LINGUIST List 25.2143

Thu May 15 2014

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acq, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, General Ling/Turkey

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 15-May-2014
From: Cem Can <>
Subject: Language in Focus: Contemporary Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Praxis in ELT and SLA
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Full Title: Language in Focus: Contemporary Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Praxis in ELT and SLA
Short Title: LIF2015

Date: 04-Mar-2015 - 07-Mar-2015
Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Contact Person: Cem Can
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2014

Meeting Description:

The world is rapidly becoming a mixed global village where the role of languages is extremely important. Globalization has made the world interconnected. The political, technological, economic and social realities of the modern world have led and still lead to more contact between people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. New approaches, new theoretical concepts and new methods of teaching foreign / second languages have become the key issues in the modern world. Therefore, the main theme of LIF2015 is Contemporary Perspectives on Theory, Research, and Praxis in ELT and SLA.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and teachers who are interested in the exploration and exchange of theory, research findings, experience (praxis) and perspectives in language teaching, language learning and language skills development.

Call for Papers:

Centered around topics in applied linguistics, the conference will focus mainly on:

- ELT Methodology and classroom applications
- Foreign language teacher education
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) + Content and Language Integrated Learning in German (CLILiG)
- SLA / ELT focused theories and research (productive and receptive skills, linguistic and communicative competences, code-switching, classroom interaction analysis, assessment and evaluation, curriculum development)
- ICT in Language Teaching
- Psychological and psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT (attitudinal patterns, motivation, individual learner differences, learning strategies, learner autonomy)
- Corpus linguistics and learner corpora
- Syntax and interfaces with morphology and semantics
- Lexical processing
- Phonological processing
- Cross-linguistic influences
- Discourse analysis
- Sociolinguistic theories and research (quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of language, ethnographic and anthropological approaches to the study of language; language contact)
- Socio-cultural considerations (intercultural competence development, multiculturalism in theory and practice, ethnic/language minority classrooms)
- Multilingualism / bilingualism
- Educational language policies
- Translation and interpreting

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Applied Linguistics and Teaching Foreign Languages. Proposals for original and previously unpublished papers (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions) or workshops (45 minutes) reporting on research related to the theme of the conference, or posters regarding the issues are welcome for presentation at the conference.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words should be sent to the conference email: by November 1, 2014. Please note that the abstracts should be sent on special abstract form available on our website: Each participant will have the opportunity to present 2 papers. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by November 15, 2014. Accepted presentations will be published in an edited book by Cambridge Scholars, the UK.


All the participants are requested to submit their registration form available on our conference website and send it to the conference email: by December 15, 2014.

The conference/registration fee (paper / workshop / poster and participation), which covers registration fee, conference materials, full board accommodation in a 4-star hotel for three nights, welcome cocktail, refreshments during the coffee breaks, conference dinner, and the cost of subsequent publication is: €400 (early registration fee paid by December 15, 2014) €420 (regular registration fee paid by January 15, 2015).

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