Vortragsreihe "Didaktik am Abend"

Die vom Institut für Fachdidaktik organisierte Vortragsreihe „Didaktik am Abend“ bietet seit vielen Jahren einem breiten, fachdidaktisch interessierten Publikum die Möglichkeit, in eine große Vielfalt von Themen aus der aktuellen fachdidaktischen Forschung Einblick zu gewinnen. Die Vorträge werden von ExpertInnen aus dem In- und Ausland gehalten und stellen schulrelevante fachdidaktische Forschungsergebnisse vor, womit sie sowohl für Forschende und Lehrende als auch für PraktikerInnen von Interesse sind.

Nächster Vortrag

Zeit: Montag, 18. März 2024, 17:15 Uhr
Ort: Hörsaal 5 ¾ , Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)

LadderWeb: A WebApp for Intercultural Pragmatic Explorations

Current corpus-based research on pragmatics, particularly for languages other than English, faces a notable shortfall in adequate, openly accessible corpora. This gap, identified by Weisser (2018, p. 2), limits the exploration of interactions between different linguistic levels and hinders practical applications in areas such as language teaching, textbook creation, and professional language training.

This scarcity of pragmatically annotated corpora can be attributed to the inherent challenges in pragmatic annotation. These challenges involve the complexity of coding meanings that rely on extratextual contexts and are often conveyed implicitly.

In response to these challenges, the LadderWeb project, founded by Clariah-AT, aims to develop a multilingual corpus that includes diverse speech acts like cancellations, requests, and excuses. The project also focuses on constructing an AI-based web application for identifying components within these speech acts. Hosted by the University of Innsbruck, LadderWeb’s web-based interface allows users to explore, visualize, and export data. This functionality is particularly advantageous for creating self-learning and teaching materials and is immensely beneficial for pre-service teacher training. It enables teachers and their future students to inductively study native and foreign languages using authentic data. The web application’s integration with OAI-PMH-APIs also facilitates efficient data harvesting.

The upcoming presentation will introduce the LadderWeb project and highlight some initial explorations with the corpus. This includes a comparative study of cancellation acts in Italian between native speakers and Austrian non-natives (Brocca, et al. 2023), and an analysis of requests in Austrian-German and Italian (Brocca, Nuzzo, in press).

The project was realized with the co-work of Maria Rudigier and Valentin Spielthenner.


Brocca N., Nuzzo E., Cortés Velásquez D., Rudigier M. (2023). Linguistic politeness across Austria and Italy: Backing out of an invitation with an instant message. Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 209, 56-70, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2023.02.018.

Brocca N., Nuzzo E. (in press). Exploring Request Strategies in Austrian Italian Learners: Pragmatic Transfer Insights. Journal of Pragmatics.

Weißer, M. (2018). How to Do Corpus Pragmatics on Pragmatically Annotated Data: Speech acts and beyond: Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Formal Portrait of Dr. Nicola Brocca

Dr. Nicola Brocca, Universität Innsbruck

Nicola Brocca is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck in the Department of Subject-Specific Education, Language Section. He works as an educator for teachers. His research interests include the pragmatic aspects of communication in digital media.

Portrait of Diego Cortés Velásquez

Assoz.-Prof. Diego Cortés Velásquez, Roma Tre University

Diego Cortés Velásquez is an Associate Professor of modern language instruction in the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Roma Tre University. His current research includes issues related to multilingualism, Task-Based Language Teaching, and cross-cultural pragmatics.

Portrait of Assoz.-Prof. Elena Nuzzo

Assoz.-Prof. Elena Nuzzo, Roma Tre University

Elena Nuzzo is an associate professor of modern language instruction in the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Roma Tre University. Her work focuses on research, education, and teacher training in the field of applied linguistics, with a specific interest in Italian as a second language. Her main areas of research include the practical applications of Speech Act theory in the learning and teaching of second languages, crosscultural pragmatics, and task-based language teaching.

Portrait of Assoz.-Prof. Joseph Wang-Kathrein

Assoz.-Prof. Joseph Wang-Kathrein, Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv

Joseph Wang-Kathrein has been an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at the Brenner Archive Research Institute and the Digital Science Center since May 2020. Since 2006, he has been involved in various FWF projects and worked at Brenner Archive Research Institute and at the Institute for Historical Sciences and European Ethnology. In the LadderWeb project, he developed the software for automatic annotation.

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Programm im Sommersemester 2024

Montag, 18. März 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾ , Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Nicola Brocca (Universität Innsbruck), Elena Nuzzo (Roma Tre University), Diego Cortés Velásquez (Roma Tre University), Joseph Wang-Kathrein (Forschungsinstitut Brenner-Archiv)
LadderWeb: A WebApp for Intercultural Pragmatic Explorations

Montag, 08. April 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Corinna Link, Manfred Seidenfuß (PH Heidelberg)
Empirische Zugänge zum Narrativitätsparadigma

Montag, 29. April 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Karin Binder (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Bedingte Wahrscheinlichkeiten verstehen - Empirische Befunde und unterrichtliche Handlungsmöglichkeiten

Montag, 13. Mai 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Emmanuel Breite (PH Heidelberg)
Die Verfügbarmachung der Literatur. Neoliberale Logiken und ihr Einfluss auf literarische Bildung

Montag, 27. Mai 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Herbert Pichler (Universität Wien)
Mission Possible?! Herausforderungen, Zumutungen und Gelingensfaktoren transformativer Bildung in Geographie und wirtschaftlicher Bildung

Montag, 10. Juni 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Simone Pfenninger (Universität Zürich)
Use of modern technologies by young CLIL/bilingual learners: Evidence from longitudinal
micro-development studies

Montag, 24. Juni 2024, 17:15, Hörsaal 5 ¾, Geiwi, EG (Campus Innrain)
Katharina Rohlfing (Universität Paderborn)
Learning language from the use of gestures

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