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LINGUIST List 20.2978

Fri Sep 04 2009

Calls: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Jason Rothman, Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop

Message 1: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop
Date: 03-Sep-2009
From: Jason Rothman <jason-rothmanuiowa.edu>
Subject: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop
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Full Title: Third Language (L3) Acquisition Workshop

Date: 07-Jun-2010 - 11-Jun-2010
Location: Iowa City, IA, USA
Contact Person: Jason Rothman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Third Language Acquisition: Developing a Research Base Across Paradigms
Conveners: Jason Rothman (University of Iowa) and Suzanne Flynn (MIT)
Conference Dates: June 7-11 2010
The weeklong workshop will take place at the University of Iowa from June 7th to the 11th, 2010.

This workshop, funded by the generous grant support of the Obermann Center for Advanced studies, brings together linguistic researchers interested in the acquisition and use of a third (L3) or more (Ln) language in adulthood. The main focus of this workshop is to discuss and make efforts towards solidifying a more comprehensive research base for the linguistic study of adult multilingualism. To that end, in bringing together scholars from several different traditions of language acquisition and use, (e.g. generative, psycholinguistic, cognitive, functional and sociocultural), our hope is to build bridges among these sub-disciples of linguistic inquiry and to discover how each mode of inquiry can inform the others. We maintain that such an effort can contribute to developing a comprehensive understanding of multilingual acquisition in adulthood as well as model cooperative efforts across overlapping domains of research. We believe this endeavor has the potential to uniquely inform perennial debates in language acquisition theory, such as the so-called Critical/Sensitive Period(s) debate, the architecture/design of the linguistic computational system, the structure of mental lexicon, to name just a few.

The list of plenary speakers is as follows:

Camilla Bardel (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Kees De Bot (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)
Jean Marc Dewaele (Birbeck College, UK)
Yvla Falk (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
María del Pilar de García Mayo (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Ulrike Jessner (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Judith Kroll (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Christina Lundqvist (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Aneta Plavenko (Temple University, USA)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University, USA)
David Singleton (Trinity College, Ireland)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Iowa, USA)

Call for Papers:

Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2009

We seek high quality papers that contribute to these larger issues, but also those that examine specific empirical questions related to the acquisition of L3/Ln morphosyntax, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, the lexicon, affective factors for language acquisition and use among others.

Abstracts must be 500 words or less (not including title, figures and references) and fit on one page, with a second page possible for data and references. Abstracts are due by 5 pm Eastern Standard time on December 15th 2009, sent to the following e-mail address:jason-rothmanuiowa.edu. Any questions you may have should also be directed to that e-mail. A limited number of papers submitted via this open call will be selected upon review. Authors' whose papers are accepted can expect to receive partial to full compensation for travel and lodging, depending on the availability of funds and/or a demonstration of need. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

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