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LINGUIST List 20.1828

Mon May 11 2009

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Elyssa Winzeler <elyssalinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Jane Chandlee, Boston University Conference on Language Development

Message 1: Boston University Conference on Language Development
Date: 11-May-2009
From: Jane Chandlee <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: Boston University Conference on Language Development
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Full Title: Boston University Conference on Language Development
Short Title: BUCLD

Date: 06-Nov-2009 - 08-Nov-2009
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Jane Chandlee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2009

Meeting Description:

The 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
November 6-8, 2009

The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) was started in 1976 by students in the Applied Psycholinguistics Program. The Conference involves year-round planning and draws over 500 people from all over the U.S. and around the world. It includes presentations in such areas as theoretical approaches to language acquisition, cross-cultural language development, second language development, language disorders, and literacy development. Each year, close to 500 abstracts are submitted to the conference, from which about 87 papers and 66 posters are chosen for presentation. Internationally renowned researchers also give keynote and plenary addresses, as well as a lunch symposium on a topic of current interest.

Keynote Address
“Developing Fluency in Understanding: How it matters”
Anne Fernald, Stanford University

Plenary Address
“Innate Syntax - Still the Best Hypothesis”
Virginia Valian, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

Lunch Symposium
“Recent Advances in the Study of Production and Comprehension: Implications for Language Acquisition Research”
John Trueswell, University of Pennsylvania
Mike Tanenhaus, University of Rochester
Kay Bock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Final Call for Papers

Submissions which present research on any topic in the fields of first and second language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including Bilingualism, Cognition & Language, Creoles & Pidgins, Dialects, Discourse and Narrative, Gesture, Hearing Impairment and Deafness, Input & Interaction, Language Disorders, Linguistic Theory, Neurolinguistics, Pragmatics, Pre-linguistic Development, Reading and Literacy, Signed Languages, Sociolinguistics, and Speech Perception & Production.


- Abstracts must represent original, unpublished research.
- Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 500 words in length. Please note the word count at the bottom of the abstract.
- Detailed information regarding abstract format, content, and evaluation criteria can be found at our website:

Submission Instructions

- Abstracts must be submitted using the form available at the conference website:
- The submission period will begin on April 1st.
- This year we are enacting a new author policy: Although each author may submit as many abstracts as
desired, we will accept for presentation a maximum of 1 first authored paper/poster. There is no limit
on the number of additional acceptances of papers/posters in any other authorship status.


- All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2009. There will be no exceptions.

Jean Berko Gleason Award

BUCLD is proud to introduce the Jean Berko Gleason Award for the best student
papers. In honor of Jean Berko Gleason, Professor Emerita of Psychology at
Boston University, three awards will be given at the Plenary address on Saturday night.

All students who are first and presenting authors on a paper will be considered for the award.

Further Information

Questions about abstracts should be sent to abstractbu.edu

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-3085

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