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7th International Conference on Second Language Pedagogies

University of Alabama Languages Conference
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2/17/2017 to 2/18/2017
When: Feb. 17-18, 2017
Where: Hotel Capstone and The Ferguson Center of The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 
United States

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The University of Alabama

Languages Conference


February 17-18, 2017


Seventh annual University of Alabama Languages Conference entitled “Exchanging Ideas and Experiences Through Language” to be held February 17-18, 2017, at Hotel Capstone and The Ferguson Center of The University of Alabama.


Keynote Speakers: Dr. Bill VanPatten (Linguistics) and Dr. Rubén Gallo (Literature)                                                                                             


Dr. Bill VanPatten is a Professor of Second Language Acquisition at Michigan State University. His research goals include the unification of linguistic and non-linguistic approaches to studying language acquisition in addition to linking the disciplines of second language acquisition theory and language teaching. He is the author or co-author of various publications such as Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition (2010) and Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen (2003), among numerous textbooks of both Spanish and French.

Dr. Rubén Gallo is an award-winning writer and scholar who is currently the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr., Professor in Language, Literature, and Civilization of Spain at Princeton University. He is the author ofFreud’s Mexico: Into the Wilds of Psychoanalysis(2010), an essay about Freud’s fantasies about Mexico, as well as Mexican Modernity: the Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution (2005), an essay about the Mexican avant-garde’s fascination with machines, among other publications. He is a member of the board of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna, and in 2009 he was the Freud-Fulbright Visiting Scholar in Psychoanalysis in Austria.




Conference information can also be found on the departmental website.

Box 870246 – 200 B.B. Comer Hall – Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 –

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