! Note that this conference was originally advertised under the title of CALP4 Constructionist Approaches to Language Learning and Proficiency for October 2023, but it had to be moved to the dates given here.
While Construction Grammar has been gaining a lot of ground in theoretical linguistics, it has not yet made its way into teaching materials and the discussion of methodology in foreign language teaching to the extent that would seem desirable. Continuing the tradition established by previous CALP conferences (Brussels 2013, Basel 2015, and Austin/Texas 2018), CALP4 will have papers on:
- applications of Construction Grammar to foreign language learning
- new research on the learning of constructions
- contrastive (i.e. cross-linguistic) research on constructions in different languages
- reports of construction-based classroom teaching
- design of teaching materials and textbooks
- and similar topics.
Talks should be no longer than 20 minutes (+ 8 minutes for discussion). Please send us an abstract of 150 – 200 words (excluding references). Abstracts should be submitted to conference-CALP4@fau.de before October 31st, 2023.
The programme will be uploaded once all the abstracts have been evaluated.
A special workshop for language teachers will be arranged by Prof. Dirk Siepmann and Prof. Thorsten Piske.
- Prof. Adele E. Goldberg
Professor of Psychology, Princeton University
Constructions are categories.
- Prof. Gaëtanelle Gilquin
Professor of English Language and Linguistics, Co-chair Centre of English Corpus Linguistics, Université catholique de Louvain
Constructing learner writing: On the study of constructions in L2 writing processes.
- Prof. Juliana Goschler
Professur für Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Deutsch als Zweitsprache, Universität Oldenburg
- Prof. Anatol Stefanowitsch
Professor für die Struktur des heutigen Englisch an der Freien Universität Berlin
Learning L2 constructions, does it work and does it matter?
- Prof. Dirk Siepmann
Professor für Englische Fachdidaktik, Universität Osnabrück
Language work in the classroom (English/French as a foreign language)
Prof. Thorsten Piske
Lehrstuhl für Fremdsprachendidaktik mit Schwerpunkt Didaktik des Englischen,
Friedrich-Alexander- Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Prof. Thomas Herbst
FAU Senior Professor of English Linguistics,
Yassine Iabdounane, Graduate School of Dimensions of Constructional Space, FAU
Iryna Fokashchuk, Graduate School of Dimensions of Constructional Space, FAU
Prof. Linnéa Bäckström, University of Gothenburg
Prof. Hans C. Boas, University of Austin
Dr. Martje Wijers, University of Amsterdam
More information: https://www.linguistics.phil.fau.eu/calp4/