Constructionist Approaches to Language Pedagogy 2

Call for Papers


The deadline for abstract submission has been extended: The new deadline for submission is September 12, 2015.

We invite theoretical, methodological, empirical, and pedagogical contributions dealing with

1. usage-based/constructionist approaches to (second) language learning and teaching, with a special focus on

  • learning processes, such as entrenchment, categorization, schematization, and generalization
  • item-specific vs. item-general constructional knowledge and the lexicon-grammar continuum
  • input/intake, input distributions, input processing, and input enhancement
  • interaction, negotiation, elaboration, output, and feedback
  • (selective) attention, noticing, and interfaces between implicit/incidental and explicit/intentional (second) language learning and teaching, including age effects
  • individual differences in the domains of affect/motivation, aptitude/cognition (e.g., working memory, pattern recognition ability), and learned attention/conceptualization

2. usage-based/constructionist approaches to (second) language assessment, primarily with regards to

  • varying degrees of productivity and the distinction between item-specific and item-general knowledge/patterns
  • information packaging, degrees of explicitness, and pragmatic adequacy
  • the elicitation of contextualized, meaningful language use
  • the use and significance of structural priming and scaffolding in language testing


Submission Guidelines:

We invite submissions for individual paper presentations (30 minute slots including 10 minutes for discussion).

Abstracts can be submitted through ConfTool ( starting July 10, 2015. The workshop language is English for both abstracts and talks.

Authors should submit abstracts of up to 600 words (including references). References should be formatted according to the APA guidelines.
All submissions will be subject to double-blind peer review. You may submit only one abstract as single/main author and figure on one more abstract as a co-author.