Let’s Talk conference

Conference date: May 5 - 6, 2016
The Center for the Study of Languages & Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites abstracts in the area of research on language learning and learners’ identity. One of the goals of the Let’s Talk conference is to provide an opportunity for the scholars from different disciplines to discuss theories, research, and pedagogy that are relevant to language learning, use and teaching. We welcome empirically, theoretically, and/or pedagogically oriented research papers from scholars and language teachers. We also encourage the submission of interdisciplinary papers which investigate intersections between language and identity. The topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Foreign language learners and their reconstruction of identity
  • Heritage language learner, language maintenance and identity
  • Indigenous language education and construction of identity
  • Discourse analysis and identity of language learners
  • Language learning, identity and globalization
  • Culture, language learning and identity
  • Foreign/heritage language teacher’s identity and language teaching
  • Research methods related to language learning and identity
Let’s Talk 2016: Language and Identity will feature keynote speakers Professor Susan D. Blum, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame and Professor Youngjoo Yi, Dept. of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University.
*There will also be designated paper presentation sessions for graduate students who can share their studies. We encourage graduate students to submit their papers for Let’s Talk 2016.
Abstract should be 300 words and submitted to the following web address by March 15, 2016.
The committee will inform successful contributors shortly after the due date. The committee will review the submissions and accepted papers will be presented at the conference. Selected papers will also be published in the conference proceedings.
For more information, please contact:
Hana Kang, Ph.D. (
Associate Professor of the Practice Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures &
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures