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LINGUIST List 22.5050

Wed Dec 14 2011

Calls: Discipline of Linguistics/France

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        1.     Guillaume Roux , Current Methodological Issues in Linguistics

Message 1: Current Methodological Issues in Linguistics
Date: 14-Dec-2011
From: Guillaume Roux <montp3.cjc.2012gmail.com>
Subject: Current Methodological Issues in Linguistics
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Full Title: Current Methodological Issues in Linguistics

Date: 07-Jun-2012 - 08-Jun-2012
Location: Montpellier, France
Contact Person: Guillaume Roux
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Feb-2012

Meeting Description:

Young Scholars Colloquium (DIPRALANG-EA739, Université Montpellier III)
Current Methodological Issues in Linguistics: Directions, Materials, Limits
Place: Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III)

We would like to question research methodology in Linguistics as of today. The object, the criteria, the theoretical positioning and the approach chosen would be some of the themes for discussion. Do we need theoretical and disciplinary rigidity? Or is a transversal approach relevant? How does the researcher construct his methodology? What are the limits that he faces? These questions imply the positioning of the researcher as to the choice of the theoretical framework and as to working on hypotheses, (field) observation and collection of data, analysis of these data and research results. Three working axes are proposed and doctoral students wishing to participate may send their proposals replying to any one of these.

Axis 1: Epistemology, History of Research Methodology and Theoretical Positioning of the Researcher

It seems important to consider the history of the appearance and the development of sub-disciplines in Linguistics and the development of approaches and the positioning of the researcher. By whom and how were the different methodologies inspired, formulated, developed? Can we posit a cause-effect relationship between the sub-disciplines and methodological heterogeneity?

Axis 2: Practices of Collection of Data: Sampling and its Limits

What data, for which fields and according to which theories and which point of view, would be some of the questions dealt with in this axe. What are the different types of corpus? Is the collection of data guided by the choice of the subject? And once the subject is chosen, what are the different methods of collection of data? Are they to be opposed, confronted, homogeneised, criticised?

Axis 3: Analytical Practices

Once the data is collected there is also a multplicity of approaches in the way in which they may be treated and analysed. What are these different approaches? Should we oppose them or look up for complementarity? What are the effects on the material collected and on the gaze adopted by the researcher?

Call for Papers:

The colloquium shall be held at the Paul Valéry University in Montpellier on 7 and 8 June 2012. It is open to doctoral students in Linguistics. The language of the colloquium is French. Proposals should be sent only in French.

Proposals (200-500 words) carrying provisional titles, a minimum of 2-3 bibliographical references, and 4-5 keywords alongwith the author's name, thesis title, supervisor or guide's name, laboratory and university affiliations are to be sent to the organising committee at the following email address :


The deadline for sending papers is 17 February 2012.

Each proposal shall be evaluated anonymously by two members of the scientific committee. Replies regarding acceptance or refusal of the proposal shall be sent out on 23 March 2012.

Important Dates:

Deadline for sending proposals: 17 February 2012
Return of proposals: 23 March 2012
Date of colloquium: 7-8 June 2012

Scientific Committee:

Carmen Alen-Garabato, Nathalie Auger, Jacqueline Authier-Revuz, Henri Boyer, Jacques Brès, Alain Coianiz, Delphine Denis, Alexandre Duchêne, Mohamed Embarki, Bruno Maurer, Gisèle Piéra, Jean-Marie Prieur, Gilles Siouffi, (under construction)

Event Organization and Coordination:

Abdulwahab Alsharafi, Brahim Azaoui, Amandine Denimal, Virginia Garin, Madhura Joshi, Virginie Polge-Loï, Guillaume Roux, Denis Stoumen, Maude Vadot

Contact: montp3.cjc.2012gmail.com

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