LINGUIST List 23.4874

Fri Nov 23 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Socioling/Poland

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Date: 22-Nov-2012
From: Jakub Bielak <>
Subject: Speaking in a Foreign Language: Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
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Full Title: Speaking in a Foreign Language: Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
Date: 13-May-2013 - 15-May-2013 Location: Konin, Poland Contact Person: Krzysztof Kwiatkowski
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

Speaking in Foreign Language: Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
3rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning Speaking in a Foreign Language


The conference will be devoted to various aspects of developing speaking skills in the foreign language classroom, as viewed from both a psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic perspective. It will be organized by the Institute of Modern Languages, State School of Higher Professional Education, Konin, Poland, and the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with all the plenary talks being given in the former.

Plenary Speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

Pauline Foster (St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, London)
Judit Kormos (Lancaster University)Przemysław Krakowian (University of Łódź)
Merrill Swain (University of Toronto)
Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick)


The venue for the event will be the Conference Center of State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin, Poland at Popiełuszki 4 St. where all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held, and meals and refreshments will be served.

For further information, participants are requested to visit the conference website:

or contact the Conference Secretary:

Krzysztof Kwiatkowski, MA
Institute of Modern LanguagesState School of Higher Professional Educationul. Przyjaźni 1
62-510 Konin, Poland
tel. (63) 2497240

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:

- Psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of speech production
- The role of grammar and lexis in developing speaking skills
- The place of phonetics and phonology in developing speaking skills
- Pronunciation instruction in a second or foreign language
- The pragmatic dimension of developing speaking skills
- Interaction in the foreign language classroom
- Techniques, methods and resources used in developing speaking skills
- Communication tasks and the development of speaking skills
- Using computer technology in learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language
- The role of communication strategies in speaking in a foreign language
- Learning strategies and the development of speaking skills
- Assessing speaking skills in a foreign language
- Methodology of research on learning and teaching speaking in a foreign language

Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-300 words should be submitted by email to by March 10, 2013. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, email address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by April 7, 2013.

Publication of Papers:

After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume and the journal Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching. Further information concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be sent after the conference.

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