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Full Title: Eliciting Data in L2 Research: Challenge and Innovation

Location: York, United Kingdom
Start Date: 02-Sep-2013 - 03-Sep-2013
Contact: Emma Marsden
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/iris-conference
Meeting Description: The IRIS team is pleased to host a two-day series of invited talks, demonstrations and poster presentations, bringing together internationally renowned researchers working across diverse areas of second language studies.

Invited Colloquia:

On-line Methods for Investigating L2 Processing
Casey Lew-Williams (Northwestern University); Leah Roberts (University of York); Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University); Danijela Trenkic (University of York)

Eliciting Different Types of Knowledge of L2 Morphosyntax
Rosemary Erlam (University of Aukland); Kara Morgan-Short (University of Illinois at Chicago); Patrick Rebuschat (Bangor University); John Williams (University of Cambridge)

Measuring Working Memory Capacity for L2 Learning Research
Graham Hitch, Meesha Warmington & Swathi Kandru (University of York); Rita Kaushanskaya (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Steve Majerus (University of Liège); Elisabet Service (McMaster University)

Eliciting Oral Interaction Data
María del Pilar García Mayo (University of the Basque Country) & Eva Alcón Soler (University Jaume I (Castelló)); Rhonda Oliver (Curtin University); Jenefer Philp (Lancaster University)

Eliciting Data on Identity in L2 Learning
Kimberly Noels (University of Alberta); Sarah Mercer (University of Graz); Alison Mackey, Sheena Shah & Kaitlyn Tagarelli (Georgetown University); Florentina Taylor (University of York)

Eliciting Priming Effects in L2 Learning Research
Kim McDonough (Concordia University); Marije Michel (Lancaster University); Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University); Anita Thomas (Lund University)

Closing Discussion: Challenges Ahead and a Role for IRIS
Emma Marsden (York) & Alison Mackey (Georgetown/Lancaster)

Questions to be addressed include:

What sorts of data emerge from using this tool/instrument?
What are some of the methodological challenges when using this particular elicitation technique or approach to collecting data?
How do such challenges impact theory, findings, or research designs?
Are there recent innovations, developments, or refinements of this tool or approach?
Do any other kinds of measures / instruments / tests contribute to our understanding of the use of this elicitation tool?
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 24.2711

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