Making sense of copyright

24 November 2004, CILT, London
The tangled web - making sense of copyright in developing and exploiting on-line resources
This workshop will address a number of key issues in using third party copyright materials in developing teaching and learning resources for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. The event will consist of a series of presentation and discussion sessions and case studies from the field.
Further information, a location map and registration details can be found on the Subject Centre website.

3. New methods in literary linguistics and their revelance for linguistics and literary students

26 November 2004, School of African and Oriental studies, University of London
PLEASE NOTE: There has been a change of venue for this event. It will now be held in the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London.
A location map ( can be viewed.
This event will consist of four sessions that will give a short account of the intellectual base for the field together with practical sessions on applications of linguistic techniques to literary studies. The full programme is now available on the Subject Centre website together with the Registration Form.

4. Disciplinary identity of area studies

29 November 2004, CILT, London
This conference, being organised by the Subject Centre, aims to discuss the nature of Area Studies and its value to its composite disciplines, its contribution to teaching and research and most importantly whether Area Studies itself is, or can become, a discipline. To register for the conference please use the online registration form.

5. Learning and teaching co-ordinators for languages, linguistics and area studies

The Subject Centre is hoping to set up a Special Interest Group for teaching staff who have this role in their department/school. The group would probably meet about once a year to discuss issues of common concern and an email discussion list could be set up. If you would be interested in joining such a group or would like to discuss this further, please contact Liz Ashurst at the Subject Centre (

Subject Centre calls for bids

6. Materials development projects (New)

The Subject Centre's Materials Bank has been set up to encourage and facilitate the sharing of teaching materials in Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies. The Subject Centre is currently seeking to expand and develop this resource and is making some funds available for the development of additional materials for the Bank. We are inviting bids for small-scale projects (max £5000 per project) which will develop new materials that can be made available for sharing across the sector. Projects should, therefore, relate to materials that address an area of need (e.g. lack of good/available resources), a particular teaching issue/method/tool or relate to a core aspect of a discipline. Further details and an application form can be found at the Subject Centre website. The closing date for applications is 30th November 2004 and projects will begin in January 2005.

7. Pedagogic research projects

Pedagogical research fund (deadline 15 November 04)

8. Workshops to go

Workshops to go (deadline 8 November 04)

9. Guest speaker fund

Guest Speaker Fund (no deadline)

Subject Centre website update

New articles now included in the Good Practice Guide:

Designing Applied Linguistics masters programmes: the issue of "coherence"
Prof Christopher Brumfit

Writing in a second language
Dr Alasdair Archibald

Papers, articles, reports recently posted :

Insurance and residence abroad
Dr John Canning

Decentering Area Studies
Prof R. J. Ellis

Subject Centre Report 2003-4

Conferences and other events

10. Student assessment and classification working group

10th National workshop
11 November 2004 Novotel Wolverhampton
Booking forms can be obtained from, and should be returned together with cheques to:
Harvey Woolf, Head of Academic Standards,
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB
Tel. No. 01902 322448; Fax No. 01902 322629; E-mail.

11. Early English books online (EEBO) - Text Creation Partnership (TCP) launch

25 October 2004, British library conference centre

Please visit the JISC website ( to book your free place.

12. Politics, plurilingualism and linguistic identity

11 - 14 November 2004, Dublin City University, Dublin
The International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) is holding its 5th Annual Conference entitled "Politics, Plurilingualism, Linguistic identity" in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 11-14 November 2004. For further information and to register please go to the Ialic registration form (

13. Translation and conflict

26-28 November 2004, University of Salford
Further details including the provisional programme and registration details are available at the University of Salford ( website.

14. Exploratory practice: a principled framework or practitionerresearch on language teaching and learning

25 May 2005, European Business School - London
For further information about this event please contact Assia Rolls :
Tel: 020 7487 7458

15. Enhancing teaching and learning through assessment

13-15 June 2005, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Call for papers: deadline 20 December 2004
For further details about call for papers, registration and enquiries please visit:

16. What a difference a pedagogy makes: researching lifelong learning and teaching

24-26 June 200, University of Stirling, Scotland
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 25 October 2004.
For further information please go to the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (


17. Tactile diagrams

The National Centre for Tactile Diagrams are conducting a project funded by HEFCE/DELNI to help higher education staff to improve their expertise in supporting blind and visually impaired students.
For further details please visit the National Centre for Tactile Diagrams website (

18. Video: English is not enough - copies available

Leeds Metropolitan University have recently reprinted their video "English is not Enough", referred to on the new CILT website Languages Work. The University are happy to supply copies of this video free of charge to any school or college submitting a request. In the next month the video wiil be streamed onto the Leeds website so that it will be possible to download it from the Leeds School of Languages website (

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Jane Copeland
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies
Modern Languages
School of Humanities
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ

tel: 023 8059 4814
fax: 023 8059 4815