LINGUIST List 30.26

Thu Jan 03 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Disc Analysis, Gen Ling, Lang Acquisition, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-Jan-2019
From: Bingjie Zheng <>
Subject: 2019 Second Language Acquisition Symposium
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Full Title: 2019 Second Language Acquisition Symposium
Short Title: 2019 SLA Symposium

Date: 19-Apr-2019 - 20-Apr-2020
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Contact Person: Bingjie Zheng
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 27-Jan-2019

Meeting Description:

Transmodalities: Contesting Borders in Language Studies, the 12th annual SLA Student symposium will be held on April 19 and 20, 2019 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus. We seek to advance calls for new and future studies that cut across departmental lines and disciplinary boundaries as well as stimulate interactions and cooperation among them. This symposium will be of interest to a wide spectrum students interested in language learning, research, and education, and the social, psychological, and linguistic factors implicated. This free, student-run symposium is hosted in conjunction with our counterparts at the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota.

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce that proposal submissions are now open for the 2019 SLA Symposium. The SLA Symposium will be held on April 19th and 20th, 2019 at Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The deadline for proposal submission is January 27, 2019. The graduate students in second language acquisition (SLA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota have formed a partnership to host this annual symposium, with organization and hosting of the symposium rotating among the universities. Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for students in SLA and related disciplines to present their work and interact with distinguished researchers in their field.

Studies in the field of second language acquisition and applied linguistics are concerned with the complexities of the multilingual, multimodal, and multisensory nature of language. The theme of this year's conference is meant to draw attention to the ways that meaning is constructed across modalities to inform language learning, teaching, and research in globalized and increasingly digitalized contexts. The perspective of transmodalities is inspired by theoretical and empirical work in areas such as multilingualism, multimodalities, multiliteracies, linguistic anthropology, interactional sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, and others. Based on the theme Transmodalities: Contesting Borders in Language Studies, the 2019 SLA Student Symposium seeks to advance multilingual and multimodal research.

We seek proposals from students whose research both reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field of SLA and the increasing focus on multilingual contexts and learners. We invite proposals from a variety of areas, including but not limited to the following:

- analysis of discourse and interaction
- bi/multilingual education
- classroom research
- computer-assisted language learning
- critical analysis
- generative SLA
- heritage languages
- identities in language learning
- instructional technology
- language and culture
- learner corpora and SLA
- multimodal analysis
- psycholinguistic approaches to SLA
- raciolinguistics
- second and foreign language pedagogy
- socialization
- sociocultural approaches to SLA
- sociolinguistics
- testing and assessment
- world Englishes

Abstract Submission:

Plenary Speakers:

Jeff Bezemer, University College London
Samuel David, University of Minnesota
Mercedes NiƱo- Murcia, University of Iowa

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