LINGUIST List 23.5270

Sat Dec 15 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 13-Dec-2012
From: Israel Sanz <>
Subject: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest: Special Interest Group
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Full Title: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest: Special Interest Group Short Title: LASSO
Date: 26-Sep-2013 - 28-Sep-2013 Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA Contact Person: Israel Sanz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-May-2013

Meeting Description:

42nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest: Special Interest Group (SIG)
September 26-28, 2013
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hosted by The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
Co-sponsored by West Chester University (WCU)

Keynote speaker: Robert Blake, University of California - Davis.

The theme for the Special Interest Group at the 42nd Annual Meeting of LASSO is Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Online/Distance Learning (DL) in Second Language Higher Education.

LASSO Membership:

Participation in LASSO is a privilege of membership; this means that an individual must be a current member in order to present a paper and be listed in the conference program. You may fill out a membership form at the same time you register for the conference online. Membership includes a subscription to the Southwest Journal of Linguistics.

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for papers investigating any aspect of the interface between second language acquisition and learning and distance-based instruction are welcome.

Possible areas of interest include:

- The benefits of Distance Learning within an SLA framework
- Evidence of how technologically supported activities should fit into the L2 (foreign language) curriculum
- Finding an effective balance of face-to-face and online instructional components
- Methods for making sure L2 learners notice units of comprehensible input and develop metalinguistic awareness
- Methods that force output, allowing students to make use of their linguistic resources, test hypotheses, and convey precise and appropriate meaning
- Putting focus on form at the center of web based L2 teaching and learning

Abstracts for papers or panels on issues of language learning assessment in distance-based instruction contexts are particularly welcome. Papers should have a clear theoretical background and empirical focus - i.e., purely descriptive papers on specific pedagogical experiences are discouraged. Proposals for complete panels with 2-4 speakers are also welcome.

Deadline for abstract/proposal submission is May 15, 2013. Early submission of panel proposals is desirable.

Presentation Format:

Presentation time for papers will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Spanish. Presentations should be given in the same language as the abstract. Only one abstract as single author and a second as co-author will be accepted from any one individual.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts should be 250-500 words, single-spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font. Abstracts should summarize the main points and indicate key aspects of the data and methodology. Use of special font items should be kept to a minimum. In general, omit the bibliography. Abstracts will be distributed via the Internet as received.

At the beginning of the abstract, write the title of the paper. At the end of the abstract, repeat the title and also list the author's name (if more than one author, list names in the order they should appear in the program), academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email. If the author will not be available at his/her usual address or email during the summer, provide summer contact information in the cover email.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyAbs: as a .pdf, .txt, .doc or .odt file. Special font items travel best in a .pdf file. For questions, email Do not submit abstracts to this email address.

Authors will receive a reply notifying them that their abstracts are under consideration. If such notification has not been received within one week, the abstract did not reach its destination and should be resent. Authors will be notified by late July as to whether their papers have been accepted.

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