Conference: GALANA 7

The 7th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America Conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from September 8-10, 2016.


The conference aims to bring together a range of researchers from around the world, with a focus on linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of first language acquisition, second language acquisition, and bilingualism.

The GALANA conference features theoretically informed research on all types of language acquisition scenarios, including (but not limited to) monolingual first language acquisition, bilingual/multilingual first language acquisition, second language acquisition by children as well as adults, third language acquisition, acquisition of signed as well as spoken languages, language disorders, language acquisition in the presence of cognitive impairment and autism, and the development of pidgins and creoles. GALANA-7 will include a special session on ”Input Variation and Language Acquisition.”

The invited speakers for the main session are
Cynthia Fisher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton),
Virginia Valian (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center).

The invited speakers for the special session on Input Variation and Language Acquisition are Karen Miller (Pennsylvania State University) and
Janna Oetting (Louisiana State University).

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2016

For the general session, abstracts are invited for original, unpublished generative research in all acquisition subfields: L1 acquisition, L2 acquisition, bilingualism, creoles and pidgins, and language disorders. Abstracts are also invited for a special session on Input Variation and Language Acquisition.

Guidelines and instructions about abstract submission will be available in November.