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The Role of Technology in L2 Pronunciation Research and Teaching
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Join us for the 8th PSLLT Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada! Visit our website for details: http://llc.ucalgary.ca/psllt2016/ The Role of Technology in L2 Pronunciation Research and Teaching, August 12-13, 2016 Call for Proposals Open until April 8

8/12/2016 to 8/13/2016
When: Friday, August 12, 2016
Where: United States

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Join us for the 8th PSLLT Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
Visit our website for details: http://llc.ucalgary.ca/psllt2016/  
The Role of Technology in L2 Pronunciation Research and Teaching, August 12-13, 2016

This year’s conference will feature Professor John Levis, Iowa State University, Editor of Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. John will open the conference with a plenary entitled Technology and the Intelligibility-Based Classroom.  The second day of the conference will open with a Roundtable on L2 Pronunciation and Technology, with guest speakers Catia Cucchiarini, Senior Researcher, Centre for Language and Speech Technology, Radboud University, Nimegen, The Netherlands; Jonathan Dalby, Associate Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Science, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA; Debra Hardison, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Hansjörg Mixdorff, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Media, Beuth University, Berlin, Germany; and Ron Thomson, Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.  Mary Grantham O’Brien, Director of the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary will moderate the Roundtable. This Roundtable is generously sponsored by Language Learning.  

Call For Papers

The 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference invites proposals for papers, posters, and teaching tips on all topics related to naturalistic pronunciation acquisition and classroom pronunciation learning. We especially welcome proposals for papers on L2 pronunciation and technology. Possible paper topics include the use of technology in research and/or teaching of L2 pronunciation, descriptive and experimental studies, re-examinations of key research findings (e.g., intelligibility, comprehensibility and accentedness) in new languages, and innovative approaches to teacher education.

In addition to papers related to pronunciation and technology, the conference invites proposals for papers or posters on any aspect of pronunciation research, teaching and learning. Papers will be given in English. Deadline for abstract submission is April 8, 2016. Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 12.

Abstracts should be given a descriptive title, be double-spaced, have no more than 250 words (including references if included) and should specify the type of format desired:

  • Presentation (20 minutes plus questions)
  • Poster (a dedicated 90 minute poster session)
  • Presentation/poster (either is ok)

Teaching Tip (Teaching tips are restricted to 7 minutes).  Tips are in Round Robin format – a small group gathers around the person offering the tip; when the bell rings, individuals move to another table.  Tips should be evidence-based. 

Organizers: Mary O’Brien, Tracey Derwing, Jennifer Foote, Silvia Rossi.

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