Second Language Research SIG 108
 
SIG Purpose
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The purpose of the Second Language (L2) Research Special Interest Group (SIG) is "to promote research in second-language learning/acquisition and to facilitate the exchange of ideas among educators involved in second language teaching and language program administration."

 
 
Message from SIG Chair
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Welcome to the Second Language Research (SLR) website! As you probably know, our SIG seeks to promote research in second-language learning/acquisition and to facilitate the exchange of ideas among educators involved in second language teaching and language program administration. With these goals in mind, we hope that you will find our website enriching and helpful as you navigate it for information regarding our SIG, and as you explore ways to become more involved with the group.

Our SIG is committed to mentoring graduate students and early career scholars, whom we see as playing a vitally important role in the continued growth and success of our group. Initiated by our former SIG chair, Amanda Kibler, in 2016, we have had two successful mentoring sessions that were conducted at the past two annual meetings. We are indebted to our scholar colleagues who volunteered their time in Washington, D.C (2016) and San Antonio (2017), respectively.

This summer, a co-sponsored webinar with the Language and Social Processes (LSP) SIG, Demystifying AERA Proposal Writing 2017,  was offered to graduate students and conference proposal writers in order to help them prepare proposals for AERA 2018 (New York City). Many thanks to Yuliya Summers (Graduate Student Representative) and Laura Kennedy and Christina Ponzio (Webmasters) for organizing this event. Many of you have submitted proposals and are engaged in the important work of reviewing proposals. Updates will be shared as we move closer to next year’s annual meeting.

Kudos also need to be given to our former (Se Jeong Yang and Lyndsie Schultz) and current (Laura and Christina) webmasters for allowing our members to stay in touch with each other through our Facebook page and Twitter account. And if you haven’t completed the online SLR SIG membership survey, please do so. We will use the results of this survey to inform future initiatives as well as to put together an electronic membership directory.

Each year the SLR SIG recognizes the achievements of emerging, midcareer and senior scholars by presenting the winners with their awards at our business meeting at AERA’s annual conference. This fall, please consider nominating one of your colleagues for the appropriate award.

On behalf of Luis Poza (program chair), Liv T. Dávila (secretary/treasurer), Susan E. Franco-Fuenmayor (newsletter editor), Sandro R. Barros (membership chair), graduate student representative (Yuliya Summers), webmasters (Laura Kennedy and Christina Ponzio), our awards committee chairs (Yuliya Ardasheva, Megan Madigan Peercy and Carrie Symons), and Amanda Kibler (past chair),  I thank you for your ongoing support of the SLR SIG.


Peter I. De Costa

SLR SIG  Chair

pdecosta@msu.edu


 
 
Who We Are
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2017-2019 Officers
Chair: Peter De Costa
Program Chair: Luis Poza
Secretary/Treasurer: Liv T. Dávila
Newsletter Editor: Susan E. Franco-Fuenmayor
Membership Chair: Sandro R. Barros
Awards Committee Chairs: Yuliya Ardasheva, Megan Madigan Peercy and Carrie Symons
Web Masters: Laura Kennedy and Christina Ponzio



 
 
News
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Membership Survey

In an effort to learn more about and increase connectivity among the SLR SIG membership, we are asking you to complete a short membership survey. We will use the results of this survey to inform future initiatives as well as to put together an electronic membership directory.  




 
 
Awards
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2017 Winners

Outstanding Dissertation - Fares Karam

Mid-Career Awards: George Bunch and Luciana de Oliveira


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