LINGUIST List 24.1707

Tue Apr 16 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 16-Apr-2013
From: Cherice Montgomery <>
Subject: Second Language Research Forum 2013
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Full Title: Second Language Research Forum 2013 Short Title: SLRF 2013
Date: 31-Oct-2013 - 02-Nov-2013 Location: Provo, Utah, USA Contact Person: Laura Catherine Smith
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 01-May-2013

Meeting Description:

Second Language Research Forum 2013
‘The Natural Phenomenon of SLA: Complexity, Context and Communication’
October 31-November 2, 2013

Hosted by: Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah)

We are proud to welcome the 2013 Second Language Research Forum to Utah, a state well known for its natural, diverse and complex landscape. We feel that it is a perfect fit when discussing the complexity, context, and communication within SLA.

Second language (L2) acquisition has been called a ‘natural’ phenomenon, but is it natural socially, biologically or cognitively? Recent research suggests that language is a 'complex adaptive system' involving cognitive, social and innate mechanisms, which all interact, adapt, and develop in complex ways (Ellis and Larsen-Freeman, 2009). Whether or not researchers adhere to this notion, there is little dispute that language is complex and affected by the context in which it occurs and the communication of ideas between people. Thus, this conference welcomes research that investigates the complexity of L2 acquisition, the contexts in which it is learned, and the communication it creates.

2nd Call for Papers:

This conference focuses on issues of second language acquisition. We invite researchers, graduate students, and practicing K-16 world language teachers to participate. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Natural Phenomenon of SLA: Complexity, Context, and Communication.’ We especially invite presentations on this theme, although all presentations on second language acquisition are welcome.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2013 at 11:59pm. We invite you to submit an abstract for presentations and posters by that date and hope you will join us in Provo.

You can submit an abstract by going to

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