12th Annual Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference

June 17-19, 2021

Brock University, St. Catharines, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

*Accessible from Buffalo, NY and Toronto, ON Airports

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation in Diverse Contexts.

Plenary:  Dr. Malgorzata Baran-Łucarz (U. of Wroclaw, Poland)

‘Show me who you are…’ Re-examining the role of individual differences in L2 pronunciation learning and teaching.

PSLLT is open to both presenters and attendees.  Many delegates come for the professional development opportunity it provides, and not to give a presentation. Click here for registration information.

Call for proposals

The 12th Annual PSLLT Conference seeks proposals for L2 pronunciation for all second languages and contexts, but especially for papers that help elucidate  variation in learner needs and outcomes across diverse contexts. In keeping with this theme and the conference being held in Canada, we welcome presentations in both English and French. Together, we are hoping conference papers will reveal the extent to which currently dominant approaches to pronunciation apply across contexts and how lessons from less common contexts of learning may inform these dominant paradigms. Such papers may be related to:

  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in second language contexts, including heritage language contexts
  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in Indigenous language contexts
  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in foreign language contexts
  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in English as a Lingua Franca contexts
  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in the classroom, either as a stand-alone class or integrated into the larger curriculum
  • Pronunciation in professional contexts (e.g., law, medicine, educational settings)
  • Pronunciation learning in naturalistic settings, absent explicit instruction
  • Pronunciation learning and teaching in laboratory settings
  • Pronunciation learning with technology

The Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference invites proposals for three main types of presentations: Oral presentations (20 minutes +5 minutes of questions), posters (a dedicated 90-minute poster presentation session), and Teaching Tips (7-minute, evidence-based pedagogical approaches to teaching pronunciation). This conference was postponed as a result of COVID-19, after a first call for presentation proposals had already closed.  A second call for presentation proposals will now open on November 2, 2020 and close on Feb 1, 2021. We will consider submissions from the original and second call simultaneously.  Please do not resubmit the same abstract during a second call, unless you have already asked us to remove your original submission. Notifications of acceptance will be made by early March, 2021. Please keep proposal abstracts to a maximum of 300 words.