Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Call for Papers -- NAACLT 2011 Conference

Here is the call for papers for the 2011 NAACLT conference:

'Announcing the 2011 Conference of the North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers (NAACLT)

"The Isle of Man--Center of the Celtic World"

The conference will be held May 11-14, 2011 at The Manx National Heritage Center, Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, website:

The Keynote speakers this year will be Brian Stowell, Manx radio personality, a key figure in Manx revival, and Catriona Mackie, lecturer in Manx Studies at the University of Liverpool. The honorary Stowell Lecture will be given by Pádraig Ó Laighin, Irish language activist, academic, poet and sociologist.

WHO is invited to present? NAACLT includes but is not limited to academic professionals. People involved in Celtic language learning and teaching from every walk of life are invited to participate, including

• Community-based language teachers
• Celtic language enthusiasts
• Celtic language policy makers
• Celtic-language musicians.

We are now accepting abstracts for twenty-minute talks in any of the following (or related) areas:

• Methods, Techniques, Best Practices in teaching Celtic languages
• Incorporating Celtic cultures into the classroom or learning experience
• Application of computer technology to Celtic language teaching or research
• Pedagogical materials: what works, what doesn't
• Topics in Celtic linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
• Language policy and planning in the Celtic world
• Promotion or appreciation of Celtic languages and cultures

Please send abstracts of between 200-300 words to Kevin Rottet ( by April 1, 2011.

We offer a $100 scholarship for financial assistance to partially offset the cost of attending the conference. If you are interested in presenting a paper and would benefit from this modest scholarship,please indicate on your registration form that you would like to be considered for the scholarship.'

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