LINGUIST List 29.710

Mon Feb 12 2018

Calls: Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theories/USA

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


Date: 09-Feb-2018
From: Nozomi Tanaka <tanakanindiana.edu>
Subject: 8th biennial conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America
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Full Title: 8th biennial conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America
Short Title: GALANA-8

Date: 27-Sep-2018 - 30-Sep-2018
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact Person: GALANA-8 Organizing Committee
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 21-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The 8th biennial conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America (GALANA-8) will take place at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, on September 28-30, 2018.

The GALANA conference features theoretically informed research on all types of language acquisition scenarios, including (but not limited to) monolingual first language acquisition, bilingual/multilingual first language acquisition, second language acquisition by children as well as adults, third language acquisition, acquisition of signed as well as spoken languages, language disorders, language acquisition in the presence of cognitive impairment and autism, the development of pidgins and creoles, and language attrition. GALANA-8 will be preceded by a special workshop, ''Attrition in Individuals and Communities'' on Thursday, September 27.

The invited speakers for the main session are Charles Reiss (Concordia University), Lydia White (McGill University), and Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania).

The invited speakers for the special workshop on ''Attrition in Individuals and Communities'' will include Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana University), Barbara Köpke (University of Toulouse), Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kevin Rottet (Indiana University), Monika Schmid (University of Essex), and David Stringer (Indiana University).

Call for Papers:

GALANA-8 invites abstracts for the main session (oral & poster presentations) as well as the special workshop ''Attrition in Individuals and Communities'' (poster presentations only).

For the main session, abstracts are invited for original, unpublished generative research in all acquisition subfields: L1 acquisition (monolingual), L1 acquisition (bilingual/multilingual), L2 acquisition (children), L2 acquisition (adults), L3 acquisition, acquisition of signed languages, language disorders, acquisition in the presence of cognitive impairment and autism, the development of pidgins and creoles, and language attrition. Please indicate in the submission system if you want to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or both.

Abstracts for poster presentations are also invited for the special workshop ''Attrition in Individuals and Communities'' on September 27. Please indicate in the submission system that you would like to be considered for the workshop. Posters accepted for the workshop are also invited to present during the GALANA-8 main session. The workshop will make explicit the link between the phenomena of attrition and language acquisition and will bring together the two communities most directly. Attrition and acquisition are most often treated separately at conferences and in research, even if there is partial overlap in the individuals conducting the research. The workshop will highlight the fact that language input and use is often not a linear process such as when a child leaves the minority language for school or an erstwhile language learner is assigned to a post in which language skills must be rekindled.

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts must be limited to 500 words (with an optional second page for examples, figures and references).
Abstracts must be correctly prepared for double-blind peer review.
Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one co-authored papers.
Abstract should be submitted at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/galana8

More information is available at the conference website: http://www.indiana.edu/~galana8
Questions should be directed to the conference e-mail: galana8indiana.edu


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