LINGUIST List 31.2995

Fri Oct 02 2020

Confs: Language Acquisition/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 01-Oct-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: 22-Oct-2020 - 23-Oct-2020
Location: Online, Netherlands
Contact: Rana Abu-Zhaya
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

We happily announce that the workshop will take place fully online (talks, posters, and more) on Oct 22–23.

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
Andrea Ravignani – MPI for Psycholinguistics
David Barner – University of California, San Diego


We are excited to share the final program for the upcoming Many Paths to Language (MPaL) 2020 workshop, which is focused on meaningful variation in child language development. The workshop will take place fully online on October 22-23 and will be streamed on three different time zones: San Francisco (GMT -7), Paris (GMT +1), and Singapore (GMT +8), with much of the content available for asynchronous viewing as well.

All talks will be provided with captions and an International Sign translation. In contrast, only captioning is available for posters. If you would like interpretation for posters, please contact us individually at

Registration for the workshop is free, but mandatory by October 15!

To register and view the full program, please visit

We are also hosting a pre-MPaL 2020 workshop that will focus on investigating language learning across diverse cultural contexts.

For more information, visit our event webpage, and for all queries, please contact us at

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