LINGUIST List 26.231

Wed Jan 14 2015

Confs: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing/Finland

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 09-Jan-2015
From: Terhi Paakkinen <>
Subject: Matters of Individuals in Contexts: Psychology of Language Learning 2
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Matters of Individuals in Contexts: Psychology of Language Learning 2

Date: 22-Aug-2016 - 24-Aug-2016
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Contact: Paula Kalaja
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The first international conference ''Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning'' was held in Graz, Austria, in May 2014. It was organized on the initiative of Dr Sarah Mercer, and it was a highly successful event.

We have taken up the challenge, and will be organising the second international conference with the title ''Matters of Individuals in Contexts: Psychology of Language Learning 2'' to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, August 22 - 24, 2016. The idea is to bring together scholars from all over the world interested in the role of psychology in learning and teaching languages (irrespective of their status).

The conference will address among other things such key issues in the field as:

- Learners and teachers as individuals with all their characteristics, including self-concept, motivation, identities, beliefs, agency, emotions, strategies, styles, etc.
- The learning process and its outcomes
- The diversity of contexts

As part of the conference we are proud to announce three plenary speakers:

- Phil Benson, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
- Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Birmingham, UK
- Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria

In addition to the plenary sessions, the programme will consist of workshops, colloquia, parallel paper sessions and poster sessions.

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