LINGUIST List 10.1412

Tue Sep 28 1999

Confs: Generative Approach to Second Lang Acquisition

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  1. wai ling Seto, GASLA Conference

Message 1: GASLA Conference

Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 12:51:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: wai ling Seto <setowlMIT.EDU>
Subject: GASLA Conference

1st Announcement

The Biannual GASLA (Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition)

The Theme:	The Bilingual* Brain
			(i.e: * = Multilingual)

The conference provides a creative context for bringing together two
complementary research domains:
1. Cognitive and linguistic research on language structure and behavior
2. Neuropsychological research on language correlates in the brain

Topics for papers include but not limited to:
1. Issues on specialized locations for language functions in the brain
2. Differences in brain "structures" between children and adult bilinguals*
3. Methodologies used to evaluate bilingual* brain functions
4. Bilingual* Brain versus Monolingual Brain
5. Connections between Second Language Acquisition (SLA) or bilingual*
acquisition data and brain correlates
6. New generative SLA studies
7. Generative Approaches to child or adult differences
8. Interface constraints on SLA
9. Role of experience in brain correlates, language data etc.

The Venue:	Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University Park Hotel
20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Date:		March 30-April 1, 2000

Abstracts Due Date:	November 1, 1999

Publication of conference proceedings:
Selected papers will be published in both book and web-forms. Submissions
for publication will be refereed.

The participant is responsible for arranging transportation to and
accommodations for the conference.

Accommodations and Costs:
Please refer to the following web site for the MIT rate:
Please inform the hotel that you are attending a conference held by MIT in
order to obtain the reduced hotel rate.

Please mail 3 hard copies of your 250 word abstract to:

Conference and Program Director
Professor Suzanne Flynn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Foreign Languages & Literatures
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 14N-303
Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: (617) 253-7821	Fax: (617) 258-6189

Sponsored by: Center for Bilingual and Bicultural Studies (CBBS), Foreign
Languages & Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Co-sponsored by: Boston College

* Invited speakers will be announced soon in the second announcement.

* This information is also available at the following web site:
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