First and second languages: exploring the relationship in pedagogy-related contexts

This conference was held on Friday, 27 March – Saturday, 28 March 2009

The conference attracted some 90 delegates and keynote speakers were:

Professor Fred Genesee, Department of Psychology, McGill University
Professor Vivian Cook, School of ECLS, University of Newcastle
Professor Kees de Bot, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Groningen

The conference programme included papers on topics ranging from pre-literacy development to second language writing among university students. But each paper held as its underlying theme the relationship between the first and the second language(s).

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Tetyana Reichert University of Waterloo, Canada
Learner Language Use in Social Interactions

Calliope Haritos Hunter College School of Education, NY
From Hearing to Thinking to Remembering to Speaking; Understanding the Ecology of Bilingual Memory.

Yuko Hayashi & Victoria A. Murphy University of Oxford
Morphological awareness and second language receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge in Japanese learners of English

Laurent Rasier & Philippe Hiligsmann Université Catholique de Louvain & F.R.S – FNRS
Exploring the L1-L2 Relationship in the L2 Acquisition of Prosody

Jasmina Milicevic Dalhousie University
Lexical Functions and Paraphrasing Rules as a Bridge between L1 and L2

Kees de Bot Department of Applied Linguists/ Research School for Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Groningen
L1 and L2 as merging systems

Nuha Suleiman Al-Shurafa Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Linguistic variations and Use of the 21st Century Arabicisation of English

Coralie Payre-Ficout, Catherine Brissaud and Jean-Pierre Chevrot Université Stendhal
The acquisition of the simple past/present perfect by French secondary school learners: when the form/function relations diverge in l1 and l2

Maria González-Davies Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain and Christopher Scott-Tennent Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Back to Mother…Tongue. L1 and Translation as aids to FLA in a CLIL context

Tao Guo Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College
Students’ strategic reactions to their teachers’ code-switching behaviours: evidence from Chinese university EFL learners

Professor Victor Benjie Owhotu Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Policy Shift, Inconsistency and the Reality of First and Second Languages in Learning Contexts in the West African Sub-Region

Andrea Nava and Luciana Pedrazzini Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Investigating L1 pragmatic influence in L2 English through the Role Play learner corpus

Malgorzata Mróz University of Warsaw and Harvard Graduate School of Education and Suzanne Flynn Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pre-literacy Development: Bilinguals at Risk

Victorita Trif University of Bucharest
Cross linguistic influence in foreign language learning: the case of University of Bucharest