[lg policy] call: Dialogue in Multilingual, Multimodal, and Multicompetent Communities of Practice

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 28 15:03:56 UTC 2012

Dialogue in Multilingual, Multimodal, and Multicompetent Communities of Practice
Short Title: Dialogue 2013

Date: 22-Mar-2013 - 24-Mar-2013
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Dale Koike
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/dialogue2013/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language
Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

This conference, sponsored by the International Association of
Dialogue Analysis (IADA) and held at the University of Texas at
Austin, will focus on questions such as 'How can the study of dialogue
advance language learning research?' and 'What can interaction studies
in various contexts of multilingualism and multimodalities contribute
to our understanding of being multicompetent?' It will examine how
Practice Theory (Bourdieu 1977) is used to build links between the
work done in areas such as interaction analysis, conversation
analysis, dialogue analysis, and ethnography of native speaker
production, and that of applied areas such as language acquisition,
sociolinguistics, technology, and communications.

In addition, the metaphor of 'communities of practice' (Lave & Wenger
1991; Wenger 1998) - which refers to groups of people who interact due
to their involvement in common practices, goals, and interests - will
be extended as a focus for study at this conference. As fields such as
language acquisition and artificial intelligence are increasingly
interested in naturalistic dialogue as a source of rich linguistic and
socializing input - as well as a stimulus for cognitive processes that
facilitate acquisition - researchers seek to incorporate new ways of
looking at dialogue. We hope this conference will stimulate discussion
among researchers who represent different yet related fields focused
on dialogue.

Keynote Speakers:

J├╝rgen Streeck - University of Texas at Austin, USA
Edda Weigand - University of Muenster, Germany
Richard Young - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Call for Papers:

Submissions for oral presentations in areas of linguistics relevant to
the conference theme and dialogue are welcomed. Presentations should
be no more than 20 minutes in length with 10 additional minutes
allocated for questions, comments and discussion.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts should be no more than 250-300 words in length. The deadline
for receipt of all abstracts is 15 October 2012. The abstracts should
be submitted online at the conference address.

Please note that preference will be given to abstracts that are
relevant to the conference theme.


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