19.1900, Calls: Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Subject: 19.1900, Calls: Lang Acquisition, Ling Theories, Psycholing/Netherlands

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Date: 16-Jun-2008
From: C.L. Cannizzaro < c.l.cannizzaro at rug.nl >
Subject: Relating Asymmetries between Speech & Comprehension in the Acquisition of Language

 

	
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From: C.L. Cannizzaro [c.l.cannizzaro at rug.nl]
Subject: Relating Asymmetries between Speech & Comprehension in the Acquisition of Language 
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Full Title: Relating Asymmetries between Speech & Comprehension in the
Acquisition of Language 
Short Title: RASCAL 

Date: 24-Jan-2009 - 25-Jan-2009
Location: Groningen, Netherlands 
Contact Person: C.L. Cannizzaro
Meeting Email: rascal at rug.nl
Web Site: http://www.rug.nl/let/RASCAL2009 

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics 

Call Deadline: 22-Sep-2008 

Meeting Description:

Relating Asymmetries between Speech & Comprehension in the Acquisition of
Language (RASCAL)

In the past decades, research on language acquisition has identified several
asymmetries between production and comprehension in various languages and in
various components of the grammar (e.g., with respect to word order, referring
expressions such as pronouns, tense/aspect, and contrastive stress). Many of
these asymmetries came as a surprise to their investigators, because no
asymmetries are expected under the traditional view of the grammar as a
direction-insensitive system of rules.  The aim of this conference is to bring
together empirical and theoretical research addressing symmetries and
asymmetries in language production and comprehension. 

First Call for Papers - RASCAL Conference 

Invited speakers:
Lila Gleitman, University of Pennsylvania
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University

We welcome contributions related to the following fields:
 
-Linguistic Theory
-First language acquisition		
-Second language acquisition
-Bilingualism
-Language disorders
-Psycholinguistics
-Pragmatics
-Cognition & language
-Discourse & narrative

The topics to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

-Symmetries and asymmetries in language comprehension and production
-The relation between production and comprehension and the role of grammar therein
-Methodological problems in comparing performance in comprehension with
performance in production
-Asymmetries between comprehension and production in language disorders
 
Abstracts: 

Abstracts submissions are invited for 30 minute talks (with 15 minutes for
discussion), as well as poster presentations. The conference language is English.

Submissions should include:

- A cover page with the title of the paper/poster, all authors' names and
affiliations, and contact information of the 1st author (postal address, email
address, telephone). On the cover page, include 2-4 key words relating to
research fields and indicate whether you would like your abstract to be
considered for a poster, a paper, or both.
- A one-page abstract (single-spaced with at least size 11 font), with an
optional second page for examples, data and references.  No identity properties
of the author should be found on the abstract page(s).

Cover page and abstract must be submitted electronically to rascal at rug.nl, in
PDF format.  Please title the email ''Abstract RASCAL''  +  the first author's
last name.  All authors will be invited to submit their paper for a journal
proceedings volume.  

The deadline for abstract submission is September 22, 2008 and notification of
acceptance will be sent no later than October 27, 2008.

Further information is available on our website: 
www.rug.nl/letlRASCAL2009 
rascal at rug.nl 

Organizers: Charlotte Koster, Sanne Kuijper, Gisi Cannizzaro, Petra Hendriks







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