LINGUIST List 24.2285

Tue Jun 04 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 04-Jun-2013
From: Elena Tribushinina <>
Subject: Acquisition of Adjectives across Languages
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Full Title: Acquisition of Adjectives across Languages
Date: 28-Nov-2013 - 29-Nov-2013 Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Contact Person: Elena Tribushinina
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2013

Meeting Description:

Cross-linguistic studies of adjective acquisition are crucial to our understanding of the relation between language and cognition, since the adjective category is not universal and reveals a lot of cross-linguistic variation. However, relatively little attention has been given to the acquisition of the adjective category in languages beyond English and to cross-linguistic comparisons in this domain. This workshop aims to bring together experts in the field of adjective learning from different countries - who rarely meet due to being geographically scattered - and thereby stimulate collaborative projects in this area.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Wolfgang Dressler (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Asifa Majid (MPI Nijmegen and Radboud University Nijmegen)
Lynne Murphy (University of Sussex)
Dorit Ravid (Tel Aviv University)
Maria Voeikova (Russian Academy of Sciences)Sandra Waxman (Northwestern University)
Fred Weerman (University of Amsterdam)

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes discussion) on all aspects of adjective acquisition (e.g. semantics, morphology, syntax, pragmatics) in typical and atypical, monolingual and bilingual, first and second language acquisition. Papers on cross-linguistic comparisons are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words (excluding references) and should be submitted as email attachments (MS Word, rtf) to Elena Tribushinina (

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: August 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2013
Workshop dates: November 28-29, 2013

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