EUROSLA - the European Second Language Association


The Clarion online

Issue 9, 2012

Editor Christina Lindqvist




Welcome to Amsterdam in 2013

by InekeVedder, on behalf of the Organising Committee

We are very pleased to announce that the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the University of Amsterdam will host EUROSLA 23 (28-31 August, 2013). The conference will be preceded by the Doctoral Workshop and the Language Learning Round Table. Four plenary speakers have been invited: Alison Mackey (Georgetown University, and Lancaster University), Marianne Nikolov (University of Pécs), Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University Montreal) and Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam).

The Language Learning Round Table, on the 28th of August, is entitled ‘Acquisition orders in SLA: Perspectives from Emergentism and Dynamic Systems’ (convener Jan Hulstijn). Invited speakers are William O’Grady (University of Hawai’i at Manoa), Wander Lowie & Marjolein Verspoor (University of Groningen); discussants are Christine Dimroth (University of Osnabrück) and Manfred Pienemann (University of Paderborn, and Newcastle University).

You are kindly invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, thematic colloquia and doctoral workshops on all areas of second language acquisition research. We would like to strongly encourage the submission of poster proposals. Poster sessions will receive a prominent place in the program, and no parallel activities will be programmed.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 10th February 2013. More information will be available on the conference

website at; the organizers can be contacted at

The conference venue of Eurosla 23 is located in the city centre of Amsterdam, at a 10 minutes’ walk from the Central Station, and is easily accessible by tram and subway. There are many hotels in various price ranges within walking distance from the conference venue.

Amsterdam hosts a large number of museums, among which the recently reopened Stedelijk Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art; the Hermitage Amsterdam with a selection of paintings from the collection of the Hermitage St. Petersburg; the new Film Institute Eye, beautifully located at the waterfront of the IJ, just north of the Central Station; the Amsterdam Historical Museum, located in an old cloister, where the welcome reception of the conference will take place. Further suggestions for your stay in Amsterdam? Go for a walk or a cycle tour along the canals. Enjoy the marvelous view from the top floor of the Public Library next to the Central Station. Have a beer in one of the cafés in the Jordaan neighbourhood, stroll down the Albert Cuyp market or walk through the Vondelpark. Welcome to Eurosla 23 in Amsterdam!



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