International conference of Young Researchers in Language Teaching and Linguistics

Country: France

City: Grenoble

Abstr. due: 15.11.2017

Dates: 30.05.18 — 01.06.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

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Organizers: Grenoble Alpes University


What have digital technologies changed? Linguistic and language teaching perspectives
The pervasiveness of digital tools in everyday life has impacted the relation to language and modified certain language uses. This change affects linguistic and teaching practices as well as language research (methodology and subjects). We invite young researchers to propose their analysis, with respect to their research field, of the topics developed below.
 Theme 1: digital technologies in research methodology
Research methodologies in language science have integrated digital tools and resources paving the way to new approaches.
Which digital tools and resources do we call upon? For which usage and for what purpose?
How does language research embed a digital tool (requirements, ethical and methodological limits, physical barriers, etc.)?
How do digital tools contribute to and impact research subjects and practices (multimodality, natural language processing, etc.)?
Theme 2: digital technologies in native and foreign language teaching
Language teaching practices and learning situations have been modified with the introduction of digital technologies.
How do digital tools and resources fit into learning strategies? What are these tools and resources?
For what purposes are these tools and resources used and for which learning environments (formal, non-formal, informal)?
What are the benefits and/or drawbacks of open access tools? What about fee-charged tools?
Are digital tools essential for language learning? Is it possible nowadays to do without them for language learning?
Theme 3: digital technologies in language practices
Digital technologies have brought about new practices and new contexts of communication, resulting in new language variants (SMS, tweets etc.) which expand the field of linguistic analysis.
Which variants (written, oral and/or gestural) have emerged from these new communication practices? What are the observable salient linguistic features and how can they be analysed?
What are the consequences of these new linguistic uses on ordinary language practices (relationship between oral and written forms, ''informalisation'' of interactions, etc.)?
Who are the speakers involved in these environments? Do they form new linguistic communities?

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