LINGUIST List 29.767

Fri Feb 16 2018

Calls: Language Acquisition/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Feb-2018
From: Christiane Andersen <>
Subject: Workshop in Cognitive Approaches in Language Learning and Bilingualism
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Full Title: Workshop in Cognitive Approaches in Language Learning and Bilingualism

Date: 07-Feb-2019 - 08-Feb-2019
Location: University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Contact Person: Christiane Andersen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English; German

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 30-May-2018

Meeting Description:

Linguists still categorize language learning and bilingualism according to traditional morphophonemic, syntactic and semantic features. But most of the linguistic forms and concepts cannot be explained alone by phenomena of the involved languages, kinds of acquisition phases or individual competence of the speakers. We still have insufficient knowledge about cognitive mechanisms behind language processing and the establishment and quality of form-function-relationships.

Of special interest is the discussion of relevant research in Cognitive Sciences explaining phenomena of language learning and bilingualism. The aim of the workshop is to introduce candidates of investigated data, which are probably involved in several cognitive processes of language acquisition.

Call for Papers:

We especially welcome work in progress on investigations of German as a foreign/second language and German in bilingualism in research fields such as
- morphology and word-formation
- syntax
- language production strategies (written and spoken language)

We invite proposals for 30-minute presentations. Please send an abstract of up to 300 words (excluding references) to , by 30 May 2018. Include your name, affiliation and email address in your abstract. Feedback and letters of acceptance will be provided by 30 July 2018.

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