The 1st Global Conference on Technology in Language Learning 2015 (GLIT2015) focuses on the application of technology in language learning, particularly computer-assisted language learning (CALL)/technology-enhanced language learning (TELL) and language use in online media. This conference provides a platform for researchers, academicians and students to present, debate and exchange ideas on issues relevant to the conference’s focus. GLIT2015 – undeniably – is also an opportunity for researchers and enthusiasts to build and expand the network with their fellow counterparts! Continue reading “1st global conference on technology in language learning 2015”
3rd international Symposium: Micro-Analysis of Online Data (MOOD-Z)
University of Zurich, Switzerland | July 16th – 17th 2015
The Micro-Analysis of Online Data (MOOD) network is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who explore theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of computer-mediated communication (CMC). Although our broad focus is on the application and/or adaptation of conversation and discourse analytic techniques to online data, we are also sensitive to the fact that much online data consist of visual or hypertextual material. Therefore we are also interested in developing novel methods that are tailored towards multimodal environments with limited verbal and paralinguistic data from platforms such as Pinterest to Soundcloud to SecondLife.
The 2015 symposium will include two keynote speakers:
Prof. Dr. Miriam Locher, University of Basel
Dr. Sean Rintel, University of Queensland and Microsoft Research Cambridge
We invite proposals (see: Submissions) for data sessions or for paper presentations that address theoretical, methodological, and method-based issues related to the analysis of CMC. We particularly encourage submissions related to the following topics:
- The application of conversation analysis and various forms of discourse analysis to the study of online interaction.
- Methodological challenges related to carrying out micro-analyses of online discourse/ CMC environments, particularly with methodologies typically applied to face-to-face interactions.
- Theoretical considerations around the communicative conditions for online (written) communication, e.g. addressing issues such as physical vs. virtual presence, and how processes of reading and writing differ in their communicative conditions and consequences from face-to-face interaction.
- The issue of ‘place’ and ‘space’ in (relation to) online discourse.
- Technologies that support the analysis of online interaction.
- Ethical dilemmas inherent to the study of online interaction.
In addition the conventional formats (presentation and data session), there will be a slot that gives Ph.D. students the possibility to discuss clear-cut questions concerning their thesis with senior researchers. Please contact us directly if you are interested in this format so that we can reserve a slot for you.
Organisation committee of MOOD-Z:
David Giles (University of Winchester),
Jessica Nina Lester (Indiana University),
Katrin Lindemann (University of Zurich),
Trena Paulus (University of Georgia),
Emanuel Ruoss (University of Zurich),
Wyke Stommel (Radbout Universiteit Nijmegen),
Caroline Weinzinger (University of Zurich)
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We are pleased to announce the 10th Lancaster University International Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching which will take place at Lancaster University on Monday, 13 July 2015.
This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from various areas in linguistics and language teaching/assessment an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal and intellectually stimulating setting. The conference is organized by postgraduate students under the auspices of the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University.
Conference registration is now open. Register Online >>
The conference programme will be available on June 10th, 2015
Abstracts must be received by: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Notification of acceptance: Thursday 30 April 2015
Early bird pre-registration deadline: Friday 22 May 2015
Late registration deadline: Monday 15 June 2015
Conference: Monday 13 July 2015
Dr Jenefer Philp, Lancaster University
Dr Alison Sealey, Lancaster University
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