Call for papers: GALANA 8

8th biennial conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA-8)

Date: 27-Sep-2018 – 30-Sep-2018
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact: GALANA-8 Organizing Committee
Contact Email: galana8@indiana.edu

The 8th biennial conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA-8) will take place at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, on September 28-30, 2018. 

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, the development of pidgins and creoles, and language attrition. GALANA-8 will be preceded by a special workshop, “Attrition in Individuals and Communities” on Thursday, September 27.

Invited speakers
Main session:
Charles Reiss (Concordia University)
Lydia White (McGill University)
Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania).

Special workshop on Language Attrition:
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Indiana University)
Barbara Köpke (University of Toulouse)
Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Kevin Rottet (Indiana University)
Monika Schmid (University of Essex)
David Stringer (Indiana University)

Abstracts can be submitted at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/galana8
More information is available at the conference website: http://galana8.indiana.edu/
Questions should be directed to the conference e-mail: galana8@indiana.edu

 

Call for papers: 

Abstracts due March 21, 2018

GALANA-8 invites abstracts for the main session (oral & poster presentations) as well as the special workshop “Attrition in Individuals and Communities” (poster presentations only).

For the main session, abstracts are invited for original, unpublished generative research in all acquisition subfields: L1 acquisition (monolingual), L1 acquisition (bilingual/multilingual), L2 acquisition (children), L2 acquisition (adults), L3 acquisition, acquisition of signed languages, language disorders, acquisition in the presence of cognitive impairment and autism, the development of pidgins and creoles, and language attrition. Please indicate in the submission system if you want to be considered for an oral presentation, a poster presentation, or both.

Abstracts for poster presentations are also invited for the special workshop “Attrition in Individuals and Communities” on September 27. Please indicate in the submission system that you would like to be considered for the workshop. The workshop will make explicit the link between the phenomena of attrition and language acquisition and will bring together the two communities most directly. Attrition and acquisition are most often treated separately at conferences and in research, even if there is partial overlap in the individuals conducting the research. The workshop will highlight the fact that language input and use is often not a linear process such as when a child leaves the minority language for school or an erstwhile language learner is assigned to a post in which language skills must be rekindled.

Submission guidelines:

– Abstracts must be limited to 500 words (with an optional second page for examples, figures and references).
– Abstracts must be correctly prepared for double-blind peer review.
– Submissions are limited to one single-authored and one co-authored papers.
– Abstract should be submitted at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/galana8