L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice (6-7 June 2019)

The Barcelona L2 Speech Research Group is pleased to announce the following workshop funded by the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA), hosted by the University of Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain, and organized by the University of Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice (6-7 June 2019)

The L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop aims to bring together SLA researchers interested in L2 pronunciation development from a variety of linguistic, psycholinguistic, cognitive and teaching perspectives. This event is funded by the EuroSLA Workshop Grant programme and hosted by the Barcelona L2 Speech research group, a group of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), including faculty, graduate students, recent graduates and post-docs, working within the field of L2 speech and pronunciation. The group holds regular meetings and seminars on L2 speech topics and methodology.
The aim of the workshop is to promote discussion on how methods and findings from research on L2 speech, phonetic training and phonological acquisition can inform pronunciation teaching practice in instructed SLA. It also seeks to inspire empirical research on L2 pronunciation teaching and learning in the language classroom. We particularly welcome high-quality submissions for oral or poster presentations that report on original research aiming at bridging the gap between L2 phonetic training research in the lab and L2 pronunciation teaching and learning in the classroom. We also encourage submissions that examine specific empirical questions related to phonetic training, pronunciation instruction methods, pronunciation assessment and L2 phonological acquisition in instructed SLA.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, excluding references, and will be accepted until March 15, 2019 (see workshop site for more details).

Invited Speakers
Prof. Isabelle Darcy (Indiana University, US)
Prof. Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Prof. Kazuya Saito (University College London, UK).

Call for papers
We are calling for proposals for the L2 Pronunciation Research Workshop that will take place at the University of Barcelona in June 6-7, 2019. Submissions are invited for individual papers and posters.
Individual papers: 20 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for questions and discussion and changing presenters.
Posters: Poster presenters will be asked to prepare a 1-minute flash oral presentation to be delivered to the workshop attendants immediately before the poster session.
A submission should include: A title and an abstract (300 words maximum, excluding figures and references). Please send your abstract in two formats: Word document and PDF file. In the Word document, please include the author(s)’s name(s), affiliation and corresponding email address. The PDF document should include only the title and the abstract. Please label the documents as follows: l2prw2019_Surname or l2prw2019_Surname_Surname (include the first two surnames if there are two or more authors). Personal information will be removed by the workshop organizers before documents are distributed to abstract reviewers.
Submissions should be sent to: l2prw2019@gmail.com (notice, l2 = lowercase letter l and 2, not the number 12)

Important dates
Call for papers is now open and closes: 15/03/2019.
Notification of acceptance: 30/03/2019.
Registration deadline: 6/05/2019.
Workshop: 6-7/06/2019.

Workshop fees: Regular €70, Student €35 (includes lunch on June 6 and coffee breaks).

Please visit https://sites.google.com/view/l2prw2019/home for further information.

L2PRW organizing team
Joan C. Mora, Universitat de Barcelona
Juli Cebrian, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ingrid Mora-Plaza, Universitat de Barcelona
Natalia Wisniewska, Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona L2 Speech research group (http://l2speechresearchgroup-ub.weebly.com/)