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LINGUIST List 25.1334

Wed Mar 19 2014

Calls: Language Acq, Cognitive Sci, Socioling, Psycholing, Neuroling,/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Mar-2014
From: Anna Ghimenton <anna.ghimentonuniv-paris3.fr>
Subject: Variation in Language Acquisition
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Full Title: Variation in Language Acquisition
Short Title: ViLA 2

Date: 03-Dec-2014 - 05-Dec-2014
Location: Grenoble, France
Contact Person: Jean-Pierre Chevrot
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://vila2014.u-grenoble3.fr./index.php?pg=3&lg=en

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

Call Deadline: 18-May-2014

Meeting Description:

ViLA2 aims to bring together the growing amount of research that takes into account language-internal variation as well as variation between two or more languages in both first and second language acquisition. The conference, a follow-up to a 2012 workshop (Münster, Germany), will be held at the University of Grenoble, in the French Alps.


Before 31 October:

- General: 100€
- Students, post-doc, unaffiliated: 60€
- Gala dinner: 45€

The fees include the three lunches and the coffee breaks.

After 31 October:

- General: 140€
- Students, post-doc, unaffiliated: 80€
- Gala dinner: 45€

The fees include the three lunches and the coffee breaks.

Call for Papers:

The conference aims to cover the following four thematic issues:

1/ Child acquisition of dialectal varieties of the first language
2/ Child multilingual and multidialectal acquisition within multilingual communities
3/ Acquisition of language-internal variation as well as language mixing in the case of a second language learning in contact with native speakers (e.g. study abroad, migration)
4/ Lifelong second dialect acquisition

We welcome proposals for 20-minute paper presentations followed by10-minute discussions that address the above issues, with one more of the following perspectives:

- Description and modeling of the appearance of adult- or native-like sociolinguistic knowledge and patterns
- Cognitive or linguistic underlying mechanisms
- Language socialization
- Acquisition of the indexical field and links between linguistic and social knowledge
- Influence of the environment: family, peers, and teachers
- Studies contrasting or combining theoretical views: formal approaches, constructionist and usage-based approaches, etc.
- Language acquisition and language change
- Combining methods and desirable innovation
- …

Format for Abstract:

- 500 words, Times, single-spaced, title centered at top in bold, word count visible, anonymous
- Question clearly stated, significance and originality for the field, methods, analysis, discussion
- Examples, tables, figures, and references on a second page.
- pdf file

Abstracts should be submitted using the OpenConf platform:

English and French are the working languages of the conference.

Important Dates:

- Deadline for submission: 18 May 2014
- Notification of acceptance: 27 July 2014
- Conference date: 3-5 December 2014

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