Presentations

*keynote, plenary, or invited

2017

Plonsky, L., Brown, D., Chan, M., Derrick, D., Ghanem, R., Gutiérrez Arvizu, M. N., Isbell, D., Schnur, E., Zhang, M. (2017, March). Quantitative data ethics in applied linguistics: Sins of omission and commission. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.

Plonsky, L., & Saito, K. (2017, March). Variation in L2 pronunciation: A proposed framework and systematic review. Georgetown University Roundtable on Linguistics and Languages (GURT), Washington, DC.

2016

Nerenz, A., Hammadou Sullivan, J., & Plonsky, L. (2016, November). Publishing your research in ACTFL’s Foreign Language Annals. Presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston, MA.

Plonsky, L., & Saito, K. (2016, September). A proposed framework and systematic review of pronunciation assessment. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Gass, S., Crowther, D., Marsden, E., Plonsky, L., & Spinner, P. (2016, September). A methodological synthesis of judgment tasks in second language research. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Marsden, E., Plonsky, L., Crowther, D. Gass, S., Spinner, P. (2016, August). Looking back and looking forward: A methodological synthesis of judgment tasks in second language research. Paper presented at EuroSLA, Jyväskylä, Finland.

*Plonsky, L. (2016, August). The role of strategies and strategy instruction in second language teaching and learning. Plenary presented at the Anaheim University / Showa University TESOL Conference, Tokyo, Japan (delivered virtually).

*Plonsky, L. (2016, June). The ethics of quantitative data handling and reporting in applied linguistics. Keynote presented at the Warwick International Post Graduate Conference in Applied Linguistics, Warwick, UK.

Plonsky, L. (2016, May). Alpha, kappa, KR-20, oh my! A synthesis and guide to interpreting reliability estimates in L2 research. Paper presented at the London Second Language Acquisition Research Forum (L-SLARF), London, UK.

Ziegler, N., & Plonsky, L. (2016, March). Two decades of CALL research in SLA: Insights on theory, research, and practice from a second-order synthesis. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL.

Plonsky, L., & Derrick, D. J. (2016, March). Interpreting reliability estimates in applied linguistics: An empirical and synthetic approach. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, FL.

2015

Nerenz, A., Hammadou Sullivan, J., & Plonsky, L. (2015, November). Publishing your research in ACTFL’s Foreign Language Annals. Presentation at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego, CA.

Plonsky, L. (2015, October). Demographics in SLA: A systematic review of sampling practices in L2 research. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Atlanta, GA.

*Plonsky, L., & Gurzynski-Weiss, L. (2015, October). Interlocutor individual differences: A methodological perspective and scoping review. Plenary presented at the Symposium on Interlocutor Individual Differences, Indiana University.

Paquot, M., & Plonsky, L. (2015, September). Quantitative research methods and study quality in learner corpus research. Paper presented at the Learner Corpus Research Conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

*Plonsky, L. (2015, July). The quantity and quality of samples in applied linguistics: Keys to improving internal and external validity. Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada (ELIA), Sevilla, Spain.

Plonsky, L. (2015, June). Sample demographics and generalizability in SLA: A systematic review. Paper presented at the Workshop on Reliability and Validity in SLA, Universitat de Barcelona.

*Plonsky, L. & Derrick, D. J. (2015, June). Reliability coefficients in L2 research: A meta-analysis. Keynote presentation at the Workshop on Reliability and Validity in SLA, Universitat de Barcelona.

Plonsky, L., & Derrick, D. J. (2015, April). A meta-analysis of reliability coefficients in second language research. Paper presented at the XXXIII International Congress of the Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA), Madrid, Spain.

2014

Plonsky, L. (2014, August). Standards for research syntheses and meta-analyses of L2 research: A tentative proposal. In J. M. Norris, L. Ortega, & L. Plonsky (organizers), Advancing synthetic methods in applied linguistics. Symposium conducted at the Congress of the International Association for Applied Linguistics, Brisbane, Australia.

Egbert, J., Plonsky, L., & Schwander, M. (2014, March). The linguistic and stylistic features of SLA conference abstracts and their relationship to ratings. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.

Plonsky, L., Egbert, J., & LaFlair, G. T. (2014, March). Bootstrapped t tests and ANOVAs: Using data re-analysis to assess their potential in L2 research. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, OR.

*Plonsky, L. (2014, February). Sampling, power, and generalizability in L2 research (Or, why we might as well be flipping coins). Keynote presentation at the Second Language Studies Symposium, East Lansing, MI. (invited)

2013

Brown, A. V., & Plonsky, L. (2013, October). Second language classroom achievement metrics as research tools: Crystal ball or anyone’s guess? Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Provo, UT.

Plonsky, L. (2013, October). Reporting practices in quantitative L2 research: Sins of omission and path to redemption. Paper presented at Improving Quantitative Reasoning in Second Language Research, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. (invited)

Lee, J., Jang, J., & Plonsky, L. (2013, March). The effectiveness of second language pronunciation instruction: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX.

Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2013, March). An overview and review of meta-analytic methods in SLA: Towards more critical and informed consumption. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX.

2012

Plonsky, L. (2012, October). How big is ‘big’? Reporting and interpreting effect sizes in L2 research. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Pittsburgh, PA.

Plonsky, L. (2012, September). Assessing quantitative methods in L2 research: Empirical evidence and a case for reform. Department of Linguistics Speaker Series, Georgetown University. (invited)

Plonsky, L. (2012, March). Study quality in SLA: Assessing designs, analyses, and reporting practices in quantitative L2 research. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston, MA.

*Plonsky, L. (2012, March). What good is SLA, anyway? ‘Breaking barriers’ between research and pedagogy, art and science. Keynote presented at the Northern Arizona Regional TESOL Conference, Flagstaff, AZ. (invited)

Brown, A. V., & Plonsky, L. (2012, March). Course grades as research tool and programmatic gatekeeper. Paper presented at the SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable, University of Arizona.

Plonsky, L. (2012, February). Quantitative research in SLA: A survey and review of current issues. In LIN 517: Second Language Acquisition, taught by Dr. Alan Brown, University of Kentucky. (invited, via Skype).

2011

Plonsky, L. (2011, October). Methodological quality in SLA: An assessment of designs, analyses, and reporting practices in L2 research. GSAAL Speaker Series, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. (invited)

*Plonsky, L. (2011, October). Language Learning: A lifetime of benefits. Keynote address at the Modern Languages and International Studies Day, Northern Arizona University. (invited)

Plonsky, L. (2011, October). Study quality and data reporting practices in SLA. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Ames, IA.

Plonsky, L. (2011, August). Strategies for L2 learning and use: Research and practice. Program in Intensive English, Northern Arizona University. (invited)

Plonsky, L. (2011, February). Data reporting practices and study quality in L2 research. Paper presented at the SLS Spring Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

2010

Plonsky, L., & Gass, S M. (2010, October). Assessing study quality in primary L2 research: The case of interaction. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), College Park, MD.

Loewen, S., & Plonsky, L. (2010, June). Incidental vocabulary learning in the Spanish L2 classroom. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL), Montreal, Quebec.

Plonsky, L., & Oswald, F. L. (2010, March). Interpreting mean differences in L2 research: Cohen’s benchmarks for d-values, revisited. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.

2009

Plonsky, L. (2009, November). A meta-analysis of strategy instruction for L2 writing. Paper presented at the Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ.

Plonsky, L. (2009, October). “Nix the null”: Why statistical significance is overrated. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), East Lansing, MI.

Loewen, S., & Plonsky, L. (2009, October). Intentional and incidental vocabulary learning in the Spanish L2 classroom. Paper presented at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Plonsky, L. (2009, April). Towards a measure of quality for meta-analyses of L2 research. Paper presented at the SLS Spring Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

Plonsky, L. (2009, March). Applying meta-analysis to second language research: Choices and challenges. Paper presented at the conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Denver, CO.

2008

Plonsky, L. (2008, October). Using adverbials to predict and teach the preterit and imperfect: A corpus-based approach. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Tropos Conference, East Lansing, MI.

Plonsky, L. (2008, October). The effectiveness of second language strategy instruction: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Honolulu, HI.

Plonsky, L. (2008, April). The preterit and imperfect in Spanish: A corpus-based analysis of adverb collocations. Paper presented at the SLS Spring Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

Plonsky, L., & Schierloh, M. (2008, April). Teachers’ beliefs about second language grammar instruction: A multinational perspective. Paper presented at the SLA Graduate Student Symposium, Madison, WI.

2004

Plonsky, L. (2004, October). Differing perceptions of error correction between teachers and students. Paper presented at the Arizona Language Association Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.

Plonsky, L. (2004, April). Bridging the gap between students’ and teachers’ perceptions of error correction. Paper presented at The 8th Annual Conference in the Peaks, Flagstaff, AZ.

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