EUROSLA Yearbook

Sarah Ann Liszka | University of Greenwich
Publishing status: Discontinued
The annual conference of the European Second Language Association provides an opportunity for the presentation of second language research with a genuinely European flavour. The theoretical perspectives adopted are wide-ranging and may fall within traditions overlooked elsewhere. Moreover, the studies presented are largely multi-lingual and cross-cultural, as befits the make-up of modern-day Europe. At the same time, the work demonstrates sophisticated awareness of scholarly insights from around the world. The EUROSLA yearbook presents a selection each year of the very best research from the annual conference. Submissions are reviewed and professionally edited, and only those of the highest quality are selected. Contributions are in English.
ISSN: 1568-1491 | E-ISSN: 1569-9749
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Edited by Sarah Ann Liszka, Pascale Leclercq, Marion Tellier and Georges Daniel Véronique
2016. ix, 210 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Kevin McManus, Norbert Vanek and Danijela Trenkic
2015. ix, 163 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Ineke Vedder and Jan H. Hulstijn
2014. x, 261 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Anna Ewert, Miroslaw Pawlak and Magdalena Wrembel
2013. viii, 250 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Christina Lindqvist, Camilla Bardel and Niclas Abrahamsson
2012. viii, 217 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Gabriele Pallotti and Camilla Bettoni
2011. vi, 272 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Martin Howard, Muiris Ó Laoire and David Singleton
2010. vi, 281 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Georges Daniel Véronique, Anna Nilsson and Marion Tellier
2009. vi, 295 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Florence Myles and Annabelle David
2008. 311 pp.
Edited by Leah Roberts, Ayşe Gürel, Sibel Tatar and Leyla Martı
2007. iv, 207 pp.
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen, Marta Medved Krajnovic and Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović
2006. iv, 261 pp.
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen, María del Pilar García Mayo and Jasone Cenoz
2005. iv, 281 pp.
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen, Michael Sharwood Smith, Antonella Sorace and Mitsuhiko Ota
2004. iv, 274 pp.
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen and Simona Pekarek Doehler
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen, Tanja Ruthenberg and Marie Louise Poschen
2002. iv, 289 pp.
Edited by Susan H. Foster-Cohen and Anna Nizegorodcew
2001. iv, 289 pp.
Editorial Board
Camilla Bardel | Stockholm University
Inge Bartning | Stockholm University
Theo Bongaerts | Radboud University Nijmegen
Vivian Cook | University of Newcastle
ORCID logoJean-Marc Dewaele | Birkbeck College, University of London
ORCID logoChristine Dimroth | University of Münster
Tess Fitzpatrick | Cardiff University
Fanny Forsberg Lundell | Stockholm University
Aline Godfroid | Michigan State University
ORCID logoMarianne Gullberg | Lund University
ORCID logoAyşe Gürel | Bogaziçi University
Alex Housen | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Martin Howard | University College Cork
ORCID logoJan H. Hulstijn | University of Amsterdam
Barış Kabak | University of Würzburg
Peter Jordens | Free University Amsterdam
ORCID logoBatia Laufer | University of Haifa
Patsy M. Lightbown | Concordia University
ORCID logoTheodoros Marinis | University of Reading
ORCID logoEmma Marsden | University of York
Leyla Martı | Bogaziçi University
Paul Meara | Swansea University
ORCID logoCarmen Muñoz | University of Barcelona
Florence Myles | University of Newcastle
Mitsuhiko Ota | University of Edinburgh
ORCID logoGabriele Pallotti | University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ORCID logoDespina Papadopoulou | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
ORCID logoSimona Pekarek Doehler | University of Basel
ORCID logoCarmen Pérez-Vidal | University Pompeu Fabra
ORCID logoMaría del Pilar García Mayo | University of the Basque Country
Rebekah Rast | The American University of Paris
ORCID logoVera Regan | University College Dublin
Leah Roberts | University of York
Jason Rothman | UiT the Artic University of Norway & Universidad Nebrija
Sarah Schimke | University of Münster
David Singleton | Trinity College, Dublin
ORCID logoRoumyana Slabakova | University of Southampton and University of Iowa
Antonella Sorace | Edinburgh University
ORCID logoIanthi Maria Tsimpli | University of Cambridge
Josje Verhagen | Utrecht University
Georges Daniel Véronique | Aix-Marseille Université
ORCID logoShigenori Wakabayashi | Chuo University
Martha Young-Scholten | University of Newcastle
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Papers should be between 8,000 and 10,000 words in length, and should represent the best presentation of the research discussed at the conference(s). It is not expected that submissions will be simply a transcript of remarks made at the conference(s). Rather, a suitably polished and professional submission is anticipated, which can go beyond the material presented orally, possibly taking into account feedback received at the conference.

Papers should be submitted:

Sarah Ann Liszka
University of Greenwich
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
s.a.liszka at

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6. Use italics for cited forms, non-English words, highlighting and emphasis.  Bold should be used only for highlighting within italics and for headings.  Please refrain from the use of FULL CAPS (except for focal stress and abbreviations) and underlining (except for highlighting within examples, as an alternative for boldface).

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10. Please leave only one character space between sentences.

11. Submissions should be reasonably divided into sections and, if necessary, sub-sections.  You may indicate heading levels in the margins if you wish.  However, these may change during the editing process.

12. Quotations in the main text should be given in double quotation marks. Quotations longer than 3 lines should be indented left and right, without quotation marks and with the appropriate reference to the source.

13.  Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3, etc.) in parentheses and indented:

                      (1)       John drank yet another glass of water.

Linguistic examples generally consist of three lines:

                      (2)       Kare wa    besutoseraa  o          takusan kaite-iru.
                                 he    TOP best-seller      ACC      many    write-PERF
                                 ‘He has written many best-sellers.’                              

Please note that the interlinear gloss (line 2) gets no punctuation and no highlighting and that lines 1 and 2 are lined up through the use of spaces. So make sure the number of elements in lines 1 and 2 match. Morphemes are separated by hyphens. If one word in language A corresponds to two words in language B use a full stop to glue the two together.

                      (3)       Jan houdt.van Marie.
                                 Jan loves        Marie.
                                 ‘Jan loves Marie.’

Every next level in the example gets one indent:

                      (4)       a.        Ed en   Floor   gaan samen-wonen.
                                            Ed and Floor    go    together-live.INF
                                            ‘Ed and Floor are going to live together.’

                                  b.       Maarten en   Stefanie zijn uit elkaar.
                                            Maarten and Stefanie BE   out RECP
                                            ‘Maarten and Stefanie have split up.’

For the abbreviations in the interlinear gloss CAPS can be used. In the final formatting these will be converted into small caps. Please refrain from the use of lower case.

When child language examples are given make sure that an identification is present, as well as an age indication (years;months) and the source of the utterance (e.g., a published source, 'author's own unpublished data', CHILDES file X - with then full references as required by the CHILDES contributor)

14. References. It is essential that the references be formatted to the specifications given in these guidelines. References in the text: These should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Clahsen 1996: 252) or: as in Brown et al. (1991: 252). All references in the text should appear in the References section. References section: The References section follows the Notes section. References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. Below is an annotated breakdown list of the separate parts that make up a reference, followed by some examples.

Authors: Initials follow surnames (after a comma). In case of an editor, add (ed.) or (eds).

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Book (monograph):
Blackmore, S.J. 1982. Beyond the Body. London: Heinemann.

Book (edited volume):
Clahsen, H. (ed.). 1991. Generative Perspectives on Language Acquisition [Language Acquisition & Language Disorders 14]. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Article (in book):
Adams, C.A. and Dickinson, A. 1981. “Actions and habits: Variation in associative representation during instrumental learning”. In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, N.E. Spear and R.R. Miller (eds), 143-186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Articles (in journal):
Rayson, P., Leech, G. and Hodges, M. 1997. “Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: Some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus”. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2: 120-132.
Thomas, A. R. 1987. “A spoken standard for Welsh: Description and pedagogy”. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 66 (4): 99-113.

Please note that not all book series published with John Benjamins follow the same style of references.  Basically our style follows The Chicago Manual of Style (as the above) or the American Psychological Association Publication Manual.

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1. Notes in tables, figures and tree structures should not be regular end- or footnotes. Either insert the note indicator outside the table or use a table note or a figure note. Allowed note indicators in tables are *, **, †, ‡. The note itself is then inserted directly below the table.

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16. Appendices
Appendices should follow the References section.

17. Author’s corrections
Contributors will be sent a copy of their manuscript after editing by the editor, and requested to check it for any problems.  After that, the editor will handle all stages of the production, consulting with the author(s) should any issues arise.  (Proofs will not be sent to the contributing authors unless a specific problem needs to be solved.)

N.B. While the very best standard of written English is encouraged in the submitted papers, the editors will take it upon themselves to work with the authors to remove any inelegances or minor errors of English. Non-native writers of English are actively encouraged to submit papers for consideration.


Main BIC Subject

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General