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LINGUIST List 25.289

Thu Jan 16 2014

Calls: French, General Linguistics/UK

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

Date: 16-Jan-2014
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: 24-Jan-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)

Final Call for Papers:

Extended Deadline: 24 January 2014

Due to a number of requests, the AFLS 2014 organising committee have agreed to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts to Friday 24 January, 2014. Please see the conference website (http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/colloque-afls-2014/) for call for papers, details on submission, and registration.

‘Que le français se nomme diversité…’

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.Kasstankent.ac.uk)

Address: 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 24 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; see the conference website (https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/colloque-afls-2014/) for further details.

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