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Confs: Language of School Children

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Message 1: Language of School Children, France

Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 09:44:24 +0000
From: jean-pierre.chevrot <jean-pierre.chevrotu-grenoble3.fr>
Subject: Language of School Children, France

Oral Language of School Children: Acquisition, Teaching, Remeditation

Short Title: Acquisition & Teaching
Location: Grenoble, France

Date: 23-Oct-2003 - 25-Oct-2003 
Contact Person: Jean-Pierre Chevrot
Meeting Email: jean-pierre.chevrotu-grenoble3.fr
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition 

Meeting Description: 

The general aim of this meeting is to encourage exchange between three
communities: researchers in the field of oral language acquisition,
researchers in oral didactics, and teachers and/or interested members
of the school community. 

Objectives are: 

- To promote dissemination in the wider educational community of
research into the development of oral language and of research into
associated teaching methodologies. 

- To compare ideas about such methodologies and to specify their
relation to pedagogical practices and theories of development. 

- To encourage research into language development in school
children. 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Josie BERNICOT, Jean-Paul BERNIE, Maryse BIANCO, Jean-Fran�ois DE PIETRO, 
Joaquim DOLZ, Michel FAYOL, Agn�s FLORIN, Catherine GARITTE, Fr�d�rique 
GAYRAUD, Michel GRANDATY, Jean-François HALTE, Itziar IDIAZABAL, Harriet 
JISA, Mich�le KAIL, Sophie KERN, Agn�s MILLET, Auguste MOUYAMA, Tu Huyen 
NGUYEN, Elizabeth NONNON, Sharon PEPERKAMP, Alain RABATEL, Bernard 
SCHNEUWLY, Elsa SPINELLI, Gilbert TURCO, Edy VENEZIANO.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Catherine BRISSAUD (catherinebrissaudwanadoo.fr) 
Jean-Pierre CHEVROT (jean-pierre.chevrotu-grenoble3.fr) 
Jean-Marc COLLETTA (jean-marc.collettau-grenoble3.fr) 
Clarisse DUC (clarisse.ducgrenoble.iufm.fr) 
Marielle RISPAIL (rispail.mariellewanadoo.fr) 
Jean-Pascal SIMON (jean-pascal.simongrenoble.iufm.fr).

AIMS

Students' mastery of language is a recognized priority of the school
system. However, pedagogical practices related to oral language are a
complex issue for participants of the educational system. This is
partly due to the fact that curricula and related teaching practices
vary considerably, as do their underlying aims. These seemingly
contradictory aims include the following:

- to focus pedagogy on the learning of language structures or on the
learning of conversational skills;
 
- to teach standard usage or to encourage the ability to adapt one's
language to various situations;

- to favour communication and language practice or to favour
reflection on and analysis of language and communication.

The general aim of this meeting is to facilitate discussion of these
issues and to encourage exchange between three communities:
researchers in the field of oral language acquisition, researchers in
oral didactics, and teachers and/or interested members of the school
community.

The conference's overall objectives are:

- To promote dissemination in the wider educational community of
research into the development of oral language and of research into
associated teaching methodologies.

- To compare ideas about such methodologies and to specify their
relation to pedagogical practices and theories of development.

- To encourage research into language development in school children.


TOPICS

Proposals are invited for oral presentations (length: 20 minutes
followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or for posters (90cm*120cm ; 3
ft*4 ft) in the following areas. The organising committee reserves the
right to switch format type (poster/oral) to develop the best possible
program:

1. Description and modelling of language development: 

- Spoken or sign Languages (production, understanding, metalinguistic
skills )
- Language acquisition (phonology, morphology, syntax, words) or
communication skills (pragmatics and socio-linguistics, text based,
prosody, body language).
- Development under normal or other circumstances (SLI or delay
related to other pathologies).
- Development in monolingual or multilingual contexts.

2. Description and modelling of educational practices: 

- Analysis of official curricula, practices and contexts of oral
teaching and learning,
- Description of scholastic acquisition contexts and publics, 
- Development and validation of learning, training and remediation
tools

Proposals must include observation-based data (corpora or
experiments). Particular attention will be given to proposals which
both deal with developmental and didactic problems. Proposals
concerning research on early development will be considered if the
research is related to later development (longitudinal studies).


SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
 
Please submit: 

1/ one page with the following information: 
- The name(s) of the author(s), and their affiliation(s). 
- The postal and e-mail address of the first author, and her/his phone and 
fax numbers. 
- The title. 
- A list of keywords. 

2/ one page of a clearly titled, 600-word abstract for review


Official working languages are French and English.


Send submissions: 

- By post : 8 copies to the following address: 
Clarisse DUC Colloque Langage Oral 2003, IUFM de Grenoble 
30 avenue Marcelin Berthelot, F-38100 Grenoble, FRANCE. 
- Or by fax : 33 (0) 4 76 74 73 37 
- Or by e-mail to: oral2003grenoble.iufm.fr 
The proposals must be in an attached RTF file ; a postal copy is recommended 
if special fonts or symbols are used.

DEADLINE 
All submissions must be received by March 31, 2003.
Notification of acceptance: May 30, 2003.
Accommodation information will be provided later.
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