Call for Papers: “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language Learning“

University of Jyväskylä logo31st Summer School of Applied Language Studies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language Learning

June 03-05, 2013
Location: University of Jyväskylä, L303 (Liikunta building), Jyväskylä, Finland

The 2013 Summer School of Applied Language Studies will focus on second and foreign language learning and on problems in learning languages, in particular. The event will offer an opportunity for researchers, language teachers and special education teachers to get together and to share the most recent research findings. It brings together Finnish and international expertise in applied linguistics, mother tongue and foreign language education, special education, and psychology.

Invited speakers:
Docent Åsa Wengelin, Gothenburg University: “Writing processes in writers with and without language difficulties”
Professor Mikko Aro, University of Jyväskylä: “The role of linguistic skills in learning disabilities”
Professor Charles Alderson, Lancaster University: “Diagnosing reading in a second or foreign language”

More information on the conference website.
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Call for posters and demonstrations

The organisers invite the submission of proposals for poster presentations or demonstrations at the 31st Summer School of Applied Language Studies (Multidisciplinary perspectives to language learning). Submissions should focus on problems in reading or writing in a second / foreign language (SLF), orconcern problems in SFL oral skills or problems in first language skills that may have implications for SFL learning.
The focus of the presentation can be theoretical or practical or their combination. The presentation can concern any relevant aspect of or approach to the phenomenon of interest (e.g., research, intervention, teaching, materials, exercises, software).
Posters will be peer-reviewed by Summer School organisers based on relevance to the theme of the conference, originality, significance, quality, and clarity.
Language of conference is English, but posters and demonstrations can also be presented in Finnish.

Important dates:
February 28th, 2013 Poster / demonstration submission deadline
March 15th, 2013 Acceptance notifications
March 31st, 2013 Deadline for early bird registration

More information on the Summer School website.


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