Second Language Research Forum

About SLRF

The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) is an internationally recognized conference which brings together researchers in second language acquisition (SLA) from all over the world. It is one of the premier conferences on SLA in North America providing a venue for established scholars and graduate students to present work on a wide variety of theoretical and empirical issues in SLA including cognitive, linguistic and sociolinguistic SLA research conducted in both laboratory and classroom settings.

There is no official central web site for SLRF, and each year's organizers host their own web site. Thus, this unofficial page serves only as a hub with links to each year's conference web site.

This year's host

The 2019 SLRF will be held at Michigan State University. This will be MSU's fourth time hosting SLRF (1992, 1997, 2009, and 2019). The theme of this year's SLRF is "Advancing Transdisciplinary Research." The web site is http://slrf2019.sls.msu.edu/ .

Next year, SLRF 2020 will be hosted by Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. This will be Vanderbilt's first time hosting SLRF.

Past hosts

SLRF began in 1977 at the University of California, Los Angeles, and since then, has been hosted by various universities around the United States and Canada. The below information was compiled by Dr. Yasuhiro Shirai and Dr. Ryan Miller.

SLRF hosts