LINGUIST List 25.5181

Thu Dec 18 2014

Calls: English, Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Austria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 17-Dec-2014
From: Carmen Amerstorfer <>
Subject: Situating Strategy Use: The Interplay of LLS and Individual Learner Charcteristics
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Full Title: Situating Strategy Use: The Interplay of LLS and Individual Learner Charcteristics
Short Title: SSU2015

Date: 16-Oct-2015 - 17-Oct-2015
Location: Klagenfurt, Austria
Contact Person: Carmen Amerstorfer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

The Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt is proud to be hosting the first SSU conference in October 2015. This interdisciplinary conference will inspire academic exchange within an international community of scholars on the complex topic of language learning strategies. More specifically, it aims to develop new perspectives on the interaction between individual learner characteristics and the choice and use of language learning strategies.

We are honoured to announce plenary speeches by:

Dr. Rebecca Oxford (Professor Emerita, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA),
Dr. Andrew Cohen (Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, USA), and
Dr. Carol Griffiths (Associate Professor, Fatih University, Turkey).

We look forward to stimulating discussions and insightful moments in the beautiful lakeside city of Klagenfurt in southern Austria.

This conference is organised by the Department of English at Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt in cooperation with Fachdidaktikzentrum der GeWi-Fakultät Graz and Pädagogische Hochschule Kärnten.

2nd Call for Abstracts:

Researchers and scholars interested in theoretical frameworks, methodological approaches, and practical implications and applications related to contextualised language learning strategy use and individual learner differences are invited to submit abstracts. These may cover a wide range of topics including age, gender, personality, learning style, motivation, self, emotions, language proficiency, social background, etc. We would like to particularly encourage early-career researchers, classroom teachers, and teacher educators to participate in the conference. In addition to parallel paper sessions, poster presentations and workshop sessions.

As the year is coming to an end, the submission deadline for abstracts is slowly approaching, so please visit our homepage and submit your abstracts (max. 250 words) before 2nd February, 2015.

The submission tool will ask you to:

- Indicate whether you would like to:
a. Give a 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion
b. Present a poster
c. Organise a 90-minute workshop
- Include a short biodata (max. 50 words)

Note that we can only accept abstracts in English and that you must not be involved in more than two abstract submissions. The conference language will be English. If you have any questions, contact us at

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