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Full Title: GLAC-20 Workshop on L2 & L3 Acquisition of Vocabulary in the Germanic Languages

Short Title: GLAC-20 Workshop
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Start Date: 02-May-2014 - 03-May-2014
Contact: John Sundquist
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/glac20/
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce a special workshop on the acquisition of L2 and
L3 vocabulary to be held at the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference
(GLAC-20), May 2-3, 2014 at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana).

The focus of this workshop will be on the acquisition of vocabulary by
second (L2) and third (L3) language learners of the Germanic languages.
The workshop has the following main objectives:

- to enhance cross-linguistic research on L2/L3 vocabulary acquisition
within the Germanic language family
- to investigate specific phenomena in the area of lexical acquisition from
a variety of theoretical perspectives
- to compare aspects of lexical acquisition among L2 learners with that of
L3 learners

The research topics to be treated in the workshop may include the following:

- The acquisition of collocations and lexical chunks
- The use of learner corpora in the investigation of L2 or L3 acquisition
- The role of polysemy in vocabulary acquisition
- Differences in acquisition in reading, writing, listening, or speaking
- The role of instruction and materials
- New technologies
- Barriers to vocabulary acquisition


John D. Sundquist (Purdue University, Department of German and Russian)
Guido F. Halder (Washington and Jefferson College, Department of Modern
Colleen Neary-Sundquist (Purdue University, Applied Linguistics, School of
Languages and Cultures)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Subject Language Family: Germanic
LL Issue: 25.231

This is a session of the following meeting:
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

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