LINGUIST List 24.4610

Mon Nov 18 2013

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition, Translation, General Linguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 18-Nov-2013
From: Véronique Pouillon <>
Subject: Doctoriales en Sciences du Langage / Annual Doctoral Conference in Linguistics
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Full Title: Doctoriales en Sciences du Langage / Annual Doctoral Conference in Linguistics Short Title: DoSciLa 2014
Date: 28-Mar-2014 - 28-Mar-2014 Location: Paris, France Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 06-Jan-2014

Meeting Description:

Every year, the CLILLAC-ARP research team (Centre de Linguistique Inter-Langues, de Lexicologie, de Linguistique Anglaise et de Corpus & Atelier de Recherche sur la Parole) at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 organizes a one-day conference showcasing the work of PhD students in all fields of linguistics. The conference will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014, on the university campus in Paris.


For the fourth edition of DoSciLa, we have chosen to focus on Contacts—between, within, or through languages. This theme is meant to encourage an exploration of the idea of contact in its broadest sense, i.e. connections being established and severed, and bringing about exchanges and transformations.

The notion of contacts between languages includes (but is not limited to) issues such as borrowing, pidginization, creolization, language for specific purposes (LSP), bi- and plurilingualism, code-switching, diglossia, gravitation, glottopolitics, didactics, acquisition, and translation.

The effects of contacts within languages can be found in speech sounds, at the segmental or suprasegmental level; at the syntactic or morphosyntactic level; as well as in any kind of intralinguistic variation—social, diastratic, geographic, situational, etc. (Once again, this list is not meant to be comprehensive.)

The idea of contacts through languages covers questions of research in communication, including, among other topics, rhetoric, intersubjectivity, diaphasic variation, glottopolitics, didactics, acquisition processes, translation, and LSP.

Call for Papers:

We would like to solicit papers on any topic, from any area of linguistics, seen through the prism of our theme: Contacts. We invite participants to reflect upon questions of linguistic influence and adaptability, harmonies and agreements, contrasts and conflicts, in any form of spoken or written language, diachronically as well as synchronically.

Proposals should consist of a one-page abstract (including references), in French or English, in single-spaced Times New Roman 12-point font, with 2.5 cm margins. Proposals should be sent to the organizing committee at, in two separate documents:

The first document should be anonymous, in RTF or PDF format, and its filename should follow the pattern anon-name-of-author_doscila2014.rtf (for example anon-SMITH_doscila2014.rtf); this document should contain:

- The title of the paper
- The area(s) of research
- The abstract
- 5 key words

This document must not contain the name of the author.

The second document should have as filename name-of-author_doscila2014.rtf (for example SMITH_doscila2014.rtf); it should contain the following information in addition to what was already included in the first document:

- The author's name and email address
- His or her institutional affiliation
- The name of his or her research supervisor

The accompanying email should include a statement as to whether the proposal is intended for an oral presentation or for the poster session. Please keep in mind that, as the number of slots for oral presentations is limited, the organizing committee has final say in the presentation format.

Oral presentations and posters will be in French or English, in keeping with the language chosen for the abstract. Oral presentations will each be allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Students are responsible for printing their own posters, in A0 portrait format, or 85x110 cm. During the poster session, participants are expected to remain next to their poster in order to answer questions and respond to comments and suggestions.

If the abstract makes use of phonetic transcriptions, use the Doulos SIL font, which can be downloaded at

The abstracts selected by the committee will be printed in the DoSciLa 2014 program brochure.

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