LINGUIST List 26.5637

Fri Dec 18 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, General Ling, Lang Acq/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 18-Dec-2015
From: Annina Hessel <>
Subject: Young Language Learners Symposium 2016
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Full Title: Young Language Learners Symposium 2016
Short Title: YLL 2016

Date: 06-Jul-2016 - 08-Jul-2016
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

The Department of Education, University of Oxford is very pleased to announce the second international conference on Young Language Learners (YLL) 2016.

As part of the AILA REN on Early Language Learning, we would like to welcome you to join us in the city of the ‘dreaming spires’ for a meeting on issues surrounding YLLs in July 2016. The conference will focus on early second and foreign language learning in school contexts (pre-primary and primary), covering different bilingual and L2/FL provision in school contexts across the globe. This symposium will provide opportunities for colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g., researchers, teachers, policy makers) to establish links and help expand the work in this important area of language development.

Call for Papers:

The organizing committee of the YLL Symposium 2016 invites the submission of abstracts on any research-oriented topic relating to the learning of a foreign, second or additional language by learners of primary school age or younger.

Presentation Format:

- Oral Presentations (individual or co-authored papers) to be given in a 20-minute oral presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion
- Poster Presentations (individual or co-authored papers). Posters should be prepared for A0 (841 x 1189 mm)

Submission Guidelines:

- The word limit for abstracts is 350 words
- The total number of presentations per participant as first presenter should be no more
than two, including a combination of oral presentation and/or poster presentation.

To submit an abstract please click here: You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. This can be done here:

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: by March 14, 2016

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