SLA Seminar Series – Newcastle Workshop

Methodology in applied Generative SLA: current practices in analysing second language development

Location: Research Beehive, Newcastle University
Time/Date: 25th June 2012, 09:30 - 17:00

FREE attendance, refreshments provided.
The workshop aims to :
1. Investigate current challenges in second language analysis, especially in tracking second language development in a generative paradigm
2. Evaluate best practice for methodologies of data collection and analysis for SLA
3. To identify training opportunities for faculty and research students in the field
4. To build sustainable long-term pathways for third-strand engagement and impact

Keynote talk 

Professor Florence Myles, Essex University:  "Comparing various elicitation techniques for work on generative SLA"
Call for papers

We invite contributions for short papers (15-20 minutes) which will form the basis of round-table discussion sessions (approx. 50 minutes overall). Topics in line with the general methodological focus on the workshop are welcome, but especially papers focusing on:
•         developmental research, e.g. measures of increasing fluency, longitudinal change, OR
•         innovative interface research, e.g. between morphosyntax and speech, L2 output and task context.
Abstracts, one page maximum, emailed to:

Clare Wright (
Deadline:  5 June 2012

Registration available at here.

Published: 10th May 2012