Full PSLLT Conference Registration (Sept. 1-2)
- Full Student Registration - $70 (online by August 1, 2017) $85 (online after August 1 or on-site)
- Full Regular Registration - $140 (online by August 1, 2017) $170 (online after August 1 or on-site)
Teaching Tips Only Registration (Sept. 2)
- All Registrants - $20
The keynote speaker will be Professor Isabelle Darcy of Indiana University.
"A psycholinguist walks into a classroom…": A road-map for bridging research and practice in pronunciation teaching
Over the last 50 years, our knowledge of how learners acquire the phonology and the
pronunciation of a foreign language has made tremendous progress. During the same
period, pronunciation teaching has also profoundly transformed itself. Yet there is
a general feeling that the two fields are disconnected: that research is not asking
the right questions, and that teaching practices are not taking research outcomes
In an attempt to enhance cross-pollination between the fields, I will synthetize psycholinguistic research findings - obtained both in and outside my lab - outlining phonological acquisition in L2 learners. I will highlight their relevance for pronunciation teaching and outline concrete ways to implement specific practices suggested by these findings. This is only a first step however, and actual research verifying the success of such implementations in increasing intelligibility is needed. The talk will thus outline a road-map for a research~teaching double agenda.
Oral presentations are 20 minutes with five minutes for Q&A, followed by a five-minute transition.
Presenters are responsible for supplying a laptop or similar device, with the ability to connect to HDMI and/or VGA (please bring an adapter if your device does not connect directly via HDMI or VGA).
Posters will be displayed on tripods holding boards that are 36"H x 48"W. We will provide double-sided tape so that you may attach your posters to the boards.
Teaching Tip Presentations
Teaching tip presentations are seven minutes long and will be presented in Round Robin format. Presenters will be seated at a table, and visitors will join the table for the duration of the presentation. Every seven minutes, a bell will ring and the audience will move on to another presentation during a one-minute transition period.
The Teaching Tips session will be divided into two parts, with one half of the presentations in each part.
- Salt Lake City is serviced by the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
- University Guest House - $110 for single/double occupancy (+$10 each for 3rd and 4th occupants). The University Guest House is located on the University of Utah campus. The welcome reception and plenary will be held on-site, and main conference venue is a few minutes' walk. Rooms include free parking, breakfast, and wifi. To make a reservation at the conference rate, please call 801-587-1000 and reference 'PSLLT 2017'.
- Marriott University Park - The Marriott University Park Hotel offers U of U discounted rates to attendees. Rates range from $149-$199 and are based upon availability Using Promotional Code U2U on the booking link that has been provided. The Marriott offers a full service Starbucks, lounge, restaurant, room service, indoor pool, work out facility, and free parking. They also offer a complimentary shuttle within a two mile radius – which is first come/first serve. For additional assistance you can contact: Trisha Koukoulias, Sales Manager (801) 584-3317 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting Around SLC
- Utah Transit Authority - Buses and Light RailNote: There will be maintenance on the lightrail system around the time of the conference; please check the Utah Transit Authority website for up-to-date service information.
- Salt Lake City is also serviced by Lyft and Uber, Express Shuttle, Salt Lake Express, and a nkumber of taxi companies.
- Parking at the University Guest House is free for those staying there.
- Daily passes for the Guest House parking lot can be purchased at the front desk for $5/day. This is recommended for those requiring on-campus parking while attending the workshop and/or conference.
What to Do & See
We invite proposals for oral and poster presentations on all topics related to naturalistic pronunciation acquisition and classroom pronunciation learning – any aspect of pronunciation research, teaching and learning. We also invite evidence-based “teaching tip” proposals. Teaching tips will be presented in a Round Robin format, with a small group gathered around the presenter. Every seven minutes, a bell rings and the audience moves to another teaching tip presentation.
The online abstract submission site will open on January 9, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017. Review outcome notifications will be sent in early May.
Abstracts should be given a descriptive title, be double-spaced, have no more than 250 words (including references if included) and should specify the desired presentation format:
- Oral Presentation (20 minutes plus questions)
- Poster Presentation (90-minute poster session)
- Oral or poster presentation (either is ok)
- Teaching Tip (7 minutes in Round Robin format)
Abstracts should be uploaded to http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/psllt2017