2022 Pragmatics & Language Learning (PLL) Conference

    • September 12-14, 2022
    • Director(s): Marta González-Lloret (UH Mānoa) & Julie Sykes (University of Oregon), PLL 2022 Co-chairs
    • Facilitator(s): Jim Yoshioka, Conference Coordinator; Ella De Falco, Graduate Assistant
    • More info

    Call for Proposals for PLL 2022

    The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon are pleased to announce the 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (PLL 2022) which will take place online on September 12-14, 2022.

    The conference main theme will be Teaching and Learning Interactional Pragmatics in a Digital World, but we welcome a broad range of topics in pragmatics, discourse, interaction, and sociolinguistics in their relation to second and foreign language learning, education, and use, approached from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We hope this conference brings together scholars and educators from all around the world who are interested in discussing both established and innovative approaches to teaching and learning pragmatics to strengthen our understanding of principles and practices in PLL and push the field to new and exciting directions in research and practice.

    Plenary talks will be live and we have tried to schedule them so that a large part of our international audience can access at least half of them. The rest of the presentations will be simulive (pre-recorded 20 minute presentation with live interaction by the presenters) or poster sessions (5-7 minute-pre-recorded presentation within Zoom breakout rooms for interaction).

    Important dates


    Notification of acceptance: April 2022

    Early-bird registration: From April to July 20th, 2022

    Video uploading to the conference site: July 15th, 2022


    All proposals should be submitted via EasyChair

    How to prepare your abstract proposal

    • Content: Titles should be no longer than 10 words and be included with your abstract. Proposals should describe the content of your presentation, including the intended audience and how it relates to the conference theme, if applicable. 
    • Language: Abstracts must be written in English.
    • Abstract Length: Abstract should be no more than 300 words. In-text citations are welcomed but full citation of references is not required. 

    Additional items asked for in the abstract submission form (separate from the abstract file):

    • Keywords: You can include up to 5 keywords to describe your presentation topic.
    • 50-word summary: Please prepare a 50-word summary of your abstract for inclusion in the conference program. This will be entered in a separate field in the submission form, not in your abstract file. 

    For more information about the conference or to submit a proposal online, visit our website at: https://bit.ly/PLL2022

    We look forward to spending three days of motivating and engaging presentations and discussions.

    Marta González-Lloret & Julie Sykes

    PLL 2022 Co-chairs

    Questions? Contact us