BUCLD 39

THE 39th ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Richard Aslin, University of Rochester

Plenary Speaker: Katherine Demuth, Macquarie University

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACT PROPOSALS

Submissions of abstracts for 20-minute talks are now being accepted at:

http://www.bu.edu/bucld/abstracts/abstract-submission/

DEADLINE.  All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2014.

Submissions that present research on any topic in the fields of first and second language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including: Artificial Languages, Bilingualism, Cognition & Language, Creoles & Pidgins, Dialects, Discourse and Narrative, Gesture, Hearing Impairment and Deafness, Input & Interaction, Language Disorders, Linguistic Theory, Neurolinguistics, Pragmatics, Pre-linguistic Development, Reading and Literacy, Signed Languages, Sociolinguistics, and Speech Perception & Production.

A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at:

http://www.bu.edu/bucld/abstracts/abstract-format/

 

CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS

We are soliciting 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.  The symposium format is open, but has frequently included 2-3 speakers presenting research from differing angles on a common theme.  We anticipate including two such symposia in the schedule, one being the Saturday lunchtime symposium, the other closing the conference on Sunday.

Proposals should include a list of the participants and a specification of the format, and should name at least one organizer who will be able to work with the BUCLD organizing committee in setting up the symposium.  Submissions can be sent by email to langconf@bu.edu with “Symposium proposal” indicated in the subject line.  Please limit symposium proposals to 1000 words or fewer.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2014

Decisions on symposia will be made by June.

 

STUDENT WORKSHOP

This year, for the first time, we will be holding a special session aimed at students and post-docs. The speaker will be Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland). He will be speaking in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief of Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, about the publication process. This session will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 9th, after the lunchtime symposium.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For poster presenters: The dimensions of the board for mounting posters is 34 x 46 inches, and although landscape orientation is recommended, you may orient it as you wish. If your poster is larger than 34 x 46 inches, you may have trouble mounting your poster to the board. Binder clips will be provided for your use.

Please direct any questions about the conference to langconf@bu.edu.

For changes in author names or affiliations or anything else related to abstracts, please contact abstract@bu.edu.

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
U.S.A.
Telephone: (617) 353-3085

SOCIETY FOR LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This year’s SLD Symposium will take place on Thursday, November 6.

Topic: The Representation of Number: Origins and Development

Invited Speakers:
Elizabeth Spelke, Harvard University
Elizabeth Brannon, Duke University
Jessica Cantlon, University of Rochester

Information about SLD can be found at their website: http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/sld/