LINGUIST List 32.3560

Tue Nov 09 2021

Calls: General Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 10-Nov-2021
From: Petra Schulz <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 15
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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 15
Short Title: GALA

Date: 22-Sep-2022 - 24-Sep-2022
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Contact Person: Petra Schulz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2022

Meeting Description:

GALA is a biennial conference that brings together researchers from across Europe and overseas, providing a forum for discussion of recent, high-quality research on first and second language acquisition, bi/multilingual acquisition, heritage language acquisition, language pathology and language impairment, acquisition of sign language and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology.

The growing body of research in these areas testifies to how language acquisition studies are central for our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain, and offers novel insights to theoretical studies, as well as hints for practical outcomes for diagnosis, intervention and rehabilitation in the case of developmental language disorders.

Previous editions of GALA were held in Durham (1993), Groningen (1995), Edinburgh (1997), Potsdam (1999), Palmela (2001), Utrecht (2003), Siena (2005), Barcelona (2007), Lisbon (2009), Thessaloniki (2011), Oldenburg (2013), Nantes (2015), Palma de Mallorca (2017), and, most recently Milan (2019).

2nd Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce the 15th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 15) to be held at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, on September 22-24, 2022 (corrected date).

Cristina Flores, Universidade do Minho, Braga
Naama Friedmann, Tel Aviv University
Ana T. Pérez-Leroux, University of Toronto
Jacopo Romoli, University of Bergen

We invite abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) or posters of original, unpublished work on all subfields of generative language acquisition, including, but not limited to:
L1 and L2 acquisition, heritage language acquisition, language pathology, language impairment, sign language. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or two joint abstracts) per author will be considered.

The language of the conference will be English.
Abstract Submission opens: January 31, 2022
Abstract Submission closes: March 15, 2022
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2022
Abstract submission will be handled via EasyChair. Submission details will follow in the second call in December.

The conference will take place at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, on Campus Westend (Norbert Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main). More details about the venue can be found here:
The conference is organized by language acquisition colleagues in the Faculty of Modern Languages. Together with other linguists, they are part of the DFG Graduate School of Nominal Modification. More details can be found here:

Petra Schulz
Esther Rinke
Valentina Cristante
Angela Grimm
Sol Lago
Rabea Lemmer
Gabriel Martínez Vera
Cecilia Poletto
Jacopo Torregrossa
Merle Weicker

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