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Psychology of Language Learning (call for papers)

Ultima actualizare: 23 Iun 2019

Call deadline: 15 September 2019

The fourth international Psychology of Language Learning conference (PLL4) will be held at Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia CANADA from June 24-28, 2020 based on the theme “Currents and Waves.” We are interested in receiving proposals on a wide range of topics relating to the many currents and waves of thinking about psychology of language learning, including:​

  1. language learners and teachers as people and their various individual characteristics, including self-concept, motivation, identities, beliefs, agency, and emotions;

  2. the dynamics of the learning process and interaction with others;

  3. context and the psychology of language learning;

  4. innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to research;

  5. practical classroom applications.

Plenary Speakers

As part of the conference, we are proud to announce the following outstanding plenary speakers:

  • Sarah Mercer                   

  • Jean-Marc Dewaele

  • Tammy Gregersen            

  • Luke Plonsky

  • Richard Clément               

  • Diane Larsen-Freeman

Submission Process

We are using EasyChair to manage submissions to the PLL4 conference. After May 15, 2019 please submit your proposal here


We welcome 300-word proposals from researchers and educators working in all contexts. Please consult the Submission Guidelines for detailed instructions. We particularly encourage submissions from graduate students, early career researchers and educators. PLL4, with its emphasis on forming connections among teachers and researchers around the world, will be an ideal venue for presenting research in progress and also practical applications of theoretical concepts.

Two new features of the PLL conference

Pre-Conference: “Mobilizing Positive Psychology in SLA.” This day-long event will feature leading scholars in the field as plenary speakers, presentations of completed projects, works-in progress and new projects as idea posters that focus on the theme of positive psychology in SLA. (June 24, 2020)

Early Career Session: A special session will be held on Sunday for early career participants. Going beyond a ‘how to publish’ workshop, this event will offer practical advice on a full spectrum of early career concerns, including giving effective presentations of various types, publishing in the field, and career advancement. (June 28, 2020)

Types of presentations
● paper        

● poster        

● symposium (thematically related papers with discussion)

Language Policy

The working language of the conference is English; submissions should be written in English.

Peer Review

All proposals will be adjudicated anonymously by the PLL4 Scientific Committee.  Submissions will be evaluated for their contribution to the field in terms of quality of content, thematic relevance, quality of abstract (organization, clarity of expression).

Important Dates:

Submission System Opens: May 15, 2019              

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019

Notice of Acceptance: End of October 2019

Pre-Conference: June 24, 2020 (Wednesday)

Main Conference Opens: June 25, 2020 

Conference closes" June 27, 2020

Post-Conference Workshops: June 28, 2020 (Sunday)


For complete submission guidelines go to:  www.iapll.com

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