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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Formal Linguistics in Conjunction with International Conference on Language Acquisition, Language Disorder and Language Assessment

Short Title: ICFL-2014
Location: Beijing, China
Start Date: 08-Nov-2014 - 09-Nov-2014
Contact: Xiaolu Yang
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.wwx.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/fdllen/8852/index.html
Meeting Description: The 6th International Conference on Formal Linguistics in conjunction with the International Conference on Language Acquisition, Language Disorder and Language Assessment is scheduled to be held on November 8 to 9, 2014 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

The conference is followed by the Workshop on Language Disorder Assessment and Therapy, the details of which will be announced later.

The organizers are the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Tsinghua University and College of Foreign Languages of Tianjin Normal University.

Invited Speakers:

Guglielmo Cinque (University of Venice)
Jill de Villiers (Smith College)
Christine Dollaghan (University of Texas at Dallas)
Yosef Grodzinksy (McGill University)

Organizing Committee:

- Yang Xiaolu (chair, Tsinghua University)
- Cui Gang (Tsinghua University)
- Lu Xiuxia (Tsinghua University)
- Li Shuman (Tsinghua University
- Zeng Xianfei (Tsinghua University)

Advisory Committee:

- Ning Chunyan (Tianjin Normal University)
- Thomas Lee (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
- Gladys Tang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
- Gu Gang (Tianjin Normal University)
- Hu Jianhua (The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Organizers and Sponsors:

Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University
School of Foreign Languages, Tianjin Normal University
Dept. of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bethel Hearing and Speaking Training Center, University of Texas at Dallas

Should you have any inquiry, please contact us at icfl-014@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn. For conference information, please visit the following website:


The joint conference will be followed by the Language Disorders and Assessment Workshop. Please visit the following website for more information:

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1756

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