LINGUIST List 23.706

Sat Feb 11 2012

Calls: Language Acquisition/Cyprus

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 10-Feb-2012
From: Kleanthes Grohmann <>
Subject: CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics
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Full Title: CYCLIA Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics Short Title: CyWAC
Date: 25-May-2012 - 27-May-2012 Location: Nicosia, Cyprus Contact Person: Kleanthes Grohmann
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

Clitic constructions have received a lot of attention over the past twenty years in research on language acquisition and development. Both the comprehension and production of clitics have been studied in a variety of languages, for children and adults alike, and in different acquisition contexts (L1, L2, bi-/multilingual, impaired).

The research project 'L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics' (ΠΕΝΕΚ 0609/42), funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, is organizing an international Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics at the University of Cyprus aiming to bring together researchers working on clitic acquisition. The discussion will revolve around new findings on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitics in different languages regarding clitic production and/or comprehension as well as current theoretical approaches to cliticization in the light of developmental data.

There will also be a special session on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitic placement in mixed clitic languages, with emphasis on enclitic languages where proclisis is triggered by certain grammatical properties. These include European Portuguese and Cypriot Greek, from both language-internal (properties of EP or CG) and comparative perspectives (within the Romance language family and compared to Standard Modern Greek, respectively), but submissions are encouraged to go beyond these two varieties.

Invited Speakers:

João Costa (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)Maria Lobo (FCSH - Universidade Nova de Lisboa)Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge)Ianthi Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Call for Papers:

The workshop welcomes papers for oral and poster presentations on topics related to the development of clitics in the fields of (a)typical and impaired, first, second, and multilingual language acquisition. Oral presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Authors are invited to send an abstract in English for peer review. Abstracts should not exceed two pages (including examples and references) with 2.5cm margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. Abstracts must be anonymous and should be submitted as a PDF attachment to an email containing the following information:

- Name(s) of author(s)- Author(s) affiliation(s)- Title of the talk/poster

All abstract emails must be sent to:

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2012Notification of acceptance by: 15 April 2012Dates of workshop: 25-27 May 2012


Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus)Theoni Neokleous (University of Cambridge & University of Cyprus)Cyprus Acquisition Team (

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