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Free Children's Audio Books Online

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Teacher Education for Languages with Technology / Formation des enseignants de langue avec les TICE
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Volume 6 Issue 1, August 2017

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Volume 6 Issue 1, August 2017 Complete Issue:  [Lilt-6-1-August-2017 (PDF)] LiLT Editor's Note and About LiLT (2-3) [ from-the-editors-and-about-6-1 (PDF)] Contents: Volume 6, Issue 1, 2017 (4)  [ content-6-1 (PDF)]   Special Issue:  Empirical Studies of Creative Writing in the Second Language Classroom Empirical Studies of Creative Writing in the Second Language Classroom: Challenging the Oxymoron an editorial for the special issue by…
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Journal of the European Second Language Association

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JESLA is the Journal of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA). It publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed open-access articles in the field of second language research. Its aim is to promote the understanding of second language learning and use, and to stimulate the debate on the bilingual and multilingual individual and society. JESLA publishes one issue per year comprising the best papers from the EUROSLA annual conference.
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More Galilean Challenges – Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky – Inference

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Letter to the editors by Vivian Cook, reply by Noam Chomsky.
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AILA 2023: Lyon, France

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Diversity and social cohesion in a globalized world: moving towards more engaged language studies Diversité et cohésion sociale dans un monde globalisé : vers des sciences du langage plus engagées

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SPIRAL

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Le projet SPIRAL a pour objectif de renforcer la qualité des programmes de formation des futurs professeurs du premier degré en y intégrant notamment une période de mobilité en Europe. Dans cette newsletter, vous trouverez les dernières informations sur les actualités du projet, ses résultats et ses prochains rendez-vous.
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EuroSLA 2017: Reading

30th August until 2nd September, 2017

Keynotes Holger Hopp (University of Braunschweig): L2 sentence processing: Building structure from words
Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham): After 25 years of researching vocabulary: A personal reflection on where vocabulary research needs to go next
Nuria Sebastian-Galles (University Pompeu Fabra): Dividing seas of words: How bilingual input shapes early language acquisition
Stefanie Wulff (University of Florida): What corpus-linguistics can contribute to second language acquisition research

Language Learning Roundtable The theme of the Language Learning Roundtable will be: Nativelike Attainment in Second Language Acquisition: How and When?
Presentations by
Leah Roberts (University of York)
Holger Hopp (University of Braunschweig)
Darren Tanner (University of Illinois)
Gigi Luk (Harvard University)

Invited colloquium Eurosla 27 will have an invited colloquium entitled "Incomplete language acquisition and attrition: Input-related challenges for early and late immigrants and returnees" organised by Ayşe Gürel (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul).

The colloquium is sponsored by the ESRC, as part of the "First Language Attrition Seminar Series", grant number ES/M001776/1 (PI: Monika Schmid).
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CALL FOR PAPERS SI CFP AILA 2017.pdf

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Submission Due Date 12/31/2017

Guest Editors Professor Christina Gitsaki

 Introduction The International Association of Applied Linguistics is organizing its 18th World Congress on July 23-28, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The theme of the World Congress is “Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics” and covers a range of topics including the use of technology in language teaching and learning. Objective This special issue of IJCALLT (http://www.igi-global.com/ijcallt) would like to invite those AILA 2017 World Congress delegates who are presenting a paper on the use of technology for language teaching and learning to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following: CALL and language teaching Gamification in language learning and teaching Corpus Studies Digital courseware design Distance/Online language education Evaluation of CALL programs Language testing in CALL environments Mobile learning and teaching Monitoring and assessment in online collaborative learning Multimedia language learning and teaching Social networking in language learning and teaching Teacher education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on AILA 2017 on or before December 31st, 2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.
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CJAL call for paper: listening

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In honour of Dr. Vandergrift’s important and long - standing contributions to second language re search and teaching, the CJAL announces a call for papers for a special issue in his memory. Eligible manuscripts will include theoretical and/or empirical research with clear pedagogical applications in the following areas:

● L1 and L2 listening comprehension , auditory discrimination and memory in L2;

● metacognition in language learning and teaching;

● s econd language assessment and curriculum development;

● French as a second language learning and teaching;

● Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR ) and Diplômes d’études en langue française (DELF) in Canada. The CJAL welcomes articles in English or French presenting original research and scholarship on the specified topic.

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SLA research methodology | Call for papers

SLA research methodology | Call for papers | TELT | Scoop.it
We welcome proposals for talks on any aspect of research methodology in second language acquisition, and encourage proposals from all of the diverse methodological standpoints represented in SLA (e.g., classroom-based research, experimental approaches, learner corpora, ecologically-valid approaches, etc.). Proposals may, for example, focus on one or more aspects of research design (i.e., participants, data collection, choice of task, data coding, data analysis), or may address broad questions concerning research methodology. We particularly encourage talks whose aim is to create a dialogue between different methodological traditions within the perspective of a complex approach (see Morin, 1990) which would allow researchers to embrace a variety of relevant parameters. Other potential topics include, but are not limited to: ​ choice of theoretical tools and models reflections on the analysis of variability in interlanguage contributions of (recent) developments in linguistics to research methodology in SLA (e.g., corpus linguistics, neuro/psycholinguistics, etc.) proficiency assessment native-speaker norm qualitative and quantitative approaches reflections on the validity of the results and the potential biases (e.g., observer’s paradox) use of statistics methodological challenges associated with studying multilingual participants
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Instructed Second Language Acquisition 1 (1) 2017

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Instructed second language acquisition (ISLA): geopolitics, methodological issues, and some major research questions

Michael H. Long

Definitions are proposed for instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) and ISLA research. The quantity of research is partly driven by external geopolitical forces, its quality improved by such methodological developments as the growing deployment of statistical meta-analyses, new technology, especially eyetracking, and new instrumentation, e.g. Hi-Lab, a measure of aptitudes for both explicit and implicit language learning. Three major constraints on the design of L2 instruction are that: (1) the learning task is too large for either explicit or implicit learning alone; (2) direct effects of instruction are limited to manipulations of the linguistic environment, with intended cognitive processes ultimately under learner control; and (3) development of implicit knowledge is the priority. Three learning conditions that speak to what can best be achieved through incidental and intentional language learning are illustrated by recent studies of (1) resetting L1 parameters and dealing with blocking, and (2) instance learning of lexical items and collocations. Comparisons of L2 learning under the three conditions can help resolve long-standing disagreements over the merits of codefocused and meaning-focused instructional approaches.


Situating instructed language acquisition: facts about second language acquisition

Bill VanPatten

What is the relationship between instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) and more general second language acquisition? To what extent is the former informed by the latter? In this essay, I review five facts about second language acquisition involving the nature of mental representation, the slow and ordered acquisition over time, the nature of internal constraints and mechanisms, the role of input, and the observation that most acquisition results in some kind of non-nativeness. I use these facts to ponder underlying assumptions and unasked questions in the research on ISLA. I conclude with some queries regarding the scope and purpose of ISLA.
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IMPEC : Interactions Multimodales par Ecran

A la suite du colloque 2016 sur la présence par écran, le colloque IMPEC 2018 se centre sur les relations entre corps et écrans. Les innovations constantes dans le domaine du numérique amènent en effet à configurer les relations corps et écrans de façon nouvelle qu’il s’agisse de situations de jeux, de travail, de communication.
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Recherches sur le français parlé

1977-2017 40 ans de recherches sur le français parlé

40 ans après la parution du premier numéro de la revue Recherches sur le français parlé, revue fondée par Claire Blanche-Benveniste à l'université d'Aix-en-Provence, l'ensemble des volumes sont désormais disponibles sur ce site. Bonne lecture.
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Corpus Pragmatics - Springer

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This journal offers a forum for theoretical and applied linguists to publish and discuss research in the new linguistic discipline that stands at the intersection of corpus linguistics and pragmatics. The objective is to develop pragmatics with the aid of quantitative corpus methodology.
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