Call for Proposals

The LESLLA 2013 proposal deadline (April 15, 2013, 5:00pm PST) has passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals! 

LESLLA welcomes presentation proposals for the 9th annual conference to be held in San Francisco, California, USA, August 7-9, 2013.  The theme of the 2013 conference – Expanding Emergent Literacy Practices – aims to embrace multiple but complementary perspectives on the learning experiences and needs of LESLLA learners, including well-established psycholinguistic views as well as less-established socio-cultural views on the enterprise of learning to read, write, and speak a second language for beginning-level learners, and those with limited schooling.

We seeks proposals that reflect diverse perspectives — both cognitivist and social perspectives — on language and literacy development for LESLLA learners.  We also invite the participation of adult literacy researchers, practitioners, and applied linguists committed to the advancement of LESLLA research, practice, and policy.  Presentations will include a mix of theoretical and practice-based themes, as well as panel discussions and poster sessions. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2013, 5:00 pm PST.



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