LINGUIST List 32.2785

Tue Aug 31 2021

Calls: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 25-Aug-2021
From: Marta Velnic <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition
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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition
Short Title: GALA

Date: 01-Sep-2022 - 03-Sep-2022
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Contact Person: Petra Schulz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:

The conference will be organized by NTNU The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The dates are 12-14 May, 2022. Our plan is to meet in person in Trondheim, Norway. However, if covid-related travel restrictions change, we will have a hybrid or online conference.

Invited Speakers:

John Archibald, University of Victoria, Canada
Edith Kaan, University of Florida, USA
Makiko Hirakawa, Chuo University, Japan
Ianthi Tsimpli, University of Cambridge, UK

Call for Papers:

Main Session:
For the Main Session, we invite abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations (including 10 minutes for discussion) of original, unpublished work on all subfields of generative language acquisition: L2 acquisition, bilingualism, multilingualism, heritage language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, etc.

Special Session:
In addition to the Main Session, there will be a special session discussing online methodologies for participant testing. Submitting results from work in progress or unsuccessful experiences is also encouraged. The submission rules for the special session are the same as those for the main session.

Poster Session:
There will be one or two poster sessions at the GASLA conference. You can choose to send an abstract for a poster, or an oral presentation, or both.

Submission Guidelines:
-Abstracts should not exceed one page in letter-size or A4 paper, with one extra page for examples, tables, figures and references, with 1 inch or 2.5 cm margins on all sides and 12-point font size.
-The abstract should have a clear title and should not reveal the name of the author(s).
-The abstracts must be uploaded as PDF attachments to the EasyChair site (
-Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.

When you submit your abstract on the EasyChair site (, you will be asked to provide a short summary of the abstract. Upon submission, please indicate whether your work should be considered for an oral presentation (main session or special session) or for a poster (or both). Submitting the same abstract to both the main session and to the special session is not allowed.

We will strive to make the conference as affordable as possible. Lunches will be covered and the conference dinner will also be offered for free. In addition, we will be offering travel awards to the ten best (accepted) abstracts where students are first authors.

Important Dates:
Submission is open: 1 September 2021
Deadline for submissions: 1 November 2021
Notification of acceptance: January 2022
Conference dates: 12-14 May 2022

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