[lg policy] Fwd: [Languse] Reminder: ICOP-L2 call for papers (submissions now open)
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Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 6:43 AM
Reminder: ICOP-L2 call for papers (submissions now open)
We are pleased to announce that we now accept submissions for the
conference ICOP-L2 (see call for papers below). We look forward to your
submissions and hope to see you in Switzerland in January 2017!
The Organizing Committee
CALL FOR PAPERS
*Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2)*
*University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 18-20 January 2017*
Throughout the past two decades, interactional competences and practices
have gained unprecedented attention in research on second language (L2)
acquisition, use and education. Following Dell Hymes’ conceptualization of
communicative competence, various lines of research have for long been
concerned with pragmatic development in an L2, mostly focusing on the
realization of speech acts. Yet, it is only recently that research has
started to systematically investigate how people's capacity to engage in
social interaction is affected in their L2 and how their ability to
participate in such interaction evolves over time.
When participating in social interactions, we orient to each other, we
synchronize our mutual conducts, we make recognizable our actions to others
and we finely monitor the trajectories of other people's actions. Opening a
telephone conversation, launching a conversational storytelling, agreeing
or disagreeing with others, or simply taking a turn at talk all involve
highly organized socially coordinated procedures that, most typically, are
experienced by participants as non-problematic in L1 talk. However, what
happens when people move into an L2?
Under the heading ‘L2 interactional competences and practices in a second
language’ (ICOP-L2), this conference brings together researchers from
various horizons (e.g. linguistics, education, sociology) who investigate
how people engage in second language talk-in-interaction: What are the
basic ingredients of L2 interactional competence? How does such competence
vary across situations and over time? How do L2 speakers use the linguistic
resources at their disposal to accomplish social actions in coordination
with others? How do linguistic and other resources (gaze, gesture, posture)
work together in L2 talk? How does social interaction structure learning
processes and learning products? How can L2 interactional competence and
learning through interaction be addressed in educational contexts? These
are among the questions that will be tackled during the conference.
The conference papers and panels will be organized in three *thematic
· *L2 talk-in-interaction**:* This strand is concerned with describing
the practices of L2 talk and with the (multi)semiotic resources speakers
mobilize to accomplish these practices, without necessarily addressing
issues of learning.
· *Learning-in-interaction**:* This strand comprises research on
learning processes, activities and opportunities in social interaction in a
variety of settings, including both the language classroom and learning ‘in
· *L2 interactional competence**:* This strand includes studies
investigating the development of interactional competence over time as well
as contributions addressing challenges for the assessment and the teaching
of interactional competence.
· *Joan Kelly Hall*, Penn State University, USA
· *Søren Eskildsen*, University of Southern Denmark, DK
· *John Hellermann*, Portland State University, USA
· *Spencer Hazel*, Nottingham University, UK
An invited symposium, organized by Tim Greer (Kobe University, Japan),
addresses current trends in longitudinal research on interactional
*Pre-conference workshops (18 January 2017)*
Three pre-conference workshops, addressed specifically (but not
exclusively) to young researchers, provide hands-on training on
methodological aspects of the analysis of L2 competences and practices in
naturally-occurring data. Registration will be on a first-come-first-served
· Johannes Wagner, University of Southern Denmark, DK: *Designing
longitudinal research on interactional competence*
· Evelyne Berger, University of Helsinki, FI: *Building collections *
· Adam Brandt, Newcastle University, UK, and Olcay Sert, Hacettepe
University, TR: *Conducting comparative research on L2 interactions*
Proposals are invited for *individual papers* and *panels* (colloquia):
· *Individual paper* (30 min slot including discussion): Individual
papers should present original work related to one of the thematic strands
of the conference (L2 interactional competence; L2 talk-in-interaction;
Learning-in-interaction). Proposals should consist of an abstract of max.
300 words, and should indicate how the contribution addresses the
conference theme, identify the methods and the empirical data used for the
study, and, if possible, anticipate results.
· *Panel* (one or two 90 minutes slots): The proposal should include a
general abstract of max. 300 words presenting the topic of the panel, as
well as the titles and abstracts of all panel contributions. The abstracts
should follow the guidelines for individual papers (see above).
To submit the proposals: www.conftool.net/icop-l2-2017/
All papers and panel abstracts need to be submitted before 23:59 local time
in Switzerland (GTM +1) on *15 May 2016* through the conference website.
Submission and registration opening: 20 April 2016
*Submission deadline: 15 May 2016*
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2016
Pre-conference workshops: 18 January 2017
Conference: 19-20 January 2017
Evelyne Berger, University of Helsinki and University of Neuchâtel
Simona Pekarek Doehler, University of Neuchâtel
*For abstract submission, registration and further information please refer
to the ICOP-L2 website: * www.unine.ch/ICOP_L2
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