Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (Call for Papers)

The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics are inviting proposals for their Annual Conference, to be held on 3rd-5th June 2013 at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

The conference

Plenary Sessions include:

  • Jim Anderson (University of British Columbia): Promoting children’s bi-lingual and biliteracy development in family literacy programs.
  • Sylvie Roy (Université de Calgary): Idéologies et discours en immersion française.

There will also be a symposium convened by Shahrzad Saif (Université Laval, Québec) on The language proficiency of International Teaching Assistants in Canadian Universities: training, assessment, and screening.  

Call for papers

Abstracts for 20-minute papers followed by 10 minutes for Q&A should be a maximum of 250 words, excluding references. Proposals for symposia should contain a 250-description of the panel, followed by 250-word abstracts for each paper, in individual pages.

How to submit

Submissions must be sent as a single document (Word) to Mela Sarkar (mela.sarkar[at]mcgill[dot]ca) by 16th November 2012. Each submission should include two separate pages, as follows:

  • First page: title of the presentation as well as the name, affiliation, and contact information, including e-mail addresses for all presenters
  • Second page: title of presentation and the abstract (without names of presenters)

Only one proposal will be accepted per person as first author. Authors are asked to refrain from excessive self-reference, in order to protect the anonymity of the review process.


Each abstract will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants of ACLA;
  • evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research;
  • clearly stated research design in the case of empirical studies;
  • organization and clarity;
  • for symposium proposals, evidence of coherence and complementarity of the papers.

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