LINGUIST List 24.1136

Wed Mar 06 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 06-Mar-2013
From: Hendrikje Ziemann <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2013
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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2013 Short Title: GALA 2013
Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013 Location: Oldenburg (Niedersachsen), Germany Contact Person: Dobrinka Genevska-Hanke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA) 2013 will be held at the University of Oldenburg, September 5-7, 2013.

The conference covers research on the fields of first and second language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language pathology, the acquisition of sign language and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology within a generative framework. GALA has been previously held in Durham (1993), Groningen (1995), Edinburgh (1997), Potsdam (1999), Palmela (2001), Utrecht (2003), Siena (2005), Barcelona (2007), Lisbon (2009) and Thessaloniki (2011).

Plenary Speakers:

Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Petra Hendriks (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Susanne Carroll and Jürgen Meisel (University of Calgary, Universität Hamburg)
Laurie Tuller (Université François-Rabelais de Tours)

Please check our webpage for more information at or write us an email to

2nd Call for Papers:

The conference will focus on first and second language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language pathology and language development in hearing impaired children. There will be two parallel main sessions, two poster sessions and two workshops. The workshops will be held on hearing impairment (organized by Esther Ruigendijk), and bilingual SLI (organized by Cornelia Hamann), for which we especially solicit abstracts.

Talks for the main sessions and the workshops will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes discussion. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or two joint abstracts) per author will be considered. Please indicate in your submission whether you want your abstract to be considered for a talk (specify if for one of the main sessions or workshops) or for a poster, or for both.

Abstracts should be submitted by email:

Guidelines for Abstracts:

Abstracts should be at most two pages, please only figures and references on the second (12 Times New Roman, single-spaced, 2.5 margins). An anonymous abstract and an abstract with the author’s name/s and affiliation should be sent by email as a word or a pdf attachment (please use pdf if special symbols are used). The abstract with name and affiliation included should be structured as follows:

Title (bold, left justified)Author’s name/s (left justified)Affiliation (left justified)Abstract

Submission deadline: March 15, 2013Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013

Program Committee:

Adriana BellettiJoão CostaJill de VilliersNaama FriedmannAnna GavaróCornelia HamannTheo MarinisEsther RuigendijkPetra SchulzStavroula StavrakakiLaurice TullerFred Weerman

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