ISAPL BULLETIN XXIV April 2021

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

BULLETIN
UFSC

ISAPL Bulletin XXIV n. 1 April 2021

The ISAPL BULLETIN is published free of charge two times a year (April and September) by ISAPL (International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics), sponsored by UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina).

ISAPL Bulletin goal is to foster international contacts and cooperation among researchers, teaching staff and institutions as a whole working in the field of psycholinguistics and applied psycholinguistics.

EDITORS:

VT. Slama-Cazacu, University of Bucharest/ VR. Titone, Universities of Rome and of Toronto/ L. Scliar-Cabral, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis / S. Stame, Universita Degli Studi di Bologna.

Contributions and suggestions should be sent to:

ISAPL Bulletin

C/o L. Scliar-Cabral

Rua São Miguel, 1106, Bairro João Paulo, 88030–320 Florianópolis, SC , Brazil, E-mail: leonorsc20@gmail.com, Phone: (+55) 48 33348232

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. In this issue

2. Online March 1, 2021, ISAPL Extraordinary Meeting Report

3. Prof. Marcus Maia, elected ISAPL President, thanking speech

4. 12th ISAPL International Online Congress, 2021: 11th Circular, hosted by Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal

IN THIS ISSUE

The issue begins with Prof. Scliar-Cabral’s report on the Online March 1, 2021, ISAPL Extraordinary Meeting, when the ISAPL New Board of Directors and Advisors (2021–2024) were elected. Prof. Marcus Maia, elected ISAPL President, thanking speech stressed that “Psycholinguistics and Applied Psycholinguistics have still an important role to play in the raising of awareness of the world´s populations, so that we all are not so manipulated”. We include the online 12th ISAPL International Congress 11th Circular, with news arising from the Extraordinary Meeting decisions.

2. Online March 1, 2021, ISAPL Extraordinary Meeting Report

Prof. Leonor SCLIAR-CABRAL

ISAPL Honorary Member

The online Extraordinary Meeting of the International Society for Applied Psycholinguistics (ISAPL) opened on March 1, 2021, at 1pm (Lisbon zone time), at the ZOOM Platform, room 556 960 208. It was called according to ISAPL Statutes registration, number 18995/1T, which took place on 21st July, 2014 at Via De Rossi, 16, Bari (Italy), being its notary Michele Labriola.

The meeting was convened, at the request of more than 50 members, communicated to the ISAPL Board of Directors, on February 22, 2021, as required by the ISAPL Statutes. The agenda was the following: 1. Report from the ISAPL Honorary Member, Prof. Emerita L. Scliar Cabral; 2. Votes sent computation; 3. Elected candidate name notification; 4. Chosen main theme for the 13th Congress and 5. Site of the 13th Congress 2024.

I started reporting the last ISAPL International Congress main facts, which took place at the 11th Congress. The new Board of Directors (2017–2019) was elected, during the Ordinary Meeting on June 29th, 2016, at Faculty of Humanities, Ivane Javakhishvilli Tbilisi State University, Georgia. They were: Diane Maria Ponterotto, President (Italy); Giuseppe Mininni, Vice-President (Italy), and Andrzej Lyda, Secretary-Treasurer (Poland). The Advisors elected were: Profs. David Gotsiriddze (Georgia); Kirsten Hummel (Canada) and Drs. Amelia Manuti (Italy); B. E. Wong (Malaysia); Heidemarie Sarter (Germany); Natela Mosiashvili (Georgia) and Otilia Lisete Heinig (Brazil). The 12th ISAPL International Congress site was also chosen, offered by Andrzej Lyda: University of Silesia at Sosnowiec, Poland.

But on December 16, 2018, I received from Andrzej Lyda an e-mail, communicating that the Institute of English would be closed, just as many other institutes at their university. Consequently, they would have no grounds for running for any grants to organize the congress. The situation became quite difficult: being just a few months before the supposed holding of the 12th International Congress of ISAPL, receiving the news that the promised place had evaporated (since June 26th, 2016, when Lyda promised the support of his University, nothing had been done, even a Circular was disseminated among ISAPL members to prepare it).

At the time, President Ponterotto contacted Prof. Louis Begioni to negotiate the possibility of Rome University Tor Vergata hosting the 12th ISAPL Congress. On Jan. 25th, 2019, Prof. Begioni sent me and Prof. Ponterotto a message,suggesting that his department could organize the ISAPL International Congress in 2020. They could offer three amphitheaters and many rooms insofar as we would choose a period without lessons or a Friday and a Saturday. However, given the catastrophic state of their university finances, it would be difficult to obtain a grant. But by proposing that part of the registration fees would be devoted to the Congress organization, it should be appropriate. Indeed, they had a caterer who could offer them advantageous prices.

Consequently, by the Board of Directors’ decision, the 12th Congress date was postponed to 2020 and, after the local Organization Committee was structured, I assumed the responsibility of editing the Circulars, as well as mobilizing ISAPL members to submit their proposals for Symposia, Round Tables, Workshops, and abstracts to be judged by the Scientific Committee. Four 12th ISAPL International Congress Circulars at Rome were published: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th as well as an Extensive Provisional Program of activities.

But the situation became worse, when I received on Nov. 12, 2019, from Prof. Begioni and other local Congress Committee members, a message that, according to the local organizing committee meeting, they were forced to cancel the Congress for bureaucratic reasons related to the current functioning of their university. They were very, very sorry, but it was impossible for them to do otherwise.

With 12 symposia, 5 roundtables and 6 workshops, as well as dozens of submissions for Free Sessions already schedule, not to mention that many colleagues had already made their flight reservations, what explanation would we give them? To further aggravate the situation, on Nov. 17th, 2019, I received from Dr. Ponterotto, another message, where she wrote: “I would like to inform you that I have resigned from the association ISAPL for personal reasons”.

There was only one way out: to find another University to host the 12th ISAPL International Congress. A hard work was applied to this task and, finally, we got the University of Aveiro, Portugal, which welcomed us with open arms, represented by Profs. Drs. João Torrão and Maria Teresa Roberto, belonging to the Language and Cultures Dept. We continued to expand the scope of the Congress, with new adhesions. But it became imperative to regularize ISAPL situation. The situation became even more serious, with the Corona virus pandemic: we were forced programing the Congress online.

Due to the 12th Congress successive date transfers, in whose Ordinary Meeting, the new Board of Directors should be elected, it made vacant the most decisive ISAPL Board of Directors positions, the President and the Secretary-Treasurer, an untenable situation, at that moment. So, we were obliged to trigger the electoral process for online elections. This had to be done at an Extraordinary Meeting.

According to the new Statutes, the suggested names, after a previous poll, for the ISAPL Board of Directors 2021–2024 mandate, were: President: Prof. Marcus MAIA (Brazil); Vice-president: Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (France); Vice-president Advisor: Prof. Kirsten HUMMEL (Canada); Vice-president Advisor: Prof. Heidemarie SARTER (Germany); Vice-president Advisor: Prof. Natalia UFIMTSEVA (Russia); Secretary-Treasurer: Prof. Rosângela GABRIEL (BRAZIL); Secretary-Treasurer Advisor: Prof. Angela Maria Vieira PINHEIRO (Brazil); Board of Directors Advisors: Prof. Simona ANASTASIO (France); Prof. Penka ILIEVA-BALTOVA (Bulgaria); Prof. Mônica ZIEGLER (Argentina). Site for 13een 2024 ISAPL International Congress: Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

We then developed an intense campaign among ISAPL members: 65 e-mails sent with 5 returns (wrong address). The elections were automated, due to the pandemic situation, and the process took place successfully online. The Agenda second point was “Votes sent computation”. These were the results: 57 votes, all around the world, from the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain and Ukraine; Prof. MAIA got 100% of favorable votes; Prof. COULARDEAU, 98.2%; Prof. HUMMEL, 100%; Prof. SARTER, 98.2%; Prof. UFIMTSEVA, 96.5%; Prof. GABRIEL, 100%; Prof. PINHEIRO, 100%; Prof. ANASTASIO, 96.5%; Prof. ILIEVA-BALTOVA, 96.5% and Prof. ZIEGLER, 94.7%.

The Agenda third point was “Elected candidate name notification”. As soon as the results were known, Prof. Scliar Cabral declared the elects in office, who were applauded by all who attended the Meeting. Prof. Marcus Maia, elected ISAPL President, thanking speech is published in extenso in the third point of the Table of Contents, so, I will not make any comments here and I will proceed with the report.

Then, Prof. Coulardeau, the elected ISAPL Vice-President, intervened. He contributed with many important issues, namely, that ISAPL have to concentrate on the urgency and the emergencies of the efforts for the next Congress, being confronted with the consequences in our usual lives, getting to distance learning, what he calls ‘Guided Self-Learning’, in the future of education for the next generation, which also involves guiding self-learning procedures and developing tools, for teachers and learners that would be efficient.

In his view, the role of recent Linguistics as well as classical one, Psycholinguistics and Applied Psycholinguistics, for obtaining those goals, is enormous, since we have to do with languages learning and, in the modern world, we cannot manage with only one language. In his opinion, this is absurd: we need, at least, two or three languages and translation, since, connecting with the entire world, communicating real and living facts require faithful translation, preventing against fake and excessive news.

As for what he would like to contribute, personally, it is opening ISAPL to what he calls “Continental Asia”, particularly, with China. Then, the Vice-President cited many of his experiences in China and Sri Lanka, and also with different embassies, inclusive in Europe, stressing that there are many possibilities to integrate ISAPL with what they are doing on the field of distance living, as well as developing tools and procedures for children and adults learning.

Prof. Coulardeau mentioned the extreme importance of another Continent, Africa: although it is eager for receiving international research support, it seems that it is not satisfied, even if their economic needs are very small, if compared with ours. There is a competition, too, at least, among France and other countries, through Alliance Française and other organizations, trying to keep their respective language and culture domain. The Vice-President finished his speech, saying that those topics were the ones he wanted to discuss in the next ISAPL Congress 2024, working together with other people.

Prof. Ilieva-Baltova from Bulgaria thanked for the opportunity of meeting so many colleagues and for the wonderful work develop to guarantee ISAPL survival and to prepare the 12th ISAPL International Congress.

Then, Prof. Irina Markovina, representing Prof. N. Ufimtseva, from Russia also thanked very much and, in support to what has been said, she explained that in Russia they were very committed joining the phantastic ISAPL team, for what it have been doing these last years. In relation to China, Prof. Ufimtseva and the Institute of Linguistics have a number of Chinese students, studying psycholinguistics, doing very interesting research in the field of the Theory of Language Consciousness, investigating the Chinese picture of the world. With support of the Russian researchers, they are doing very interesting research. In addition, they think that they already have some of those Chinese students to invite for doing research or helping ISAPL organizing things together. Prof. Irina Markovina finished her words, thanking again, very much.

Then, Prof. Lavinia Nadrag, from Romania, raised her hand and introduced herself, posing a general question. She explained that in Romania, specially, after Prof. Tatiana Slama-Cazacu passed away, unfortunately, Psycholinguistics has almost died. They do not have Psycholinguistics in their curriculum, so, she asked what would be ISAPL plans in relation to do those countries, in order to make their students studying Psycholinguistics and understanding it and doing research in this field.

I answered that we will discuss these questions in the next Board of Directors’ meeting, for sure. In that occasion, the new Board of Directors will present a plan, an activity Plan for the following period and certainly the urgent revival of our society, which recently almost died will be one of these goals and Romania will be one of the countries that will be contemplated in this extension. So, I asked Prof. Nadrag if I had answered her questions and she agreed.

Then, I asked Prof. Maia what he thought about that. He answered that, for sure, ISAPL would work together with Prof. Baltova, Prof. Lavinia and all those colleagues from Romania and Bulgaria. For the next period, in its proper time, ISAPL would analyze its future goals. Prof. Maia than almost explained the goals he already had talked about in his first speech.

Agenda fourth point was “Chosen main theme for the 13th Congress”. As no key issues had been submitted to the 13een Congress, we suggest two main themes, which, with any others to be proposed by the members, would be submitted to a future vote. The themes we already suggest were: “Preventing the scientific knowledge destruction” and “Oral and written verbal language massification: threat to cognitive development”.

The Agenda fifth point was “Site of the 13th Congress 2024”: Hosting the 13een 2024 ISAPL International Congress by the University of Aveiro, Portugal obtained 91.2% favorable votes. I finished the Agenda last point thanking the support received, without which it would not have been possible to overcome the great difficulties, aggravated by the pandemic. I placed high hopes on the new Board of Directors that was elected. There being nothing more to discuss, I closed the meeting at 2 pm, Lisbon time zone.

3. Prof. Marcus Maia, elected ISAPL President, thanking speech

“Thank you, Professor Leonor Scliar Cabral.

It is an honor for me to have been elected as the president of this important international association, the International Society of Applied Psycholinguistics. It is indeed an honor to have got the trust from all colleagues.

I have been following the ISAPL conferences for several years. I was in the congress in the south of Brazil, in the congress in Bari, Italy and also in the congress in Moscow. I would like to recall that in July of last year, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) called the First International Conference on Infodemiology, in order to call the World’s attention not only to the pandemic, but also to the infodemic situation which we have been going through, where there is this excess of information and also fake news, information of bad quality.

I believe that Psycholinguistics and Applied Psycholinguistics have still an important role to play in the raising of awareness of the world´s populations, so that we all are not so manipulated, so we become metacognitively conscious of manipulation and become able to fully develop literacy, critical thinking, analytical reasoning, specially at the schools, in Education, in the area that has been termed Educational Psycholinguistics.

I then propose to the colleagues that these areas should be stressed in the next few years, as I think we all agree this is so important, urgent and really necessary. The WHO has reminded the world that as the pandemic requires epidemiological vigilance, the infodemic situation requires epistemic vigilance. I think this should be something for us to think about, for us to act, for us to engage our psycholinguistic labs to try to positively impact education in all areas, in all levels, all over the world.

I would love to contribute in our Association to bring Applied Psycholinguistics to really help in this urgent and difficult moment we are going through now in the world. Thank you all again for having trusted me with your confidence and I hope to be able to live up to your expectations, hear you and work together with you in this challenging endeavor that is ahead of us and which threatens even our survival in the planet. Thank you all!”.

4. Online 12th ISAPL International Congress, 2021, 11th Circular, hosted by Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

12th ONLINE ISAPL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS, 3rd-5th June, 2021

organized by the

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

(ISAPL)

hosted by the

Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)

11th Circular

NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES

WELCOME

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the worsening of the Covid — 19 pandemic, whose effects, despite the mass vaccination, which has already started in many countries, extending beyond the year 2021, we were forced to suspend the presence in person at the 12th ISAPL International Congress, at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal. Instead, we will hold the same Congress, online, from 3rd to 5th June, 2021, following the example of similar International Associations, still under the auspices of the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, which continues to give its full support.

As a result of the election of Isapl’s new Board of Directors, as well as the new Council Advisors, at the online Extraordinary Meeting of March 1, 2021, they all join the 12th ISAPL International Congress Boards and Scientific Committee, which, of course, will guarantee its success. The Isapl’s new Board of Directors and Council Advisors names are: President: Prof. Marcus MAIA (Brazil); Vice-president: Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (France); Vice-president Advisors: Prof. Kirsten HUMMEL (Canada); Prof. Heidemarie SARTER (Germany); Prof. Natalia UFIMTSEVA (Russia); Secretary-Treasurer: Prof. Rosângela GABRIEL (BRAZIL); Secretary-Treasurer Advisor: Prof. Angela Maria Vieira PINHEIRO (Brazil); Board of Directors Advisors: Prof. Simona ANASTASIO (France); Prof. Penka ILIEVA-BALTOVA (Bulgaria); Prof. Mônica ZIEGLER (Argentina).

The special emphasis topic of the Congress is on NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES, having in view what Cultural and Applied Psycholinguistics can offer for the benefit of our contemporary world.

In the 10th Circular, the main subject is the voting procedures for electing the new ISAPL Board and four Council Members.

Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Portugal continues giving full support to the 12th ISAPL International Congress, namely, the Departamento de Línguas e Culturas. Site: https://www.ua.pt/

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Prof. Dr. Penka BALTOVA (Bulgaria), ISAPL Vice-President (2008–2010), ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU (France), ISAPL Elected Vice-President (2021–2024)

Prof. Rosângela GABRIEL (BRAZIL); ISAPL Elected Secretary-Treasurer (2021–2024)

Prof. David GOTSIRIDDZE (Georgia), 11th ISAPL Congress President and ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Dr. Otilia Lizete HEINIG (Brazil), ISAPL Council Advisor (2013–2019)

Prof. Kirstin HUMMEL (Canada), ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016, ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Prof. Marcus MAIA (Brazil), ISAPL Elected President (2021–2024)

Dr. Amelia MANUTI (Italy), 9th ISAPL Congress Secretary, ISAPL Council Advisor (2016–2019)

Prof. Giuseppe MININNI (Italy), ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016, 9th ISAPL Congress President

Dr. Natela MOSIASHVILI (Georgia), 11th ISAPL Congress Secretary

Angela Maria Vieira PINHEIRO (Brazil), ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Prof. Maria Antonietta PINTO (Italy), ISAPL Interim Vice-President, July 21, 2014

Prof. Maria da Graça PINTO (Portugal), 5th ISAPL Congress President and ISAPL Honorary Member

Prof. Heidemarie SARTER (Germany), ISAPL Vice-President, 2011–2013, ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Prof. Emeritus Dr. Leonor SCLIAR-CABRAL (Brazil), The International Seminar on Psycholinguistics’ organizer, 1993 and ISAPL Honorary Member

Prof. Stefania STAME (Italy), 4th ISAPL Congress President and ISAPL Honorary Member.

Prof. Natalya V. UFIMTSEVA (Russia), ISAPL Vice-president, 2013–2016, 10th ISAPL Congress President and ISAPL Council Advisor (2021–2024)

Dr. B. E. WONG (Malaysia), ISAPL Council Advisor (2013–2019)

ONLINE 12th ISAPL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Rosângela GABRIEL

Prof. Marcus MAIA

Prof. Maria Teresa ROBERTO

Angela Maria Vieira PINHEIRO

Prof. Maria da Graça PINTO

Prof. Leonor SCLIAR-CABRAL

Prof. João TORRÃO

PhD student Douglas de Araújo VILHENA

CONGRESS GENERAL TOPIC

NEW PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, TECHNOLOGIES

CONGRESS SPECIAL THEMES (SECTIONS)

· Language and cognition

· Speech comprehension and production. Reading and writing

· Language acquisition. Foreign language learning

· Bilingualism and multilingualism

· Awareness, emotion, memory in communication

· Language disorders and speech pathologies. Phonoaudiology

· Psycholinguistics and manipulation: Language and power. Political discourse

· Language and Education. Psychopedagogy of language. Persuasion in communication and education

· Language and social context. Discourse analysis. The dialogue

· Psycholinguistic methodology for the analysis of literary texts

· New problems of reading/writing posed by computer. Effects of “navigating” on computer (Internet)

· Psycholinguistics perspective of Mass Media (MM). Ethical/negative effects of MM communication

· Electronic progress as supported by Psycholinguistics

· Culture and society effects on language

· Transnational/transcultural problems in modern society

· Ecology and language

· Varia (please propose other possible themes with arguments)

You can still submit an abstract.

Regular session

Write your abstract in English, though Portuguese, Italian, French or Spanish are accepted, no more than 500 words) and the title (no more than 10 words) on the ‘Online 12th ISAPL Congress SUBMISSION FORM’, at this Circular end. The topic should be framed in one of the special Congress themes listed above. Send back the fulfilled form to the e-mail indicated in the Form. Each individual free session presentation will take 15 min + 5 min. for discussion

As a result of the 12th ISAPL International Congress's new dates, the deadlines for registration at the Congress were changed, as shown in the table below.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 30, 2021 (See the bellow Form, Submission Form).

Registration for the Congress and respective payments will be made through the official ISAPL bank account to be open by the elected Treasurer-Secretary in Brazil, which will be announced. Below, the values, which were reduced due to the Covid — 19 pandemic consequences.

Pay attention to the new deadlines:

Students have 50% discount, but for getting it, they must add their institution attesting.

For you to register as a member of ISAPL, which we strongly encourage (see the form APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP at the end of the circular), you are temporarily exempt from paying the fees, until the new Bank account is open in Brazil.

SUBMISSION FORM

12th ISAPL Online International Congress, June 3rd-5th, 2021

Submitter Information

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Fax if any:

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Activity

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The enclosed forms must be returned to leonorsc20@gmail.com no later than April 30, 2021.

How to join ISAPL

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