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LINGUIST List 16.3678

Fri Dec 23 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/UK;General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Emmanuel Defay, Revisiting Advanced Varieties in L2 Learning
        2.    Nuria Yanez-Bouza, 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester


Message 1: Revisiting Advanced Varieties in L2 Learning
Date: 19-Dec-2005
From: Emmanuel Defay <emmanuel.defayuniv-lyon2.fr>
Subject: Revisiting Advanced Varieties in L2 Learning



Full Title: Revisiting Advanced Varieties in L2 Learning

Date: 09-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Aston University, Birmingham (GB), United Kingdom
Contact Person: Emmanuelle Labeau
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.afls.net

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

In 1997, Bartning collated a series of papers investigating a little studied type of L2 learners, the apprenants d’un niveau d’instruction élevée. She provided a list of distinctive characteristics of L2 French based on studies available at the time. However, much work has been devoted to advanced learners since, not only in French (e.g. for tense and aspect acquisition of L2 French: Kihlstedt, 1998; Howard, 2002 and Labeau, 2002, 2005) but also in other languages: Spanish (Salaberry, 2000), Italian (Giacolome-Ramat, 2002) etc…

Many different theoretical frameworks other than the descriptive / functionalist approach used in the above studies have also paid attention to this type of learner; for example, the Universal Grammar framework has investigated ultimate attainment in the context of the Critical Age Hypothesis (Birdsong 2005), and sociolinguistic and pragmatic models have looked at the (non-) acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in advanced learners (Dewaele, 2004, Regan & Bailey, 2004).

Therefore, in the light of new corpora and findings, it is now time to revisit and refine the concept of advanced varieties both in instructed and natural settings.

En 1997, Bartning a rassemblé une série d’articles consacrés à un type peu étudié d’apprenants de L2, les apprenants d’un niveau d’instruction élevée. Elle fournissait une liste de traits distinctifs du français L2 sur la base des résultats disponibles à cette époque. Cependant, de nombreuses études se sont penchées depuis sur les apprenants avancés, non seulement en français (ex. pour l’acquisition du temps et de l’aspect : Kihlstedt, 1998, Howard, 2002, Labeau, 2002, 2005) mais aussi dans d’autres langues : espagnol (Salaberry, 2000) ou italien (Giacolome-Ramat, 2002) etc… des cadres théoriques très divers, autres qu l’approche descriptive / fonctionnaliste des études susmentionnées se sont penchés sur ce type d’apprenant ; par exemple, la Universal Grammar a étudié la question de réussite ultime dans le contexte de l’hypothèse de l’iage critique (Birdsong, 2005) et des modèles sociolinguistiques et pragmatiques ont exploré la (non-_ acquisition de la variation linguistique parmi les apprenants avancés (Dewaele, 2004, Regan & Bailey, 2004).

Ainsi, à la lueur des nouveaux corpus et des nouvelles découvertes, il est temps de se repencher sur le problème et de raffiner le concept de variétés avancées en milieu instructionnel ou naturel.

Revisiting advanced varieties in L2 learning
Aston University, Birmingham (UK), Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2006
Supported by the Association for French Language Studies (AFLS), the Institute for the Study of Language and Society (ISLS) and Aston Staff Development

Invited speakers''
Inge Barning (Stockholm University)
David Birdsong (University of Texas at Austin)
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birckbeck College)
Richard Towell (Salford University)

The present workshop aims at:

1. Clarifying the concept of 'advanced learner'. What is it? How does it relate to 'native speaker' or 'near-native speaker' How does advancement translate in terms of, for e.g., mental representations of formal features, or in terms of sociolinguistic and pragmatic knowledge?

2, Providing new evidence for the understanding of advanced varieties in areas such as lexical development, nominal and verbal morphology; mood, tense and aspect; syntax; discursive, sociolinguistic or pragmatic competence etc… on the basis of the various approaches.

The workshop will focus in the first instance on L2 French but contributions on other languages are more than welcome, be it the studies of other Romance Languages, contrastive studies or studies that provide general insight into advanced varieties.

Practical Information

Abstract deadline: 31st January 2006
Language: English or French
Proposal: Anonymous abstract of max. 400 words sent as an attachment (word Document) to an email message containing the author's name and affiliation, and the title.
Submission: Send all proposal to e.labeauaston.ac.uk
Organisers: Prof. Florence Myles, Newcastle University
Dr Emmanuelle Labeau, Aston University

Scientific Committee: Inge Barning (Stockholm University), David Birdsong (University of Texas at Austin), Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birckbeck College), Julia Herschensohn (Washington), Alex Housen (VUB, Brussels), Martin Howard (Cork) Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University), Florence Myles (Newcastle), Clive Perdue (Paris 8), Vera Regan (UCD, Dublin), Suzanne Schlyter (Lund), Richard Towell (Salford University), Daniel Véronique (Aix).


Retour aux variétés avancées dans l'acquisition d'une langue seconde
Aston University, Birmingham (GB), Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2006
Avec le soutien de l' ssociation for French Language Studies (AFLS), de l'Institute for the Study of Language and Society (ISLS) et de Aston Staff Development


Orateurs invités
Inge Barning (Stockholm University)
David Birdsong (University of Texas at Austin)
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birckbeck College)
Richard Towell (Salford University)

L'atelier a pour but de :

1. Clarifier le concept d' « apprenant avancé ». Qu'est-ce ? Quels sont ses rapports avec les concepts de 'locuteur natif' ou de 'locuteur quasi-natif ». Comment l'avancement se traduit-il en termes, par exemple, de représentations mentales de traits formels, ou en termes de connaissances sociolinguistique et pragmatique ?

2. Fournir de nouveaux éléments pour la compréhension des variétés avancées dans des domaines tels que le développement lexical, la morphologie nominale et verbale ; le mode, le temps et l'aspect ; la syntaxe, la compétence discursive, sociolinguistique ou pragmatique etc… sur la base des différentes approches.

L'atelier se concentrera principalement sur le français langue seconde mais des contributions consacrées à d'autres langues (études d'autres langues romanes, études contrastives ou études générales sur les variétés avancées) sont les bienvenues


Informations pratiques
Date de soumission: 31 janvier 2006
Langue: Français ou anglais
Proposition: Résumé anonyme de 400 mots max. envoyé en pièce jointe(document Word) d'un message électronique contenant le nom et l'affiliation de l'auteur, ainsi que le titre de la proposition.
Soumission : Envoyez vos propositions à e.labeauaston.ac.uk
Organisatrices : Prof. Florence Myles, Newcastle University
Dr Emmanuelle Labeau, Aston University

Comité scientifique : Inge Barning (Stockholm University), David Birdsong (University of Texas at Austin), Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birckbeck College), Julia Herschensohn (Washington), Alex Housen (VUB, Brussels), Martin Howard (Cork) Emmanuelle Labeau (Aston University), Florence Myles (Newcastle), Clive Perdue (Paris 8), Vera Regan (UCD, Dublin), Suzanne Schlyter (Lund), Richard Towell (Salford University), Daniel Véronique (Aix).

References:
Birdsong, D. (2005). Interpreting age effects in second language acquisition. In Kroll, J. & A. De Groot (Eds.), Handbook of Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Perspectives (pp. 109-127). Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press.
Dewaele, J.M. (2004) The acquisition of sociolinguistic competence in French as a foreign language: An overview. In Myles, F. & R. Towell (eds.), The acquisition of French as a second language . Special issue of Journal of French Language Studies , 14, 301-319.
Howard, M. (2002) 'L'acquisition des temps du passé en français par l'apprenant dit avancé: une approche lexicale', in LABEAU, E. & LARRIVÉE, P. (dir.), Les temps du passé français et leur enseignement. pp. 181-204.
Kihlstedt, M. (1998) La référence au passé dans le dialogue: Etude de l'acqui-sition de la temporalité chez des apprenants dits avancés de français (Cahiers de la Recherche 6). Stockholm: G. Engwall & J. Nystedt ed.
Labeau, E. (2002) The Acquisition of French Past Tenses by tutored Anglophone advanced Learners: Is Aspect enough?. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Aston University.
Labeau, E. (2005) ) Beyond the Aspect Hypothesis : Tense-Aspect Development in advanced L2 French. Peter Lang, Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics vol.5
Regan, V. & R. Bayley (eds.) Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition , Special issue of the Journal of Sociolinguistics , 8 (3)
Salaberry, R. (2000) The development of past tense morphology in L2 Spanish. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins (Studies in Bilingualism 22).



Message 2: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Date: 19-Dec-2005
From: Nuria Yanez-Bouza <pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk>
Subject: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester



Full Title: 15th Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics at Manchester
Short Title: PG Conference Manchester

Date: 03-Mar-2006 - 03-Mar-2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Nuria Yanez-Bouza
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lings.ln.man.ac.uk/news.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

15th POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LINGUISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the various areas of the discipline for them to present current research to their peers. A well known guest speaker will be invited to give the plenary talk (to be confirmed). We hope the day will be rewarding for all, both in learning and establishing new contacts.

The PG Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 3rd March 2006, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by email on pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk.

15th POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE IN LINGUISTICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Second Call for Papers

Dear Postgraduates,

In March 1992 the University of Manchester hosted its first Postgraduate Linguistics Conference. Since then, this annual event has gained popularity and it now draws participants from across the world to exchange ideas in a relaxed but stimulating environment. The aim of the conference is to bring together postgraduates from within the various areas of the discipline for them to present current research to their peers. We hope the day will be rewarding for all, both in learning and establishing new contacts.

The PG Conference will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 3rd March 2006, from 9.00am to 6.00pm in the Roscoe Building (Rooms S.3.3 and S.3.4.). We are pleased to announce that Bas Aarts, Professor of English Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at University College London and the Director of the Survey of English Usage (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucledba/), will give the plenary talk from 14.00pm to 15.00pm in the Mansfield Cooper Building, Room G.19.
(Check the website http://www.manchester.ac.uk/visitors/travel/ for maps and directions)

Any postgraduate student (MA or PhD) is very welcome to submit an abstract on any topic related to linguistics.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes discussion. Parallel sessions will allow twenty papers to be given.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided during the day (payment included in the registration fee), and an informal conference dinner in the evening will also be organised for all those interested. Suggestions for overnight accommodation can be provided on request.

Please send abstracts by email in Word or PDF version to the conference email address hotmail.co.uk> by the 10th of January 2006. They should have a maximum of 300 words (excluding references). If you are using any special font, please attach them to the document and let us know. Together with the abstract, you should provide the following information: your name, your affiliation (department and university), your email address (the one you check regularly), the title of the paper, and the area of research (e.g. syntax, phonetics, psycholinguistics, etc.).
The selected abstracts will be informed in late January. The papers presented will be published in our annual series of proceedings (PLUM).

Further information and updates can be found in the Linguistics and English Language website: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/SubjectAreas/LinguisticsEnglishLanguage/NewsandEvents/PostgraduateConference2006/. Please check it for updated information from time to time.

Should you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us by email on pgconference2006hotmail.co.uk (Esther Nunez), or by post to the following address:
PostGraduate Conference in Linguistics 2006
Department of Linguistics and English Language
School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL
UK

We hope to see you there.

The Organising Committee





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