The fourth bi-annual conference on Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology (CASPSLaP) will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 14-16, 2014. The presentations will include a wide range of contexts, from acquisition of Spanish phonology by English speakers to the acquisition of Portuguese phonology by Spanish speakers; from classroom-based learning to full immersion in the culture of the second language; and all other related topics. By focusing on the breadth of approaches that scholars are taking to the study of second language phonological acquisition in Spanish and Portuguese, this conference aims to represent the state-of-the-art in second language phonological acquisition.
The conference features plenary speaker Joan Bybee (University of New Mexico), workshops on dialectal variation and event related potentials, and a special interactive pedagogy-focused session on best practices in classroom pronunciation instruction. The conference is held in concert with the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT). The theme of GURT 2014 is Usage-based and Cognitive Approaches to Language Learning and Multilingualism. The plenary speakers include Elissa Newport, Adele Goldberg, Nick Ellis and Elena Lieven.
Submissions will be accepted through http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/CASPSLaP2014 until October 1, 2013.
View the full call for submissions at http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2730.html