LINGUIST List 33.611

Thu Feb 17 2022

Confs: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 18-Feb-2022
From: Holden Härtl <>
Subject: Modern Linguistics & Language Didactics
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Modern Linguistics & Language Didactics
Short Title: LiDi Modern Linguistics & La

Date: 28-Apr-2022 - 29-Apr-2022
Location: Kassel, Germany
Contact: Holden Härtl
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

Conference topic: Depicting grammatical categories in theoretical linguistics and language education

The depiction and conceptualization of grammatical categories vary widely, not only depending on linguistic frameworks, but also when we consider interface areas between theoretical linguistics and language education. A disparity is particularly evident with respect to grammatical notions like word order, tense or aspect and how these are employed in language pedagogy. Our workshop provides an opportunity for researchers from educational linguistics and modern formal approaches to natural language to communicate about useful ways of implementing theoretical notions and visual representations in corresponding application-oriented areas of grammar and language teaching. The overall aim of our workshop is to explore new teaching methodologies and, by approaching language pedagogy through a linguistic lens, to close the gap between theory and practice in educational research.

The link between education and linguistics carries information not only from linguistics to education but also vice versa (Hudson 2020) so that both fields may profit from one another. The difficulties L2 learners of all proficiency levels face when they deal with grammatical structures in the target language occur partly because many traditional analyses do not offer appropriate guidelines for teachers to formulate instructions which would make the acquisition of these categories more systematic and thus successful (Flecken 2010). Against this background, it is LiDi 2022’s prospective goal to contribute to closing the gap between theoretical perspectives on grammar, on the one hand, and develop guidelines on how to convey these notions in educational contexts, on the other.

Invited speaker: Rosemarie Tracy (University of Mannheim)


Program and abstract book:

The conference will be held virtually.

Registration is now open until Sunday, April 24, 2022:

Zoom information will be sent to all registered attendees on Monday, April 25, 2022.


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Paslawska, A. & Stechow, A. (2012). Perfect readings in Russian. In: A. Alexiadou, M. Rathert, & A. Stechow (eds.), Perfect Explorations, 307–362. Berlin: Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

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