LINGUIST List 29.935

Tue Feb 27 2018

Calls: Language Acquisition/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 26-Feb-2018
From: Mari D'Agostino <leslla2018unipa.it>
Subject: 14th Annual Symposium on Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults
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Full Title: 14th Annual Symposium on Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults
Short Title: LESLLA2018

Date: 04-Oct-2018 - 06-Oct-2018
Location: Palermo, Italy
Contact Person: Mari D'Agostino
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.leslla2018.it/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2018

Meeting Description:

Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (LESLLA) is an international forum of researchers who share an interest in research on the development of second language skills by adult immigrants with little or no schooling prior to entering the country of entry. The goal of LESLLA is to share empirical research and information to help, inform and guide further research on second language acquisition for the low-educated adult population. This research in turn will provide guidance to education policy development in all those countries in which immigrants settle and most need educational support.

Confirmed invited speakers:

- Jean-Claude Beacco (Université Sorbonne nouvelle Paris 3)
- Theo Marinis (University of Reading)
- Martha Young-Scholten (Newcastle University)
- Massimiliano Spotti (Tilburg University)

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited for the 14th annual conference on Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (LESLLA), to be held in Palermo on October 4-6, 2018.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:

- Second language acquisition (with a focus on low literate adults)
- Training for volunteers providing language and literacy support
- Teaching tools for unaccompanied minors
- Refugees and asylum seekers segregation in hosting contexts and language acquisition
- First languages and L2 literacy
- Testing literacy levels
- School policies for low literate migrants
- Youth literacy
- European policies for young and adult low literate migrants
- Human rights and advocacy
- Professional development and teacher education
- Language and literacy for resilience

Anonymous abstracts (max 500 words, excluding references) should be submitted to leslla2018unipa.it

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2018.
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2018


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