LINGUIST List 30.268

Wed Jan 16 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology/Canada

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 14-Jan-2019
From: Emily Rosales <reel-melt-celeuqam.ca>
Subject: 8th Meeting on Language Teaching / 8e Rencontre sur l'enseignement des langues / 8o Coloquio sobre la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras: Issues and Challenges of Oral Comprehension
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Full Title: 8th Meeting on Language Teaching / 8e Rencontre sur l'enseignement des langues / 8o Coloquio sobre la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras: Issues and Challenges of Oral Comprehension
Short Title: ReEL2019-MeLT2019-CELE2019

Date: 21-May-2019 - 22-May-2019
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Contact Person: Emily Rosales
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.reel.uqam.ca

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2019

Meeting Description:

The Meeting on Language Teaching (La Rencontre sur l’enseignement des langues, ReEL) explores various themes in contemporary second language pedagogy relating to the teaching and learning of second and foreign languages among adult learners. The École de langues, in collaboration with the Département de didactique des langues, at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) invites researchers, teachers, and pre-service teachers of all second and foreign languages to participate.

The Meeting on Language Teaching, La Rencontre sur l’enseignement des langues (ReEL), is a trilingual conference; presentations may be delivered in French, English or Spanish.

Issues and Challenges of Oral Comprehension:

Oral communication is a process that involves both comprehension and production. Many questions about oral comprehension continue to pique the interest of researchers and teachers. How does an adult language learner’s ability to comprehend his or her second, or even third language, develop? What mechanisms, cognitive or otherwise, contribute to influencing how an adult perceives speech in the language that he or she is learning? Can these same mechanisms determine a learner’s phonological development in the L2 or the L3? What is the effect of perception and oral comprehension on oral production? In turn, how does oral production influence oral comprehension? Do oral and written comprehension skills develop the same way, separately or in tandem? What strategies, pedagogical approaches and teaching methods encourage optimal development of oral comprehension skills during oral communication activities? Can a focus on developing oral comprehension skills influence other language skills, for example, vocabulary acquisition? What experimental tools and theoretical notions should an effective language teacher consider in order to conduct classroom research involving oral comprehension? How can a teacher expand on the use of new technologies to support oral comprehension in face-to-face or distance courses?

This year’s conference aims to explore these issues relating to the teaching and learning of second and third languages and to share recent research findings which have implications on pedagogical practices in L2 or L3 classrooms. Research topics which may contribute to this discussion, among others, are suggested here:

- Segmentation and speech perception
- The role of working memory or selective attention in relation to oral comprehension
- The effects of interlinguistic contact on speech perception
- Pedagogical approaches with a focus on L2 or L3 phonological development
- Pedagogical approaches with a focus on oral comprehension
- Oral communication assisted by educational technologies
- Methodology and tools for conducting research on speech perception in teaching contexts

Format of presentations (regular sessions):

- Duration: 30 minutes + 10 minutes of discussion
- Talks may be presented in French, English, or Spanish

See Full Submission instructions on our websites: www.reel.uqam.ca ; www.melt.uqam.ca ; www.cele.uqam.ca

Important Dates:

- Submission deadline : February 15, 2019
- Notification of the selection committee’s decision: End of February 2019
- Presenter confirmation and registration: March 15, 2019
- Program available online: end of March 2019
- Online registration: End of January to April 30, 2019
- Late online registration: May 1 to 15, 2019
- On-site registration: May 21 and 22, 2019

Call for Papers:

Submission Instructions:

- Abstract with references; Times New Roman 12; Max 400 words, excluding references
- Written in the language of your presentation: French, English or Spanish
- One anonymous version (no names nor institutions) in PDF format
- One version in Word format indicating the full name(s), affiliation(s) and contact information of the author(s) in order to facilitate formating of accepted abstracts.
- Due to the trilingual nature of this conference, please indicate if you are open to presenting your talk in another language or if you are able to answer questions from the audience in another language.
- Please note that each presenter whose name will be in the program must pay the registration fees.
- Conference proposals should be sent to reel-melt-celeuqam.ca.

Presenters will be invited to submit an article for the Proceedings (voluntary participation).

Important Dates:

- Submission deadline : February 15, 2019
- Notification of the selection committee’s decision: End of February 2019
- Presenter confirmation and registration: March 15, 2019
- Program available online: end of March 2019
- Online registration: End of January to April 30, 2019
- Late online registration: May 1 to 15, 2019
- On-site registration: May 21 and 22, 2019




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