The fifth biennial conference on Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology (CASPSLaP) will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, April 15-17, 2016. CASPSLaP brings together leading experts in the field of the second language acquisition (SLA) of Spanish and Portuguese pronunciation. The presentations will include a wide range of topics, from the acquisition of Spanish phonology by English speakers to the acquisition of Portuguese phonology by Spanish speakers; from classroom-based learning to full immersion in the second-language culture; among various other topics. By focusing on the breadth of approaches currently taken by scholars researching the SLA of Spanish and Portuguese phonology, this conference aims to present the state-of-the-art in second language phonological acquisition.


In addition to the general session, the conference will feature two special sessions on the L2 acquisition of prosody and the phonology of heritage speakers, both with invited discussants. There will also be a poster session, as well as an interactive, pedagogy-focused session called Ignite that addresses best practices in classroom pronunciation instruction. CASPSLAP 2016 will be held in concert with the OSU Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL).


Invited Speakers

Timothy L. Face (University of Minnesota)
Gillian Lord (University of Florida)
Rajiv Rao (University of Wisconsin, Madison)


Organizing Committee:
Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza
Terrell A. Morgan
Holly Nibert

Sponsored by:
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Division of Arts & Humanities of the College of Arts & Sciences