LINGUIST List 29.710
Mon Feb 12 2018
Calls: Language Acquisition, Linguistic Theories/USA
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Full Title: 8th biennial conference on
Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition - North America
Date: 27-Sep-2018 - 30-Sep-2018
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact Person: GALANA-8 Organizing Committee
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories
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
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).
the main session, abstracts are invited for original, unpublished generative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.
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.
Abstracts must be limited to 500 words
(with an optional second page for examples, figures and references).
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
More information is available at the conference website: http://www.indiana.edu/~galana8
Questions should be directed to the conference e-mail: galana8
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