LINGUIST List 26.3247

Fri Jul 10 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 07-Jul-2015
From: Karin Maxey <>
Subject: Northeast Modern Language Association
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Full Title: Northeast Modern Language Association
Short Title: NeMLA

Date: 17-Mar-2016 - 20-Mar-2016
Location: Hartford, CT, USA
Contact Person: Karin Maxey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2015

Meeting Description:

Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA)
March 17-20, 2016
Hartford, CT

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The Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference is attended by scholars across many disciplines, from national literatures and cultures to linguistics to foreign language pedagogy. The four-day events affords many opportunities for exchanges on research and teaching, and contains panels, seminars, workshops, poster presentations, and plenary talks.

For info on registration, please visit:

Call for Papers:

Innovative Approaches to Second Language Reading

The use of texts in the language classroom can serve not only to help students become more effective, more fluent, and faster L2 readers, but also to help them learn about L2 discourse practices, writing conventions, and culture. While reading research has accomplished a great deal of theory in the past thirty years, it has, however, presented a relative lack of empirical data that supports best practices in the L2 reading classroom. In terms of curriculum itself, there is also conflicting evidence about what types of texts—authentic or inauthentic—seem to work best for various curricular goals. It can also be difficult to select texts for various levels. Given the questions that reading research has yet to fully address, this panel welcomes presentations on innovative approaches to reading in all levels and languages of L2 reading instruction, and data that supports the effectiveness of these approaches. Papers may address any of the following topics:

- Innovative curricular designs for teaching L2 reading
- Data that supports the use of particular approaches
- The use of unabridged (“authentic”) materials in the L2 classroom
- Learning outcomes for L2 reading activities
- Selection of reading materials for different levels of L2 learners
- Reading as a social practice
- Reading strategies
- Other reading-related topics

Please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words through the NeMLA website ( The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015. Please contact Karin Maxey ( with questions or for further information.

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