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Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research to host GASLA conference

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The Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will be hosting the 14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition conference (GASLA 14) to be held at the University of Southampton on 6-9 April 2017.

The conference provides a forum for discussion of recent, high quality research on second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurocognition. GASLA brings together researchers working on the nature, use, and development of interlanguage in all contexts of bilingual and multilingual acquisition.

GASLA 14 will include, in addition to the main session, a special session on linguistic input and its interaction with representation and processing. The call for papers deadline is 1st November 2016.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “Experiencing master’s dissertation supervision: two supervisors’ perspectives”

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The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 16th March 2016 from 4:00-6:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Experiencing master’s dissertation supervision: two supervisors’ perspectives” and will be delivered by Dr Nigel Harwood from the University of Sheffield. All welcome! Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “L2 Classroom Interactional Competence and Teacher Development”

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The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 from 4:00-5:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “L2 Classroom Interactional Competence and Teacher Development” and will be delivered by Professor Steve Walsh from Newcastle University. All welcome for the seminar and discussion! Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “The Creative Use of Metaphor and Metonymy in Language Learning and Intercultural Communication”

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The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 18 November 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “The Creative Use of Metaphor and Metonymy in Language Learning and Intercultural Communication” and will be delivered by Professor Jeannette Littlemore from the University of Birmingham. The seminar will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. All welcome!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
Studies of figurative language (particularly metaphor) have shown that it performs key functions, such as: the signalling of evaluation; agenda management; mitigation and humour; reference to shared knowledge; and topic change. An ability to use metaphor appropriately can thus contribute to a language learner’s communicative competence. In this talk I focus on the use of creative metaphor and metonymy by language learners and those who communicate with them, looking at the challenges it presents and the opportunities that it affords. I then move on to look at the creative use of metaphor and metonymy in advertising and in computer-generated tweets, and report on findings from two studies investigating how creative metaphor and metonymy are understood and appreciated by people with different linguistic backgrounds.

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Open seminar: Perspectives on intercultural communication and intercultural communicative competence

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An open seminar hosted by the CGE, CLLEAR, TNS and MEXSU entitled ‘Perspectives on intercultural communication and intercultural communicative competence’ will take place on Wednesday 11th November 2015 from 5:00-6:30pm at Avenue Campus, Building 65, Lecture Theatre C. In this panel discussion, Professor Marion Demossier, Dr Will Baker and Dr Karin Zotzmann from Modern Languages at the University of Southampton will each discuss their own approach to these notions, after which they will join in discussion with the audience. All welcome!

Here is a further description of the context of this seminar:

In our age of superdiversity and unprecedented mobility (both actual and virtual, and temporary and permanent), communication across language and cultural boundaries has become the norm for many of us. Intercultural communication has therefore become a practical necessity in a wide range of settings around the globe, and as a result, intercultural communication and intercultural communicative competence have become key areas of theorisation and research within applied and socio-linguistics.

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “Acquiring definite and indefinite articles across populations: L2 children, children with SLI and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 21 October 2015 from 4:00-6:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Acquiring definite and indefinite articles across populations: L2 children, children with SLI and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders” and will be delivered by Professor Theo Marinis from the University of Reading. All welcome! Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “The effect of computational complexity on L1 transfer: evidence from L2 Chinese attitude-bearing wh-questions”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Tuesday 12 May 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm in Building 46, Lecture Theatre B, Room 2003, Highfield Campus. The talk is entitled “The effect of computational complexity on L1 transfer: evidence from L2 Chinese attitude-bearing wh-questions” and will be delivered by Dr. Boping Yuan (Cambridge University). All welcome! Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “Sourcing (some) differences in heritage language bilingualism and why different is NOT deviant NOR incomplete”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 28 January 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Sourcing (some) differences in heritage language bilingualism and why different is NOT deviant NOR incomplete” and will be delivered by Professor Jason Rothman from the University of Reading and University of Tromsoe. All welcome! Read more…

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Next CLLEAR seminar: “Measurement Principles and Language Facts”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 December 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “Measurement Principles and Language Facts” and will be delivered by Professor John De Jong, Senior VP Global Assessment Standards at Pearson, Professor of Language Testing at VU University Amsterdam, and Programme Director of Framework Development for PISA 2015 and 2018. All welcome!

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CLLEAR seminar: “The language learning processes of students with dyslexia”

The next Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) seminar will take place on Wednesday 26 November 2014 from 5:00-7:00pm in Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “The language learning processes of students with dyslexia” and will be delivered by Dr Judit Kormos from Lancaster University. All welcome! Read more…

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