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LINGUIST List 23.4992

Thu Nov 29 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-Nov-2012
From: Raychel Vasseur <raychel-vasseuruiowa.edu>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium 2013: Contexts of Learning
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Full Title: Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium 2013: Contexts of Learning

Date: 19-Apr-2013 - 20-Apr-2013
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
Contact Person: Raychel Vasseur
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uiowa.edu/~flares/symp13/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 21-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

2013 SLA Graduate Student Symposium: Contexts of Learning

Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20, 2013
The UCC Conference Center, University of Iowa
Co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison

The SLA graduate students at the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin–Madison have formed a partnership to host an annual SLA Graduate Student Symposium. Organizing and hosting the conference alternates between the universities. Graduate students in SLA and related disciplines present their work and meet distinguished researchers in their fields. The theme of the 2013 symposium is Contexts of Learning. It will take place in Iowa City, IA April 19 - 20, 2013.

Plenary Speakers:

John Norris (Georgetown University)
Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
Chuanren Ke (The University of Iowa)

Panel Discussion: Assessment in Foreign Language Learning
Panel Discussion: Life After SLA

The University of Iowa FLARE: http://international.uiowa.edu/flare
UW–Madison Doctoral Program in SLA: http://www.sla.wisc.edu

Raychel Vasseur, Co-Coordinator, Symposium Organization Committee
Jennifer Vojtko-Rubí, Co-Coordinator, Symposium Organization Committee

Funding for the Symposium has been generously provided by:

Foreign Language Acquisition Research and Education Program (FLARE), University of Iowa
The Division of World Languages Literatures and Cultures, University of Iowa
Graduate College, The University of Iowa
The Confucius Institute
The Language Media Center, The University of Iowa
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The University of Iowa
The Department of German, The University of Iowa

Call for Papers:

The Second Language Acquisition Program at The University of Iowa is calling for papers for the 2013 SLA Graduate Student Symposium.

The theme of the 2013 symposium is Contexts of Learning. Submissions may address the conference theme or any area related to current and future trends in SLA research including, but not limited to: generative, psycholinguistic, and social approaches; technology in language teaching and learning; and implications of SLA research for instruction.

We seek proposals, both theoretical and empirical, from graduate student researchers that reflect the differing perspectives and methods currently used in SLA research. The research may be interdisciplinary in nature. Submissions based on pilot studies, pre-dissertation studies, or work-in-progress projects will be considered in addition to completed projects.

Submission Guidelines:

We invite proposals for papers and posters from graduate students at any level of graduate study. All proposals must be original (i.e., not previously presented in public) and unpublished work. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Poster presentations will be displayed at an hour-long session, during which poster authors will stand by their posters to discuss their work. Please submit abstracts by January 21, 2013 to: studorg-flaresuiowa.edu (only email submission is accepted). Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 21, 2013.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

- Classroom research
- Second and foreign language pedagogy
- Psycholinguistic approaches to SLA
- Generative second language acquisition (syntax, phonology, semantics)
- Heritage language acquisition
- Language, culture, socialization, and pragmatics
- Learner corpora and SLA
- Testing and assessment
- Analysis of discourse and interaction
- Computer-assisted language learning
- Second and foreign language policy
- Sociocultural approaches to language learning

Please adhere to the following format:

I. In the body of the email message, please include all of the following information in the following order:

1. Title of presentation (maximum 10 words)
2. Presenter’s name (family, given)
3. Department & affiliation
4. Complete mailing address
5. Phone Number
6. Preferred email address for correspondence
7. Summary of the presentation, with a clear theoretical or empirical focus (max. 50 words). This summary will be included in the program booklet and cannot be revised.

II. In the body of the email message, please also indicate how you would like your abstract to be considered:

1. Presentation or poster
2. Presentation only
3. Poster only

III. Please include an abstract as an attachment. The attachment must be a Microsoft Word document and may not exceed 300 words. Please place the title as the first line of the document. Neither your name nor your institution’s name should appear in the abstract.

Evaluation of Proposals:

I. Choice and clarity of topic, perspective, and/or method
II. Quality of research
III. Contribution to field, originality
IV. Relevance to current issues in SLA

Please contact studorg-flaresuiowa.edu with questions. Feel free to also visit http://www.uiowa.edu/~flares/symp13/index.html for more information.



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