LINGUIST List 28.1578

Thu Mar 30 2017

Calls: Cog Sci, Lang Acquisition, Lang Doc, Psycholing/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <kenlinguistlist.org>


Date: 30-Mar-2017
From: Marisa Casillas <marisa.casillasmpi.nl>
Subject: Many Paths to Language Workshop
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Full Title: Many Paths to Language Workshop
Short Title: MPaL

Date: 06-Oct-2017 - 08-Oct-2017
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact Person: Marisa Casillas
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.mpi.nl/events/mpal

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Jun-2017

Meeting Description:

Children show astonishing variation in the way they acquire their native language(s)—each developmental milestone in both production and comprehension is marked by meaningful individual differences. This 3-day workshop explores:

- Children’s linguistic and cultural environments, their non-linguistic skills, and the structural properties of the languages they are acquiring as possible sources of variation, alongside
- Implications of this variation for the mechanisms that drive and support child language acquisition given the overall robustness of learning in the face of this variability.

Invited Speakers:

Damián Blasi (University of Zurich)
Erika Hoff (Florida Atlantic University)
Elena Lieven (University of Manchester)

The workshop will also include small-group “work” sessions aimed at advancing interdisciplinary discussion and overcoming methodological hurdles in documenting and interpreting variation in this context. We hope to have a mix of theoretical and practical topics represented.

Questions? Please contact us at mpalmpi.nl

Important Dates:

- Abstract submission deadline: 18 June 2017
- Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2017
- Workshop: 6–8 October 2017

Call for Papers:

MPaL 2017: Many Paths to Language Workshop
6–8 October 2017
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

We invite researchers from all fields to submit their work on variation in language acquisition by 18 June 2017 (23.59 CET). Example topics and more information can be found at http://www.mpi.nl/events/mpal

Work Sessions:

The workshop will also include small-group “work” sessions aimed at advancing interdisciplinary discussion and overcoming methodological hurdles in documenting and interpreting variation in this context. We hope to have a mix of theoretical and practical topics represented.

Abstract Submission:

We invite abstracts for oral or poster presentation. The body of each abstract must be in English and anonymous. Abstracts should also indicate the current state of the work (i.e., complete or in progress—both will be considered). Abstracts must be submitted as plain text (max. 5000 characters) via the workshop webpage: http://www.mpi.nl/events/mpal/abstract . Figures and tables may be uploaded together with the abstract in .PNG, .JPG, .TIFF, or .PDF format (up to four files of max. 5 MB each). During abstract submission, authors will have the option to suggest a topic for the small-group sessions and to nominate themselves for a travel award (see below). Authors will be notified by 1 July 2017.

Travel Awards:

First authors may apply for a travel award at abstract submission. Priority will be given to students, early career researchers, and participants from emergent countries. If applying for a travel award, be ready to provide basic information about where you will be traveling from and the approximate cost of your travel.

Virtual Participation:

We will do our best to ensure virtual participation for those who would like to attend remotely or who are unable to present because of government-implemented travel restrictions.

Questions? Please contact us at mpalmpi.nl

Important Dates:

- Abstract submission deadline: 18 June 2017
- Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2017
- Workshop: 6–8 October 2017


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