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LINGUIST List 24.8

Mon Jan 07 2013

Calls: Romance, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Lang Acq, Applied Ling/Croatia

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

Date: 07-Jan-2013
From: Margarita Borreguero <mbzuloagfilol.ucm.es>
Subject: Acquisition of Discourse Markers in Romance Languages
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Full Title: Acquisition of Discourse Markers in Romance Languages

Date: 18-Sep-2013 - 21-Sep-2013
Location: Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Margarita Borreguero Zuloaga
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Other Specialty: Romance Languages

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

The study of discourse markers has become an important domain in Romance Linguistics. However, studies on the role of discourse markers in the learning and teaching of Romance languages as L2 have begun only ten years ago. Sometimes considered as the most ‘malicious’ elements of second language learning, discourse markers represent a challenge both for linguists and teachers. Therefore, the study of the process of discourse marker acquisition appears to be particularly interesting. The workshop aims at advancing the study in this field gathering researchers working on discourse markers in Romance languages as well as on the L2 acquisition of oral competence.

Some References:

Andorno, C. 2005. «Additive and Restrictive Particles in Italian as a Second Language». H. Hendricks (ed.), The Structure of Learner Varieties. Berlin: De Gruyter, 405-444.
Benazzo, S.; Dimroth, Ch.; Perdue, C.; Watorek, M. 2004. «Le rôle des particules additives dans la construction de la cohésion discursive en langue maternelle et en langue étrangère». Langages 155: 76-105.
Borreguero Zuloaga, M. 2009b «I connettivi avversativi nei testi scritti degli apprendenti ispanofoni di italiano LS». E. Corino, C. Marello (eds.), VALICO: Studi di linguistica e didattica. Perugia: Guerra, 51-69.
Hancock, V.; Sanell, A. 2010. «Pragmaticalisation des adverbes temporels dans le français parlé L1 et L2». EUROSLA Yearbook 10: 62-91.
Klaeger, S.; Thörle, B. o. p. «Diskursmarker in L2». C. Bürgel, D. Siepmann, Dirk (eds.), Sprachwissenschaft - Fremdsprachendidaktik: Neue Impulse. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider.
Pellet, S. H. 2005. The Development of Competence in French Interlanguage Pragmatics: The Case of the Discourse Marker ‘donc’. Austin: University of Texas at Austin. (Dissertation)
Romero Trillo, J. 2002. «The pragmatic fossilization of discourse markers in non-native speakers of English». Journal of Pragmatics 34: 769-784.
Wichmann, A.; Chanet, C. 2009. «Discourse markers: a challenge for linguists and teachers». Nouveaux cahiers de linguistique française 29: 23-40.

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. Please mention the title of the Workshop above the title of contribution.

Abstracts should be registered and submitted via the Submit Abstract form of our website (http://www.sle2013.eu/), where you can upload an attachment. Abstracts should have the same title as the entry submitted via the Submit abstract form. Abstracts should not mention the presenter(s) nor their affiliations or addresses. Only references mentioned in the text can be listed. Check the final abstract carefully before submission. Abstracts will not be edited for typing, spelling, or grammatical errors after submission. Submit the abstract as a Word document. If it contains special characters, please send a PDF version to slearts.kuleuven.be.

Layout requirements for abstracts: Abstracts must be single-spaced and fully justified. The standard font will be Calibri, size 10. The margins will be 2,54 top/bottom and 1,91 left/right (Moderate in MS Word). References will have a hanging indent of 1,27 cm.

15 January 2013 is the deadline for all abstracts (general sessions, poster session and workshops). Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2013.

Evaluation: All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by three referees. Abstracts submitted to the poster session will be evaluated by three members of the Scientific Committee. Workshop papers receive two evaluations by SC members and one by the workshop convenors.

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