LINGUIST List 27.2309

Fri May 20 2016

Calls: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Lang Acqu, Psycholing, Socioling / Austria

Editor for this issue: Michael Czerniakowski <>

Date: 20-May-2016
From: Andrea Ender <>
Subject: Variation in Language Acquisition 3
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Full Title: Variation in Language Acquisition 3
Short Title: ViLA 3

Date: 08-Feb-2017 - 10-Feb-2017
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Contact Person: Irmtraud Kaiser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2016

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.

2nd Call for Abstracts:

Research from different disciplinary backgrounds is welcome: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, social cognition, anthropology, neurosciences, etc. Again, we encourage proposals that bring together cognitive and social issues or that combine experimental and corpus or field methods.

We solicit abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations followed by 10-minute discussions or posters that address the above issues.

Posters will be briefly presented on one slide during the morning session and will be displayed during the day and especially during the one-hour poster session in the afternoon.

Abstracts for presentations or posters should adhere to a limit of max. 300 words (excluding references) and may be submitted using EasyAbstracts:

The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May, 2016.

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