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LINGUIST List 23.508

Wed Feb 01 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Applied Ling, Psycholing/Croatia

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

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        1.     Morana Lukač , Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning

Message 1: Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning
Date: 31-Jan-2012
From: Morana Lukač <moranalukacgmail.com>
Subject: Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning
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Full Title: Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning
Short Title: CLI 2012

Date: 15-Nov-2012 - 17-Nov-2012
Location: Zadar, Croatia
Contact Person: Tanja Gulan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://workshop.transfer-in-language-learning.net/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Department at the University of Zadar is pleased to announce the international workshop 'New Perspectives on Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning' which will be held November 15-17, 2012. This workshop is intended to bring together specialists working on crosslinguistic influence in language learning in order to discuss new perspectives and current issues in this area of research, such as the following (cf. Scott & Jarvis 2008:5):

- Studies dealing with the causes, constraints, the selectivity, and directionality of crosslinguistic influence
- Investigations on the scope and on different types of crosslinguistic influence (transfer of linguistic structures, socio-culturally shaped patterns of language usage, learning strategies, and others)
- Investigations on the implications of the insights into crosslinguistic influence for the teaching and learning of L1, L2, L3 etc. and for multiple language learning in general
- Studies dealing with the connection between crosslinguistic influence and linguistic awareness, especially with reference to third language acquisition
- Theoretical models that account for different causes, occurrences and manifestations of crosslinguistic influence; theories that explain the influence of cognitive, linguistic and extralinguistic factors in crosslinguistic influence
- Studies focusing on the development and the testing of hypotheses concerning crosslinguistic influence on the basis of theoretical models

We are pleased to announce that the following specialists will be presenting plenary talks: Ulrike Jessner-Schmid (University of Innsbruck, Austria) and Gessica De Angelis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy).

Call for Papers:

Contributions to topics like those above, or to other relevant research relating to the phenomenon of crosslinguistic influence in language learning, as well as studies on any language combinations in terms of L1, L2, L3, etc., are welcomed. There are no restrictions with respect to theoretical approaches. The presentations will be 20 minutes in duration, plus 10 minutes for discussion. The language of the workshop is English.

All those who would like to present their research or just attend the presentations are welcome to participate in the conference. Abstracts of up to 350 words can be submitted via the application form on our website between April 1 and June 15, 2012. Registration for participation only (without a paper) is possible between April 1 and September 30, 2012.

All information concerning the international workshop, together with the registration form and abstract submission instructions can be found on the webpage:


Please forward this call to other potentially interested colleagues or institutions.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop in Zadar in November 2012.

The Organizing Committee
Marijana Kresić
Tanja Gulan
Morana Lukač

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