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.