Call for Papers: 5th UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives


The 5th UC Language Consortium Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives

For the First Time in Partnership with the East Coast Language Consortium


University of California, San Diego

April 23-25, 2010




Institute Professor and

Professor of Cognitive Science

Case Western Reserve University

APRIL 24th





Professor of Applied Linguistics

and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles

We invite submissions for presentations from scholars in all disciplines who are involved in all types of research on second language learning and teaching. In order to focus on issues of concern to scholars and teachers in California, but also to include as broad a range of interests as possible, we particularly encourage proposals in the following thematic areas:

Literature and Culture in Language Study

Language Learning for the Heritage Student

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Second-Language- Acquisition Theory

Innovative Classroom Applications of Second-Language-Acquisition Theory

*DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by January 11, 2010

Submit abstracts online at:

All papers must represent original, unpublished work. Presentations may be up to 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions. All submissions will be evaluated anonymously. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent by e-mail. If your paper is accepted, your submitted abstract will be used for the conference handbook. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the primary author by late January via e-mail.

Pre-registration materials will be available in January, and a preliminary schedule will be available in February, 2010.


Note to faculty, lecturers, and graduate students: There will be limited funding provided by the UC Language Consortium for travel and lodging expenses for both participants and attendees.

Further information will be available on the website in early January.

Sponsored by the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching.

The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching is a system-wide initiative designed to make the most effective use of UC’s vast linguistic resources and expertise. The consortium fosters collaboration among and across the language programs at the UC campuses with an eye to increasing student access to language study through a combination of the best classroom practices, technological enhancements and study and work-abroad programs.