CFP: Second Language Research (4/15/06; 10/6/06-10/8/06)

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SLRF 2006 at the University of Washington (Seattle)

The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) is a prestigious and internationally
renowned conference which brings together researchers in second language
acquisition (SLA) from all over the world. It is the premier conference on SLA
in North America providing a venue for established scholars and graduate
students to present work on a wide variety of theoretical and empirical issues
in SLA including cognitive, linguistic and sociolinguistic SLA research
conducted in both laboratory and classroom settings.

Dates of the Conference: October 6th-8th, 2006
Deadline for Abstracts: April 15th, 2006

Conference theme:
The theme of the conference is “In Search of the ‘Zen’ of Second
Language Acquisition: Examining the Learner at the Crossroads of Language,
Culture and Identity.” With our theme, we seek to gain clarity around the
experiences of SLA with a focus on various sociocultural facets of language
learners. We are seeking proposals that reflect the converging approaches and
methods that different disciplines bring to the study of language, culture,
and identity.

Submission information:

Please choose one submission format:
a) Paper Presentations: 30 minutes long with a 10-minute discussion period
b) Poster Presentations: to be displayed for a 3-hour block of time; they are
intended as a format for reports of work in progress

Email submissions to, including the following:

I. In the subject heading of the e-mail message please type “Poster
Submission” OR “Paper Submission”.

II. In the body of the e-mail message, please fill all of the
following fields in the given order (you may want to copy and paste this into
your e-mail):

  1. TITLE OF PRESENTATION (Maximum ten words)
    (Repeat the above fields for any Co-Presenters)


Bilingualism, child SLA, classroom, cognitive approaches, lexicon/vocabulary,
morphology, multilingualism, oral discourse, phonology/phonetics, pragmatics,
reading, research methodology, sociocultural approaches, sociolinguistic
approaches, syntax, technology, testing, written discourse, UG and OTHER

  4. SUMMARY OF THE PRESENTATION no longer than 50 words. This will be
included in the program booklet if your paper is accepted.

III. As an attachment, please include an ABSTRACT OF THE PRESENTATION. The
attachment must be either a Microsoft Word document or in Rich Text Format
(RTF) and include any special fonts (e.g. IPA) you have used. Please do not
exceed 400 words in length. Please also ensure that the title of the paper or
poster appears as the first line of the document. However, do not include the
author(s)' name(s) or other obvious reference to the author(s) in the document
as these abstracts will be distributed for blind review.

Email submissions to
Deadline for Abstracts: April 15th, 2006

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