Conference Program

Conference Program

Sessions will take place in the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus.

 Friday, September 21, 2012
1:00pm – 2:45pm Pre-conference workshopAhmet Dursun and Alyson McClair: Pedagogical Applications of Corpus Tools (Ross 420)

Hyejin Yang, Erin Todey, Amy Walton: Online Pedagogical Tools for Interaction and Feedback (Ross 312)

2:30pm – 3:15pm Registration (Pioneer Room, Memorial Union)
3:15pm – 5:30pm Welcome by Carol Chapelle (Pioneer Room, Memorial Union)Viviana Cortes & Elena Cotos: Lexical bundles: Enhancing automated analysis of Methodology sections

Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, Tatiana Klepikova: Linguatorium in Teaching English Writing for Specific Purposes

Jesse Gleason: Using a Systemic Functional Model as the Basis for NLP-Based Oral Assessment

L. Kirk Hagen: How to build NLP-based language tutorials for Web 2.0 applications

5:30pm – 6:30pm Poster session
(Cardinal Room)Aysel Saricaoglu & Hui-Hsien Feng: To What Extent Can Corpus-Based Activities Enhance Learners’ Use of Transitional Words in Academic Writing?Jayme Wilken: L1 glossings in Criterion: IEP students’ perspectiveXuan (Roger) Teng: The Effects of L1 and L2 Glosses on Vocabulary retention: A comparative Study

Maha Alawdat: Blogging: A platform for L2 literacy and cross-cultural communication

Zhi Li: A Corpus-based study on prepositional phrase as subject complement: The construction of BE of + Noun Phrase

6:00pm – 7:30pm Reception (Caridinal Room, Memorial Union)


 Saturday, September 22, 2012
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Refreshments (Gallery, Memorial Union)
9:00am – 10:00am Plenary: Jill Burstein (Gallery, Memorial Union)Automated Essay Evaluation: Advances and Potential for L2 Writing
10:00am – 12:00pm (Gallery, Memorial Union)Elena Cotos, Nick Pendar, Deepan Prabhu Babu: NLP-based analysis and feedback on rhetorical functions

Elena Cotos, Stephanie Link, Aysel Saricaoglu, Ruslan Suvorov: Evaluating the accuracy of machine-based feedback on research article Introductions

Scott Crossley, Danielle McNamara, Liang Guo: Using rhetorical, contextual, and linguistic indices to predict writing quality

Sarah J. Goodwin, Scott Crossley, Liang Guo: Predicting ESL Examinee Writing Scores Using the Academic Formula List

12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch break (Jischke Honors Building)
2:00pm – 3:00pm Plenary: Paige Ware(Gallery, Memorial Union)Proceed with Caution and Curiosity: Integrating Automated Writing Evaluation Software into the Classroom
3:00pm – 5:00pm (Gallery, Memorial Union)Jooyoung Lee, Zhi Li, Stephanie Link, Hyejin Yang, Volker Hegelheimer: Automated Writing Evaluation: Enough about reliability! What really matters for students and teachers?

Hye-won Lee, Jinrong Li, Volker Hegelheimer: The Impact of Criterion ® on Error Correction: A Longitudinal Study

Sarah Huffman: Exploring usability and perceived effectiveness of a developing AWE tool

Nandhini Ramaswamy and Stephen Gilbert: Design and User Experience Study of the Automated Research Writing Tutor

5:00pm – 5:15pm Closing remarks and proceedings guidelines (Gallery, Memorial Union)
5:15pm – 7:30pm Reception (Dr. Hegelheimer’s House)


For further information about the conferences, contact Carol A. Chapelle (

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Information about previous TSLL conferences can be found at TSLL Archive

Note: Participants will have guest access to the ISU wireless network.

Early registration ends Sept. 11, 2012. Download and send in your registration form.