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Eurosla 2007

Call for papers

The 17th Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association will be organized by Newcastle University, UK.


THEME OF THE CONFERENCE: Interfaces in Second Language Acquisition Research

Plenary speakers

- Judith Kroll, Pennsylvania State University,
Christophe Pallier, Cognitive Neuroimaging Research Unit, INSERM, Paris,
Manfred Pienemann, Newcastle University, UK / Paderborn University,
Natascha Müller, University of Wuppertal, Germany


Proposals for papers, posters and thematic colloquia on any aspect of second language
acquisition research are invited. All topics in the field of second language acquisition
will be considered. Priority will be given to abstracts that discuss the theme of the
conference. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously and evaluated in terms of
originality, clarity, and significance of findings and conclusions.

Each author may submit no more than one individual and one co-authored abstract. The
paper must not have been previously published.

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS will be 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for

POSTERS are intended as a format for reports of work in progress.

THEMATIC COLLOQUIA will take place in a three-hour slot (parallel sessions). A thematic
colloquium will focus on one specific topic and will bring together key contributions to
the topic.

Submissions for papers and posters should include the following:

1. Title of the paper,
2. Name and affiliation of the author(s),
3. Abstract of 300 words (excluding references and the title),
4. First author's postal address,
5. First author's e-mail address,
6. Type of presentation intended: please indicate whether you would like your proposal to be considered for a paper, a poster or both.





Submissions for thematic colloquia should be marked as such and should include the following:

1. Title of the colloquium,
2. Name and affiliation of the convener(s),
3. Abstract of 500 words explaining the rationale of the colloquium,

4.  Abstracts of the individual presentations (including names of authors and

affiliations) (300 words each),
5. Convener's postal address,
6. Convener's e-mail address,

-        All submissions will be confirmed by e-mail.

-        Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15 March 2007.



EUROSLA 17 will also include a DOCTORAL STUDENT WORSHOP which is intended to serve as a platform for the discussion of ongoing PhD research (on any aspect of SLA). PhD students are invited to submit an abstract of a 15 minute presentation focusing on theoretical or methodological issues. Doctoral students will send their presentation in advance of the conference to a discussant, who will lead a 15 minute feedback/ discussion session on their work.

Submissions for the doctoral student workshop should include the following:
1. Title of the paper
2. Name and affiliation of the author
3. Abstract of 300 words
4. Author's postal address
5. Author’s e-mail address
6. Name of one or more discussants
NOTE: Some Bursaries will be available for the doctoral student workshop.


Language policy and publication of papers

Following the EUROSLA association policy, EUROSLA 2007 will be a multilingual conference. Presentation in any European language is acceptable. However, abstracts must be written in English. A selection of papers presented at Eurosla 2007 will be included in the
EUROSLA Yearbook, published in English by John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Please send all submissions to:

- Deadline for abstract submissions:               15 February 2007
- Notification of acceptance:                             15 March 2007


EUROSLA 2007 Organization Committee, Newcastle University, UK




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