(last updated: 9:00, November 6, 2022)
THE 47th ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
In Person* (following COVID-19 protocols dictated by Boston University)
NOVEMBER 3-6, 2022
Keynote: How Universal Grammar gives us X-ray vision
Dr. Jeffrey Lidz (University of Maryland- Department of Linguistics)
Plenary: Autism illuminates language: Acquisition, development, use
Dr. Letitia Naigles (University of Connecticut- Department of Psychological Sciences)
Student Workshop: Child language fieldwork: A discussion on the why and the how
Dr. Marisa Casillas (University of Chicago- Department of Comparative Human Development)
This year’s Symposium will be:
Methodological advances in gaze-based measures of language understanding
by Martin Zettersten (Princeton University- Department of Psychology), Michael Frank (Stanford University- Department of Psychology), Marisa Casillas (University of Chicago- Department of Comparative Human Development), and Daniel Swingley (University of Pennsylvania- Department of Psychology).
The SLD Symposium will be held on Thursday, November 3, 1:00-6:00 PM.
More information is available at this link.
As announced at the outset of our Call for Submissions, BUCLD 47 is being planned as an in-person conference. Many factors went into this decision, including feedback from conference participants, the gradual return of conferences and other in-person events in the field, the opening of international borders, and the many benefits of engaging with one another in person.Many have wondered why BUCLD did not move to a hybrid format in general, or why presenters cannot choose to present remotely. Simply put—BUCLD does not have the resources to conduct the conference through both in-person and remote formats in the same year. A primary reason for this is our commitment to accessibility, and the costs involved in ensuring equitable access to all participants in multiple formats.We recognize that an in-person conference does not work for all participants. To address this, we have committed to alternating the format of BUCLD in the coming years, and are planning for BUCLD 48 (in 2023) to be a virtual conference. We also acknowledge that, as we have learned over the past years, it is impossible to predict what the pandemic and the state of the world will look like in November 2022. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will make adjustments if needed. We are following Boston University protocols which currently allow for in-person events and both domestic and international visitors to campus, and will announce BUCLD masking and social distancing policies in the weeks leading up to the conference.We thank you for your commitment to making BUCLD an equitable and successful conference.–The BUCLD Organizing Committee
BUCLD follows the REIL guidelines from the LSA Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics.