LINGUIST List 31.1050

Wed Mar 18 2020

Confs: Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 17-Mar-2020
From: Rana Abu-Zhaya <>
Subject: 2020 Many Paths to Language Workshop
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2020 Many Paths to Language Workshop
Short Title: MPaL

Date: 23-Oct-2020 - 25-Oct-2020
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Rana Abu-Zhaya
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

This 3-day workshop will focus on meaningful differences in the way children acquire language. We will explore (a) multiple sources of variation in early language development, including: children’s linguistic and cultural environments, their cognitive maturation, and the structural properties of the languages they are learning, alongside (b) the implications of this variation for the mechanisms that drive and support early language development, given the overall robustness of learning in the face of this variability.

Keynote speakers:
Gabriella Vigliocco – University College London
Jennifer Culbertson – University of Edinburgh
David Barner – University of California, San Diego

Call for Abstracts:

We invite abstracts covering any issue relating to variation in early language development. We especially encourage submissions focused on understudied populations, cross-linguistic and/or cross-cultural comparisons, and non-normative language development.

Abstracts for talks and posters should be no more than 4000-characters and can include up to two figures and/or tables. Submission details can be found at

Abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2020

Registration for in-person and virtual attendance is free but mandatory by October 1, 2020.

Questions? Please contact us at

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