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LINGUIST List 23.1858

Thu Apr 12 2012

Confs: French, Socioling, Historical Ling/UK

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Richard Waltereit <richard.waltereitncl.ac.uk>
Subject: Association for French Language Studies Conference 2012
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Association for French Language Studies Conference 2012
Short Title: AFLS 2012

Date: 01-Jun-2012 - 03-Jun-2012
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact: Richard Waltereit
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/afls2012

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): French

Meeting Description:

The annual conference of the Association of French Language Studies (AFLS) will be held at Newcastle University from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2012. The conference acts as a forum to encourage and promote language teaching activities and research in French linguistics in higher education. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Le français à travers le temps: acquisition, changement et variation’.

Plenary speakers:

Jim Coleman (Open U): The past, present and future of French in British Universities
Marie-Hélène Côté (U Ottawa): Vers une analyse des contextes de liaison
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, U of London): L'acquisition de la compétence sociolinguistique et sociopragmatique
Ruth King (York U): The present explains the past: variation in (Acadian) French
Sophie Prévost (CNRS/ENS Paris): Variation en français médiéval: perspectives synchronique et diachronique

The full programme is available at:


Early registration rate available until 22 April 2012; from 23 April, full rates will apply.

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