The SLA graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa have formed a partnership to host an annual SLA Graduate Student Symposium. Organizing and hosting the conference alternates between the universities. Graduate students in SLA and related disciplines present their work and meet distinguished researchers in their field.
The theme of the 2014 symposium is Crossing Borders: Engaging and Connecting and will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on April 11th and 12th, 2014. The organizing committee is honored to welcome Lourdes Ortega from Georgetown University and Judith Liskin-Gasparro from the University of Iowa as this year's plenary speakers.
The organizers seek proposals from graduate students whose research both reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field of SLA and draws on connections and engagements among the disciplines and perspectives. Studies from a variety of areas will be accepted. These areas include but are not limited to:
Second and foreign language pedagogy
Psycholinguistic approaches to SLA
Generative second language acquisition
Heritage language acquisition
Language and culture
Learner corpora and SLA
Testing and assessment
Analysis of discourse and interaction
Computer-assisted language learning
Proposals are due February 1, 2014.
View the call for papers at http://2014slasymposium.lss.wisc.edu/papers