LINGUIST List 31.831

Thu Feb 27 2020

Confs: Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Denmark

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 26-Feb-2020
From: Alice Ping Ping Tse <>
Subject: International Workshop on Language Acquisition in Copenhagen
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International Workshop on Language Acquisition in Copenhagen

Date: 24-Jun-2020 - 25-Jun-2020
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Alice Ping Ping Tse
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers to discuss current and future research directions for language acquisition. We especially encourage contributions on the special theme “multimodality and child language acquisition”, but other topics related to language acquisition are welcome too. Studies on multimodal language processing are new in the field of language acquisition, and even rarer for bilingual language acquisition. The workshop will include an open discussion session on the importance of gestures in (early) bilingual language acquisition.

Previous studies have shown that lexical, syntactic and gesture development are closely linked, and development of gestures is a prerequisite for language development. Incorporating multimodality in the study of bilingual language acquisition can provide new insights that can, in the long-term, result in new methodologies and strategies for teaching a second language and language acquisition in general. The workshop is organized under the Network “Multimodal Child Language Acquisition” supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

Call for Papers:

We welcome contributions addressing any of the following topics in bilingualism and multimodal communication:
- Bilingual acquisition of languages in children
- Second language acquisition
- Transfer/interference in second language learning
- Code-mixing and code-switching phenomena, and their effect on language acquisition and social impact
- Early development of gestures
- Gestures and language development
- Child language
- Gestures and foreign language learning
- Data collection, annotation and/or processing of (multimodal) corpora for language acquisition
- Crowdsourcing for language acquisition
- Bi-/trilingual child language corpora
- NLP for language acquisition
- Other related topics

Extended abstracts consisting of 2 pages, excluding references. Author(s) can choose to have an oral or poster presentation. All submissions must be written in English and submitted as PDF files to or

Submission Deadline: 3 April
Notification of acceptance: 25 April
Camera-ready version: 21 May
Workshop Date: 24-25 June 2020

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Anna Esposito – Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Prof. Marianne Gullberg – Lund University
Prof. Stephen Matthews – HKU
Prof. Virginia Yip – CUHK

Organizing committee:
Costanza Navarretta – University of Copenhagen
Patrizia Paggio – University of Copenhagen
Alice Ping Ping Tse – University of Copenhagen

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