The Dictionary Society of North America Conference
May 23-25, 2013
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
DSNA 2013 Abstract Deadline
The 19th DSNA conference, to be held May 23-25, has a new deadline for abstracts. Any topic related to the lexicon, lexicology, and lexicography is welcome. The suggested length for an abstract is 250 words or less.
The new deadline for abstract submission to DSNA 2013 is February 11, 2013.
Please click on the DSNA 2013 conference link at dictionarysociety.org for registration and lodging details.
Messages for Members
Cruz, Ferreira, Madalena and Sunita Anne Abraham. 2011. The Language of Language: A Linguistics Course for Starters. North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace.
"Now in its third edition, published in 2011, our book is aimed at multilingual speakers of English with no prior background in language studies. Our goal is to encourage informed thinking about (why) language matters. Packed with over 100 commented activities, examples of language play, and fun “food for thought”, the book is designed to foster independent exploration of language and linguistics. It comes complete with a companion website. The book is appropriate for language teacher training, as well as for language study courses at A-level/junior college or university level."(more info)
*Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, Christine Mallinson and Anne H. Charity Hudley of the College of William & Mary, is now available on Amazon.com $29.95.
Foreword by Bill Labov, an afterword by Walt Wolfram, and endorsements by Deborah Tannen, Terry Wiley, Samy Alim, and others. The book tailors information about language variation to diverse U.S. educational contexts, with chapters focusing on language and multicultural education, the concept of School English, Southern, Appalachian, and African American English varieties, and the relationship between language variation and assessment. The text attunes readers to language differences, explores issues of everyday concern to those who are assessing the linguistic competence of students, and offers practical strategies to support student achievement while fostering positive language attitudes in classrooms and beyond.
Drafts have successfully been used in a range of graduate and undergraduate classes, including African American English, American English, Dialectology, Language Attitudes, Language in Diverse Schools and Communities, Language in Society, and Language Variation and Education.
New Book Series
Cambridge Scholar Publishing is launching Advances in pragmatics and discourse analysis. The main goal of the series is to offer high quality volumes, both monographs and edited collections, dealing with current and innovative research on all sub-fields of pragmatics and discourse analysis.
Editors: Pilar Garcéés-Conejos Blitvich, Ph.D. – Associate Professor – Department of English – University of North Carolina at Charlotte - firstname.lastname@example.org and Manuel Padilla-Cruz, Ph.D. – Lecturer – Department of English Language and Linguistics - University of Seville –email@example.com
For submissions guidelines and general information please go to http://www.c-s-p.org//Flyers/series_14.htm
Position Announcements(Announcements are posted most recently received first)
Flagship Instructor Of Chinese: The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time instructor of Chinese for its growing Chinese Flagship program. The position begins in Fall 2013 and is renewable with satisfactory teaching outcome and student evaluation. Responsibilities include teaching Chinese language at all levels, meeting Flagship students for one-on-one sessions, and developing teaching materials using multi-media technology. The applicant should possess an M.A. in Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, or a related field; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; and at least three years of continuous teaching experience in a Chinese program at a formal American university level. We seek a colleague who can demonstrate professional teaching ability, is familiar with ACTFL proficiency guidelines and has summer intensive Chinese program experience.
Instructional Assistant Professor Of French: The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi seeks a temporary Instructional Assistant Professor of French to begin Fall 2013. Duties include teaching basic language courses and courses in culture and literature at the graduate level in the department’s French program and assisting in other departmental related duties. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in French or a related field; one year of experience teaching basic French; native or near-native ability in French and English.
Instructor Of Spanish: The Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi seeks an Instructor of Spanish whose duties include teaching Spanish language courses in the Department’s technology-enhanced Spanish basic language curriculum and assisting in other departmental-related duties. Minimum qualifications include an MA in Spanish or related field;experience with educational technology; 1 year of experience teaching in a technology-enhanced curriculum; native or near-native ability in Spanish.
For all three positions, please visit [https://jobs.olemiss.edu/] to complete an application by uploading a cover letter, a resume and contact information for three references. Teaching demo and sample teaching materials developed for courses will be required at a later stage for the Chinese position. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled or an adequate applicant pools are established. The University of Mississippi is a flagship research-oriented university and an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX, Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.
Assistant Professor of Practice – Spanish second language acquisition/pedagogy
The Department of Modern Languages and Classics at The University of Alabama invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Practice in Spanish starting August 16, 2013. The successful applicant will primarily serve as Language Program Director of a vibrant and established coordinated program of elementary and intermediate Spanish language courses, develop curriculum, supervise graduate teaching assistants and instructors, teach undergraduate classes in Spanish, and instruct graduate classes in foreign language teaching methodology. Service expectations will be commensurate with rank. Requirements include: a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics or in second language acquisition/pedagogy with an emphasis on Spanish in hand by August 16, 2013. Preference will be given to applicants who also demonstrate experience in language coordination and use of instructional technology to support the basic level hybrid program. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and demonstrated excellence in teaching required. Hiring for this position is contingent upon available funding.
This position is non-tenure track. Initial 9-month appointments will normally be for a period of three years. Assistant Professors of Practice are eligible for promotion to Associate Professor of Practice after their sixth year of service. Associate Professors of Practice are eligible for promotion to Full Professor of Practice at any time after fully completing five years of service after promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Practice.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua. edu and complete the online application. Attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Also send three recent letters of recommendation to Spanish Language Program Director Search Committee, Modern Languages and Classics, University of Alabama, Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246. Though preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2012 search will continue until position is filled.
Resources for Research & Teaching
Steps to Professional Reading and Writing by Catherine Smith
www.cas.sc.edu/engl/dictionary provides a range of resources created by Michael Montgomery for experiencing and exploring the speech of the mountains from West Virginia to Alabama.
Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad and Tobago prepublication discount