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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: Workshop on Infant Language Development

Short Title: WILD
Location: Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Start Date: 20-Jun-2013 - 22-Jun-2013
Contact: Manuel Carreiras
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/wild
Meeting Description: We would like to invite you to first Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (http://www.bcbl.eu).

The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 20 and 22, 2013 in Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain.

This scientific meeting has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.

Invited Speakers:

Richard Aslin - University of Rochester, USA
Krista Byers-Heinlein - Concordia University, Canada
Jenny Saffran - University of Wisconsin, USA
Nuria Sebastian - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Dan Swingley - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Marilyn Vihman - University of York, UK
Janet Werker - University of British Columbia, Canada
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.4308

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