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LINGUIST List 17.3702

Thu Dec 14 2006

Calls: Lang Acquisition/USA; Lang Acquisition, Phonology/Germany

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        1.    Kathleen McClure, International Linguistic Association
        2.    Magdalena Wrembel, Transfer in 3rd Language Phonological Acquisition


Message 1: International Linguistic Association
Date: 14-Dec-2006
From: Kathleen McClure <cathymcclureyahoo.com>
Subject: International Linguistic Association



Full Title: International Linguistic Association
Short Title: ILA

Date: 30-Mar-2007 - 01-Apr-2007
Location: New York, New York, USA
Contact Person: Kathleen McClure
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ilaword.org

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

Human language is the product of evolved mechanisms that develop in supportive environments. To understand language, we need to improve present understandings of evolutionary and developmental processes responsible for its emergence. This conference, 'The Emergence of Language in the Child and in the Species,' proposes to bring together leading scholars in the broad area of language and communication, with a focus on developmental and evolutionary issues. Abstracts are welcome in such areas as: language acquisition in children, computational modeling, evolution of language, comparative studies, gesture and sign language, biology of language and cognition. While papers on the main topic are particularly welcome, individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts on any subject in theoretical and applied linguistics.

2nd Call for Papers

Abstracts should be anonymous, titled, single-spaced and not more than 425 words in length. Please send abstract as a camera-ready attachment (in a Microsoft Word file, if possible) to the conference coordinator, Johanna Woltjer (jwoltjerearthlink.net). Within the email, indicate your name, affiliation, address, email address, title of paper, and adio-visual equipment needed. Alternatively, the abstract and speaker information may be sent via regular mail to J. Woltjer, 511 W. 112th Street, #14, New York, 10025-1634, USA.

Those wishing to propose panels or special sessions should contact the conference chair, Kathleen McClure (cathymcclureyahoo.com).

Time allotted will be 20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes discussion.

For up-coming conference information, see ILA website (ilaword.org).



Message 2: Transfer in 3rd Language Phonological Acquisition
Date: 14-Dec-2006
From: Magdalena Wrembel <magdalaamu.edu.pl>
Subject: Transfer in 3rd Language Phonological Acquisition



Full Title: Transfer in 3rd Language Phonological Acquisition

Date: 03-Aug-2007 - 04-Aug-2007
Location: Freiburg, Germany
Contact Person: Ulrike Gut
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.phonetik.uni-freiburg.de/L3phonology/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Transfer in Third Language Acquisition: positive influence in phonetics and phonology? A satellite workshop of ICPhS 2007 organised by Ulrike Gut, Freiburg; Grit Mehlhorn, Berlin; Magdalena Wrembel, Poznan.

The aim of this exploratory workshop is to find new methods and fresh theoretical input for researching and modelling third language phonological acquisition and to bring together researchers in the areas of phonetics and phonology and experts in multilingual language acquisition.
The proposed workshop will explore possible ways of transferring L3 models to phonological acquisition and will promote the search for cross-linguistic phonetic-phonological similarities in languages and the development of acquisition strategies for typologically related languages.

Transfer in Third Language Acquisition: positive influence in phonetics and phonology?

A satellite workshop of ICPhS 2007 organised by Ulrike Gut, Freiburg; Grit Mehlhorn, Berlin; Magdalena Wrembel, Poznan.

The aim of the exploratory workshop is to find new methods and fresh theoretical input for researching and modelling phonological acquisition in third language acquisition and to bring together researchers in the areas of phonetics and phonology and experts in language acquisition, especially multilingual language acquisition. Current theories and empirical investigations of the acquisition of the phonology of a foreign language focus on the influence of the native language on the acquisition of a second language or a third language and typically conceptualize this influence as a limiting and restricting factor based on negative transfer and interference. Yet, positive effects of phonological knowledge gained in L2 acquisition on L3 learning remain as yet unexplored such as the usage of already created meta-linguistic competence and the application of specific learner strategies are proposed by researchers in multilingual language acquisition in other areas than phonology. It was shown that the acquisition of a third language is facilitated by the knowledge of a second language, especially when the two languages are typologically related. The proposed workshop will explore possible ways of transferring these L3 models to phonological acquisition and will promote the search for cross-linguistic phonetic-phonological similarities in languages and the development of acquisition strategies for typologically related languages. Workshop languages are German and English.

Extended abstracts (2 pages plus references) in English or German are invited reporting on original research and/or on theoretical and methodological questions such as:

- the relevance of typological phonology for possible positive and negative transfer in L3 acquisition
- L1-, L2- and L3-specific rules and interrules in phonological third language acquisition
- integration of typological knowledge and L3-models into a model of phonological L3 acquisition
- empirical evidence (case studies, corpus studies, experimental) for positive transfer from L2 to L3 or even for an L2-accent in the L3?
- new research methods

The International Journal of Multilingualism has expressed interest in publishing selected papers in a special issue.
Deadline for extended abstract submission (2 pages): 15th March, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 15th April, 2007



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