Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics

For more information visit GURT 2014.

From their website.

Submission deadline: October 15, 2013

Submissions will close on October 15 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Notification of submission outcomes will be sent out in mid November.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions in all areas relevant to the usage-based study of language, language learning, and multilingualism and reflective of the theoretical and empirical diversity that exists in current usage-based perspectives, including:
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Complexity theory, Dynamic Systems theories, language as an adaptive system, and/or emergentist approaches in language learning
  • Construction grammars and language learning
  • Conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, and discourse analysis
  • Corpus linguistic analyses of learner language and/or bi/multilingual corpora
  • Computational modeling of language and bi/multilingualism
  • Ecological and evolutionary perspectives to language diversity
  • Educational linguistics in bi/multilingual contexts
  • English as a lingua franca approaches to language learning-in-use
  • Identity theory and language learning
  • Individual differences among first-language or bi/multilingual users
  • Language socialization theory
  • Linguistic relativity
  • Multicompetence understandings of bi/multilingual competence
  • Narrative inquiry into bi/multilingualism in transnational contexts
  • Neurocognition of language and bi/multilingualism
  • Performance-based language assessment
  • Second dialect acquisition from usage-based perspectives
  • Sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching
  • Sociocognitive approaches to language learning and teaching
  • Statistical language learning
  • Systemic functional linguistics
  • Thinking-for-speaking
  • Usage-based perspectives into first, additional, and bi/multilingual learning, use, or assessment of sign languages
  • Usage-based phonology
Proposals will be blind reviewed for their originality, quality, and breadth of relevance. In addition, colloquium proposals will be evaluated for the coherence and complementarity of their individual presentations.

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