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LINGUIST List 23.4308

Mon Oct 15 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition/Spain

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

Date: 15-Oct-2012
From: Manuel Carreiras <wildbcbl.eu>
Subject: Workshop on Infant Language Development
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Full Title: Workshop on Infant Language Development
Short Title: WILD

Date: 20-Jun-2013 - 22-Jun-2013
Location: Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Carreiras
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/wild

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 18-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

We would like to invite you to first Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (http://www.bcbl.eu).

The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 20 and 22, 2013 in Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain.

This scientific meeting has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.

Invited Speakers:

Richard Aslin - University of Rochester, USA
Krista Byers-Heinlein - Concordia University, Canada
Jenny Saffran - University of Wisconsin, USA
Nuria Sebastian - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Dan Swingley - University of Pennsylvania, USA
Marilyn Vihman - University of York, UK
Janet Werker - University of British Columbia, Canada

Call for Papers:

The workshop program also includes poster and talk sessions, and we invite abstract submissions in any of the above-mentioned topics.

Submission of abstracts must be done via the form available on our website. Do not submit an abstract more than once. There is no limitation to the number of abstracts an author may submit. The maximum abstract length is 300 words. References, photographs, diagrams, formulas or tables cannot be accepted as part of an abstract. The conference language is English and spoken papers, posters, conference proceedings, and publications will all be in English. Information about paper presentations, poster dimensions, deadlines for the proceedings document and other requirements will be communicated to authors in the acceptance letter. The deadline for abstract submission is February 18, 2013.

Important Dates to Remember:

Abstract deadline: February 18, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 8, 2013
Early registration deadline: March 21, 2013
Online registration deadline: May 2, 2013
Conference dates: June 20 - 22, 2013



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