LINGUIST List 26.122

Fri Jan 09 2015

Confs: Phonology/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Jan-2015
From: Anne Przewozny <>
Subject: Interphonology in English-Learning Context
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Interphonology in English-Learning Contexts

Date: 09-Apr-2015 - 13-Apr-2015
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact: Véronique Lacoste
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Meeting Description:

Interphonology in English-learning contexts : new perspectives from EFL and ESL research.

This workshop offers to look into various aspects of the phonetic and phonological systems developed by learners of English in the context of foreign language learning (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) in various parts of the world. Interphonological phenomena at the segmental and suprasegmental level will be explored in the learners’ phonological repertoires at different stages of their development. Variation will be of particular interest in this workshop: inter-speaker and intra-speaker variation not only will be examined within the learners’ developing phonological system but also across English learning situations, i.e. in EFL and ESL contexts. One may ask, for instance:

- Do interphonological phenomena surface in the same way and to the same extent in situations of EFL and ESL?
- In other words, are the features developed by learners the same whether they are EFL learners or ESL learners? If not, how different are they and which extra-linguistic factors are involved?
- To what extent is such comparison tenable altogether, both theoretically and empirically?
- What is the role of input in contexts where different varieties of English are spoken?

While promoting interdisciplinary research, this workshop aims at bringing together scholars from a formal linguistic tradition and variationist sociolinguists interested in learner phonology to deepen our understanding of interphonological systems where variation is also taken to be an integral part of the learning process. We also welcome specialists exploring applied linguistic issues and didactics in both EFL and ESL situations to further help investigating learner interphonology in English-learning contexts.

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