Conference: BUCLD 41

The 41st Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
November 4-6, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Maria Polinsky (University of Maryland)

Plenary Speaker: Angela Friederici (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences)

We will be accepting two kinds of submissions: abstracts for 20-minute talks or posters (beginning April 1, due May 15), and symposium proposals (due April 15; see below.)

Call for Papers:

Submissions of 500-word abstracts for 20-minute talks and posters will be accepted beginning April 1 at:

Deadline:  All abstract submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2016.

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

Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, with one extra page for examples, figures, tables, and references. A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at:

Call for Symposium Proposals:

We are also currently soliciting 1000-word proposals for 90-minute symposia for the Boston University Conference on Language Development on any topic likely to be of broad interest to the conference attendees.

Proposals should include a list of the participants, topics, and format, and should name at least one organizer.  Send submissions to with “Symposium proposal” in the subject line.

Deadline: All symposium proposal submissions must be received by April 15, 2016. Decisions on symposia will be made by June.


General conference information is available at:
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