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									    Association for French Language Studies                                                             17

AFLS Committee
* President:             Professor Anne Judge (Surrey) (1996, 1998–2000)
  Secretary:             Nicole McBride (North London) (1996, 1998–2000)
  Treasurer:             Dr Farid Aitsiselmi (Bradford) (1996, 1998–2000)
* Cahiers:               Stephen Noreiko (Hull) (1995, 1997–99)
* Membership:            Dr Marie-Madeleine Kenning (UEA) (1995, 1997–99)
* Publicity/Conferences: Eve-Marie Aldridge (Portsmouth) (1998–2000)
  Workshops:             Renée Birks (Glasgow) (1996, 1998–2000)
  Reviews Editor:        Dr Tim Pooley (London Guildhall) (1998–2000)
* Research inventory:    Kate Beeching (West of England) (1995, 1997–99)
  IT matters:            Dr Inès Brulard (Northumbria) (1998–2000)
* Postgraduate Affairs: Christine Fiandino (Sheffield) (1997–99)
Chair of Research Committee: Professor Anthony Lodge (St Andrews) 1996
Chair of Publications Committee: Marie-Anne Hintze (Leeds) 1997
Co-opted member:                 Professor Carol Sanders (Surrey) 1996
Please take this opportunity to nominate a colleague to stand on the committee. Six positions (marked with *
above) come up for renewal. Please post your nominations to reach the Secretary by Wednesday 1
Don’t forget to:
   1     Give some information about the nominee
   2     Sign the nomination yourself
   3     Get a seconder to sign it
   4     Get the nominee to sign it.
Elections will be held at the               AGM   in Swansea on September 4.
Nicole M Bride, AFLS Secretary (
   School of European and Language Studies
   University of North London, 166–220 Holloway Road LONDON N8 7DB
Marie-Anne Hintze would like to hand over being AFLS rep on the AUPHF from September.
Annie Rouxeville will be standing down from the Publications Committee from September and the
Committee would like to invite expressions of interest in joining this. (We don't have elections)
Any interested parties to contact me in the first instance
   Marie-Anne Hintze ( )
   French Department, University of Leeds LEEDS LS2 9JT

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                                      Association for French Language Studies
                          Colloque 2000, 24–27 août, université Laval, Québec
It is hoped that this conference will give colleagues a chance to learn about Linguistics in Quebec (and
Quebec itself), and that it will be an opportunity for linguists and applied linguists from Britain, various parts
of Francophonie and the U.S. to meet. Further details will appear in the next two issues of the Cahiers AFLS,
but preliminary information is given below.
A number of distinguished québécois linguists have agreed to give plenaries e.g.: . Josiane Hamers, J.-C..
Poirier, Pierrette Thibault. Diane Vincent
There are also plans to organise panels around the following themes:
    Sociolinguistics (variationist)                      Sociolinguistics (historical)
    Morpho-Syntax                                        Phonetics/Phonology
    Cultural Competence/Study Abroad                     Language Planning
    Translation and Contrastive Analysis                 Second Language Acquisition
    Varieties of French/Francophonie
Submission of papers (first round): ........... end August 1999
    (reply by end September)
Submission of papers (main round): ......... deadline 5 January 2000
    (reply in February)
Deadline for registration: .......................... March 2000
All papers and panels will be in French.
If you want further information, wish to offer a paper or to organise a panel, please contact one of the
“Local” organiser/publicity
    Eve-Marie Aldridge (Portsmouth; )
    Aidan Coveney (Exeter;
    or Carol Sanders ( Surrey; c.sande )
At Laval:
                                                                           Carol Sanders, April 1999
Since the August 2000 Conference is taking place at Laval University, Quebec, members may like to find out
about the Department of Languages, Linguistics & Translation at Laval. There is a very extensive Web site
which gives information about personnel and activity in many areas of interest to members, including
language pedagogy, translation, applied & socio- linguistics, and phonetics. There is also a tremendously
informative set of pages on the Phonetics of Quebec French. The addresses are: and
                                                                                             Aidan Coveney

     Association for French Language Studies                                                               19

Appel à Communications
 Colloque International, Louvain-la-Neuve, 3–5 novembre 1999
 « Le français de référence :
 Constructions et appropriations d’un concept »
Benoit Muraille, université catholique de Louvain

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Conference Announcement: “Mapping The Territory:
 The Poetics & Praxis of Languages & Intercultural Communication”
 11th–13th December 1999, Centre for Language Study
 Leeds Metropolitan University, Beckett Park, LEEDS, England
for more information, please con
                  Centre for Language Study
                  Leeds Metropolitan University
                  Beckett Park Campus, LEEDS LS6 3QS.
                  fax: (01 13) 274 59 66, tel: (01 13) 283 74 40

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French Variation Forum
London Guildhall University
Saturday 3 July 1999, 10.00 –17.00

Anyone interested in the study of variation in French — regional, social, stylistic — would be

Fee £15.
For more details contact                D, or
  Initial Call for Papers for the Annual Conference of the Association for
                        the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF)
                                “Shifting Frontiers of France and Francophonie”
The ASMCF conference will be held at the University of Leicester (UK) on 1–3 September 2000. The theme
will be the crossing since 1945 of economic, political, cultural and linguistic boundaries. The first aim is to
examine the impact and perception of France beyond the hexagon and the import into France of foreign
goods, people and ideas. The second is to discuss similar issues within Francophone countries while offering
a focus on Quebec.
   The study of shifting frontiers brings together issues of difference and sameness, unity and pluralism,
consumerism and representation, culture and language, capitalism and sovereignty within regional, national
and global dynamics.
   The emphasis will be on the relationships, past and present, between various kinds of cross-boundary
contacts and perceptions of identity and power:
    How does foreign capital adapt its industrial and marketing policies to local situations?
    How have French media developed in multi-lingual areas?
    How have languages affected each other
        and influenced attitudes towards the Other?
    How has “Frenchness” been constructed outside France and to what effect?
    Has “Francophonie” been the expression of democracy?
    How have American films been adapted to French screens or vice versa?
    How does one assess the role of intellectuals and/or leading artists abroad? Of people in translation
        from and into French?
    How have religious traditions been adapted to national situations?
    This list is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive. It invites papers from a wide range of disciplines and
perspectives. Offers may be organized around the following five sections: 1. Markets, Nations and

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Sovereignty; 2. People, Citizenship and Human Rights; 3. Textual Representations and Identities; 4.
Language and Language Policies; 5. Religion and Pluralism.
                     Proposals (300 words) should be sent by 8 October 1999
          to the co-organisers:    Dr Yvette Rocheron and Christopher Rolfe
                                    French Section, University of Leicester
                                                         LEICESTER LE1 7RH UK
                                              Tel: +44 0116 252 2686 / 2682
                                                     Fax; +44 0116 252 3633

     Association for French Language Studies                                                                21

Annonce et Premier Appel à Communications
Le Centre de Recherches Francophones Belges de l’université d’Édimbourg a le plaisir d’annoncer un
colloque qui se tiendra à Édimbourg les 1er et 2 octobre 1999, et qui aura pour titre :
Les Belges : enregistreurs de tous les usages
Tout le monde connaît Grevisse; tout le monde connaît Hanse. Ces deux auteurs d’ouvrages mondialement
connus ont trouve de dignes successeurs qui poursuivent leurs travaux et continuent a en publie les résultats.
Si les travaux s’arrêtaient la, le monde linguistique serait déjà fortement impressionné par leur envergure et
leur rayonnement. Mais, comme nous le savons tous, des efforts importants sont fournis dans d’autres
domaines, parmi lesquels nous pouvons citer les études de variétés, de variantes et d’usages locaux (pour ne
pas dire « dialectaux ».
    Ces études portent sur tous les aspects de la langue et l’on est donc en droit de dire qu’il s’agit d’usages
au pluriel : usage standard(isé) aussi bien que « standard modifié » (local ou dialectal); usage grammatical
aussi bien que lexical, terminologique, phonologique; développements sociolinguistiques dans un état belge
de plus en plus « régionalisé », mais dont la capitale est le siège d’instances européennes pour lesquelles le
français occupe une bonne deuxième place, après l’anglais, comme langue de travail quotidien et officiel ;
conséquences de tout cela pour l’enseignement du français dans les établissements scolaires aussi bien en
zone francophone qu’ailleurs.
     Ces changements sociaux, ajoutés à d’autres influences, imposent, non seulement aux savants mais aussi
à la population entière, une prise de conscience sans cesse renouvelée de ce que signifie être belge ET
francophone. Cette prise de conscience de la particularité belge se traduit par des effets dans les écrits
littéraires et journalistiques. Et l’on peut se demander quels nouveaux changements sont à prévoir — et dans
quels délais. Cette perspective de l’avenir n’exclut pas les aperçus historiques, qui seront au contraire les
bienvenus, comme le seront des remarques sur ce qui distingue les grands travaux, comme ceux de Grevisse
et Hanse, d’autres travaux plus « académiques ».
    Ce colloque se veut une réunion de savants, de collègues, mais aussi une célébration des travaux d’une
communauté de chercheurs francophones dont l’importance dépasse très largement le nombre de locuteurs
qu’elle représente.
Contacter :                 Richard Wakely, SELC (French)
                            60 George Square, EDINBURGH EH8 9JU
                            Tel : (44-131) 0131 650 8412
                            Fax : (44-131) 0131 651 1482
                            Mel :

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                                           Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland
                                          Association irlandaise d’études canadiennes
                                               An Cumann le Léann Ceanadach in Éirinn
                                  ACSI–2000 Tenth Biennial International Conference
                                                            Killiney 12–14 May 2000
                                          Theme and call for papers: “REPRESENTATIONS”

How does Canada (or the inhabitants of Canada) see itself? How does it see the others dwelling
within its borders? How does it represent itself to others, either in art, in diplomacy or in business.
How has the perception of itself, its neighbours, its minorities impinged upon its history? And
what are the implications of these historical perceptions for the future of Canada’s peoples?

    We count on participants’ ingenuity in bending this word to their own interests in all academic
disciplines. Details of suggested papers (English or French, short outline or full text) should reach
the conference organisers by 1 September 1999.
                                   Organisers:       David L. Parris/James Jackson
                              Department of French Trinity College Dublin Dublin 2
                                                    tel + 353 1 608 1979/1077/1553
                                                              fax + 353 1 671 7118
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                            Conference — Le Discours Journalistique — Publication

Thank you to the small but enthusiastic number of people who responded to my notice in the last
Cahiers. Both because colleagues are busy over the next twelve months, and because of the
Quebec conference, I am in fact proposing to postpone the Discours Journalistique conference for
a year. The interest from the U.S. and France is still there, so I hope that we can have an even
better conference on this theme a year later.

More in due course…
                                                                                    Carol Sanders

    Association for French Language Studies                                                      23

First announcement and call for papers
 On 23, 24, and 25 September 1999
 the Language Centre at UCC,
 The National University of Ireland, Cork,
 will be hosting a conference on:
Translation And Language Teaching

Papers are invited on either or both of these two topics. An abstract of not more than 250 words in
length should be submitted by 1 June 1999 to the address specified below. Papers may be in
English, French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish. The conference will involve plenary sessions
(in English) by guest speakers on each of the two topics and a series of workshops on specific
features allowing for both delivery of papers (20 minutes in extent) and general discussion. The
conference fee, which will include provision of a set of abstracts and of coffee or tea at breaks,
will be 40. A discount of 5 will apply to applications received before 1 May 1999 and a
surcharge of 5 to those arriving after 30 June 1999. A discount of 10 may be available to bona
fide full-time students. There will be an optional conference excursion costing 15 on Saturday
afternoon and conference dinner costing 40 on Friday evening.

Language Centre, O’Rahilly Building
Phone: +353 21 902043; Fax: +353 21 903223

Cahiers Reviews

We need more people to review language teaching text books. If you would like to do such
reviews (about 150 words in English or French), please contact Tim Pooley on
stating areas of expertise within language teaching, e.g. grammar, video etc.

Thank you

Tim Pooley
                                                     Exeter CALL ‘99
 Eighth Biennial Conference to be held at the University of Exeter
                                                September 9–11 1999
                                    CALL and the Learning Community

This will be the eighth biennial conference to be held in Exeter on Computer Assisted Language
Learning (CALL). Previous conferences have allowed not only experts in the field, but all interested
parties, to meet and discuss problems and progress in CALL in a relaxed atmosphere.

The cost, with en-suite accommodation in the new Postgraduate Centre, centrally situated on the
University campus, for full board, Conference fee and a copy of the Proceedings is £140 — £95
for non-residents.
For further information   Mrs Lindy Ayubi, CALL ‘99 Conference
                  Room 104, Centre for Arab Gulf Studies
                  Old Library, The University, EXETER, EX4 4JZ
                  tel. (0)1392 264030
Alternatively contact               Keith Cameron <>

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                                                          Le français en faculté

In response to demand from colleagues, the team of authors of Le français en faculté is happy to
announce the imminent arrival on the scene of the 3rd edition. It will appear in time for the next
academic year. Lots of new texts, new topics, and substantially revised grammar section.

   We disclaim all responsibility for the flawed flyer which you will have got in your AFLS
mailing. The publishers have apologised. It was sent to AFLS without being checked and is a
considerable embarrassment to them and to us. You will receive an official flyer — checked by us
— from the publisher in September.

                                                             Dr Robin Adamson
                               Director, Centre for Applied Language Studies
                               University of Dundee, DUNDEE DD1 4HN, Scotland

    Association for French Language Studies                                                              25

Call for papers
 French accents:
 phonological, sociolinguistic and learning perspectives
 Edited by Marie-Anne Hintze and Tim Pooley

Contributions are invited to the above forthcoming volume in the AFLS/CILT Current Issues in
University Language Teaching Series. The aim of this collection of papers is to present a selection
of recent work on accents of French from a variety of approaches, resulting in a broad perspective
on diversity and change in how French is pronounced today and on the way such phenomena are
approached by linguists and teachers.

    Contributions on any phonological, sociolinguistic and pedagogical aspects of any accent of
French from any theoretical tradition will be welcome. More specifically, we are seeking to
   1. Phonological and sociolinguistic descriptions of spoken French: Of particular interest
      would be: descriptions of regional accents, non-metropolitan varieties, suprasegmental
      features and phonological features of emerging standard varieties outside France.
   2. Attitudes to French accents (present and past), accents and identity in the French-speaking
   3. French accents and sociolinguistic theory.
   4. Repercussions on language pedagogy: Topics under consideration include amongst others:
      the application of the insights of (socio–) linguistics to the teaching of pronunciation, input
      and target accents, assessment of pronunciation in oral testing.

If you would be interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract (300 words max.)
by 30 August 1999 to both
Marie-Anne Hintze (
   Department of French, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT                            UK

Tim Pooley (
   Department of Language Studies
   London Guildhall University, Old Castle Street, LONDON E1 7NT                              UK

Guillot, M-N. (1999)
Fluency and its Teaching (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd)
This book is both an enquiry into fluency, and an argument for doing it pedagogical justice. It begins by
exploring perceptions and accounts of fluency, both popular and professional, to understand their common
denominators. It goes on to pinpoint, by analysis of various kinds of discourse, the specific features which
promote fluency, in production and reception, while emphasising its relative, interactional and fluctuating
nature in practice. These analyses produce a methodological framework and a pedagogical strategy,
illustrated by sample classroom activities. The activities, which are designed to promote the interplay
between study of data and informed practice, are targeted at advanced students of French, but are handled
generically, in the form of transferable principles which can be adapted to other levels and other languages.


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