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LINGUIST List 24.3669

Wed Sep 18 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition/Austria

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Sep-2013
From: Sarah Mercer <sarah.merceruni-graz.at>
Subject: Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning
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Full Title: Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning
Short Title: MotM

Date: 29-May-2014 - 31-May-2014
Location: Graz, Austria
Contact Person: Sarah Mercer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.unifdz.at/pll2014/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

The conference will bring together scholars from across the globe to the beautiful, historic city of Graz, Austria’s second largest city, located in the south of the country.

The conference aims to generate new insights into the role of psychology in language learning and teaching. It will cover a wide range of topics including autonomy, beliefs, emotions, goal setting, group dynamics, motivation, the self, strategies, metacognition, willingness to communicate, individual differences, among others. A particular goal of the conference is to bring together different branches in this vibrant field and explore interconnections and potential for cooperation.

‘Matters of the Mind’ promises a unique opportunity to hear from leading international scholars, learn about the latest developments in research, and meet with researchers from around the world in a magnificent setting. In addition to a packed and challenging conference programme, a range of special events and activities offer the chance to relax while you get to know your colleagues and this beautiful, relatively undiscovered part of the world.

We hope you will join us and the outstanding line up of speakers for what promises to be an exciting and challenging conference in this dynamic field of foreign language learning and teaching.

As part of the conference, we are proud to announce 5 plenary speakers:

Andrew Cohen, University of Minnesota, USA
Zoltán Dörnyei, University of Nottingham, UK
Jean-Marc Dewaele, University of London, UK
Paula Kalaja, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick, UK

In addition to the plenary sessions, the programme will also consist of workshops, symposia, parallel paper sessions and poster sessions.

Final Call for Papers:

We would invite you to submit proposals for either a 30-minute talk or a poster presentation. In order to be considered, the content of the proposals must fit clearly with the theme of the conference.

Please complete the proposal form available on our website: http://www.unifdz.at/pll2014/.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2013

The form requests the following information:

Name
Affiliation
Email address
Title: no more than 10 words
Abstract (to appear in the conference programme and on the website): no more than 50 words
Summary (to be reviewed by the panel but not publicly available): no more than 200 words
30-minute talk or poster

Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by 31 January 2014.



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