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Conference Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2 (TAML2), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Friday 20 April 2018 - Saturday 21 April 2018
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

The Conference starts on 20 April in the morning and ends in the afternoon of 21 April  and is hosted by Leiden University Center for Linguistics, Leiden University, The Netherlands. This conference discusses Tense, Aspect and Modality in L2, with an emphasis on (a) aspectual representations in L2; (b) pedagogical applications of TAML2 research findings; (c); futurity and modality and  (d) theory building.

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for papers and posters on any domain and subdomain of temporality in SLA research.

Information about the fees*

Regular rate: € 75,-

Student rate: € 40,-

Special rate LUCL/LLRC members: € 30,- 

*the participation fee includes  the conference dinner, lunch and coffee and tea

Plenary speakers

Dr. Ll. Comajoan, University of Vic, Spain

Dr. L. Domínguez, University of Southampton, UK

Prof. Dr. R. Salaberry, Rice University, USA

Dr. K. Schmitz, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Dr. H. Verkuyl, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands


Key dates

Note: the abstract submission and registration date has been rescheduled.

31th August 2017: the renewed abstract submission deadline is 29th September 2017

30th November 2017: notification of acceptance

1st December 2017: registration starts

20th March 2018: the renewed deadline registration is 10th  April 2018

20th– 21st April 2018: conference


On Thursday 19th of April there will be an open-doors expert meeting.
Please join us at 15.00 in room Lipsius  147 where our plenary speakers will share their view on TAML2 future research followed by an hour of Q&A (interactive meeting, where you can share your questions and doubts about your research with the experts).

Please send in advance your questions to the moderators of the event: Dr. des. T. Diaubalick (t.diaubalick@uni-wuppertal.de) and Dr. Lucía Quintana Hernández (lucia.quintana@dfesp.uhu.es ).



To view to the programme (updated version April 5th), please click on the following link

To view the abstract booklet please click on the following link


Paper submission policy

Paper and poster proposals should not have been previously published. More than one abstract per author can be submitted. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and evaluated in terms of rigour, clarity and significance of the contribution, as well as its relevance to research on L2 temporality. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding title and optional references). All presenters are invited to present their work in a conference proceedings, to be published as a special issue of the Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics (DuJAL). Note that the contributions will be subject to a (double-blind) peer-review process, as is usual for this journal. More information on the precise timeline of this special issue will follow. For the poster presentation: the plasterable (blue) part is 120cm long and 95cm high. The posters can be drawn up both portrait and landscape.

Submission guidelines

This year we are using the EasyAbs system to automate our workflow. To submit an abstract, click on the following link.

You can change any information about your paper before the abstract submission deadline on 29th September  2017. Before this date, please check that your abstract is complete and that it has also been uploaded in PDF format. For any submission-related questions please email

We look forward to receiving your submission.


To register please click on the following link

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