SLAT Roundtable 2019
February 8–9th, 2019
The SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable, named for the intimate and welcoming professional environment provided, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between graduate students and professors from both inside and outside the University of Arizona campus. Each year the SLAT graduate interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona) hosts this conference for scholars with interests in second language acquisition (SLA). The annual conference encompasses studies that investigate various SLA-related factors, including but not limited to: cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, instructional, administrative, theoretical, analytical, textual, discursive and political L2 phenomena. The conference is free of charge.
This year’s conference theme, “Re/Conceptualizing Community: Theory, Integration and Action”, seeks to facilitate cross-disciplinary conversations that introduce novel research strategies, methods and findings through engaging workshops, panels, individual presentations, poster sessions, and invited speaker presentations. The 2019 Roundtable will host two invited speakers: Dr. Theresa Catalano (Friday, February 8th) and Dr. Gillian Lord (Saturday, February 9th). Both individuals are well-established scholars in the field of applied linguistics and will offer fresh perspectives on building community through language—a timely topic for today’s practitioners.
Casey A. Richardson, MA ESL
SLATSA President 2018-19