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April 8, 2006

CfP Special Issue -- First Language (Deadline 30 june)


Guest Editor: Edy Veneziano, Université Descartes Paris 5-CNRS

Theme: Conversation in language development and use

Conversation is almost unanimously recognized as the privileged site of language acquisition. In conversation, children are compelled to draw deeply on their communicative and language resources and both to use and to extend their formal and pragmatic competencies.

This Special Issue addresses the nature, effects and development of exchanges unfolding among children and their co-conversationalists. Papers presenting empirical work on tangible effects of conversation on the acquisition and/or use of early as well as later language are of focal interest.

Topics include (but are not restricted to):

° The role of conversational exchanges in early language acquisition and/or use (lexical, syntactic, morphological and pragmatic knowledge)
° The implications of conversational scaffolding for later developments (morphosyntactic, narrative and argumentative skills)
° Acquiring and using conversational skills, including conversational repairs, explanations, justifications and argumentation
° Learning to adjust one's speech to the interlocutor : style, topic, means
° Individual differences
° Conversational skills in children with language impairments and other disorders

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2006

Submissions and enquiries should be addressed to:
Edy Veneziano
Equipe Développement et Fonctionnement Cognitifs
Université Descartes Paris 5 - CNRS
46, rue St Jacques, Paris 5ème, France.
email: edy.veneziano@paris5.sorbonne.fr

Posted by ira at April 8, 2006 4:11 PM


I asked whether the issue will be interested in implicatures and such things. The answer was "Certainly if the relation to language acquisition can be shown."

Posted by: Ira Author Profile Page at April 8, 2006 5:27 PM

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