LINGUIST List 27.1174

Mon Mar 07 2016

Confs: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Socioling/Austria

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Date: 07-Mar-2016
From: Irmtraud Kaiser <>
Subject: Variation in Language Acquisition 3
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Variation in Language Acquisition 3
Short Title: ViLA 3

Date: 08-Feb-2017 - 10-Feb-2017
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Contact: Irmtraud Kaiser
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

“Variation in Language Acquisition” is a conference focusing on the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in multilingual and multidialectal contexts in first and second or foreign languages. ViLA 3 aims to bring together the growing amount of research that considers the ability to perceive and employ variation in speech an integral part of the language acquisition process.

The conference comes as the third one of this kind, after a workshop in 2012 in Münster, Germany, and a conference in Grenoble, France, in 2014. ViLA 3 will take place in Salzburg, Austria.

The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:
Stéphanie Barbu, Université Rennes 1, France
Gunther de Vogelaer, Universität Münster, Deutschland
Mercedes Durham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Carla Hudson-Kam, University of British Columbia, Canada

The conference aims to cover the following four thematic issues:

- child acquisition of dialectal varieties of the first language
- child second language acquisition within multilingual/multidialectal communities
- lifelong acquisition of language-internal variation in the case of second language learning in contact with native speakers (e.g. study abroad, migration), and learning about sociolinguistic variation in the foreign language classroom
- lifelong second dialect acquisition

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