[EDLING:1569] CFP: BUCLD Final Reminder: Deadline May 15th
Francis M Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 12 20:16:51 UTC 2006
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> Final Reminder - Abstracts Due May 15th
> THE 31st ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
> NOVEMBER 3-5, 2006
> Keynote Speakers:
> Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple
> University "Breaking the Language Barrier: The View from the Radical Middle"
> Plenary Speaker:
> Jurgen M. Meisel, University of Hamburg & University of Calgary "Multiple
> First Language Acquisition:
> A Case for Autonomous Syntactic Development in the Simultaneous Acquisition
> of More Than One Language"
> Lunch Symposium:
> "Future Directions in Search of Genes that Influence Language:
> Phenotypes, Molecules, Brains, and Growth"
> Mabel Rice, University of Kansas
> Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University
> Simon Fisher, University of Oxford
> Discussant: Gary Marcus, New York University
> All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from all
> theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:
> * Bilingualism
> * Cognition & Language
> * Creoles & Pidgins
> * Dialects
> * Discourse
> * Exceptional Language
> * Gesture
> * Hearing Impairment and Deafness
> * Input & Interaction
> * Language Disorders
> * Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
> * Literacy & Narrative
> * Neurolinguistics
> * Pragmatics
> * Pre-linguistic Development
> * Signed Languages
> * Sociolinguistics
> * Speech Perception & Production
> Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question
> Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended sessions during
> the day.
> ABSTRACT FORMAT AND CONTENT
> Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
> Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 450 words in
> length. They should also fit on one page, with an optional second page for
> references or figures if required. Abstracts longer than 450 words will be
> rejected without being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom
> of the abstract. Note that words counts need not include the abstract title
> or the list of references.
> A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at:
> An excellent example of how to formulate the content of the abstract can be
> found on the LSA website at:
> The criteria used by the reviewers to evaluate abstracts can be found
> All abstracts must be submitted as PDF documents. Specific instructions
> how to create PDF documents are available at:
> If you encounter a problem creating a PDF file, please contact us for
> Please use the first author's last name as the file name (eg.
> Smith.pdf). No
> author information should appear anywhere in the contents of the PDF
> SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
> Electronic submission: To facilitate the abstract submission process,
> abstracts will be submitted using the form available at the conference
> at http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/abstract.htm.
> Specific instructions for abstract submission are available on this
> Abstracts will be accepted between March 15 and May 15.
> Contact information for each author must be submitted via webform. No
> information should appear anywhere in the abstract PDF.
> At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like your
> abstract to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.
> Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will
> for presentation by each author: (a) a maximum of 1 first authored
> paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any authorship
> Note that no changes in authorship (including deleting an author or
> author order) will be possible after the review process is completed or
> publication in the conference proceedings.
> All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2006.
> Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for the
> We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or email.
> Submissions via surface mail will only be accepted in special
> on a case by case basis. Please contact us well in advance of the
> deadline (May 15, 2006) to make these arrangements.
> ABSTRACT SELECTION
> Each abstract is blind reviewed by 5 reviewers from a panel of
> 100 international scholars. Further information about the review
> process is
> available at
> Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon
> possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent
> first authors only, in early August, by email. Pre-registration
> materials and
> preliminary schedule will be available in late August, 2006.
> If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit a 150-word
> including title, author(s) and affiliation(s) for inclusion in the
> handbook. Guidelines will be provided along with notification of
> Abstracts accepted as papers will be invited for publication in the
> Proceedings. Abstracts accepted as posters will be invited for
> online only, but not in the printed version.
> All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
> Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we will attempt
> honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in group sessions.
> schedule changes will be possible once the schedule is set. Scheduling
> requests for religious reasons only must be made before the review
> process is
> complete (i.e. at the time of submission). A space is provided on the
> submission webform to specify such requests.
> FURTHER INFORMATION
> Information regarding the conference may be accessed on the BUCLD
> Boston University Conference on Language Development
> 96 Cummington Street, Room 244
> Boston, MA 02215
> Telephone: (617) 353-3085
> e-mail: langconf at bu.edu
> BUCLD is partially funded by grants from the National Science
> Foundation (BCS-
> 0130353) and the National Institutes for Health (R13 HD042130).
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