Call for Papers: 10th TSLL conference

10th Annual Conference on
Technology for Second Language Learning (TSLL)

The 2012 TSLL Conference, to be held on 21-22 September 2012 at Iowa State University (Ames, Iowa), aims to explore how natural language processing-based systems can be brough to bear in the teaching, learning and assessment of writing. Posters and 20-minute oral presentations are invited on the following topics:

  • Research investigating the effectiveness of NLP-based analysis of learners’ written language as part of classroom instruction.
  • The study of individual writers’ use of NLP-based analysis of learners’ written language in and out of class.
  • Research on the role of teachers’ knowledge and beliefs about NLP-based systems in their use of such systems.
  • Research on the impact of different contexts, institutional and educational policies, pedagogical practices, learner needs/styles/strategies, user literacies, etc. on the effectiveness of NLP-based systems.
  • Cross-disciplinary perspectives on critical research issues in the development and use NLP-based systems for writing instruction and assessment.
  • Issues concerning the design of research on learners’ use of NLP-based systems for improving writing.
Interested participants are invited to submit a 250-word abstract (150 words for posters) to TSLL12[at], by Friday, 27 April 2012. Notification of acceptance will be given by Tuesday, 15 May 2012. Further instructions can be found at the conference webpage.

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