LINGUIST List 29.3964

Fri Oct 12 2018

Calls: Language Acquisition/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 08-Oct-2018
From: Tom Fritzsche <>
Subject: Workshop on Infant Language Development
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Full Title: Workshop on Infant Language Development
Short Title: WILD

Date: 13-Jun-2019 - 15-Jun-2019
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: Tom Fritzsche
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 07-Dec-2018

Meeting Description:

The 4th Workshop on Infant Language Development WILD 2019 will take place 13–15 June 2019 in Potsdam, Germany. WILD offers a specialised forum for infant language researchers to present high-quality research and discuss latest trends in the study of early language and cognitive development. WILD was hosted previously in San Sebastian (2013), Stockholm (2015) and Bilbao (2017).

WILD 2019 Invited Speakers:

- Anne Cutler (MARCS/Western Sydney University)
- Derek Houston (Ohio State University)
- Elizabeth Johnson (University of Toronto, Mississauga)
- Laura Bosch (University of Barcelona)
- Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen)
- Sharon Peperkamp (ENS/CNRS, Paris)

Key Dates:

7-Dec 2018: Abstract submission deadline
31-Jan 2019: Notification of acceptance
31-Mar 2019: Early bird registration deadline
1-May 2019: Online registration deadline
13-15-Jun 2019: Conference

Organisation Team:

WILD is organised by members of the language acquisition group a the University of Potsdam.
- Alan Langus
- Annika Unger
- Barbara Höhle
- Mireia Marimon
- Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
- Tom Fritzsche


WILD Organising Committee
University of Potsdam
Linguistics / H.14 / R.140
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 977 2296
Fax: +49 331 977 2095

Call for Papers:

Infancy plays an important role in language development. Recent years have seen a rapid growth in the study of early language acquisition and of interdisciplinary approaches to the investigation of young infants’ linguistic abilities. The overarching goal of WILD is to tap into this momentum and to bring together scientists with different perspectives as well as methodological approaches investigating early language development. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Development of speech perception and production
- Speech segmentation
- Word learning
- Early syntactic abilities/emergence of grammar
- Links between language development and the development of other cognitive abilities
- Language and cognition in monolingual and bilingual infants
- Individual, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural variability
- Atypical language acquisition
- Novel techniques in infant language acquisition research
- Null results in well-designed and theoretically sound experiments: What could they mean? (Posters only)
- Developmental trajectories in typical and atypical language acquisition

WILD provides sessions for talks and poster presentations. We invite abstract submission by 7 December 2018.

Abstract guidelines:

- Length: 500 words maximum
- Optional: single page PDF file with additional plots or figures
- Abstract submission link:

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