LINGUIST List 25.1519

Mon Mar 31 2014

Calls: Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology/Japan

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 31-Mar-2014
From: Felicitas Kleber <>
Subject: Gestural Coordination Within and Between Speakers in 1st Language Phonological Acquisition
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Full Title: Gestural Coordination Within and Between Speakers in 1st Language Phonological Acquisition

Date: 28-Jul-2014 - 28-Jul-2014
Location: Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Felicitas Kleber
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

This satellite workshop, to be held in conjunction with LabPhon 14, addresses the challenges of investigating the role of gestural coordination in first language phonological acquisition, with coordination construed broadly to encompass both the coordination of gestures within the individual infant or child and the coordination of gestures between the individual and others in social interactions such as the act of imitation. The workshop will focus on both types of coordination, in an afternoon session with submitted papers on the quantification of data obtained with experimental techniques following a morning session with invited speakers talking about imitation and learning from infancy through early childhood. The goal is to discuss novel experimental methods in phonological acquisition research and to relate models of imitation and learning in adults to models of imitation and learning in infants and toddlers.

Call for Papers:

Up to 9 papers describing the elicitation and quantification of child speech data obtained by experimental methods will be accepted for presentation as posters and discussion in the afternoon session on “Gestural coordination within the individual.” Groups of people working on similar methods are encouraged to submit abstracts for collaborative posters. All abstracts must be written in English.

For more information on abstract submission see:

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