(last updated: April 28, 2021 @ 23:55)

What’s new?

  1. ***NEW DEADLINE***: We have extended the deadline for abstract submission to 11:59 PM EDT (UTC-4) Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Click HERE to learn more.
  2. The 2021 Diversity Enhancement Award is now accepting application! Click HERE to learn more.




A Virtual Conference

NOVEMBER 4-7, 2021


Keynote: Dr. Reiko Mazuka (RIKEN Center for Brain Science & Duke University)
Plenary: Dr. Anne Christophe (École Normale Supérieure – PSL University)
Student Workshop: Dr. Kim Scott (MIT)


Submissions of 500-word abstracts for 20-minute talks and posters will be accepted beginning April 1, 2021. (The submission site will be available soon.)
Submissions that present research on any topic in the fields of first, second, and additional language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully considered.
Submission deadline: Saturday May 1, 2021 Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, with up to one extra page for examples, figures, tables, and references (for a total length of no more than two pages). A suggested format and style for abstracts is available HERE.


[Symposium proposals submission for BUCLD 46 has now closed.]
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 langconf@bu.edu with “Symposium proposal” in the subject line.
Submission deadline: All symposium proposal submissions must be received by Thursday April 1, 2021 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).
Symposium decisions will be made by June.
General conference information is available at: http://www.bu.edu/bucld
We encourage submissions from scholars in countries affected by the new travel restrictions. We will arrange remote presentation for accepted abstracts by scholars who are unable to attend for this reason.
Questions? Email us at: langconf@bu.edu.
Thank you,
BUCLD 2021 Organizing Committee
Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Mall, Room 246
Boston, MA 02215

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