LINGUIST List 26.1093

Wed Feb 25 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 25-Feb-2015
From: Pascale Leclercq <>
Subject: 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association
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Full Title: 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association
Short Title: EUROSLA 25

Date: 27-Aug-2015 - 29-Aug-2015
Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Contact Person: Georges Véronique
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 27-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

Laboratoire Parole et Langage (Aix-Marseille University), in association with the Département de français langue étrangère (Pôle LLC, UFR ALLSHS, Aix-Marseille University), is pleased to announce that it will host EUROSLA 25, the 25th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association. The general theme of the Conference is « Second Language Acquisition : Implications for language sciences”.

The conference will start in the morning of 27 August 2015 and close at 12 a.m on 29 August 2015. Preceding the Conference, there will be a doctoral workshop and a Language Learning roundtable, both on 26 August 2015. The theme of this year’s roundtable is ‘SLA and theories of pidginization / creolization’.

Plenary Speakers:

Camilla Bardel (Stockholm University)
Sandra Benazzo (Université Paris 8)
Christine Dimroth (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
Scott H. Jarvis (Ohio University)
Gabriele Palloti (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE))

2nd Call for Papers:

You are kindly invited to submit abstracts for papers, posters, thematic colloquia and doctoral workshop related to this theme or to any other domain and subdomain of second language research.

Key Dates:

27 February 2015: Abstract submission deadline
24 April 2015: Notification of acceptance
27 April 2015: Early bird registration for presenters
1 June 2015: End of early bird of registration for presenters
2 June 2015: Early Early bird registration for delegates
14 July 2015: Full fee registration starts

Abstract Submission Policy:

Each author may submit no more than one single-authored and one co-authored (i.e. not first-authored) abstract to be considered for oral presentations, including colloquia and doctoral workshops. More than one abstract can be submitted for poster presentations. Paper and poster proposals should not have been previously published. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and evaluated in terms of rigour, clarity and significance of the contribution, as well as its relevance to second language research. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding the title, but including optional references).

Individual Papers and Posters:

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Language Policy:

EUROSLA 25 will be a bilingual conference (English and French); presentations in one of these languages are particularly encouraged. However, following the Eurosla constitution, any other European language may also be used.

Thematic Colloquia:

The Thematic colloquia will be organised in two-hour slots running in parallel with other sessions. Each colloquium will focus on one specific topic, and will bring together contributions to the topic. Each thematic colloquium should include a maximum of 4 presentations. Colloquium convenors should allocate time for opening and closing remarks, individual papers, discussants (if included) and general discussion.

Doctoral Student Workshop:

The doctoral student workshop is intended to serve as a platform for discussion of ongoing PhD research within any aspect of second language research. PhD students are invited to submit an abstract for a 10-15-minute presentation. The Doctoral workshop focuses on problems of methodology with regard to either data analysis (interpretation of natural conversation, statistical data, interviews, etc.) or research design (experimental design, corpus design, issues of data collection, etc.). Students whose abstracts are accepted will be required to send their paper to a discussant (a senior researcher). The discussant will lead a 10-15-minute feedback/discussion session on their work.

To submit an abstract please visit:

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