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Sat Nov 20 2010

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/USA

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        1.     Katie Angus , Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable

Message 1: Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable
Date: 19-Nov-2010
From: Katie Angus <angusemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable
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Full Title: Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Roundtable
Short Title: SLAT Roundtable

Date: 25-Feb-2011 - 26-Feb-2011
Location: Tucson, USA
Contact Person: Katie Angus
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.coh.arizona.edu/slatroundtable/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Student Association is proud to put on its 10th Annual Roundtable. With an emphasis on language pedagogy, assessment, language program administration, language use, language processes, language analysis and other areas that bridge these topics, we welcome presentations, panels, and posters from students and faculty from around the country.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Julie Sykes, University of New Mexico

Call for Papers:

The SLAT Student Association cordially invites student and faculty participation at the 10th Annual SLAT Roundtable at the University of Arizona.

Important Dates:
Roundtable Dates: February 25-26, 2011
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2010
Notification Schedule: Early January


Presentations of Research in Progress:

45 min (30 min talk/15 min Q&A)
These talks will address small audiences of up to 30 participants. Papers representing the strands of the SLAT Program (language pedagogy, assessment, language program administration, language use, language processes, or language analysis) as well as those that bridge these areas are welcome.


75 min (15 min ea / 30 min Q&A)
Students (especially pre-dissertation students) are encouraged to create panels of 3 to discuss different perspectives on complicated issues in SLA. Possible topics include: high tech/low tech/no tech, Native/Non-native Teachers, Language Standards/World English, Teaching grammar/Teaching culture, functionalism/structuralism, top-down/bottom-up strategies, Whole Language/Phonics. These are only examples, if you can build a panel around another topic, feel free! Panel speakers should establish a brief theoretical framework before beginning discussions about real-life scenarios. Q&A may lead to future research brainstorming.


A visual representation of research. Proposals for Presentations and Panels can choose to also apply to the poster session. If participants wish to be considered for the poster session only, they should make this clear in the comments section of the Presentation Submission form. Posters will be judged by faculty and awards will be given at the end of the Roundtable.

All proposals should be submitted electronically. For more details as they arise, please see our website:


or contact:


Submission Guidelines:

Presentation: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B5WYWQJ
Title: up to 10 words
Abstract (for the program): up to 30 words
Summary: up to 200 words.

Panel: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B5JH9CH
Title: up to 10 words
Abstract (for the program): up to 30 words, controversy should be clearly stated
Summary: up to 400 words. (each person's contribution should be clearly outlined)

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