[lg policy] call: Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 3 14:21:27 UTC 2012

Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning
Short Title: CLI 2012

Date: 15-Nov-2012 - 17-Nov-2012
Location: Zadar, Croatia
Contact Person: Tanja Gulan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://workshop.transfer-in-language-learning.net/

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

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Department at the University of Zadar is pleased to
announce the international workshop 'New Perspectives on
Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning' which will be held
November 15-17, 2012. This workshop is intended to bring together
specialists working on crosslinguistic influence in language learning
in order to discuss new perspectives and current issues in this area
of research, such as the following (cf. Scott & Jarvis 2008:5):

- Studies dealing with the causes, constraints, the selectivity, and
directionality of crosslinguistic influence
- Investigations on the scope and on different types of
crosslinguistic influence (transfer of linguistic structures,
socio-culturally shaped patterns of language usage, learning
strategies, and others)
- Investigations on the implications of the insights into
crosslinguistic influence for the teaching and learning of L1, L2, L3
etc. and for multiple language learning in general
- Studies dealing with the connection between crosslinguistic
influence and linguistic awareness, especially with reference to third
language acquisition
- Theoretical models that account for different causes, occurrences
and manifestations of crosslinguistic influence; theories that explain
the influence of cognitive, linguistic and extralinguistic factors in
crosslinguistic influence
- Studies focusing on the development and the testing of hypotheses
concerning crosslinguistic influence on the basis of theoretical

The international scientific symposium is organized by the Linguistics
Department at the University of Zadar. As the final workshop in the
frame of the project 'Transfer as a Strategy in Foreign Language
Learning' (http://www.transfer-in-language-learning.net/), the event
is conceived as a one-time workshop. However, we hope that interesting
papers and lively discussions will contribute to establishing a new
tradition at the Zadar Linguistics Department.

We are pleased to announce that the following specialists will be
presenting plenary talks: Ulrike Jessner-Schmid (University of
Innsbruck, Austria) and Gessica De Angelis (Free University of
Bozen-Bolzano, Italy).

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstract submission for the workshop 'New Perspectives on
Crosslinguistic Influence in Language Learning' is now open and it
closes on 15 June 2012. Registration will be open from 20 July 2012
until 30 September 2012. You can register from the following web page:


We would also like to announce that the conference fees are set. The
evening reception on the day of arrival, the conference dinner, coffee
breaks, the programme and the book of abstracts, as well as a guided
tour of the Zadar peninsula on 17 November, are included in the
conference fee.

Further information concerning conference fees, paper submission,
registration, bank account etc. is available at:


Should you wish to contact us please send an email to cli2012unizd.hr.


Marijana Kresić, Tanja Gulan, Mia Batinić, Morana Lukač
Department of Linguistics
University of Zadar, Croatia


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