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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Short Title: GASLA 12
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Start Date: 26-Apr-2013 - 28-Apr-2013
Contact: Jason Rothman
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Meeting URL: http://www.gasla12.com
Meeting Description: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA) 12
April 26-28, 2013
University of Florida
Website: http://www.gasla12.com

The University of Florida is proud to host the 12th semi-annual meeting of Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition.

Plenary Speakers:

Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
Bonnie D. Schwartz (Radbound University & University of Hawaii)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & University of Reading)

Invited Workshop: ‘Applying Generative SLA to Language Teaching’

Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Western Ontario University)
Kook-hee Gil (University of Sheffield)
Heather Marsden (University of York)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Iowa)
David Stringer (Indiana University)
Lydia White (McGill University)
Melinda Whong (University of Leeds)

GASLA-12 Faculty Organizing Committee: Jason Rothman, Ana de Prada Pérez, Wind Cowles, Edith Kaan, Gillian Lord, Eric Postdam, Caroline Wiltshire, and Steffi Wulff.

Student Organizing Committee: Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Tiffany Judy, and Diego Pascual y Cabo.
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3220

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