Exploring SLA: Perspectives, Positions, and Practices

 

Through this year's theme, we investigate various professional interests and practices of the field of Second Language Acquisition. The overall purpose of SLRF 2008 is to integrate an array of ideas about SLA research, ethics, and practice, from across multiple approaches. We solicit papers, posters, and colloquia that consider SLA from a range of theoretical, methodological, linguistic, practical, political, historical, and disciplinary perspectives, and encourage submissions that deepen and broaden our understandings and inform the quality and application of SLA research.

The conference will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (a.k.a. Jefferson Hall) on the east side of the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.
Download the conference program [here] and program update [here].

 


Plenary speakers:
- Dr. Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
"Morphological structure in native and non-native language comprehension"
- Dr. Alan Firth (Newcastle University)
"The public and private lives of additional language competence: Implications for a reconceptualized SLA"
- Dr. Carmen Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona)
"When context matters: Age effects on second language learning"
- Dr. Richard Schmidt (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
"The 'noticing hypothesis' twenty years out"

Invited Colloquia:
"Comparing child L2 and SLI: Crosslinguistic perspectives"
(Organized by Dr. Theres Grüter, Stanford University)

"Language learning in and out of the classroom: Connecting contexts of language use with learning and teaching practices"
(Organized by Dr. Christina Higgins
, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)

SLRF 2008 Proceedings:
Selected peer-reviewed papers will be published through Cascadilla Proceedings Project. We invite manuscripts from any conference session, including poster sessions. Guidelines for proceedings manuscript can be downloaded [here]. All manuscripts must be submitted by the February 1st, 2009 deadline.


Publisher's Session [Sat, Oct 18th, 1:00-2:00pm, Keoni]:
Interested in learning how to get published in applied linguistics journals? Join us for an open discussion with editors of journals including Applied Linguistics, Journal of Second Language Writing, Language Learning, and Reading in a Foreign Language as they discuss submission and editorial guidelines, acceptance rates, what reviewers look for, and the ins and outs of the publication process. Please bring your questions! Time will also be provided to talk with editors individually.

CA of L2 Talk Workshop [Sun, Oct 19th, 12:15-1:30, Asia]:
This workshop brings together CA researchers (and those interested in CA) for a hands-on data session and discussion focusing on conversation analytic approaches to second language use and second language learning as social practice. Data and transcripts will be provided. We will have a sign-up sheet at the registration desk on the first day of the conference. Seats are limited, so please make sure you sign up early!

Individual Papers and Posters:
Check out the great line-up of paper and poster presentations. Click here to see the schedule grid and presentation titles.
For paper and poster summaries, see below links.
- Paper summaries: click here
- Poster summaries (Saturday): click here
- Poster summaries (Sunday): click here

Updates & Announcements:
- October 7th, 2008: Shuttle service information is updated. See the transportation page.
- October 1st, 2008: Proceedings, CA workshop, and publisher session is updated.
- June 26th, 2008: Check out the schedule grid
for
presente
rs and presentation titles!

About SLRF:
The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) is a prestigious and internationally renowned conference which brings together researchers in second language (L2) research from all over the world. It is the premier conference on L2 research in North America providing a venue for established scholars and graduate students to present work on a wide variety of theoretical and empirical issues.

Links to future conferences:

- AAAL 2009: March 21-24th, 2009 at Denver, Colorado. Call for papers: here
- Second Language Processing and Parsing: State of the Science: May 21-24th, 2009 at Texas Tech University. Call for papers: here

 

Home | Organizers | Sponsors | Call for proposals | Registration | Conference program | Social events | Transportation |
Accommodations | Hawai‘i links | Call for 2009 SLRF host | Past SLRF | SLRF '08 FAQs | Presentation guidelines |

If you need additional information, please contact us.
E-mail: slrf2008@gmail.com
Mail address: SLRF 2008, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i
1890 East-West Rd. Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA. Fax: 1-(808) 956-2802

Webdesign by Marta Gonzalez-Lloret, Deborah Masterson, and Yukiko Watanabe

Home | Organizers | Sponsors | Call for proposals | Registration | Conference program | Social events | Transportation |
Accommodations | Hawai‘i links | Call for 2009 SLRF host | Past SLRF | SLRF '08 FAQs | Presentation guidelines |

If you need additional information, please contact us.
E-mail: slrf2008@gmail.com
Mail address: SLRF 2008, Department of Second Language Studies, University of Hawai'i
1890 East-West Rd. Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA. Fax: 1-(808) 956-2802

Webdesign by Marta Gonzalez-Lloret, Deborah Masterson, and Yukiko Watanabe