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LINGUIST List 23.2078

Sun Apr 29 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics/France

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 28-Apr-2012
From: Edy Veneziano <edy.venezianoparisdescartes.fr>
Subject: Narrative, Intervention and Literacy: Development of Oral Narratives, Intervention Procedures and Reading Comprehension
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Full Title: Narrative, Intervention and Literacy: Development of Oral Narratives, Intervention Procedures and Reading Comprehension
Short Title: NIL2012

Date: 06-Sep-2012 - 07-Sep-2012
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Edy Veneziano
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://lewebpedagogique.com/nil2012/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2012

Meeting Description:

Understanding, constructing or retelling coherent narratives contribute to progress in literacy skills (Dickinson et al., 2003; Dobson, 2005; Makdissi & Boisclair, 2006) and are in general good predictors of school success and disposition to literacy (Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998). It is therefore important to understand the processes underlying the development of narrative abilities as well as to reveal the conditions leading the child to further develop and/or to better utilize the competences implied in this activity.

The goals of this international conference are threefold.

First, it aims to report on recent advances in narrative development, focusing particularly on the development of the capacity to express causal relations, be them physical or psychological, the internal states and the different points of view of the characters.

Secondly, and particularly important for this Conference, it aims to consider the conditions that stimulate and promote narrative skills, taking into account short term and long term intervention procedures as well as educational, developmental, linguistic and socio-cognitive variables.

Thirdly, it will focus on the interrelations between oral narrative skills and children's advances in literacy in their early schooling.

These issues will be examined with an interdisciplinary approach by confronting the points of view of scholars of different disciplines like developmental psychology, linguistics and education.

The Conference will be organized around plenary presentations, poster sessions and will allow time for discussion.

The Conference addresses specialists in narrative development and literacy, childhood professionals like teachers, educators, speech therapists or book publishers, as well as parents.


Barbara Bokus, University of Warsaw, Poland
Andrée Boisclair, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
David K. Dickinson, Vanderbilt Peabody College, Nashville, TN, USA
Ilaria Grazzani, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Harriet Jisa, University of Lyon, Lyon, France
Hélène Makdissi, University Laval, Québec, Canada
Alyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Bracha Nir Saghiv, Haifa University, Israel
Christiane Preneron, CNRS, MoDyCo UMR7114, Paris, France
Dorit Ravid, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Judy Reilly, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Yves Reuter, University of Lille 3, Théodile-CIREL EA 4354, Lille, France
Pauline Sirois, University Laval, Québec, Canada
Catherine Snow, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
Edy Veneziano, Université Paris Descartes-CNRS MoDyCo, Paris France

Call for Posters:

There will be two poster sessions, one on each day. Submissions may focus on any one of the three main themes of the conference:

1. The development of narratives and cognitive processes
2. Intervention procedures and narrative development
3. Relation between oral narratives and literacy

Proposals may concern all kinds of research dealing with narratives of children with typical or atypical development, monolingual or plurilingual, gathered in natural environment (home or school) or experimental setting. Submissions dealing with sign language or with cross-cultural comparisons will be appreciated. Proposals from doctoral students are welcome.

Submission deadline: May 30, 2012
Languages: French or English
Maximum length of the abstract: 300 words
Content of the submission: The abstract should include the aim of the study, the methodology, results and some discussion.

The review process will be entirely anonymous. The name(s) and personal information (affiliation, address for correspondence and email) of author(s) should figure on a separate page.

Submissions have to be sent to: deschampsjuliettehotmail.fr.
Notification of acceptance will be sent around June 20, 2012.

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