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Full Title: 26th International Conference on Foreign / Second Language Acquisition: Material Culture

Short Title: ICFSLA
Location: Szczyrk, Poland
Start Date: 22-May-2014 - 24-May-2014
Contact: Dagmara Gałajda
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://uranos.cto.us.edu.pl/~icfsla/
Meeting Description: The Institute of English at the University of Silesia is pleased to announce the 26th International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition (ICSFLA). The main theme of the 26th ICSFLA is:

Material culture in studying second/foreign language acquisition and learning

We are pleased to announce that the following scholars working in the field of material culture have expressed their willingness to present plenary papers at our conference:

Professor Larissa Aronin (Oranim Academic College of Education, Tivon /Trinity College, Dublin)
Professor Carla Chamberlin-Quinlisk (The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College)
Professor Vivian Cook (University of Newcastle)
Professor Hanna Komorowska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities/University of Warsaw)
Professor Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, Philadelphia)
Professor David Singleton (University of Pannonia, Hungary/Trinity College, Dublin)

Organising Committee:

Danuta Gabryś-Barker
Adam Wojtaszek
Dagmara Gałajda
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.716

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