Second Language Research Forum 2012

Starts:  Oct 18, 2012 00:00 (ET)
Ends:  Oct 21, 2012 00:00 (ET)

Proposals for paper and poster presentations should consist of a title, an abstract, and a short

summary. Titles should be no longer than 15 words. Abstracts are limited to 350 words in length,

and summaries are limited to 50 words.

Individual paper sessions will be 30 minutes: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for

questions and answers. Posters should measure no more than 3ft by 4ft (90cm x 120cm). Poster

presenters should plan to present and discuss their work for at least one hour during their

assigned poster session.


Guidelines for Refereed Colloquium Submissions


In addition to four invited colloquia, we are also soliciting proposals for two refereed colloquia.

These colloquia will be collections of paper presentations that focus on a specific topic of

interest, and which are organized by one or more individuals. Colloquia will be scheduled for

2½-hour blocks (roughly 4-6 papers). Proposals for refereed colloquia should consist of a 200word

(maximum) description of the colloquium topic, along with 150-word descriptions of each

paper to be included. Each title should be no longer than 15 words. Colloquium acceptances will

be announced April 15. This will allow researchers to submit a proposal for an individual paper

or poster (by April 30) if their paper is not accepted as part of a colloquium.


Submission Policy


An author may submit a maximum of one proposal as first author, but may also be a colloquium

organizer, discussant, or co-author/co-presenter of a maximum of two additional papers or



Submission Instructions


Proposals will be accepted online only. To make a submission, please visit the conference web

site at Click on “Submissions”, and you will be taken to our

submission web site. Proposals will be selected based on the results of double-blind peer review.

All submissions must be completely anonymous.




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