LINGUIST List 23.4565

Thu Nov 01 2012

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

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Date: 01-Nov-2012
From: Margarita Borreguero <>
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
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Other Specialty: Romance Languages

Call Deadline: 13-Nov-2012

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.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (exclusive of references) and should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results.

Deadline for submission: 13 November 2102

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