SILFI 2016: Acquisition and Didactics of Italian

The XIV Conference of the Società internazionale di Linguistica e Filologia italiana (SILFI) will be held on April 4-6, 2016. The conference will take place at the Faculty of Filología of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in Madrid.

1. Acquisition of Italian L1

a) Neuroscience and Linguistic Acquisition: cognitive models and key factors.
b) Impairments and/or problems in language acquisition in relationship with the levels of analysis.
c) Methodological issues: collection and analysis of data.

2. Formal, informal and non-formal learning of Italian L2/FL

a) Acquisition of Linguistic and Communicative Competences.
b) Linguistic Interference: transfer and code-switching phenomena.
c) Hybrid Learning Environments.
d) Learning and Technologies: mobile devices, social networks, MOOCs and wearable technologies.
e) Use and reuse of digital(ized) materials in online learning.
f) Integrative didactic strategies: audio and visual input, kinesthetic, ludic and divergent approaches etc.
g) Cognitive perspectives in Learning Italian L2/FL.
h) Classroom management.
i) Official certifications and CEFR.

3. Didactics of Italian in Italian Speaking Contexts

a) Linguistic Variation at school: integrating diatopic, diastratic and diamesic variations.
b) New Strategies in Didactics of Italian: technologies, ludic and divergent approaches etc.
c) Teaching Experiences in Italian Schools outside Italy.

4. Didactics of Italian: cultural and sociolinguistic perspectives

a) Didactics of Italian in crisis and emergency conditions (integration of migrants, teaching illiterate people etc.)
b) Socio-cultural diversity management in classroom and integration process of migrant students.
c) Teaching Italian through cultural pathways: art, gastronomy, fashion, cinema etc.
d) The Ageing Target Group: teaching Italian to adults and seniors (challenges, new goals, alternative abilities and strategies etc.)

5. Didactics of Italian in diachronic perspective: history of grammar

a) History of Italian Grammar: academic, school, for foreigners etc.
b) Teaching methods of Italian in diachronic perspective.
c) Didactical Principles in the History of the Italian School.

The conference includes an open session encompassing all subjects that don't fit clearly in one of the topics proposed in the call.
The official language of the conference is Italian. .