LINGUIST List 26.3442

Thu Jul 30 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 29-Jul-2015
From: John McE. Davis <>
Subject: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
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Full Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: GURT 2016

Date: 11-Mar-2016 - 13-Mar-2016
Location: Washington DC, USA
Contact Person: John McE. Davis, Tyler True
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2015

Meeting Description:

GURT is an annual international conference hosted by Georgetown University that deals with different issues and approaches to language each year. GURT 2016 focuses on the uses for assessment and evaluation in relation to language learning and teaching, with a primary emphasis on how assessments and evaluations are designed to maximize their usefulness as well as how the uses of assessment and evaluation impact a variety of stakeholders.

Call for Papers:

GURT 2016 is seeking proposals for papers, posters, colloquia, or works-in-progress that address the theme, “Useful assessment and evaluation in language education” and relate to any of the following topics:

- Language program evaluation at work: Uses, frameworks, methods, examples
- Learning-oriented assessment: Design and validation for use in language classrooms
- Student learning outcomes assessment: Accreditation, accountability, and improvement
- Assessment consequences: Investigating the impact of assessments on language learners, teachers, schools, communities, and societies
- Validity evaluation: Determining and improving the quality of assessments in use
- Social dimensions of language assessment
- Assessment innovations for testing new constructs and meeting new demands

For submission guidelines please visit:

Issues should be directed to both, Professor John McE. Davis ( and Program Manager Tyler True (

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