Conference: BUCLD 39

Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: 07-Nov-2014 – 09-Nov-2014
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Elizabeth Grillo
Meeting Email:

Call Deadline: 15-May-2014

Keynote Speaker:

Richard Aslin, University of Rochester
“From sounds to words to grammatical categories: The role of distributional learning”

Plenary Speaker:

Katherine Demuth, Macquarie University
“Prosodic effects on the emergence of grammatical morphemes: Evidence from perception and production”

General conference information is available at:

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-3085

Call for Papers:

We are now soliciting proposals for 90-minute symposia for the Boston University Conference on Language Development. Please note that submissions of abstracts for 20-minute talks and poster presentations are not being solicited at this time.

Submissions of abstracts for 20-minute talks will be accepted beginning April 1 at:

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2014.

Submissions that present research on any topic in the fields of first and second language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

– Artificial languages
– Bilingualism
– Cognition & language
– Creoles & pidgins
– Dialects
– Discourse and narrative
– Gesture
– Hearing impairment and deafness
– Input & interaction
– Language disorders
– Linguistic theory
– Neurolinguistics
– Pragmatics
– Pre-linguistic development
– Reading and literacy
– Signed languages
– Sociolinguistics
– Speech perception & production

A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at:

Further Information:

Questions about symposia or abstracts should be sent to