LINGUIST List 29.936

Tue Feb 27 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 26-Feb-2018
From: Verena Wecker <>
Subject: EuroSLA 28
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Full Title: EuroSLA 28

Date: 05-Sep-2018 - 08-Sep-2018
Location: Münster, Germany
Contact Person: Christine Dimroth
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) is a society for people with a research interest in second languages. EuroSLA has grown from small beginnings to become a large international group of scholars. We welcome new members whatever your nationality, your geographical location or your theoretical and methodological preferences. Our annual conferences are organised by members of the society in different European countries each year. EuroSLA conferences aim to bring together researchers from different disciplines who investigate the acquisition, use, and processing of language in situations where more than one language is involved.

Academic programme:

The academic programme will consist of presentations by the participants and the invited keynote speakers (Raphael Berthele (Fribourg, Switzerland), Claudia Felser (Potsdam, Germany), Johanne Paradis (Edmonton, Canada), Marianne Starren (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)), as well as the doctoral student workshop, and the Language Learning Roundtable (topic: the relation between learner grammar and input).

Final Call for Papers:

The deadline has been extended to 7 March 2018.

Wednesday, September 5 – Saturday, September 8, 2018
University of Münster, Germany

We are inviting proposals for presentations at Eurosla 28. All areas and approaches to the study of learning second/foreign/additional languages are welcome.

Types of presentations

1) Individual paper (length of presentation: 20+10 min.)
2) Colloquium with either 3 or 5 thematically related papers (length of a colloquium: 90 or 150 min., depending on the number of papers)
3) Poster (A0, portrait)
4) Paper at the doctoral student workshop (length of presentation: 15+15 min.); for more information about the doctoral student workshop please visit our website (

Abstract submission information - extended deadline:

The submission of presentation proposals has been extended and closes on March 7, 2018. The proposals are submitted by filling in an online form (
The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the Eurosla Scientific committee. The criteria include the quality of the content and the clarity of the abstract, contribution to the field and thematic relevance. Colloquia will also be assessed according to range and coherence of the papers.

Presentation acceptances will be sent out by the end of April 2018.

Length of abstracts:

- Individual paper, paper at the doctoral student workshop, or poster: max. 3000 characters (incl. spaces), including references
- Colloquium: general abstract (max. 2000 characters (incl. spaces), including references) + abstracts for each paper (each max. 3000 characters (incl. spaces), including references). The general abstract should describe the topic of the colloquium and thus enable the reviewer to assess range and coherence of the papers. A colloquium as a whole can only be accepted if the overall quality of all included abstracts is high enough. If a colloquium is rejected, individual papers can still be accepted as papers in parallel sessions. Please note that only a limited number of colloquia can be accepted.

Language policy:

The working language of the conference is English but presentations are also welcome in other European languages.

Presenter policy:

Each participant can appear as the first author of one presentation only. A colloquium convener can also present at the colloquium or elsewhere in the programme.

Student stipends:

As in previous years, several student stipends will be available for doctoral students. For more information please visit our website (

For general questions, please email
For questions concerning the colloquia, please email
For questions concerning the posters, please email

We look forward to seeing you in Münster, Germany, in September 2018!
The Organizing Committee

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