Call for Proposals: 2010 Second Language Research Forum, October 14-17, University of Maryland

SLRF 2010 at University of Maryland

October 14-17, 2010

Call for proposals

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Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

The 2010 Second Language Research Forum will be held October 14-17 at the Riggs Alumni Center of the University of Maryland. In concert with the theme “Reconsidering SLA research: Dimensions and Directions”, this year’s SLRF conference will bring together relevant theories and research methodology from various disciplines that deepen our understanding of SLA and its application to real world needs.

To this end, we are soliciting papers and posters that investigate SLA from a variety of perspectives that add to our collective understanding of SLA in theory, research, and practice. The submission of abstracts and the refereeing process will be carried out through the SRLF 2010 web submission system. Abstracts for all presentation formats should be submitted at: http://www.webspace.umd.edu/SLRF2010/.

Abstracts will be considered in any area of L2 research including, but not limited to:

Formal approaches to SLA

Cognitive approaches to SLA

Socio-cultural approaches to SLA

Neurocognitive approaches to SLA

L2 psycholinguistics

Instructional SLA, classroom research, and pedagogy

L2 assessment and research methodology

Bilingualism and heritage language acquisition

Proposals are invited for individual papers and posters. All abstracts for papers and posters should be limited to 300 words.

Paper Presentations:

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Poster Presentations:

Posters are intended for one-on-one discussion of research. Presenters with work in progress are encouraged to consider submitting abstracts for poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2010

Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2010

SLRF 2010 Website: http://www.webspace.umd.edu/SLRF2010/

For more information please contact SLRF2010@umd.edu