Submission 2014

Submissions are now closed
Thank you for your interest

Submissions closed on October 15 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Notification of submission outcomes have been sent out in late 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.

Submission Guidelines

If you are submitting an individual paper or a poster for blind review, please be prepared to copy and paste your proposal into text boxes in our submission interface below. If you are submitting a colloquium for blind review, please be prepared to upload the colloquium proposal in a MS Word (.doc, .docx) file in our submission interface below.

Individual Papers

A 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50-word summary for the conference booklet.

Please make sure your submission is properly blinded.

 

Poster Presentations

Displayed for a 2-hour block of time.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50-word summary for the conference booklet.

Please make sure your submission is properly blinded.

 

Colloquia

A 2-and-a-half-hour block of time (plus a coffee break in the middle).

The colloquium organizer should upload a proposal in a MS Word (.doc, .docx) file. Please include the following:

  1. A 300-word abstract and a 150-word summary for the conference booklet.
  2. The structure for the colloquium, with time allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussion, and audience response. Please plan for a colloquium program that contains an additional 15-minute coffee break in the middle of the 2-and-a-half hour block.
  3. For each colloquium participant, a 300-word abstract and a 50-word summary for the conference booklet.

Please make sure your submission is properly blinded.