LINGUIST List 24.1822

Thu Apr 25 2013

Calls: Discipline of Ling, Language Acquisition, Psycholing/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 25-Apr-2013
From: Emma Marsden <>
Subject: Eliciting Data in L2 Research: Challenge and Innovation
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Full Title: Eliciting Data in L2 Research: Challenge and Innovation
Date: 02-Sep-2013 - 03-Sep-2013 Location: York, United Kingdom Contact Person: Emma Marsden
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 03-May-2013

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 (University of York); Rita Kaushanskaya (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Steve Majerus (University of Liège); Elisabet Service (McMaster University)

Eliciting Oral Interaction Data
Sue Gass (Michigan State University); 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 University)

Questions to be addressed include:

What sorts of data emerge from using this tool/instrument?
What are some of the methodological challenges that come up 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?


The conference is in the National Science Learning Centre, on York University campus. Registration includes lunch and refreshments each day.

Reduced registration on submission of material to IRIS whilst registration is open: £140 (approx. US$213)
Standard registration: £190 (approx. US$289)
Student registration: £90 (approx. US$137)
Ensuite Bed & Breakfast, next to conference venue: £55 per night (approx. US$83)
Conference dinner, 3 course meal in St William’s College, by York Minster: £40 (approx. US$61)

To register and pay, visit:

If paying the reduced registration because you are submitting materials to IRIS during the conference registration period, you may submit your materials before or after you have paid for registration, but it must be before the payment deadline.

Deadline for payment: 15 July 2013

For further information, please email

Call for Posters:

Abstracts for posters, addressing themes related to the above or others with a methodological slant, are welcome. Abstracts should be 300 words max, including titles, references and examples (excluding authors’ names and contact details).

Please submit one version with full author details including one contact email, and one anonymised version.

Send both to with ABSTRACT in the subject heading.

Deadline for abstracts: Friday 3 May 2013

Acceptance response will be sent by Friday 31 May 2013. Abstracts will be reviewed by the IRIS team and members of the IRIS advisory board.

There are 3 free places for students presenting the best posters (via refunded registration fees).

Two poster sessions, totalling 2.5 hours, will be available.

Posters should be either AO or A1 size.

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