Call for papers


Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’

CROSSROADS: Languages in (e)motion


27 - 28  November 2013



Call for Papers


The International Conference CROSSROADS: Languages in (e)motion will be held at Palazzo Du Mesnil, University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ on 27 – 28 November 2013. The conference investigates the study of modern languages by taking into account the ‘movements’ of acquisition, interlanguage, motivation, and emotion that characterize language learning in today’s globalized and multifaceted world.

Relevant topics for the conference include the following areas:


  • Language Learning Issues
  • Affective Factors
  • L2 Motivation
  • Interlanguage
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Learning and Globalization


Please submit an abstract of not more than 400 words, including your name, university/affiliation, email address and a short bio-sketch to  before the submission deadline of 30 July 2013.


Notification of acceptance will occur by 30 September 2013.


Conference Languages: Italian and English



Conference Organizer



Scientific Committee

      Liliana Landolfi (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)

      Jacqueline Aiello (New York University, New York)

      Cristina Bosisio  (Università Cattolica di Milano)

      Marina Morbiducci (Università La Sapienza di Roma) 

      Oriana Palusci (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale) 

      Maria Cecilia Rizzardi (Università degli Studi di Milano) 

       Katherine E. Russo (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)



Organizing Committee


      Luisa Caiazzo (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)

      Rossella Latorraca (Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale)