The 33rd Second Language Research Forum (SLRF 2014) was successfully hosted by the Linguistics Program at the University of South Carolina, Oct 22-25, 2014. Congratulations to the Student Organizing Committee and Faculty Advisers on a wonderful conference!
This year, the organizing committee received 436 submissions, among which 162 were presented as papers and 19 as posters. The conference also included three plenary speakers (Donna Lardiere, Cristina Sanz, and Randi Reppen), two pre-conference workshops, and four invited colloquia. More than 300 SLA researchers and teachers from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, England, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Tanzania, etc., attended the conference.
SLRF 2014 was sponsored by the following departments and units at the University of South Carolina: the Linguistics Program, the English Program for Internationals, the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School, the Walker Institute, the Confucius Institute, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Department of Psychology, and the Department of Anthropology. In addition to support from the university, SLRF 2014 received support from John Benjamins, Cambridge University Press, University of Toronto Press, Routledge, and the Second Language Studies Program at the Michigan State University.
SLRF is an internationally recognized conference which brings together researchers in second language acquisition from all over the world. It is one of the premier conferences on SLA in North America providing a venue for established scholars and graduate students to present work on a wide variety of theoretical and empirical issues in SLA including cognitive, linguistic and sociolinguistic SLA research conducted in both laboratory and classroom settings. Click here for more information about SLRF.