SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

Language Boundaries and Constraints

University of Arizona — Tucson, AZ — February 16-17, 2018 Register

About Us

The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Interdisciplinary Roundtable is a conference organized and run by members of SLATSA, the SLAT student association, and supported by our Faculty Supervisor, Dr. Mike Hammond, as well as faculty and staff, including Robin Staples and Kelly Merriam-Castro.

Message from the SLATSA president


On behalf of the Roundtable Committee, I would like to welcome all presenters and attendees to the 17th Annual SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable! I hope that our conference can facilitate meaningful engagement and interdisciplinary exchange within the field of second language acquisition.

This year the Roundtable will feature a keynote address by Diane Larsen-Freeman and a plenary address by SLAT alum Lance Askildson, along with 7 panel presentations, 6 individual presentations, 2 workshops, a poster session, and a Projects-in-Progress symposium.

For those of you visiting from out of town, I hope you will enjoy the warmth of a Tucson winter!

— Rachel LaMance

Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker
Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman

Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor Emerita of Education, Professor Emerita of Linguistics, and Research Scientist Emerita at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Professor Emerita at the Graduate SIT Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent books are Teaching Language: From Grammar to Grammaring (2003), Complex Systems and Applied Linguistics (2008, with L. Cameron), winner of the Kenneth Mildenberger Book Prize, the third edition of Techniques and Principles (2011, with M. Anderson), and the third edition of The Grammar Book, Form, Meaning, and Use for English Language Teachers (2015, with M. Celce-Murcia).

Invited Speaker
Dr. Lance Askildson

Dr. Lance R. Askildson earned an M.A. in Multilingual/Multicultural Ed. and TESOL at Florida State University and a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. He has more than twelve years of experience as an academic leader, administrator and faculty member and currently serves as Vice-Provost and Chief International Officer at Kennesaw State University. Prior to his appointment at Kennesaw State, Dr. Askildson was the Assistant Provost for Internationalization and the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures at the University of Notre Dame. He serves as a board member for the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center at Georgetown University; a trustee of the Center for the Advanced Study of International Education; and the chairman of the Western Hemisphere’s regional training center for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. He has published several articles in prestigious academic journals such as The TESOL Journal, The International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching and The Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching; Dr. Askildson is also the former Managing Editor of the IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technology. He has received many distinctive recognitions and awards, such as the Governor's Award for International Education for the state of Georgia and the Sheppard Prize for Publication and the Association for Administrators of International Education Annual Innovation Award.


Digital program (pdf): schedule.pdf Schedule subject to change.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Registration is free, but we would like you to pre-register so that we can best prepare.

Contact Us

Second Language Acquisition & TeachingHarvill Room 241 1103 East 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona United States

Phone: (520) 621-7391

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