Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Southeast Asian Language: New Directions (deadline extended)

Call for Proposals for Presentations/Posters/Roundtables
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
September 8-10, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY JUNE 21!

All Southeast Asian language teaching professionals are invited to submit proposals for presentations, posters, or roundtables focused on innovations, curriculum development, and research on pedagogy and assessment for Burmese, Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and/or other Southeast Asian languages. Topics of interests include (but are not limited to): language structure, acquisition, methodology, technology, instruction strategies, content-based lessons, or heritage language learners.
See the NEW conference website: https://agh955.wixsite.com/sealangconference for details.

Prospective presenters and conference participants must complete the application and pre-registration FORM. Abstracts of 300-500 words must follow the guidelines below and should include a title, the language(s) being addressed, and a short description of the purpose and content of the proposed poster, presentation, or roundtable. Travel funding may be available.

Posters
The main text of the poster should be in English except for illustrations on the teaching/research language(s).
  • Poster session participants place materials such as pictures, data, graphs, diagrams and narrative text on boards that are usually 4 x 8 feet
  • Presenters of a poster will be expected to be in attendance on Saturday, September 9 2017 in order to explain their poster and to hand out any supplemental materials they may have prepared.
Presentations
  • Paper presentations/talks should be 20 minutes long and must be in English except for examples presented in the talk or in audio-visuals
  • Presentations will be scheduled across all three days of the conference and may be group thematically or by language
Roundtables
  • Roundtable proposals may submitted by individuals or groups of language professionals
  • Please indicate in the abstract if the topic is intended to address a language-specific topic and audience, or if it is a thematic discussion that cuts across more than one Southeast Asian language.
Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract submission: June 15, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 8, 2017

Conference Dates: September 8-10, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Call for Proposals for COTSEAL-Sponsored Panel at AAS 2018

COTSEAL is seeking for paper proposals to be presented at COTSEAL-sponsored panel at  the 2018 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Washington DC, March 22-25, 2018.

COTSEAL is recruiting 4 panelists working on different Southeast Asian Languages to form a panel on the broad topic of "Communicating Content: Linking Southeast Asian Language Instruction to Area Studies."

This theme is wide enough to include different kinds of language, linguistic, pedagogy 
and Southeast Asian area study perspectives and discussions.

The topics may include but are not limited to:
- Language and cultures
- Language and media
- Language and politics
- Language and the environment
- Content-based curriculum and instruction
- Language across the curriculum
- Integrated language and cultural awareness classes
- Jump-start classes connecting language and area study classes

The panel organizer is Desiana Pauli Sandjaja sandjaja@uw.eduPlease email Pauli your title and abstract by July 14, 2017.

Please also be aware that AAS does not allow people to participate as presenter, chair or discussant in more than one panel (being an organizer doesn't count).

To prepare for your proposal please check the AAS website:

Further questions about COTSEAL-sponsored panel can be addressed to the panel organizer and COTSEAL officers.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chulalongkorn Summer School of Southeast Asian Linguistics, June 5-16, 2017

Registration for the Chulalongkorn Summer School of Southeast Asian Linguistics  is open until 30 April 2017. The summer school will be held from 5 – 16  June 2017 at Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

To register, see http://www.arts.chula.ac.th/chulasealing2017/registration

The summer school will provide participants with a general overlook on Southeast Asia as a linguistic area, and theoretical discussion and methodological training in Southeast Asian linguistics, as well as practical knowledge on language situations and language policy in the ASEAN region.

Participants will choose to attend three of the nine courses taught by prominent linguists. Here are the course listings:

- David Bradley (La Trobe University)
   Language Policy and the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment in Southeast Asia
- David Peterson (Dartmouth College)
   Language Documentation in the Context of Southeast Asia
- James A. Matisoff (University of California, Berkeley)
   The Tibeto-Burman Language Family in Areal Southeast Asian Perspective
- James N. Stanford (Dartmouth College)
   Variation in Indigenous Southeast Asian Languages
- John Whitman (Cornell University)
   Microparametric Variation and Historical Change in Southeast Asian Languages
- Marc Brunelle (University of Ottawa) and James Kirby (University of Edinburgh)
   The Synchrony and Diachrony of Tonation in Southeast Asia
- Nick Enfield (University of Sydney)
  Mainland Southeast Asian Languages in Global Perspective
- Pittayawat Pittayaporn (Chulalongkorn University) and Weera Ostapirat (Mahidol University)
   Comparative Kra-Dai
- Umberto Ansaldo (University of Hong Kong)
  Language Contact and Contact Languages in SEA
- Walter Bisang (University of Mainz)
  Grammaticalization in East and Mainland Southeast Asian Languages

The summer school will be accompanied by the lecture series “Past, Present, and Future of Southeast Asian Linguistics” which will take place during 5 – 16 June in the evening. It will comprise 5 special public lectures on pertinent issues in Southeast Asian linguistics by world-class scholars.

Monday, April 3, 2017

COTSEAL Business Meeting Minutes from AAS 2017 Now Online

You can view the minutes from the March 17, 2017 COTSEAL Business Meeting here. The minutes from this recent meeting include the full COTSEAL financial report for 2017, and a detailed report on the 2016 COTSEAL teacher training workshop.

Minutes from previous meetings can be viewed at:

http://cotseal.net/business.html

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

COTSEAL Business Meeting Agenda at AAS in Toronto, Friday, March 17, 2017

COTSEAL Business Meeting Agenda
Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting,
Rosedale Room, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30-9:00 am




1. Financial report by Sheila Zamar, COTSEAL Secretary


2. COTSEAL Workshop 2 at UW-Madison in May 2016 by Jolanda Pandin, COTSEAL Vice-President (Pittaya Paladroi-Shane, incoming COTSEAL Vice-President)


3. COTSEAL website by Frank Smith, COTSEAL President (Sheila Zamar)


4. Introduction of 2017-2020 COTSEAL Officers by Sheila Zamar


5. Reviving the JSEALT journal. by Sheila Zamar


6. Title VI current and future funding on Group Project Abroad (GPA) by Abby Cohn



7. Upcoming Workshop 3 at Cornell on September 8-10, 2017 by Abby Cohn

Save the Date: Third COTSEAL Teacher Training Workshop at Cornell, Sept. 8-10, 2017

Save the date!  Please mark your calendars.

Southeast Asian Language Teaching: New Directions Cornell University, Ithaca NY
September 8-10, 2017
Friday September 8 noon - Sunday September 10 noon

Talks and panels on topics of interest across the languages of the region as well as about specific languages, including reports from the Content-based Instruction Working groups from the workshop last year at UW-Madison.

Some travel funds will be available for participating language teachers.

This website will have information soon: http://conf.ling.cornell.edu/SEAlang/

Questions can be addressed to SEALangTeaching@gmail.com

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Powerpoint Presentation on Teaching Heritage Learners by Maria Carreira of the NHLRC

On June 3-4, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, COTSEAL held the second in a series of instructor professional development workshops.

Here is the Powerpoint to the day-long presentation on teaching heritage learners, by Dr. Maria Carreira of the National Heritage Language Resource Center:

Principles and Strategies for Teaching HL Learners

Dr. Carreira can be reached at Maria.Carreira@csulb.edu with any questions you might have.