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Full Title: [Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Pragmatic and Prosodic Aspects

Location: Pavia, Italy
Start Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Contact: Valentina Repetto
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.gscp.it/GSCP_official_website/News.html
Meeting Description: The University of Pavia (Italy) together with the national research project PRIN 2009 (‘Second Languages/Foreign Languages in Multilingual Europe: Acquisition, Interaction, Teaching’) and the Research Group on Spoken Communication within the Italian Association of Linguistics (GSCP: http://www.gscp.it) is pleased to announce the conference on ‘[Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Pragmatic and Prosodic Aspects’ to be held on September 5-7, 2013, in Pavia (Italy).

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on the complex interplay among the different levels of second language competence and use (including information structure, morphosyntax, prodosy and lexis) and on the role of L1 in communicative practices and in thinking for speaking, with reference to Italian and other L2. The conference will feature contributions from Italian and international invited speakers.
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Phonology; Pragmatics
Subject Language: Italian
LL Issue: 24.1821

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