Call for papers: 2nd Conference on Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2)

Call for Papers

Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2)

20-21st June, 2016

Hosted by the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use, Department of Education, University of York

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Conference on Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2). You are invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters on any domain and subdomain of temporality in SLA research. Whilst all submissions on the topic will be considered, particularly welcome are contributions with an emphasis on (a) futurity and modality in L2; (b) pedagogical applications of TAML2 research findings; (c) L2-modulated reorganisation of temporal concepts; and (d) theory building.

The Conference will start on the morning of 20 June 2016 and close on the following afternoon. All paper and poster presentations will be held at The King’s Manor (University of York), one of historic York’s most attractive and unusual venues.

Plenary speakers

Andrea Tyler, Georgetown University

Christiane von Stutterheim, Universität Heidelberg

Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, University of Reading

Yasuhiro Shirai, University of Pittsburgh

Key dates

31st October 2015: abstract submission deadline

January 2016: notification of acceptance

January 2016: registration starts

May 2016: registration closes

20-21 June 2016: conference

Abstract submission policy

Paper and poster proposals should not have been previously published. More than one abstract per author can be submitted. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and evaluated in terms of rigour, clarity and significance of the contribution, as well as its relevance to research on L2 temporality. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding title and optional references).

To submit an abstract, please visit:

Individual papers and posters

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for discussion. The poster session will last 90 minutes. In order to foster interaction, the poster session will not overlap with paper presentations.

Conference Organisers
Kevin McManus (York), Leah Roberts (York), Norbert Vanek (York), Pascale Leclercq (Montpellier-III).

Scientific Committee
Dalila Ayoun (Arizona), Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana), Emanuel Bylund (Stockholm), Laura Collins (Concordia), Llorenç Comajoan (Barcelona), Laura Dominguez (Southampton), Amanda Edmonds (Pau), Alison Gabriele (Kansas), Silvia Gennari (York), Aarnes Gudmestad (Virginia), Alex Housen (Brussels), Martin Howard (Cork), Maria Kihlstedt (Paris-Ouest), Pascale Leclercq (Montpellier III), Sarah Liszka (Greenwich), Monique Flecken (MPI, Niemegen),Kevin McManus (York), Nadia Mifka-Profozic (York), Leah Roberts (York), Inès Saddour (Toulouse Le Mirail), Rafael Salaberry (Rice), Roumyana Slabakova (Southampton), Anita Thomas (Lund), Nicole Tracy-Ventura (South Florida), Norbert Vanek (York), Alexandra Vraciu (Barcelona)

Publication of papers
The organisers envisage a selection of papers presented at TAML2 to be published in the journal International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL) as a special issue. The call for publication will follow shortly after the conference.