CFP for 46th annual convention, NeMLA 2015: Embracing Language Musicality in L2


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    Maria Luisa Martinez

    46th annual convention, NeMLA 2015

    Toronto; April 30- May 3, 2015

    Host institution: Ryerson University

    Panel: Embracing Language Musicality in L2 Classrooms

    This panel is sponsored by the area on pedagogy and professional

    The goal of this panel is to examine language musicality, both in terms of linguistic phenomena and as a teaching tool for L2 learners. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: musical analysis of languages, acquisition of language through music and performance, guided reading or singing, recognition of accents and dialects, and non verbal reinforcement. It will also consider the potential of language musicality to explain more subjective aspects of language, such as beauty, persuasiveness, humor, and emotion in L2 classrooms.

    Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be send by October 10, 2014 to:

    If you happen to have any question please do not hesitate to contact me : Maria Luisa Martinez, Department of Romance Studies, Boston University,


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