From: Patrycja Matera <PATRICIA.MATERAGMAIL.COM>
Subject: RJC 2011-Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle
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Full Title: RJC 2011-Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle
Short Title: RJC 2011
Date: 16-Jun-2011 - 17-Jun-2011
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Patrycja Matera
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.univ-paris3.fr/jsp/fiche_actualite.jsp?CODE=48741430&LANGUE=0
Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Call Deadline: 06-Apr-2011
Questioning Practices in Linguistics Research, or How Do We Linguists Conduct our Research?
While we speak about linguistics, we do not think about a singular discipline but rather about its plurality. Today, linguistics is no longer referred to as the science of languages, but rather as ‘Language sciences’. The use of the plural is not fortuitous at all and can be justified insofar as, on the one hand, it describes ‘the set of connected fields of research studying language / speech and language systems’ and, on the other hand, it ‘[...] focuses on a diversity of scientific approaches to those objects of research.’ (Dictionnaire des Sciences du Langage, Neveu 2004 : 261).
Today, far from being restricted to the disciplines concerned, the plurality claimed by Language Scientists not only lies in the multiplicity of the aspects studied, but also seems to be linked with the various methods used, whether they result from general approaches or from particular theories or fields. The question of practices in scientific research makes sense at every level of scientific investigation: the steps taken by language scientists range from data processing and analysis before they can reach some conclusions that can either reinforce or undermine a hypothesis that has been previously formulated on the ground of a definition of the specific aim of an investigation. This issue has become essential. It now turns out to be all the more relevant as we are confronted with proliferation of theoretical models and their interoperability as well as with the necessity of doing some more interdisciplinary researches aims at shedding some light on unexplored or insufficiently studied aspects of an issue, aspects that have been imaged only with one type of level of investigation which is often incomplete and full of gaps. However, in spite of the strong emphasis placed on the heterogenous approaches, one should not overlook the fact that all the sciences of language are united by one common object, that is language (language systems) and languages (language / speech). Hence the importance to determine how experts from various backgrounds deploy their respective knowledge, method and approach, when presented with one and the same issue. Maybe we could even go as far as to suggest that the large variety of methods every researcher is regularly confronted with might help them to consider the compatibility of different theoretical approaches and the results they lead to.
Call for Papers:
Extended Deadline: April 6th, 2011
We invite participants to present their work with regard to the following questions:
1) To what extent do theoretical choices determine research work?
2) How do researchers deal with the clear-cut distinctions among the different branches of linguistics? Should we rather opt for inter- or cross-disciplinary approaches?
3) Does any alteration of an object of study go along with changing methods and practices?
4) To what extent do research tools restrict or broaden the scope of expected results within a theoretical framework?
5) Considering their background in linguistics, how can young researchers acquire this kind of technical knowledge?
Disciplines concerned by the topic: Language education, semantics, syntax, phonetics, phonology, natural language processing, language acquisition, translation studies, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, stylistics.
Proposals for oral presentations should be typed in Times New Roman 12, simple spacing, in the form of a summary of 1000 words at most (including references) and the proposals for posters in the form of a summary of 500 words (including references). In the case of phonetic transcriptions, please use the SILDoulos font here .
Propositions are to be sent to the Organization Committee by e-mail (rjc-ed268univ-paris3.fr), in the .rtf format. They should be sent twice:
- The first one will be named ''anon_NAME_rjc2011.rtf'' (for example: anon_SMITH_rjc2011.rtf) and will contain: title, fields of research, 5 keywords, a summary.
- The second named '' NAME_rjc2011.rtf '' (for example SMITH_rjc2011.rtf) will contain the following information, besides the previous ones : personal data (last name, first name, e-mail and personal postal address), level of studies (clarify the number of years for the doctorate), research supervizor(s).
Only one submission will be examined for each participant
The languages of oral presentations and posters will be in English or French. The duration of oral presentations will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Before the display of posters, each author will be invited to present their work in a short oral presentation (5 min.).
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