LINGUIST List 23.2940

Thu Jul 05 2012

Confs: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Pragmatics/France

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Date: 05-Jul-2012
From: Edy Veneziano <>
Subject: International Conference NIL2012 Narrative, Intervention and Literacy: Development of Oral Narratives, Intervention Procedures and Reading Comprehension
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International Conference NIL2012 Narrative, Intervention and Literacy: Development of Oral Narratives, Intervention Procedures and Reading Comprehension Short Title: NIL2012

Date: 06-Sep-2012 - 07-Sep-2012 Location: Paris, France Contact: Edy Veneziano Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

International Conference NIL2012Narrative, Intervention and Literacy:Development of Oral Narratives, Intervention Procedures and Reading Comprehension

6-7 September 2012Paris, France

Organized by the NIL Team *Coordination: Edy Veneziano

Conference languages: French and English

* NIL TEAM, supported in part by the CFQCU: Laetitia Albert, Chantal Caracci, Juliette Elie Deschamps, Christian Hudelot, Marie-Thérèse LeNormand, Marie Hélène Plumet, Serge Poncin, Minna Puustinen, Nathalie Salagnac, Edy Veneziano (Direction)

Understanding, constructing or retelling coherent narratives contribute to progress in literacy skills and are in general good predictors of school success and disposition to literacy. It is therefore important to understand the processes underlying the development of narrative abilities as well as to reveal the conditions leading the child to further develop and/or to better utilize the competences implied in this activity. The goals of this international conference are threefold.

First, it aims to report on recent advances in narrative development, focusing particularly on the development of the capacity to express causal relations, be them physical or psychological, the internal states and the different points of view of the characters.

Secondly, and particularly important for this Conference, it aims to consider the conditions that stimulate and promote narrative skills, taking into account short term and long term intervention procedures as well as educational, developmental, linguistic and socio-cognitive variables.

Thirdly, it will focus on the interrelations between oral narrative skills and children’s advances in literacy in their early schooling.

These issues will be examined with an interdisciplinary approach by confronting the points of view of scholars of different disciplines like developmental psychology, linguistics and education.

The Conference will be organized around plenary presentations, poster sessions and will allow time for discussion. The Conference addresses specialists in narrative development and literacy, childhood professionals like teachers, educators, speech therapists or book publishers, as well as parents.

Invited Speakers:

Barbara Bokus, University of Warsaw, PolandDavid K. Dickinson, Vanderbilt Peabody College, Nashville, TN, USAIlaria Grazzani, University of Milano Bicocca, Milano, ItalyHarriet Jisa, Université de Lyon, Lyon, FranceHélène Makdissi, Université Laval, Québec, CanadaAlyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USAAgeliki Nicolopoulou, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USABracha Nir, Haifa University, IsraelChristiane Preneron, CNRS, MoDyCo UMR7114, Paris, FranceDorit Ravid, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, ISraelJudy Reilly, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USAYves Reuter, Université Lille 3, Théodile-CIREL EA 4354, Lille, FrancePauline Sirois, Université Laval, Québec, CanadaCatherie Snow, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA

Kindly take note that:

Registration for the International Conference NIL2012 is now open. No fees for students. For all other participants, a preferential fee is applied until July 30, 2012.

Registration procedures and the Preliminary Program can be found in the Conference website: (website updated regularly)

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