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ACEDLE 2017 Bordeaux: programme définitif

ACEDLE 2017 Bordeaux: programme définitif | TELT | Scoop.it
Site du Colloque ACEDLE 2017, les 19,20 et 21 janvier à l'Université Bordeaux Montaigne. La médiation en didactique des langues.
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Marjolijn Verspoor: dynamic usage-based theory

Cognitive linguistics conference, Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association and the University of Wroclaw

 

A dynamic usage based (DUB) approach to language entails seeing language as a complex, dynamic system (Langacker 2000) and language development as a dynamic process. I will first argue that a usage based theory to language is very much in line with complex, dynamic systems theory (CDST), which might be argued to be a meta theory. Then I will argue that general CDST principles apply to first and second language development, and that by applying methods and techniques developed in CDST, we can gain new insights into language development from a dynamic usage based approach.

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VILLA project | VILLA

Controlled classroom input and elementary forms of linguistic organisationThe VILLA project investigates the very first phases of foreign language acquisition under controlled input conditions.The target language is Polish, and our learners are total beginners with five different native languages: French, German, Dutch, English, Italian.Follow-up project : Second Language Acquisition and Teaching : First Stages and Input Processing (International network - GDRI SLAT)
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Cited by Heather Hilton at Journée NeQ, Acedle, Paris 2016

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Complex systems & applied linguistics: Larsen-Freeman & Cameron, 2008 (review)

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Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics by Diane Larsen-Freeman and Lynne Cameron. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, 287 pp. Review by Brian Ellis University of California, Los Angeles In their book Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics, Diane Larsen- Freeman and Lynne Cameron argue that language is a complex adaptive system. As they describe, complex adaptive systems of all types share several features in common. They are made up of aggregates of diverse elements or agents that interact locally and which may form interconnected subsystems. They are dynamic, in a constant state of change. Their processes are non-linear, sensitive to initial condi- tions, controlled from the bottom up, and abide by a predictable unpredictability (sometimes referred to as chaos). They are open, not closed systems, which means their complexity is sustained far from equilibrium by input (of energy or informa- tion) into that system. They adapt in response to changes in their environment. Finally, this environment or context is not separate from the system but part of it. In all of these ways, language is a complex adaptive system, but this book goes a great deal beyond simply making that point. First, the authors develop complex- ity theory as a metaphor for language. They then address each of the main topics of research in applied linguistics through the lens of this metaphor. Along the way, they exemplify the practical use of the complexity metaphor by re-analyzing empirical data from past research. The first three chapters review complexity theory and form a road map for applying complexity theory as a metaphor in language research. The remaining chapters then put this framework to use by reinterpreting data from research in all the core areas of applied linguistics - language acquisition, second language learn- ing, language testing and foreign language instruction. Furthermore, the authors do a tremendous job relating complexity theory to numerous other fields of research, from formal linguistics to conversation analysis, synthesizing their own coherent view in the process. Without presenting themselves as overtly critical of alternative perspectives, the authors strongly favor a discourse-centered approach that utilizes complexity theory to better understand and model language dynamics. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to a complexity perspective. The main idea is that the world is not composed of ‘things’ but of perceived stabilities that emerge from complex system dynamics. From this perspective, language is an open, con- tinually evolving complex system. Chapter 2 summarizes the defining characteristics of complex systems, while chapter 3 identifies types and trajectories of change that occur in them (covering such oddities as strange attractors). For language scholars unfamiliar with but interested in learning more about complexity theory, this book Issues in Applied Linguistics © 2008, Regents of the University of California ISSN 1050-4273 Vol. 16 No. 2, 197-198
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Cited by Daniel Véronique in response to Lowie's presentation on CDST - pedagogical implications

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CDST approach to SLA: de Bot, Lowie & Verspoor 2007

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Journée NeQ in Paris today

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Rencontre LAIRDIL- projet IDEFI-ANR INNOVALANGUES à Grenoble le 30 mars

Rencontre LAIRDIL- projet IDEFI-ANR INNOVALANGUES à Grenoble le 30 mars | TELT | Scoop.it
Françoise Raby et Nadia Yassine-Diab se sont rendues à Grenoble pour rencontrer l'équipe du projet IDEFI-ANR INNOVALANGUES et présenter "Check your SMILE" le 30 mars dernier.
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Participation au projet Innovalangues

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Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC

Les écrits en classe de langue étrangère : appel à contributions RDLC | TELT | Scoop.it

Appel à contribution pour publication dans un numéro spécial de Recherches en Didactique des Langues et Cultures :

 

Le travail sur et à partir de textes écrits en classes de langue étrangère : Des prescriptions et supports d’enseignement aux pratiques des enseignants et performances des élèves.

Date limite de réception des contributions (abstracts) : 15 mai 2015

Calendrier des soumissions
- Date de notification aux auteurs : 30 juin 2015
- Date de réception des versions définitives des articles : 15 octobre 2015
- Date prévisionnel de publication : été 2016

Adresses utiles :
Marianne.jacquin@unige.ch
g.simons@ulg.ac.beShared with Dropbox

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