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LINGUIST List 25.233

Tue Jan 14 2014

Calls: Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics/Netherlands

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

Date: 13-Jan-2014
From: Ineke van de Craats <inekevandecraatscasema.nl>
Subject: Low-Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
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Full Title: Low-Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
Short Title: LESLLA

Date: 28-Aug-2014 - 30-Aug-2014
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Ineke van de Craats
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://leslla2014.org

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2014

Meeting Description:

The 10th LESLLA conference aims at crossing borders and framing LESLLA by exploring innovative techniques or approaches for research on cognition, literacy and second language learning, advanced technologies for adult language and literacy education and policy approaches to low-educated immigrants and LESLLA learners.

The program will include theoretical and practice-based presentations (30 min.), workshops (60 min.) and posters and will feature a multimedia exhibition where participants can present their products, give show & tell demonstrations and where attendees can try out their favorite programs. The exhibition will be concluded by a panel discussion in which the products presented will be evaluated.

Plenary Speakers:

Falk Huettig (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
James Simpson (University of Leeds)
Inge Schuurmans (Centre for Basic Education - Antwerp) and Frieke van Zundert (House of the Dutch Language - Antwerp)
Roeland van Hout, Jeanne Kurvers and Ineke van de Craats (Radboud University Nijmegen and Tilburg University)

Plenary Workshop:

The DigLin project team: The digital literacy instructor

Call for Papers:

We accept proposals for:

- Papers, workshops, or posters: These should not exceed 250 words plus a very short abstract of 50 words to be included in the program. Please note that only presentations directly related to LESLLA learners will be considered.
- Show & tell demonstrations at the multimedia exhibition: These should not exceed 250 words, should show that the program is geared to LESLLA learners and should mention the specific skill(s) (e.g., oral, reading, writing) addressed. Please include a URL if relevant or add an example showing the language level of the course material.
- Exhibition stands: We welcome companies and publishers to participate in the multimedia exhibition to show their products or prototypes. They will be asked to pay an entrance fee.

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