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LINGUIST List 24.3883

Thu Oct 03 2013

Calls: French, General Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Oct-2013
From: Jonathan Kasstan <J.Kasstankent.ac.uk>
Subject: Association for French Language Studies
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Full Title: Association for French Language Studies
Short Title: AFLS

Date: 25-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Location: Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Contact Person: David Hornsby
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://afls.net

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French

Call Deadline: 06-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

AFLS 2014 University of Kent
‘Que le français se nomme diversité...’
Wednesday 25 June - Friday 27 June 2014
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK

The annual conference of the Association for French Language Studies (AFLS) will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 June 2014.

AFLS was founded in 1981 to encourage and promote language teaching activities and research in French Language and Linguistics as areas worthy of consideration in their own right. The Association acts as a forum for scholarly discussion and for the exchange of information among those interested and engaged in teaching French in Higher Education.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Françoise Gadet (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Mari Jones (Cambridge)
Ros Mitchell (Southampton)

Conference Organisers:

David Hornsby (D.C.Hornsbykent.ac.uk)
Jonathan Kasstan (J.Kasstankent.ac.uk)

Call for Papers:

At a time when many scholars are asking whether it is the relative homogeneity of European French, at least at the diatopic level, which renders it ‘exceptional’, this conference will explore ways in which diversity continues throughout the francophone world, or is emerging in new guises. How are differences at all levels, be they stylistic, sociolinguistic, syntactic, or semantic, manifested in the modern language, and what form did they take in the past? The conference will examine other ‘diversities’, too: for example, in theoretical descriptive frameworks as applied to French, in pedagogical methods and outcomes, and in the experience of French bilinguals.

The organising committee welcomes abstract submissions on these and any other areas of French linguistics and French language teaching in Higher Education.

Conference papers are welcome in either French or English, and abstracts should be written in the language of the presentation. Speakers will be given 30 minutes for oral papers (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions).

Contact Information:

Please send all queries to: colloqueAFLSkent.ac.uk

David Hornsby (D.C.Hornsbykent.ac.uk)
Jonathan Kasstan (J.R.Kasstankent.ac.uk)

Rutherford College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NX

Abstracts may be submitted via http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/AFLS2014 from 6 October 2013. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding title and references) and should be sent by 10 January 2014. Abstracts should be anonymised and should state explicitly which field they subscribe to. Please contact the organising committee in relation to any questions that might arise.

Conference website (provisional): http://tinyurl.com/oazookx

Appel à communications :

Le colloque annuel de l’Association d’études en langue française (AFLS) sera tenu à l’Université du Kent, à Cantorbéry, du mercredi 25 au vendredi 27 juin 2014.

A un moment où bon nombre de chercheurs se demandent si la relative homogénéité linguistique des français d’Europe, du moins sur le plan diatopique, constitue une véritable ‘exception française’, ce colloque se propose d’explorer la manière dont la diversité persiste de par le monde francophone, ou bien adopte de nouvelles guises. Comment les différences à tous les niveaux (stylistique, sociolinguistique, syntaxique, sémantique....) se manifestent-elles dans la langue moderne, et quelles formes ont-elles prises dans le passé ? Le colloque examinera également d’autres formes de diversité, par exemple celle du cadre théorique pour la description du français, des méthodes ou encore des résultats pédagogiques, et celle de l’expérience du bilinguisme avec le français.

Le comité scientifique accueille favorablement toute proposition de communication sur ce thème, ainsi que sur tout autre aspect de l’étude de la linguistique française et de l’enseignement du français dans l’éducation supérieure.

Les langues du colloque sont le français et l’anglais, et les propositions devront être rédigées dans la langue de communication. La durée prévue des communications est de 30 minutes (20 minutes suivies de 10 minutes pour les questions).

Conférencières plénières confirmées :

Françoise Gadet (Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense)
Mari Jones (Cambridge)
Ros Mitchell (Southampton)

Pour plus de renseignements, contacter : colloqueAFLSkent.ac.uk

David Hornsby (D.C.Hornsbykent.ac.uk)
Jon Kasstan (J.R.Kasstankent.ac.uk)

Rutherford College
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NX

Les propositions de communication (300 mots maximum, titre et références exclus) peuvent être soumises par http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/AFLS2014 entre le 6 octobre 2013 et le 10 janvier 2014. Les propositions, qui devront être anonymes, mentionneront explicitement le ou les domaines dans lesquels elles pourront s’inscrire. En cas de problèmes, merci de contacter les organisateurs.

Site internet du colloque (provisoire) : http://tinyurl.com/oazookx



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