LINGUIST List 24.1821

Thu Apr 25 2013

Calls: Italian, Pragmatics, Phonology, Lang Acquisition, Disc Analysis/Italy

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 24-Apr-2013
From: Valentina Repetto <>
Subject: [Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Pragmatic and Prosodic Aspects
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Full Title: [Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Pragmatic and Prosodic Aspects
Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013 Location: Pavia, Italy Contact Person: Valentina Repetto
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Phonology; Pragmatics

Subject Language(s): Italian

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

The University of Pavia (Italy) together with the national research project PRIN 2009 (‘Second Languages/Foreign Languages in Multilingual Europe: Acquisition, Interaction, Teaching’) and the Research Group on Spoken Communication within the Italian Association of Linguistics (GSCP: is pleased to announce the conference on ‘[Italian] L2 Spoken Discourse: Pragmatic and Prosodic Aspects’ to be held on September 5-7, 2013, in Pavia (Italy).

The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on the complex interplay among the different levels of second language competence and use (including information structure, morphosyntax, prodosy and lexis) and on the role of L1 in communicative practices and in thinking for speaking, with reference to Italian and other L2. The conference will feature contributions from Italian and international invited speakers.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for oral presentations on any of the following topics:

- Analysis and acquisition of information structure in L2 spoken (Italian) discourse: management and coding of topic and focus, marked orders, referential means, linking devices
- The development of interactional competence in L2: research methodology and tools, empirical studies- The acquisition of prosody in (Italian) L2: research methodology and tools, empirical studies- Methodological issues in the investigation of L2 spoken discourse, with reference to its transcription and annotation
- Comparing same genre written and oral texts in L2

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: April 30, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2013

Instructions for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are not to exceed 1,000 words. Please submit your abstract (as anonymous email attachments) to

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