LINGUIST List 27.2164

Wed May 11 2016

Calls: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Semantics/Canada

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 11-May-2016
From: Alexandra Tsedryk <>
Subject: 40th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
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Full Title: 40th Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
Short Title: APLA 40 ALPA

Date: 28-Oct-2016 - 29-Oct-2016
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact Person: Alexandra Tsedryk
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2016

Meeting Description:

The conference will also host a special session with the theme: Words: Representation, Acquisition, and Pedagogy.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Gary Libben, Brock University

Call for Papers:

We welcome papers questioning various aspects of lexical description, acquisition of lexical competence and its development in monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual environments.

- Lexical semantics, lexicon-syntax interface, word meaning in context
- Mental lexicon (development, components, structural organization, processes, mental lexicon in L1, in L2, in bilinguals and multilinguals)
- Examination of lexicon in psycholinguistics
- L1 and L2 reading, writing and paraphrasing ability
- Adult and children’s lexical acquisition
- Context of learning and its impact on accuracy and fluency (immersion settings, implicit vs explicit instruction, study abroad)
- Instructional practices (teaching approaches, use of CALL, resources facilitating the development of lexical competence)
- Lexical knowledge assessment (depth, breadth, receptive-productive, reading and writing)
- Language teacher training (teaching of lexical concepts, linguistic theories and their application in teaching)

Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit. Papers are 30 minutes in length (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. On a separate page, please list your paper title, name, affiliation (indicate if you are a student), your current electronic and mailing address, and any audiovisual equipment that will be needed for your presentation. Please submit abstracts and cover page via email as separate attachments (MSWord, Rich Text Format, or PDF). Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed.

For more information about APLA, please visit:
Conference website:
Regular mail:
Department of Modern Languages
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6, CANADA
Telephone: (902) 457-5530
Fax: (902) 457-6455

Conference Co-Chairs: Alexandra Tsedryk (Department of Modern Languages, MSVU) and Christine Doe (Faculty of Education, MSVU)

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2016.

Publication of selected articles in the refereed journal Linguistica Atlantica will follow the conference.

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