Call For Proposals

Deadline: April 15th, 2018 [11:55 p.m. Montreal, Canada, Eastern Time]
Proposals for SLRF 2018 are accepted in French and English

On the Contribution of Cognitive Science to Second Language Research

Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of the mind and mental operations, bringing together various theoretical, empirical and experimental perspectives to study language learning and the fluid and dialectic relationships between cognition and other individual and social variables such as personality, emotions, identity and acculturation. From this perspective, learning a second language is not only a cognitive act, but also an emotional one. Cognitive science has informed SLA research in a broad range of fields. Some scholars have offered valuable insight into the role of learners stable cognitive, emotional and personality traits on production, learning and acculturation. Other scholars have examined the influence of culture and language on learners’ identity construction and emotional experience in a second language. And yet others have focused on relationships between tasks, the learning environment and learners’ cognitive and emotional experience in real time. This rich body of research points to a promising future with emerging portraits of second language acquisition and acculturation that we are collectively constructing.

In the spirit of the theme On the Contribution of Cognitive Science to Second Language Research, the SLRF 2018 team invites proposals for paper and poster presentations that illustrate these contributions.

We welcome but are not limited to submissions in the following areas of research.

  • Cognitive and Neurocognitive Approaches to SLA
  • Psycholinguistic and Psychological Approaches to SLA
  • Sociocultural Approaches to SLA
  • Individual Learners Traits and SLA
  • Language, Culture, Identity and SLA
  • Intercultural Psychology and SLA
  • Positive psychology and SLA
  • Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • Task-based approaches to SLA

Guidelines for Submissions