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Full Title: Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research
Short Title: EMLAR IX
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Start Date: 30-Jan-2013 - 01-Feb-2013
Contact: Sergio Baauw
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Meeting URL: http://www.hum.uu.nl/emlar/home.htm
Meeting Description: We are happy to announce the ninth edition of EMLAR, taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from January 30 to 1 February 2013 (Wednesday to Friday).

The workshop aims at training advanced MA and PhD students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research are giving various lectures and practices.

The full program of EMLAR IX and details about registration are available at:


Registration deadline:

December 15, 2012

For further questions, contact us at:


Confirmed lecturers:

• Aoju Chen (Utrecht University)
• Iris Mulders (Utrecht University)
• Alex Cristia (MPI - Nijmegen)
• Niels Schiller (University of Leiden)
• Emmanuelle le Pichon (Utrecht University)
• René Kager (Utrecht University)
• Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University)
• Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam)


• PRAAT (Paul Boersma)
• Preferential looking/listening (Elise de Bree)
• Eye tracking: reading (Arnout Koornneef)
• Eye tracking: visual world paradigm (Pim Mak)
• Statistics with R (Hugo Quené)
• Multilevel analysis (Huub van den Bergh)
• SPSS (Roeland van Hout)
• CHILDES (Jacqueline van Kampen)
• Computational models (Maarten Versteegh & Christina Bergmann)
• ERP (Jos van Berkum & Titia van Zuijen)

Organizing committee:

Sergio Baauw
Shalom Zuckerman
Ileana Grama
Anna Sara Romøren
Elena Tribushinina
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 23.4403

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