LINGUIST List 26.2449

Tue May 12 2015

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 12-May-2015
From: Rasmus Steinkrauss <>
Subject: Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage-based Perspectives on Second Language Learning
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Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage-based Perspectives on Second Language Learning
Short Title: TDL

Date: 03-Jun-2015 - 05-Jun-2015
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact: Marjolijn Verspoor
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

After the successful first conference in Denmark in 2013, the University of Groningen will host the second conference on 'Thinking, Doing, Learning: Usage-based Perspectives on Second Language Learning' (TDL2) from June 3-5, 2015 in Groningen, the Netherlands. Registration is now open!

The field of second language (L2) learning research has come to sustain a multitude of perspectives on language and learning but also on broader issues such as the crossing points between sociality, the nature of human interaction, and individual cognition. Along with this great theoretical, methodological and empirical variety comes an expansion of what is traditionally thought of as the core of language and the nature of learning.

This conference brings together perspectives that find mutual kinship in a view of language as an embodied, semiotic, symbolic tool used for communicative and interactional purposes and an understanding of language use as the preeminent condition for language learning – perspectives that we conjoin under the umbrella term of usage based perspectives.

Such perspectives yield a wide variety of questions to be answered – from societal issues of what it means to interact in an L2 to how speakers carry out social, sense-making moment-to-moment activities, and from the environments of language use and learning to the nature of the sediments of these usage events that are left as “acquired linguistic constructions” in the individual language learner.

The conference will promote and advance this multitude of theoretical and methodological perspectives in second language learning research.

Keynote Speakers:

Teresa Cadierno
Wander Lowie
Simona Pekarek Doehler
Steve Thorne

Invited Colloquium:

Converging Evidence in Thinking, Doing, Learning from One Dataset (Gale Stam)

Registration for the conference is now open until May 24.

For further information and registration, visit the conference website at


Marjolijn Verspoor
Rasmus Steinkrauss

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