Symposium "Authenticating Language Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora"
- 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:
Prof. Dr. Kurt Kohn
University of Tübingen
+49 (0)7071 29 7 2377
[mailto:LearningTechnologiesSIG@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von Kurt Kohn
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010 15:36
Betreff: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] WG: Symposium "Authenticating Language
Learning: Web Collaboration Meets Pedagogic Corpora"
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>
THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM
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 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.
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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
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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