Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

Second Language Studies Colloquium

SLS Colloquium: Spring 2019 Overview

Fridays, 2.30 - 4.00 pm, Ballantine Hall 103

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Schedule is subject to change!

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Date Speaker Title of Presentation Abstract More
January 11 No Colloquium

January 18 No Colloquium

January 25 No Colloquium

February 1 Professional Development: All About Conferences
Guide to Conferences
February 8
Student Showcase

February 15 Professional Development: Teaching Undergraduate SLS Courses
Guide to Undergraduate Teaching
February 22
Paul Richards (Proposal)
Computer Simulations in Pragmatics Instruction: Experimentally investigating the effects of explicit feedback

March 1
Nozomi Tanaka
Expressing transitive events in Japanese: Evaluation of cues in L2 corpus data

March 8 GASLA preview
Laurent Dekydtspotter

Amber Panwitz

Physical Constraints in Non-native Parsing: Evidence from L1-English L2-French

Feature Reassembly in Cognate Neuter Subject Pronouns: L1 French—L2 Picard



March 15 Spring Break

March 22

March 29
Professor Marta Anton, IUPUI, Editor of MLJ
Dynamic Assessment Trends in Second Language Contexts

April 5
Diana C. Arroyo (proposal)
Exploring the effects of exposure condition, working memory, and inhibitory control on L2 development and noticing: The case of recasts. Abstract

April 12
Jean Young Chun (proposal)

April 19
John Rothgerber

April 26
Viorica Marian, the Ralph and Jean Sundin Endowed Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwest University.

MAy 3
Graduation, University Graduate School

SLS Colloquium Policy

The Colloquium constitutes a primary vector of student professionalization as researchers and teacher scholars. The function of the colloquium is to provide a venue for the development of non-native multi-lingual language research by faculty and students leading to publication of research manuscripts and to advancement toward degree requirements. It assumes the full participation of faculty and students dedicated to the advancement of research. Presenting work at the colloquium assumes it can be enhanced cooperatively. The sharing of research as a departmental community is a significant ingredient of the intellectual life. Priority is given to new empirical research work that is going to be presented elsewhere and/or is clearly headed to publication. The colloquium is, therefore, held at the discretion of the faculty. The colloquium seeks to represent the depth and breadth of departmental research activities. Its scope, focus, and schedule are dictated according to these guidelines by the faculty with scheduling delegated to the Colloquium Coordinator.

Colloquium participants (presenters and attendees) are expected to behave in a civil and polite manner following standards in the field: Uncivil behaviors such as bullying, badgering, threats, and heckling are serious infringements upon the learning process and are unacceptable. They undermine the academic mission and could therefore be grounds for a period of exclusion. Following an incident, exclusions require that a motion for exclusion be brought at a faculty meeting and seconded as a resolution. Motions for exclusion must carry a two-thirds majority for exclusion to be enforced by the Colloquium Coordinator. Any such decision will be announced immediately upon the vote. Motions for exclusions are signs of unprofessional behavior to be changed.

The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.