LINGUIST List 30.4238

Fri Nov 08 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Gen Ling, Psycholing, Socioling/Morocco

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Nov-2019
From: Abdelfettah Araq <>
Subject: Linguistics at the Crossroads of Sciences: Disciplinary Break–Up and Interdisciplinary Dialogue
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Full Title: Linguistics at the Crossroads of Sciences: Disciplinary Break–Up and Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Date: 19-Mar-2020 - 21-Mar-2020
Location: Faculty of Arabic Language, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco
Contact Person: Noureddine Samlak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

Today, linguistics opens up to other recent disciplines such as neurolinguistics, language didactics, computing linguistics, etc. In fact, the situation in the 21st century seems more confused than it was a long time ago when the discipline was in a phase of progressive development while trying to forge its links with other fields of study. However, for the sake of being tuned in to the “complexity” of the matter, there seems to be an internal dialogue between the different disciplines mentioned above. Interconnection and mutual understanding of each discipline and approach’ stakes can, in effect, only be beneficial. This has led other modern linguists to seek the adventure and call on specialists in other fields in order to better understand some phenomena related to language. The proliferation of research laboratories bringing together multidisciplinary studies and the increase in the number of research journals and periodicals in several fields have fostered this openness.
This current situation leads us to question the present status of linguistics. How to achieve a homogeneity of linguistic research beyond the fragmentation of its disciplines? How to provide a more legitimate status to the language sciences?

The aim of the colloquium is to highlight the contribution of other areas of knowledge to linguistics via the sharing of specialists’ experiences in the field by presenting case studies and theoretical frameworks on the subject.

Areas of research:

Paper proposals cover both theoretical or practical reflections in relation to the general theme of the symposium. The content of the contributions must necessarily respect one of the areas presented below:

Area 1: Linguistics as an independent science
Study of the internal characteristics of language affecting the phonetic and phonological levels (sounds, phonemes, etc.), lexical level (terminology, lexicons, dictionaries, specialized language, etc.) morpho–syntactic level (sentence, structure, word order, etc.), semantic level (relation son–signification, etc.) and pragmatics (discourse analysis, situations, speech acts, etc.)
Area 2: Linguistics and languages teaching
Foreign language teaching, language learning and acquisition process, current language teaching methodologies and theories (FLE, FOS, etc.), teaching practices, curricula and teaching contents, teaching aids, etc.
Area 3: Linguistics at the crossroads of other disciplines
- Linguistics and sociology: study of the external characteristics of language.
- Linguistics and translation: recent issues and theories of translation.
- Linguistics and literature: contribution of linguistics for the study of literary texts.
- Linguistics and philosophy: philosophical reasoning in linguistics.
- Linguistics and computer science: contribution of new technologies in linguistics.
- Linguistics and neurology: neurolinguistic programming, language disorders.
- Linguistics and psychology: language production, linguistic behavior.

The papers may also propose topics related to linguistics and another area not mentioned among the above research ones, provided that the general theme of the symposium is respected.

Call for Papers:

Contact :
Communication proposals must be sent before November 30, 2019 to the following email address:

Registration fees:
1000 DH (100€) for publication of the proceedings of the conference.

Conference Venue:
Faculty of Arabic Language, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh

Colloquium languages:
French, Arabic, English, Spanish.

Important Dates:

- November 30, 2019: deadline for submitting proposals (Name and surname, affiliation, status, e-mail address, title of the communication, a 300-word summary and bibliography)
- January 30, 2020: reply of the scientific committee.
- February 15, 2020: confirmation of the participation and sending of the full version of the accepted papers.
- 19 - 21 March 2020: the holding of the colloquium.

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