LINGUIST List 32.1612

Mon May 10 2021

Calls: Gen Ling, Ling Theories/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 08-May-2021
From: Enas Filimban <>
Subject: Reconnecting the LESLLA Community in 2021
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Full Title: Reconnecting the LESLLA Community in 2021
Short Title: LESLLA

Date: 11-Aug-2021 - 12-Aug-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Enas Filimban
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 21-May-2021

Meeting Description:

Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (LESLLA) supports adults with little or no home language schooling or literacy, who are now learning to read and write for the first time in a new language. LESLLA promotes, on a worldwide, multidisciplinary and multilingual basis, the sharing of research findings, effective pedagogical practices and information on policy.

During the two days, LESLLA will host a live keynote, roundtable, coffee break sessions for all attendees. Please note that all other sessions (typically concurrent sessions at a live conference) will be pre-recorded. The recordings will be available for viewing PRIOR to the conference. During the symposium, all presenters will be scheduled to join a roundtable discussion and Q & A session live.

Call for Papers:

Please submit your proposals by May 21, 2021. You will receive a notification of acceptance by June 15, 2021. You are invited to submit a recording of 15-20 minutes upon acceptance of proposal. Recordings will be due on July 26, 2021.

Please use the linked Google form to submit your proposal:

Suggested topics:
We welcome proposals for the 17th annual conference. Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:
- Second language acquisition with a focus on low literate adults
- Pandemic-related teaching & learning (hybrid, remote, low-tech environments, etc.)
- Translanguaging among LESLLA learners
- Role of volunteers in language and literacy support
- Teaching practices and strategies for the LESLLA classroom
- L1 literacy and LESLLA learners
- Assessment
- Policies, advocacy, and human rights for LESLLA
- Refugees and asylum seekers’ inclusion in hosting contexts and language acquisition
- Professional development and teacher education

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