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LINGUIST List 23.2490

Fri May 25 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Discipline of Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 25-May-2012
From: Clare Wright <clare.wrightncl.ac.uk>
Subject: Methodology in Applied Generative SLA: Current Practices in Analysing Second Language Development
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Full Title: Methodology in Applied Generative SLA: Current Practices in Analysing Second Language Development

Date: 25-Jun-2012 - 25-Jun-2012
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Clare Wright
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 05-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

Free national workshop to explore and add to current debates in applied generative SLA by:

1. Investigating current challenges and innovations in analysing generative SLA in instructed or other applied contexts, especially in tracking second language development over time
2. Evaluating best practice for methodologies of data collection and analysis for applied generative SLA
3. Identifying training requirements to update expertise for faculty and research students
4. Building sustainable long-term pathways for third-strand engagement and impact, especially for language teachers

Keynote talk from Professor Florence Myles, Essex University: 'Comparing various elicitation techniques for work on generative SLA'

Location: Research Beehive, Newcastle University, UK
Date: Monday 25 June 2012, 9.30-5pm
Registration is free, but please confirm attendance at http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=3214
Workshop facilitators: Clare Wright and Martha Young-Scholten
Workshop supported by Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS)

Call for Papers:

We invite contributions for short papers (15-20 minutes) which will form the basis of round-table discussion sessions (approx. 50 minutes overall). Topics in line with the general methodological focus on the workshop are welcome, but especially papers focusing on:

- Developmental research, e.g. measures of increasing fluency, longitudinal change in linguistic competence,or
- Connecting classroom instruction with SLA theory

Abstracts, one page maximum, should be emailed to: Clare Wright (clare.wrightncl.ac.uk).
Deadline: 5pm, 5 June 2012



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