[lg policy] Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in Non-Native Language Acquisition

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 5 21:05:50 UTC 2012

Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in Non-Native Language Acquisition
Short Title: WCIL2

Date: 29-Jun-2012 - 30-Jun-2012
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Madeira
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/clunl/pl2/wcil2/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (CLUNL)
and the Department of Portuguese of the University of Macau are
inviting submissions for a Workshop on Crosslinguistic Influence in
Non-Native Language Acquisition, which will be held at Universidade
Nova de Lisboa on 29-30 June 2012.

After several decades of research, the question of whether or not the
L1 plays a role in the process of acquisition, and, if so, what that
role might be, is still a matter of ongoing debate in the field of
Second Language Acquisition. Of particular interest are questions such
as (1) is L1 influence restricted to the early stages of acquisition
or are its effects pervasive, permeating every stage of development?
(2) are the same effects found both in naturalistic and in formal
learning contexts? (3) is transfer inevitable or are there certain
factors which might (dis)favour it? (4) are different components of
the grammar affected differently by crosslinguistic influence?
Furthermore, these questions are not restricted to the L1 alone, as
much recent research has provided ample evidence of L2 to L3 transfer,
and also reverse transfer, in the domains of bilingual and
multilingual acquisition.

Invited Speakers:

Rafael Salaberry (University of Texas-Austin)
Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Worshop Organisers:

Ana Madeira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Custódio Martins (Universidade de Macau)
Maria Francisca Xavier (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Call for Papers:

Submissions are invited for papers focussing on these and other
related topics. We would also welcome proposals discussing the
implications of research on crosslinguistic influence for the design
of language teaching strategies and materials.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks, plus 10 minutes for
discussion. The workshop language is English. Authors are asked to
send abstracts by email, as Word attachments, to wcil2fcsh.unl.pt. The
abstract should include the title, but not the author's name(s), and
should be no longer than two pages in length, including examples and
references, with 2.5 cm margins, in 12-point Times, single-spaced. The
title of the paper, name of the author(s), affiliation(s), postal
address and email address should be included in the email message.
Abstracts should arrive no later than 29 February 2012. Speakers will
be notified of the results of their abstract review by 15 April 2012.


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