23.2053, Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/USA

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Subject: 23.2053, Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis, Socioling/USA

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Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:39:19
From: Janice McGregor [mcgregor at psu.edu]
Subject: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013

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Full Title: American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013 
Short Title: AAAL 2013 

Date: 16-Mar-2013 - 19-Mar-2013
Location: Dallas, TX, USA 
Contact Person: Joan Kelly Hall
Meeting Email: conference at aaal.org
Web Site: http://aaal.org/associations/12182/files/AAAL2013extendedspaced.pdf 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 17-Aug-2012 

Meeting Description:

The 2013 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held March 16-19 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, topical and thought-provoking plenary presentations, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking. We hope you will consider sharing your work at AAAL 2013. 

Call for Papers:

Deadline for proposal submission: August 17, 2012

The 2013 conference foregrounds applied linguistics in a globalizing world. Proposals addressing this theme are particularly encouraged, but proposals are welcome in all of the following topic strands:

Analysis of Discourse and Interaction
Assessment and Evaluation
Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education
Corpus Linguistics
Educational Linguistics
Language and Cognition 
Language and Ideology
Language Planning and Policy
Language and Technology
Language, Culture and Socialization       
Reading, Writing, and Literacy
Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy
Second Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition, and Attrition
Text Analysis (Written Discourse)


Proposals are invited for individual papers, posters, roundtable sessions and colloquia.

Individual Papers:

Papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors within a thirty-minute period, including time for discussion. Paper presentations will be organized into sessions of 2-3 papers. Presenters within a session will be responsible for chairing the session together. The presenters may decide to co-chair the entire session together or otherwise coordinate who will chair each particular presentation within a session.


Posters are for one-on-one discussion of research. Posters are especially effective for presenting results of empirical research if data can be presented visually (e.g. charts, graphs, tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters are available to discuss their posters. Prospective presenters are encouraged to consider posters because of the opportunity they provide for inclusion of more presenters and topics in the program and for extended discussion with other researchers.

Roundtable Sessions:

Roundtable sessions are a new format for the AAAL conference. Roundtable sessions present an opportunity for informal, more in-depth discussions between presenters and attendees on a specific topic. They are particularly well suited for works-in-progress. Roundtable sessions are 65-minutes long and will be held in a large room with several sessions taking place at the same time at different tables.  Each table will be organized by strand. Two to three presenters will be assigned to a table and each table may seat up to twelve attendees. Each roundtable presenter will spend no longer than 8 minutes speaking on his/her topic. The purpose is to address a topic in such a way as to engender whole group discussion.

Presenters will deliver their talks in turn, after which they will engage in extended discussion with the other attendees at the table. The advantage of roundtable sessions is that they allow for stimulating conversations and networking opportunities among participants on shared research interests. There will be no roundtable session chairs. Presenters at a table will be responsible for facilitating the session together.


Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic. They are presented in two different blocks of time: 1 hour and 40 minutes or 3 hours. Colloquium organizers must designate the specific time block for the proposed colloquium. Because the purpose of this format is to foster dialogue among attendees, time should be allocated for extended audience discussion of the papers presented. Colloquium organizers serve as the liaison between participants in the colloquium and the program committee, and are therefore responsible for communication among these participants.

Evaluation of Proposals:

Proposals for individual papers, posters and roundtable sessions are evaluated by a team of reviewers according to each of the following categories:

- Appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue/problem
- Expectation of original research
- Research design if an empirical study, including clearly stated questions, data sources, data collection procedures, and analytic approach
- Conceptual framework if a conceptual study, including integration of topic into current thinking, clear exposition of treatment of topic and contributions to the literature  
- Manner of presentation (indicative of a clear and well-organized presentation)

Proposals for roundtable session papers will also be evaluated for each of the following categories:

- Clarity of objectives and intended outcomes of the session
- Methods planned to engage participants

Proposals for colloquia will also be evaluated for each of the following categories:

- Appropriateness and significance of the topic
- Presentation of original and on-going research studies OR differing or dissenting perspectives on an important issue
- Coherence and complementarity of the papers
- Manner of presentation (clearly indicated schedule of activity, with significant amount of time allocated for discussion of the presentations and audience participation). 

Please note that, if accepted, the schedule of activity including the order of presentations will appear as proposed in the conference program.

Please visit http://aaal.org for more information.

The full AAAL 2013 Call for Proposals can be found online at:


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