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PSU Symposium on Child & Adult Language Acquisition

When Oct 04, 2018 12:00 PM to
Oct 05, 2018 06:30 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn
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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Child and Adult Language Acquisition

When:  October 4 – Poster Session (afternoon)

            October 5 – Symposium (9:00-6:30)

Where: Nittany Lion Inn

We are pleased to announce a symposium on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Child and Adult Language Acquisition, jointly hosted by the Center for Language Acquisition and the Center for Language Science. We have invited six international speakers to highlight this theme with us from a variety of perspectives, including theoretical foundations, first and second language acquisition, bilingualism, cognition, psycholinguistics, and instructed/classroom-based learning.  We invite submissions for posters presentations to take place on the afternoon of Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

Invited speakers

  • Adele Goldberg, Princeton University, USA
  • Kim McDonough, Concordia University, Canada
  • Leah Roberts, University of York, UK
  • Natasha Tokowicz, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Sharon Unsworth, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Nina Vyatkina, University of Kansas, USA

Key dates

  • 1st July 2018: abstract submission deadline
  • August 2018: notification of acceptance
  • 1st July 2018: registration starts
  • 4-5 October 2018: symposium

Poster abstract submission policy 

Poster proposals should not have been previously published. More than one abstract per author can be submitted. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words (excluding title and optional references). 

To submit an abstract, please visit: 

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