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Symposium "Authenticating Language Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora"

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  • Kurt Kohn
    Dear All, The invitation to participate in the Symposium “Authenticating Language Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora is still open.
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2010
      Dear All,

      The invitation to participate in the Symposium “Authenticating Language
      Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic
      Corpora" is still open.

      Abstract submission closes on Monday, 22 Nov 2010.

      For more information, please see below and the symposium website:


      Best wishes,


      Prof. Dr. Kurt Kohn

      University of Tübingen

      English Department

      +49 (0)7071 29 7 2377




      Von: LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von Kurt Kohn
      Gesendet: Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010 15:36
      An: LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com
      Betreff: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] WG: Symposium "Authenticating Language
      Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora"

      Dear colleagues,

      We invite you to participate in and contribute to the symposium
      “Authenticating Language Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic
      Corpora" organised by the Applied English Linguistics group at the
      University of Tübingen (Germany), in cooperation with the Eurocall
      CorpusCALL and CMC SIGs.

      The symposium will take place from 17-19 February 2011 (Thursday-Saturday)
      at the English Department, University of Tübingen.

      Symposium website: < <http://www.ael.uni-tuebingen.de/symposium.html>


      Against the backdrop of a 'socio-constructivist' approach, this event will
      focus on combining web collaboration and pedagogic applications of corpora
      in order to facilitate and strengthen authentication in language learning
      and teaching. Emphasis is thus on both content and communication-based
      learning activities and on how computer mediated communication (CMC) and
      corpus methodologies can be pedagogically integrated for generating
      innovative synergies. Promising contexts of pedagogic application include in
      particular content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and language
      learning for intercultural communication.

      Our aim is to take stock of the current state of affairs in corpus and
      CMC-based language learning and teaching, to explore integrative pedagogic
      concepts and tasks, and to propose new research perspectives. Special
      attention will be given to the needs and purposes of 'young' researchers in
      the field.

      The symposium will take the following STRUCTURE:

      · Pathway lectures will introduce key topics in corpus and CMC-based
      language learning in order to provide a research context and orientation for
      the paper sessions and workshops. The lectures will be delivered by

      Ana Frankenberg-Garcia, ISLA & Universidade Nova de Lisboa

      Bernd Rüschoff, University of Duisburg-Essen

      Steven Thorne, University of Groningen & Portland State University

      · Paper presentations and posters are welcome from participants to discuss
      their own research objectives, approaches and findings in this area.

      · Workshops will offer hands-on practice in pedagogic corpus processing and
      web collaboration in relation to relevant research perspectives and

      · A round table discussion will provide a synthesis of major insights and
      outlooks for future activities.


      Participants should ideally be involved in research and practice in the
      field of CALL with an interest in pedagogic corpora and/or CMC-based
      language learning teaching. The symposium will be of particular interest to
      researchers and Ph.D. students who are working in this area.


      We welcome proposals for 20-minute paper presentations (plus 20 minutes
      discussion) or posters focusing on using corpora and CMC to foster
      authentication in content and communication-based language learning and

      Please submit a 300 word abstract (including a title) by 22 November 2010.
      More information will become available on the website.

      Notifications of acceptance will be sent out during the week beginning 13
      December 2010.

      We also kindly ask you to send us a short bio and a thumbnail picture of you
      for the website (should your abstract be accepted).


      An attendance fee of 65 Euro covers participation in the symposium as well
      as all lunch and coffee breaks.


      This event is being organised in collaboration with EUROCALL, the European
      Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, and the European LLP
      projects "BACKBONE: Corpora for Content and Language Integrated Learning"
      and "icEurope: Intercultural Communication between English Language Classes
      in Europe".

      The full symposium website with details about the programme, registration,
      dates, travel and accommodation will be active soon.

      University of Tübingen, Applied English Linguistics (Germany)
      Kurt Kohn, kurt.kohn(at)uni-tuebingen.de
      Claudia Warth, claudia.warth(at)uni-tuebingen.de
      Johannes Widmann, johannes.widmann(at)uni-tuebingen.de

      Eurocall CorpusCALL SIG
      Alex Boulton, alex.boulton(at)univ-nancy2.fr
      CRAPEL-ATILF/CNRS, Nancy-Université (France)

      Eurocall CMC SIG
      Sarah Guth, sarah.guth(at)unipd.it
      University of Padua (Italy)

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