June 30, 2011

Recycling CDs

We recycle everything we can, so we were delighted to discover the CD Recycling Center of America is just 30 minutes up the road from us in Salem, New Hampshire. In clearing out some space this summer, we found a few thousand CDs that we had set aside years ago until we could find a way to recycle them. The components in a traditional jewel case CD package—the CDs, the CD trays, the paper inserts and tray cards, and the jewel cases—have to be separated and recycled through different processes. Only the paper parts are easily recyclable locally, but the CD Recycling Center in New Hampshire recycles all of the components properly. And now a carload of our old CDs can become parts for new cars instead of landfill.

June 10, 2011

New Book: 2009 Second Language Research Forum

Selected Proceedings of the 2009 Second Language Research Forum: Diverse Contributions to SLA
edited by Luke Plonsky and Maren Schierloh

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Cascadilla Proceedings Project (www.lingref.com)
v + 181 pages
publication date: 2011

ISBN 978-1-57473-444-7 library binding, $240.00

This volume contains 13 papers selected from among those presented at the 32nd Annual Second Language Research Forum, which took place from October 29-November 1, 2009 at Michigan State University in East Lansing. Together, the papers reflect the theme of the conference, Diverse Contributions to SLA: Integrating the Parts of a Greater Whole. The entire proceedings is now available on our web site, and the printed edition will be shipping in July.

Proceedings from Cascadilla Proceedings Project are published in library binding and on the web. We offer free web access to the complete proceedings through our web site, www.lingref.com.

Previous volumes in this series:
Selected Proceedings of the 2008 Second Language Research Forum: Exploring SLA Perspectives, Positions, and Practices
Selected Proceedings of the 2007 Second Language Research Forum

June 8, 2011

Syntax referee poster

Do you long for a world where linguistics is a popular sport? We have added a new light-hearted poster to our CafePress shop: a chart of hand signals used by syntax referees in that better world.

To buy the poster, go to www.cafepress.com/cascadilla.