SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

SLAT Roundtable 2014

Call for Proposals

The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Student Association cordially invites student and faculty participation at the 13th Annual SLAT Roundtable at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.



Friday, February 28th, 2014

Colloquium Presenter: Dr. Richard Ruiz, University of Arizona

Plenary Address: Dr. Leisy T. Wyman, University of Arizona


Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Keynote SpeakerDr. James Gee, Arizona State University



Roundtable Dates: February 28-March 1, 2014

Submission Deadline: November 24, 2013

Notification Schedule: Mid-December 2013

Registration: Begins January 7th, please register in a timely manner


Submissions representing the diverse areas of the SLAT Program (e.g. language pedagogy, language assessment, program administration, language planning and policy, literacies, language use, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, language processes, cognitive sciences, psycholinguistics, language analysis, discourse analysis, multilingualism, heritage languages, gaming, language learning and technology) as well as those that bridge these areas are welcome.



Presentation: 30 minutes (20 minutes talk/10 minutes Q&A)

A paper presentation is a formal talk addressing a small audience of up to 30 participants. The presentation may be an original empirical research as well as an original theoretical investigation by the presenter(s). It may include one or more authors.


Panel Presentation: 80 minutes (20 minutes each/20 minutes Q&A)

Students (especially pre-dissertation students) are encouraged to create panels of 3 to discuss different perspectives on complex issues in second language acquisition and/or teaching. Panel speakers should establish a brief theoretical framework before beginning discussions of specific studies.


Poster: A visual representation of research. Posters may include materials such as data, graphs, diagrams, pictures, and text. At the poster session, the presenters have a chance to discuss their research with a smaller group of attendees. Participants submitting proposals for presentations may also wish to be considered for the poster session. Awards will be given for posters at the end of the Roundtable.


Workshop: 75 minutes

A practical demonstration of a theory or an application of a pedagogical methodology. The presenter engages and involves the audience through experiential learning techniques. There may be more than one presenter.


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Proposal Submission Guidelines:

Title: up to 10 words

Abstract (for the program): up to 50 words

Summary: up to 300 words
Submit to:



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