Conference: BUCLD 43

The 43rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

November 2–4, 2018

Conference website:

Invited speakers:
Keynote speaker: Ann Senghas (Barnard College)
Plenary speaker: Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)

Call for symposium proposals

We are 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, 2018. Decisions on symposia will be made by June.

Talk/poster abstract submissions begin April 1, due May 15

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 May 15, 2018.

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:

We encourage submissions from scholars in countries affected by travel restrictions. We will arrange remote presentation for accepted abstracts by scholars who are unable to attend for this reason.