Paul Kei Matsuda

CFP: TALGS 2009 Second Call for Papers and Announcement

  Sixth TALGS Conference

February 21, 2009

The 6th TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistic Graduate Students) conference will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at East Carolina University. Organized by the Linguistics and TESOL graduate students and faculty, TALGS is aimed at providing a serious yet relaxed environment for graduate students and professionals working in a variety of applied linguistics fields and TESL/TEFL to present their work, receive feedback, and network.

This years plenary speaker will be a distinguished TESOL scholar and educator, Dr. Jodi Crandall of University of Maryland-Baltimore County, with a presentation entitled, Sharing Our Expertise: Working with Mainstream Teachers, and a discussion session on TESOL Standards. Please visit ( for more information.

We encourage area-specific and cross-disciplinary submissions from a variety of fields that can contribute to an understanding of language use, language teaching and/or language learning. For instance, proposals from the fields of applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology, discourse analysis, education, foreign languages, communications, and psychology will be considered. Proposals grounded in action research (inside and outside the classroom), works in progress, submissions based on successful term projects, and pilot research are welcome. Presentation proposals should be submitted via the conference website and received no later than December 7, 2008 ( Conference pre-registration via the conference website ends January 18, 2009. 

Please view the attached flyer and, if possible, share this information with your colleagues and graduate students.




The TALGS team


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Graduate student organizers,

Zuzana Elliott, Lamont Cannon, & Yi Sun:


Faculty sponsor, Lida Cope:


Visit Linguistics and TESOL at ECU:



Lida Cope, PhD

Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics

Linguistics & TESOL Lead Faculty

Department of English

Bate Building #2118

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858

(252) 328-6411


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