LINGUIST List 32.502

Tue Feb 09 2021

Calls: Applied Ling, Comp Ling, Lang Acq, Psycholing, Text/Corpus Ling/Denmark and Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Feb-2021
From: Alice Ping Ping Tse <>
Subject: Second International Workshop on Language Acquisition in Copenhagen
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Full Title: Second International Workshop on Language Acquisition in Copenhagen

Date: 22-Jun-2021 - 23-Jun-2021
Location: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen,, Denmark
Contact Person: Alice Ping Ping Tse
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 09-Apr-2021

Meeting Description:

A workshop on language acquisition in Copenhagen is jointly organized by the Center for Language Technology (University of Copenhagen), Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUHK) and University of Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism. The workshop aims to provide an international platform for researchers to exchange recent findings and discuss current and future research directions for language acquisition across diverse contexts. 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. Increasingly, studies have shown that lexical, syntactic and gestural 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 result in new methodologies and perspectives which bring advances to the field. Implications for language acquisition and strategies for teaching a second language will also be explored. The workshop is organized under the Network “Multimodal Child Language Acquisition” supported by the Independent Research Fund Denmark from the Danish Government.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the workshop will be held as a virtual or hybrid event.

Call for Papers:

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

Submissions and Format:
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 and

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: 9 April 2021 23:59 CET
Notification of acceptance: 26 April 2021
(Camera-ready version: 21 May 2021)
Workshop Date: 22 - 23 June 2021 (will be virtual or hybrid)

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Anna Esposito – Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
Prof. Marianne Gullberg – Lund University
Prof. Stephen Matthews – University of Hong Kong
Prof. Virginia Yip – Chinese University of Hong Kong

Organizing Committee:
Costanza Navarretta – University of Copenhagen
Patrizia Paggio – University of Copenhagen
Alice Ping Ping Tse – University of Copenhagen
Virginia Yip – Chinese University of Hong Kong
Stephen Matthews – University of Hong Kong

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