LINGUIST List 29.864

Thu Feb 22 2018

Calls: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition/Canada

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 21-Feb-2018
From: Cristina Uribe <>
Subject: Second Language Research Forum 2018
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Full Title: Second Language Research Forum 2018
Short Title: SLRF 2018

Date: 26-Oct-2018 - 28-Oct-2018
Location: Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Contact Person: Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

The Second Language Research Forum is an annual conference organized by graduate students for scholars interested in second language research.

Researchers in this growing interdisciplinary field study issues related second language acquisition from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

SLRF 2018 will focus on the Contribution of Cognitive Science to Second Language Research. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind and mental operations, bringing together various theoretical, empirical and experimental perspectives to study language learning and the fluid and dialectic relationships between cognition and other individual and social variables such as personality, emotions, identity and acculturation. From this perspective, learning a second language is not only a cognitive act, but also an emotional one. Cognitive science has informed SLA research in a broad range of fields. Some scholars have offered valuable insight into the role of learners stable cognitive, emotional and personality traits on production, learning and acculturation. Other scholars have examined the influence of culture and language on learners’ identity construction and emotional experience in a second language. And yet others have focused on relationships between tasks, the learning environment and learners’ cognitive and emotional experience in real time. This rich body of research points to a promising future with emerging portraits of second language acquisition and acculturation that we are collectively constructing.

Call for Papers:

In the spirit of the theme On the Contribution of Cognitive Science to Second Language Research, the SLRF 2018 team invites proposals for paper and poster presentations that illustrate these contributions.

We welcome but are not limited to submissions in the following areas of research.

- Cognitive and Neurocognitive Approaches to SLA
- Psycholinguistic and Psychological Approaches to SLA
- Sociocultural Approaches to SLA
- Individual Learners Traits and SLA
- Language, Culture, Identity and SLA
- Intercultural Psychology and SLA
- Positive psychology and SLA
- Bilingualism and Multilingualism
- Task-based approaches to SLA

Proposals for SLRF 2018 are accepted in French and English.

Abstracts can be submitted from 15-Feb-2018 until 15-Apr-2018.

To view the full guidelines for submissions, visit .

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