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LINGUIST List 19.3694

Wed Dec 03 2008

Calls: General Ling/Switzerland; Discourse Analysis/Spain

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Isabelle Lemee, Langue Française en Contextes
        2.    Clara Lorda, The 12th International Conference Dialogue Analysis

Message 1: Langue Française en Contextes
Date: 03-Dec-2008
From: Isabelle Lemee <isabelle.lemeedcu.ie>
Subject: Langue Française en Contextes
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Full Title: Langue Française en Contextes

Date: 03-Sep-2009 - 05-Sep-2009
Location: University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Contact Person: Louis de Saussure
Meeting Email: afls2009unine.ch
Web Site: http://www.afls.net/2009conference.php

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The Association for French Language Studies 2009 conference is hosted by the
University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and will take place at the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Sciences, from 3 to 5 September, 2009.

Call for Papers

This conference aims to bring together researchers with an interest in French in
all its forms and in all its representations, both spoken and written. In
particular, participants are invited to address:
i) French linguistics and the description of French (with an emphasis on
grammatical, semantic, pragmatic and discursive aspects);
ii) French varieties across the French-speaking world and among social
French-speaking groups;
iii) Sociolinguistics of French;
iv) acquisitional and educational approaches to French as a foreign language
such as stages of acquisition and the learner's language representations,
learning and teaching strategies, formative and summative assessment, learning
However, this list should not be understood as restrictive. Synchronic and
diachronic perspectives are possible.

The theme of this year's conference is "Langue Française en Contextes".
Topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Regularities and variations of French
- Evolution of French
- Swiss French varieties
- French as a second language
- Modality and Evidentiality in French
- Semantics and pragmatics of French

The languages of the conference will be French and English.

Louis de Saussure (linguistics and discourse analysis, chair), Marie-José
Béguelin (French linguistics, head of the Institute of language and
communication sciences), Philippe Terrier (French as a second language,
vice-president of the university of Neuchâtel), Steve Oswald, Patrick Morency,
Cécile Barbet, Alain Rihs, Mathieu Avanzi, (PhD students), Rachel Sanchez
(administration). For the AFLS: Kate Beech-ing, Emmanuelle Labeau, Pierre Larrivée.

Comité Scientifique:
AFLS permanent committee: Kate Beeching (UWE Bristol, Chair) Vera Regan
(Uni-versity College Dublin, Chair of the research committee), , Helene Blondeau
(Univer-sity of Florida), David Hornsby (University of Kent), Florence Myles
(University of New-castle), Tim Pooley (London Metropolitan University), Rodney
Sampson (University of Bristol), David Trotter (University of Aberystwyth)

Neuchâtel 2009 committee: Louis de Saussure (University of Neuchâtel),
Jean-Michel Adam (University of Lausanne), Antoine Auchlin (University of
Geneva), Marc Bonhomme (University of Berne), Gilles Corminboeuf (University of
Neuchâtel), Walter De Mulder (University of Antwerp), Henriette De Swart
(University of Groningen), Marc Dominicy (University of Brussels), Laurent
Gosselin (University of Rouen), Alain Kamber (University of Neuchâtel), Mikhaïl
Kissine (University of Brussels), Jean-Marc Luscher (University of Geneva),
Jacques Moeschler (University of Geneva), Arie Molendijk (University of
Groningen), Simona Pekarek (University of Neuchâtel), Laurent Perrin (University
of Metz), Carine Skupien-Dekens (University of Neuchâtel), Bertrand Sthioul
(University of Geneva), Johann van der Auwera (University of
Antwerp), Diane Vincent (Laval University Québec).

Submission of Abstracts
Paper and poster proposals (papers: 20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes of
discussion) must be sent by April 15th, 2009 as a one-page + references
anonymous abstract, Times 12, single spaced, doc or rtf, attached to an email
message sent to afls2009unine.ch. The email message should mention the title of
the abstract and the name, affiliation and complete address of the author(s),
and mention whether the proposal is for a paper or a poster.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by June 15th, 2009. The
scientific committee may transfer a paper proposal to the poster session.
Doctoral (PhD) students' workshop: The morning of 3 September will be dedicated
to the workshop for doctoral students. Students preparing a thesis are invited
to present their research. This has traditionally been an excellent opportunity
to meet other doctoral students and specialists in related fields of research,
and to gain a new perspective of ongoing research in your field. The deadline
for the submission of doctoral students' paper proposals is May 1st, 2009. They
should be submitted according to the guidelines indicated on the AFLS 2009
conference website:

Doctoral students may be able to benefit from a grant from the AFLS to cover
part of their travel expenses depending on their personal situation. A support
of £ 150 max. can be applied for. Further information and application form are
available on the conference's website (http://www.afls.net/2009conference.php).

Registration will be open starting from March 1st, 2009, through the AFLS
website (http://www.afls.net).

Plenary Speakers:
Georges Kleiber (University Marc Bloch Strasbourg)
Andres Kristol (University of Neuchâtel)
Carl Vetters (Opal Coast University)
Vera Regan (University College Dublin)
Marcel Vuillaume (University of Nice)

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Espace Louis-Agassiz, Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Information and directions are
available on the Faculty website: http://www.unine.ch/lettres
The city of Neuchâtel is located in north-western French-speaking Switzerland,
on the foot of the Jura mountains and on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel, close to
the Alps. Neuchâtel has a lovely medieval old town and the local countryside is
picturesque. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is located on the
Neuchâtel is 1h15 train away from Geneva airport, 1h30 away from Zurich airport
and from Basle airport. Low cost companies fly to Switzerland. There is a TGV
train connection to Neuchâtel from Paris. National and international train
information can be found easily on http://www.cff.ch.
The official conference dinner will take place on Friday, Sept. 4th.
An excursion will take place on Saturday 5th afternoon.
General information about Neuchatel, including accommodation, is available on
the Canton of Neuchâtel tourist office website http://www.neuchateltourisme.ch.
Special rates are currently being negotiated with hotels and will be announced
on the conference's website in due time.

Contact and information for the AFLS in general: http://www.afls.net
Contact and information for the 2009 conference:
Louis de Saussure
University of Neuchatel
Language and communication sciences
1, Espace Louis Agassiz
2001 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Tel. +41 32 718 1807
Fax. +41 32 718 1771
E-mail: afls2009unine.ch
Conference's website: http://www.afls.net/2009conference.php

Important Dates
Submission of abstract for main conference: 15 April 2009
Submission of abstract to doctoral workshop: 1 May 2009
Notification of acceptance / rejection: 15 June 2009
End of early-bird registration: 15 July 2009
Registration closes: 15 August 2009
Conference: 3-5 September 2009
Message 2: The 12th International Conference Dialogue Analysis
Date: 03-Dec-2008
From: Clara Lorda <clara.lordaupf.edu>
Subject: The 12th International Conference Dialogue Analysis
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Full Title: The 12th International Conference Dialogue Analysis
Short Title: ICDA

Date: 15-Sep-2009 - 18-Sep-2009
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Clara Lorda
Meeting Email: clara.lordaupf.edu
Web Site: http://www.upf.edu

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

The 12th International Conference on Dialogue Analysis will be held in
Barcelona, Spain, on 15-18 September 2009. The conference is organized by the
Department of Translation and Philology, Pompeu Fabra University

Special theme: Polyphony and Intertextuality in Dialogue

Second Call for Papers

The International Association for Dialogue Analysis, focusing on a notion of
"language as a dialogue", announces the XII International conference on the
specific topic "Polyphony and Intertextuality in Dialogue". You are invited to
visit the conference website and to submit proposals:


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