LINGUIST List 26.3399

Thu Jul 23 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing/France

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Date: 23-Jul-2015
From: Cyrille Granget <cyrille.grangetuniv-nantes.fr>
Subject: Connaissances et usages en langue seconde // Knowledge and Usage in Second Language
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Full Title: Connaissances et usages en langue seconde // Knowledge and Usage in Second Language
Short Title: COULS 2016

Date: 29-Jun-2016 - 01-Jul-2016
Location: Nantes, France
Contact Person: Cyrille Granget
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.couls2016.univ-nantes.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 5-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Lab of Nantes (LLING) ist pleased to announce the ''Knowledge and Usage in Second Language'' conference which will take place in Nantes from 29 June to 1 July 2016.

In keeping with recent discussions, the conference intends to focus on knowledge and usage in SL as well as on different ways of conceiving the two notions and how they are related.

The conference will accept papers presenting relevant research on SLA (including on heritage languages) and focusing on the interface between knowledge and usage in SL. We welcome research findings proposing original methodologies to access speakers' knowledge and usage; research on poorly studied languages; contrastive studies on speakers that have been more or less exposed to explicit knowledge.

Le Laboratoire de linguistique de Nantes (LLING) a le plaisir d'annoncer la conférence ''Connaissances et usages en langue seconde'' qui se tiendra à l'Université de Nantes du 29 juin au 1 juillet 2016.

Dans la continuation de discussions récentes, ce colloque entend mettre l'accent sur  les connaissances et usages de langue seconde ainsi que sur les différentes façons de concevoir ces entités et leur articulation.

Le colloque accueillera des communications qui exposent  les résultats de recherches sur l'acquisition de langue seconde (y compris sur les langues d'héritage) et interrogent l'interface entre connaissances et usages en langue seconde. Sont encouragés des travaux mettant en place des dispositifs originaux pour accéder aux connaissances et usages des locuteurs, des travaux sur des langues peu étudiées,  des études contrastives de productions de locuteurs plus ou moins exposés à des connaissances déclaratives.

Plenary speakers // Conférenciers invités
Nick Ellis (University of Michigan)
Babara Köpke (Université de Toulouse)
Emma Marsden (University of York)

Key dates // Dates importantes
5 December 2015: Extended abstract submission deadline
30 January 2016: Notification of acceptance
29-30 June & 1 of July 2016: Conference

Scientific Committee // Comité scientifique: Malin Ågren (Lunds Universitet), Dalila Ayoun (University of Arizona), Camilla Bardel (Stockholms Universitet), Sewoenam Chachu (University of Ghana), Robert DeKeyser (University of Maryland), Christine Dimroth (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Amanda Edmonds (Université de Pau et des pays de l'Adour), Rita Franceschini (Università di Bolzano), Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo (University of the Basque Country), Cecilia Gunnarson (Université de Toulouse) , Heather Hilton (Université de Lyon 2), Alex Housen (Vrije Universitet Brussels), Pascale Leclercq (Université de Montpellier), Ewa Lenart (Université de Paris 8), Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton), Florence Myles (University of Essex), Urszula Paprocka (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelsky), Gabriele Pallotti (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia) , Michel Pierrard (Vrije Universitet Brussels), Rebekah Rast (American University of Paris), Patrick Rebuschat (University of Lancaster), Sarah Schimke (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Daphnée Simard (Université de Québec, Montréal), Anita Thomas (Lunds Universitet), Daniel Véronique (Université d'Aix-en-Provence), Marzena Watorek (Université de Paris 8)

Organizers/Organisateurs: Emmanuella Annan, Jieun Bark, Anne-Laure Besnard, Charles Brasart, Catherine Collin, Anne Croll, Christine Cuet, Marie-Ange Dat, Pascale El Haj, Cyrille Granget, Delphine Guedat-Bittighoffer, Mabel Obani

Call for Papers:

In the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA), where different conceptions of the human capacity for language exist, there is a consensus that several factors determine the uses of a second language. No matter what framework is used, there is a common understanding that both linguistic and non-linguistic knowledge — such as cognitive or encyclopedic knowledge — are solicited during the acquisition process. Are these components part of a preexisting linguistic system? A linguistic system that is being built through acquisition? Are they a metalinguistic, verbalizable knowledge of a target language or of languages varieties? How do knowledge and language use correlate? These issues are still being discussed today.

Knowledge in SLA can be defined as a set of cognitive dispositions that are partly modeled by the first language use and which enables the learner to understand and produce the target language in various contexts. The principles of informational organization in  functionalist models (Watorek, Benazzo, Hickmann 2012) or  statistical capacity and learning mechanism as put forward by  emergentist models (N.Ellis 2008, 2012) are part of this global knowledge through which the learner approaches Second Language Acquisition. With this in mind, one may wonder whether emergence of, increase in, or loss of knowledge lead to a restructuring of the interlanguage.

Knowledge and use can also refer to two different types of linguistic knowledge: declarative or explicit knowledge, and procedural or implicit knowledge. Can declarative knowledge morph into procedural knowledge (Anderson 1990, DeKeyser 2007) or,  since they result from two strictly distinct learning processes (Paradis 1994, 2009), are the two types of knowledge independent from each other?

The stakes raised by the research on the interface between linguistic knowledge and language use are becoming a key issue in SL teaching. If a language is acquired through proceduralization of explicit knowledge, it entails that learning it hinges on a combination of proceduralization techniques that need to be defined. If on the other hand the development of declarative knowledge does not lead to the development of automatized SL use, this may require us to rethink several assumptions behind many institutional  interventions as well as language teaching in its entirety.

In keeping with recent discussions (Hulstijn 2005, De Graff & Housen 2009, Han & Finneran 2014, Adringa & Rebushat 2015), the conference intends to focus on knowledge and usage in SL as well as on different ways of conceiving the two notions and how they are related.

The conference will accept papers presenting relevant research on SLA (including heritage languages) and focusing on the interface between knowledge and usage in SL. We welcome research findings proposing original methodologies to access speakers' knowledge and usage; research on poorly studied languages; contrastive studies on speakers that have been more or less exposed to explicit knowledge.

Extended call deadline: 5 December 2015

See the French version on www.couls2016.univ-nantes.fr



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