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LINGUIST List 23.1914

Tue Apr 17 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholing, Ling Theories/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 17-Apr-2012
From: Kristof Baten <Kristof.BatenUGent.be>
Subject: 12th International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition
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Full Title: 12th International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition

Date: 28-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Contact Person: Kristof Baten
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.pala2012.ugent.be

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-May-2012

Meeting Description:

The 12th International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA) will cover a wide range of topics relating to current research on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition including theoretical, empirical and applied issues. Plenary talks and a workshop for doctoral students are also scheduled. The symposium is open to everyone, with no participation fees.

2nd Call for Papers:

Submissions on work related to Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition are invited for two categories of papers:

(1) Research papers
(2) Presentations of work in progress by master and doctoral students

Papers may not have been previously published. Each author may submit no more than one individual and one co-authored abstract. Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Possible topics include:

- L1-L2 differences
- Fossilization
- Incomplete acquisition
- Cross-linguistic comparisons
- Specific Language Impairment
- Bilingual acquisition
- Semantics/syntax-interface
- Pragmatics/syntax-interface

Submissions should include:

1. Title of the paper, and abstract of 300 words (excluding references and title)
2. Name and affiliation of the author(s)
3. First author's postal and email addresses
4. Indication of the section in which the paper will be presented (regular symposium or doctoral workshop)

Please send all submission to: Kristof.BatenUgent.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 8 May 2012
Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2012

All submissions will be reviewed anonymously and evaluated in terms of originality, clarity, and significance of findings and conclusions.

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