LINGUIST List 29.823

Tue Feb 20 2018

Confs: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 18-Feb-2018
From: Andreas Trotzke <>
Subject: Modern Linguistics & Language Didactics
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Modern Linguistics & Language Didactics

Date: 15-Mar-2018 - 16-Mar-2018
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Contact: Andreas Trotzke
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

Applying insights from modern linguistics to language teaching and teacher education is anything but new. However, recent years have seen a development of approaches within modern linguistics that aim to reach out and engage more actively with the field of language pedagogy. Given the conceptual background of established language-teaching methodologies such as Communicative Language Teaching or Critical Pedagogy, modern teacher education has shifted from the rigorous study of language structure to a focus on communicative and sociolinguistic underpinnings of teaching languages in a classroom. Our workshop aims at building new bridges that close the gap between this ‘social turn’ in educational linguistics and modern formal approaches to natural language, to eventually explore new teaching methodologies.

We are particularly interested in current accounts in the language sciences that systematically revise and manipulate existing teaching methods in the second language classroom and that explore how different manipulations facilitate the learning of a second language. In many linguistic approaches to second language acquisition, language teaching is already being used as an important variable –- and from here it is but a short step to developing psychologically sound teaching materials for language pedagogy. The overall goal of this workshop is to see a subsequent integration of issues and insights from modern linguistics into language-teaching practice.

Keynote speakers:

Sandra Döring (Leipzig)
Daniela Elsner (Leipzig)
Thomas Shaw Rankin (Vienna)
Björn Rothstein (Bochum)
Roumyana Slabakova (Southampton)
Markus Steinbach (Göttingen)
Angelika Wöllstein (Mannheim)

Workshop organizers:

Andreas Trotzke & Tanja Kupisch


March 15, 2018:

10:00 - 10:30:
Andreas Trotzke & Tanja Kupisch
Welcome & Introduction

10:30 - 11:00:
Daniela Elsner (Leipzig)
The role of epistemological beliefs for students' motivation

11:00 - 11:30:
Sandra Döring (Leipzig)
Shaking students' 'beliefs' about grammar

11:30 - 12:00:
Katharina Turgay (Landau) & Daniel Gutzmann (Cologne)
Using a competition-based view on word order variation to teach information structure

12:00 - 12:30:
Barbara Hinger (Innsbruck)
A classroom-based longitudinal study on the acquisition of formal language elements: The case of TAM (tense, aspect, and mood) in Spanish as a foreign language in a secondary school context

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

14.00 - 14.45:
Tom Rankin (Vienna)
The educational potential of generative linguistics

14:45 - 15:15:
Anders Agebjörn (Gothenburg)
Metalinguistic awareness and article production: Implications for teaching

15:15 - 15:45:
Rosalinde Stadt, Aafke Hulk & Petra Sleeman (all Amsterdam)
Verb placement in L3 German and L3 French: The role of L2 English

15:45 - 16:15: Coffee break

16:15 - 16.45:
Fatih Bayram (Reading/Portsmouth), Eloi Puig Mayenco (Reading) & Jason Rothman (Reading/Tromsø)
At the cross-roads of generative acquisition theory and foreign language teaching: The Competing Systems Hypothesis (CPH) and grammatical aspect in L2 Spanish

16:45 - 17:15:
Karin Madlener (Basel)
Optimizing the input through usage-based linguistics: Effects of type and token frequency manipulations in instructed second language learning

17:15 - 18:00:
Roumyana Slabakova (Southampton/Tromsø)
The Bottleneck Hypothesis and the language classroom

19:30: Apéro & Conference dinner

March 16, 2018:

09:30 - 10:00: Coffee reception

10:00 - 10:45:
Markus Steinbach (Göttingen)
Look who's talking: Perspective and perspective shift in multimodal narration

10:45 - 11:30:
Björn Rothstein (Bochum)
Orthographic landscapes and language teaching

11:30 - 12:00: Coffee break

12:00 - 12:30:
Anja Steinlen & Thorsten Piske (both Erlangen-Nürnberg)
English skills in different foreign language primary school programs in Germany

12:30 - 13:15:
Angelika Wöllstein (Mannheim)
Topologische Grammatik in der Schule: Ihre Etablierung im Bildungsplan 2016

13:15 - 14:00: Lunch

Closing activity

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