1st Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Situating Strategy Use: Present Issues and Future Trends, organized by The +MorPhoSe Laboratory of Linguistics, Department of Greek, Democritus University of Thrace, Komotini, Greece will take place from 28 to 30 September 2017. This interdisciplinary conference aims to stimulate the ongoing research and further probe into less investigated issues concerning language learning strategies within an international community of scholars.

 

The conference will focus on the role of language learning strategies in second and foreign language learning, and keynote addresses will be delivered by:

Dr. Andrew Cohen (Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, USA)
Dr. Peter Gu (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
Dr. Ernesto Macaro (University of Oxford, UK)
Dr. Rebecca Oxford (Professor Emerita, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Dr. Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey (Professor Emerita, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Contributions are invited on the following topics:
•    Theoretical background to language learning strategies
•    Language learning strategies and language learning contexts
•    The role of strategies in learning different languages, skills and subsystems
•    Integrated research on LLS
•    Language learning strategies and self-regulation
•    Metacognitive awareness and strategy use
•    Variables affecting strategy choice and use
•    Language learning strategies and proficiency
•    Strategy clustering
•    Strategies-based instruction
•    Information technology and language learning strategies
•    The learner as agent in language learning strategy use
•    Research methodology on language learning strategies

Abstracts of proposed papers, workshops and posters (200-300 words) are to be electronically submitted to http://synmorphose.compulaw.gr/ssu2017/ by 28 February 2017, and notification of acceptance will be given by 30 April 2017. The proposals should include the title, author’s name, affiliation and email address, along with a short (60-80 word) biographical note. Selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.

We look forward to stimulating discussions and insightful moments in the land where the ancient civilization meets a modern urban community. Please keep yourself updated by visiting this website regularly.
Best regards,

On behalf of the organizing committee
Zoe Gavriilidou