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LINGUIST List 25.1352

Thu Mar 20 2014

Calls: Language Acquisition/Spain

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Mar-2014
From: Agurtzane Azkarai <a.azkaraigmail.com>
Subject: International Conference on Child Foreign Language Acquisition
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Full Title: International Conference on Child Foreign Language Acquisition

Date: 16-Oct-2014 - 17-Oct-2014
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Contact Person: Maria del Pilar García Mayo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://iclworkshop14.wix.com/ehugasteiz

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 17-May-2014

Meeting Description:

This workshop focuses on child (4-12) foreign language acquisition in school contexts. Research exploring how children of that age range interact while completing communicative tasks is lacking, especially in foreign language settings. Philp, Oliver and Mackey (2008: 13) stated that there is a need for “rich, detailed descriptions of the many and various factors which interact to impact a given child’s L2 development.” Thus, the conference expectes to present studies carried out within interactionist or sociocultural approaches and focused on different aspects of child foreign language development.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Yuko Goto Butler (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Ana Llinares (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Prof. Carmen Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
Prof. Marianne Nikolov (Pécs University)

2nd Call for Papers:

Topics that will fit this call for papers will be, among others:

- Task-based interaction among children (task familiarity, planning time, attention to form … etc.)
- Teacher input to young learners (instructions and models while carrying out tasks) and its impact on child language development
- L1 use
- The role of peers in child foreign/second language acquisition
- Pedagogical implications for the design of age-appropriate tasks
- Child metalinguistic awareness
- Child motivation and attitude toward tasks
- Concerns and challenges in child foreign language acquisition

Abstracts must be of 300 words maximum (not including title and references). Presentations will last 20 minutes and 10 more will be allowed for questions. Poster proposals are also welcomed. The language of the conference is English.

In order to submit your proposal visit our website (http://iclworkshop14.wix.com/ehugasteiz) and follow the instructions.

A limited number of papers will be selected following blind peer review. Acceptance will be announced by mid-July.

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