Stadt: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgien

Frist: 2015-11-15

Beginn: 2015-12-07

Ende: 2015-12-09


With the participation of leading experts in the field, the workshop aims to focus on the theoretical implications of empirical work as conducted by CLARe’s projects, in order to develop the outlines of future collaboration in this young but cutting-edge domain of research in linguistics and aging. Besides scientific issues, the following question will also be addressed: “How to make results in language and aging research transferable and useful for healthcare professionals, caregivers, relatives, and the seniors themselves?”

Avec la participation d’experts internationaux, ce Workshop a pour objectif d’interroger des thématiques qui sont au centre des préoccupations du CLARe. Des pistes de collaboration future seront ainsi explorées, visant le développement d’un réseau international et interdisciplinaire au sein du champ émergent de la recherche en linguistique et vieillissement. Outre les questions scientifiques, une des questions posées sera: “Comment rendre des résultats de recherche en langage et vieillissement utiles, transposables et applicables sur le terrain, en particulier pour les professionnels de la santé, les soignants, les proches, et les seniors eux-mêmes?”.

International Research Workshop (CLARe 2015) “Language Use in Later Life: Perspectives of Future Research”
7, 8, 9 December 2015 / University of Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), Belgium


Day 1 Monday 7 December 2015

12:00 13:30 Welcome (Lunch)
13:30 13:45 Dr. C. T. Bolly/Prof. A. Gerstenberg (Univ. zu Köln/Freie Univ. Berlin): Presentation of the CLARe network
13:45 14:00 Prof. D. Desmette (UCLouvain): Presentation of the Louvain4Ageing network
14:00 15:00 Prof. A. Wray (Cardiff Univ.): Unaccustomed pragmatic spaces: The impact on careers when people with Alzheimer’s repair their linguistic output
15:00 15:30 Prof.s M. de Saint-Hubert/C. Swine (UCLouvain): Frailty in Aging Health
15:30 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 16:30 Prof. S. Agrigoroaei (UCLouvain): Looking at cognitive aging and verbal abilities through a psychosocial lens: Empirical evidence and methodological challenges
16:30 17:30 Dr. V. Charlot (Head of Le Bien Vieillir ASBL): Elderspeak as a means to improve mutual understanding? Its impact on older peoples self-esteem and dependency
17:30 18:30 Round Table 1: Outside academia: Applied linguistics in care of older people and training

Day 2 Tuesday 8 December 2015

09:00 10:00 Prof. B. H. Davis (Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte): Thirteen ways of looking at a corpus: Mining the Carolinas Conversations Collection of language produced by older speakers with and without cognitive impairment
10:00 10:30 L. Rousier-Vercruyssen (Univ. Neuchâtel & Paris Ouest Nanterre): How, when and why old speakers are more disfluent than young speakers?
10:30 11:00 J. Kairet (Freie Univ. Berlin): The CLARe corpora (Corpage, CorpAGEst, LangAge): Issues in speech transcription
11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 12:30 Data Session 1: Audio data
12:30 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 14:30 Prof. A. Gerstenberg (Freie Univ. Berlin): The concept of compensation and the language in later life
14:30 15:00 V. Hekkel (Freie Univ. Berlin): Linguistic change and aging: How causal constructions vary over age and time
15:00 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 16:30 Prof. C. Lindholm (Elsingfors Univ.): Talking to yourself again? Between self and other – multiparty conversation and dementia
16:30 17:30 Round Table 2: Funding opportunities

Day 3 Wednesday 9 December 2015

09:00 10:00 Dr. C. T. Bolly/S. Gabarró-­López/Dr. L. Meurant (Univ. zu Köln/Univ. Namur): Mapping the pragmatic world of old age: Pragmatic markers and pragmatic gestures in interactions
10:00 10:30 Prof. A.-M. Parisot, Dr. J. Rinfret (UQAM): Intergenerational variation in the use of Space in Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ): The case of verb agreement marking
10:30 11:00 G. Duboisdindien (Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre): Making the autobiographical discourse easier for the elderly. The use of sensory reminiscence tasks
11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 12:30 Data session 2: Video data in Spoken Language and Sign Language
12:30 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 14:30 Prof. H. Hamilton (Georgetown Univ.): Knowing in dementia: Negotiating everyday challenges of epistemics and face
14:30 15:30 Round Table 3: Academic results: The place of linguistic research on age-related questions
15:30 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 17:00 Future avenues of the CLARe network: General Assembly and Constitution of the Scientific Board

Beitrag von: Annette Gerstenberg

Redaktion: Christof Schöch