Call for proposals

We are inviting proposals for presentations at Eurosla 27. All areas and approaches to the study of bilingual, second/foreign/ multiple additional language learning, acquisition and processing are welcome.

Abstract submission information

The submission of presentation proposals opens on Monday 30th January 2017, and closes on Monday 27th February 2017. The proposals can be submitted via an online form.

Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium, with thematically related papers, discussion and audience participation.

Length of abstracts: Length of abstracts: paper or poster (300 words + 150 words for references, total max 450 words), colloquium (max. 500 words, including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by name. If a colloquium proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, max 300 words).

Length of presentations in the conference

Paper: 20 min. and 10 min. for discussion and change of rooms

Colloquium: 90 or 180 min.

Poster format:

Poster size: A1, max, landscape or portrait.

Doctoral student workshop

The doctoral student workshop will take place on Wednesday 30th August 2017. It is intended to serve as a platform for discussion of ongoing PhD research and obtain feedback from senior researchers. PhD students are invited to submit an abstract for a 10-15-minute presentation.

These sessions are an opportunity for PhD students to present their work and discuss future directions. Students whose abstracts are accepted will then be required to send their paper to a discussant (a senior researcher). The discussant will lead a 10-15-minute feedback/discussion session on their work.

Presenter policy

Each participant can appear as the first author of one presentation only. A colloquium convener can also present at the colloquium or elsewhere in the programme.

The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the Eurosla Scientific committee. The criteria include the quality of the content and the clarity of the abstract, contribution to the field.

Student stipends

As in previous years, several student stipends will be available for doctoral students.

If you wish to apply, please send the following information to before 27 February 2017:

  1. Name, institution, and address of institution;
  2. Curriculum vitae (attached);
  3. Official confirmation of a PhD student status;
  4. Statement (email) from supervisor or head of Department that the applicant’s institution cannot (fully) cover the conference-related expenses.

Presentation acceptances will be sent out by 25th April, 2017.

For any queries, please email

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