LINGUIST List 27.2141

Tue May 10 2016

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 08-May-2016
From: Roumyana Slabakova <>
Subject: 14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference
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Full Title: 14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference
Short Title: GASLA 14

Date: 06-Apr-2017 - 09-Apr-2017
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Roumyana Slabakova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2016

Meeting Description:

The Center for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR) is pleased to announce the 14th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition conference (GASLA 14) to be held at the University of Southampton, the United Kingdom on 6-9 April 2017.

The conference provides a forum for discussion of recent, high quality research on second language acquisition, bilingual and multilingual acquisition, psycholinguistics and neurocognition. GASLA brings together researchers working on the nature, use, and development of interlanguage in all contexts of bilingual and multilingual acquisition.

GASLA 14 will include, in addition to the main session, a special session on the linguistic input and its interaction with representation and processing.

Invited Speakers:

Heather Marsden (University of York)
Mike Sharwood Smith (Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh University)
Marit Westergaard (UiT The Arctic University of Norway and NTNU The Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Invited speaker for the special session on the linguistic input:

Jason Rothman (University of Reading and UiT The Arctic University of Norway)

Organizing Committee:

Roumyana Slabakova
Laura Dominguez

Call for Papers:

For the Main Session, we invite abstract submissions for 30 minute oral presentations (including 10 minutes for discussion) or posters of original, unpublished work on all subfields of generative language acquisition: L2 acquisition, bilingualism, multilingualism, heritage language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, etc. In addition to the Main Session, there will be a special session on the linguistic input and its interaction with representation and processing. The submission rules for the special session are the same as those for the main session.

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts should not exceed one page in letter-size or A4 paper, with one extra page for examples, tables, figures and references, with 1 inch or 2.5 cm margins on all sides and 12 point font size. The abstract should have a clear title and should not reveal the name of the author(s). The abstracts must be uploaded as PDF attachments to the EasyChair site. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

When you submit your abstract on the EasyChair site, you will be asked to provide a short summary of the abstract. Upon submission, please indicate whether your work should be considered for an oral presentation (main session or special session) or for a poster (or both). Submitting the same abstract to both the main session and to the special session is not allowed.

To submit an abstract, please go to the following EasyChair page:

Important Dates:

Submission is open: 1 September 2016
Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2016, 11:59 PM, CET
Notification of acceptance: mid January 2017
Conference dates: 6-9 April 2017

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