Note: The submission deadline has
passed for all submission categories.
for a PDF version of the CFP.
The organizers of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum (SLRF)
invite proposals for papers, posters, and thematic colloquia for the
Call for Papers
Second Language Research
October 18-21, 2012
The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Paper and Poster Abstract
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
Paper and Poster Notification of
Acceptance: July 15, 2012
To embody the conference theme, Building Bridges Between
Disciplines: SLA in Many Contexts, we are soliciting proposals from
various disciplines, including those that have traditionally been
associated with SLA research, as well as those that are new to SLA
research or that have been underrepresented at previous SLA
We welcome proposals from all areas of second language research,
including (but not limited to) the following:
- Formal Approaches to SLA
- Functional Approaches to SLA
- Cognitive Approaches to SLA
- Technology and SLA
- Classroom Research
- L2 Assessment
- Psycholinguistic Approaches to SLA
- Neurocognitive Approaches to SLA
- Corpus Approaches to SLA
- Socio-Cultural Approaches to SLA / Pragmatics
- Context of Learning / Study Abroad
- Heritage Language Learning / Language Maintenance
Comprehensive research syntheses, preferably in the form of a
meta-analysis, are also welcomed.
Guidelines for Paper and Poster
Proposals for paper and poster presentations should consist of a
title, an abstract, and a short summary. Titles should be no longer
than 15 words. Abstracts are limited to 350 words in length, and
summaries are limited to 50 words.
Individual paper sessions will be 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the
presentation and 10 minutes for questions and answers. Posters
should measure no more than 3ft by 4ft (90cm x 120cm). Poster
presenters should plan to present and discuss their work for at
least one hour during their assigned poster session.
Guidelines for Refereed Colloquium
Submissions - NOTE: Colloquium
submission is now closed.
In addition to four invited colloquia, we are also soliciting
proposals for two refereed colloquia. These colloquia will be
collections of paper presentations that focus on a specific topic of
interest, and which are organized by one or more individuals.
Colloquia will be scheduled for 2 1/2-hour blocks (roughly 4-6
papers). Proposals for refereed colloquia should consist of a
200-word (maximum) description of the colloquium topic, along with
150-word descriptions of each paper to be included. Each title
should be no longer than 15 words. Colloquium acceptances will be
announced April 15. This will allow researchers to submit a proposal
for an individual paper or poster (by April 30) if their paper is
not accepted as part of a colloquium.
An author may submit a maximum of one proposal as first author, but
may also be a colloquium organizer, discussant, or
co-author/co-presenter of a maximum of two additional papers or
Proposals will be accepted online only. To make a submission, please
visit the conference web site at http://www.cmu.edu/slrf2012. Click on "Submissions",
and you will be taken to our submission web site. Proposals will be
selected based on the results of double-blind peer review. All
submissions must be completely anonymous.
Please direct any questions to the SLRF 2012 organizing committee at
We also invite you to view our website (http://www.cmu.edu/slrf2012) and to visit us
on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/slrf2012)
and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/slrf2012).