LINGUIST List 24.2274

Mon Jun 03 2013

Calls: Applied Linguistics/France

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Date: 03-Jun-2013
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Subject: Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics Short Title: CRELA
Date: 13-Nov-2013 - 16-Nov-2013 Location: Nancy, France Contact Person: Francis Carton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

Research Cultures in Applied Linguistics
Cultures de recherche en linguistique appliquée

An International Conference organised by the ATILF (équipe Crapel), Association Française de Linguistique Appliquée (AFLA), and partner associations (ACEDLE, APLIUT, APLV, ARDAA, ASDIFLE, ATALA, GERALS, GERAS, GERES, RANACLES, SFT, SHESL, UPLEGESS)14-16 November 2013 at the Université de Lorraine, Nancy

In France, institutional research policy over the last fifty years has had the effect of splitting up the concept of ‘applied linguistics’ into various specialised fields, including language learning and acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, language teaching, lexicography, corpus linguistics, terminology, translation studies, automatic language processing, language variation, and so on. In other cultures, the umbrella term of applied linguistics, angewandte Linguistik or lingüística aplicada is used to cover the various fields of research which interact and enrich each other. There is a growing awareness on the international scene for the need for greater inter- / trans- multidisciplinarity. What, then, is the situation in France today concerning applied linguistics? Can applied linguistics provide common ground and reduce fragmentation in the field?

Keynote Speakers (provisional list):

Bernd Rüschoff (President of AILA)
Anne Condamines (Université Toulouse Le Mirail, CNRS, CLLE) & Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, DILTEC, AFLA)
Fernand Carton (Université de Lorraine)

Nancy, a Symbolic Venue:

The Association française de linguistique appliquée (AFLA) is the French branch of AILA, both founded in Nancy in October 1964. The organisers were Professor Bernard Pottier (University of Strasbourg, also lecturing at Nancy), the first president of AILA, Rector Paul Imbs (who had just initiated work on the heritage dictionary Trésor de la langue française), Dean Jean Schneider, and Yves Chalon, who would go on to found the CRAPEL (Centre de Recherches et d’Applications Pédagogiques en Langues). Topics discussed included machine translation, language teaching and European cooperation in research work. AFLA’s aim was to promote and coordinate research in all branches of applied linguistics and to foster interdisciplinary and international cooperation in these areas. Nancy was thus the obvious choice of venue to meet in 2013 to prepare the AILA world conference to be held 10-15 August 2014 in Brisbane (Queensland, Australia).

Getting to Nancy:

The AFLA conference will take place at the Lettres et Sciences Humaines campus of the Université de Lorraine in Nancy. Nancy is just one and a half hours from Paris by fast train (TGV); some trips require a change of trains at Lorraine TGV (shuttle to Nancy takes 45 minutes). There are also low cost flights to Metz-Nancy, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

NeQ Day:

The day before the AFLA conference (Wednesday 13 November) features a one-day conference on corpora in language teaching in the series Notions en Questions (NeQ) organised by the Acedle (Association des chercheurs et enseignants didacticiens des langues étrangères), Corpora have for years been central in research in linguistics and language learning, but the term ‘corpus’ varies widely and definitions do not necessarily coincide. This one-day conference therefore aims to explore the issues from the points of view of learners, teachers and languages. The guest speakers are Kate Beeching (University of the West of England, UK), Natalie Kübler (CLILLAC-ARP, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7), Ana Frankenberg-Garcia (ISLA-Campus Lisboa, Portugal), Sylvie De Cock (Centre for English Corpus Linguistics, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium).

2nd Call for Papers:

Extended deadline: 30 June 2013

A 5th ‘miscellaneous’ category has been added to the conference themes covering other areas in applied linguistics. More details can be found on the conference website:

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