CfP: Division on Applied Linguistics at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention (Chicago, 9-12 January 2014)



Date: 09-Jan-2014 – 12-Jan-2014

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Contact Person: Sébastien Dubreil

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


Call Deadline: 11-Mar-2013


Meeting Description:


Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.


Call for Papers:


A wide range of topics in Applied Linguistics:


Autobiographies of Applied Linguists

Division: Applied Linguistics

Emerging fields inevitably struggle with identity; with questions of membership; and with defining the parameters of research/theory. Session investigates the question ‘Who is an applied linguist?’. 150-word abstracts by 11 March 2013; Sébastien Dubreil (


Sign Language Use and Development around the Globe

Division: Applied Linguistics

Papers that analyze or problematize the use and/or development of signed languages. 150-word abstracts by 11 March 2013; Sébastien Dubreil (


Social Pedagogies and Second Language Development

Division: Applied Linguistics

Theoretical/empirical papers that examine the feasibility and effectiveness of pedagogical practices that bridge classroom-based language instruction and learning experiences rooted in students’ lives. 150-word abstracts by 11 March 2013; Sébastien Dubreil (

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