Call for papers: EUROSLA 24, September 2014

The Centre for Language Learning Research in the Department of Education, University of York, is pleased to announce that it will host EUROSLA 24, the 24th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association. You are kindly invited to submit abstracts for papers, posters, thematic colloquia and doctoral workshops on any domain and subdomain of second language research.

The Conference will start in the morning of 4 September 2014 and close at lunchtime on 6 September 2014. Preceding the Conference, there will be a doctoral workshop and a Language Learning roundtable, both on 3 September. The theme of this year’s roundtable is ’Language learning theory and practice: Bridging the gap’.

Plenary speakers
François Grosjean, University of Neuchâtel
Leah Roberts, University of York
Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh
Sharon Unsworth, Radboud University Nijmegen

Key dates
28 February 2014: abstract submission deadline
25 April 2014: notification of acceptance
28 April 2014: early bird registration starts
15 June 2014: registration closes for presenters
25 June 2014: early bird registration closes
26 June 2014: full fee registration starts
3 September 2014: doctoral workshop and roundtable
4-6 September 2014: conference

Student stipends
As in previous years, several student stipends will be available for doctoral students.
If you wish to apply, please send the following information to eurosla24@york.ac.uk before 28 February 2014:
1. Name, institution, and address of institution; 2. Curriculum vitae (attached); 3. Official confirmation of a PhD student status; 4. Statement (email) from supervisor or head of Department that the applicant’s institution cannot (fully) cover the conference-related expenses.

Publication of papers
A selection of papers presented at EUROSLA 2014 will be published in the EUROSLA 24 Yearbook following a peer-review process. There is an annual prize for the best EUROSLA Yearbook article. This includes a framed certificate presented at the EUROSLA General Assembly, a fee waiver for the following EUROSLA conference and conference dinner, and free EUROSLA membership for a year.

Abstract submission policy
Each author may submit no more than one single-authored and one co-authored (i.e. not first-authored) abstract to be considered for oral presentations, including colloquia and doctoral workshops. More than one abstract can be submitted for poster presentations. Paper and poster proposals should not have been previously published. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and evaluated in terms of rigour, clarity and significance of the contribution, as well as its relevance to second language research. Abstracts should not exceed 450 words (excluding the title, but including optional references).

To submit an abstract please visit http://www.york.ac.uk/eurosla24

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