27.3814, Calls: Language Acquisition/Canada

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LINGUIST List: Vol-27-3814. Tue Sep 27 2016. ISSN: 1069 - 4875.

Subject: 27.3814, Calls: Language Acquisition/Canada

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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:40:42
From: Fangfang Li [fangfang.li at uleth.ca]
Subject: 1st Annual Conference on Child Language Acquisition Research in Alberta

 
Full Title: 1st Annual Conference on Child Language Acquisition Research in Alberta 
Short Title: CLARA 

Date: 24-Nov-2016 - 26-Nov-2016
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 
Contact Person: Fangfang Li
Meeting Email: clara2016 at uleth.ca
Web Site: http://people.uleth.ca/~fangfang.li/CLARA2016/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition 

Call Deadline: 16-Oct-2016 

Meeting Description:

The University of Lethbridge is proud to host the 1st Annual Conference on
Child Language Acquisition in Alberta (CLARA) on November 24-26, 2016. This
inaugural conference will serve to enhance the existing research network in
Alberta in the area of child language acquisition, as well as to promote an
extended research exchange and collaboration on a national and international
scale.

One unique feature of our conference is its strong community focus. To engage
with the community, we will offer a combination of interactive formats,
including keynote addresses, “lightning talks”, workshops, roundtable
discussions, and a poster session. “Lightning talks” is to take place on the
Friday evening, November 25, featuring a series of concise talks aiming to
deliver important messages to the general public. Each speaker will have 5
minutes of 10 auto-advanced slides to keep the level of interest up.  The
round table session consists of invited speakers with research expertise
covering theoretical, pedagogical, and clinical aspects of children’s first
and second language acquisition.

Keynote Speaker Presentations:

- Ellen Bialystok (Department of Psychology, York University): Developing
bilinguals - Changing minds and brains
- May Bernhardt (School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, the University of
British Columbia): Language acquisition research across languages and cultures
- Johanne Paradis (Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta): Children
learning English a second language - Developmental trajectories, individual
difference factors and long-term outcomes
- Rick de Graaff (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS – Language and
Education): Building bridges in bilingual education - European perspectives on
content and language integrated learning (CLIL)

Workshops:

- R programming and graphics (by Fangfang Li) 
- Phonbank and Phon in the Child Language Data Exchange System (by Yvan Rose)
- Electronics and language development (by Christie Schipper, Children’s
Allied Health Services, Lethbridge). 
- Helping young children communicate (by Darryl Graham and Michelle MacKinnon,
Holy Spirit School Division, Lethbridge). 

Roundtable Speakers:

- Elena Nicoladis 
- Karen Pollock
- Tracey Derwing
- Penny Pexman
- Susan Graham
- Suzanne Curtin

After the conference, the information we gather from the keynote lectures,
lightning talks, roundtable discussion, poster session and workshops will be
distributed among the community members, such as school teachers, parents, and
clinicians, through pamphlets and/or a Facebook page. The conference is funded
by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counsel, the University of
Lethbridge, and the Hotchkiss Speaker fund.

Chair: Fangfang Li (Psychology), Email: fangfang.li at uleth.ca 
Co-chairs: Robbin Gibb (Neuroscience), Claudia Gonzalez (Kinesiology), Inge
Genee (Modern Languages), and Noella Piquette (Education). 
External co-chair: Karen Pollock (Communication Sciences and Disorders,
University of Alberta)


2nd Call for Papers:

The University of Lethbridge is proud to host the 1st Annual Conference on
Child Language Acquisition in Alberta (CLARA) on November 24-26, 2016. This
inaugural conference will serve to enhance the existing research network in
Alberta in the area of child language acquisition, as well as to promote an
extended research exchange and collaboration on a national and international
scale. The lightning talks and poster sessions are open to submissions from
all scholars and practitioners, and students are emphatically invited to
submit proposals. 

We now invite submissions for lightning talks and posters on all areas of
child language acquisition, including but not limited to:

- First and second language acquisition and education in phonetic,
phonological, lexical, syntactic, and pragmatic levels
- Assessment of reading and writing skills in first, second, or multilingual
environment
- Language development in children from minority populations such as FNMI,
immigrants and refugees
- Language acquisition in clinical populations such as children with speech
and/or language disorders, dyslexia, and children with cochlear implants, etc
- Second language learning taking place in a school setting such as immersion
and foreign language classes
- The neurological, psychological, and physiological underpinnings of language
acquisition

(Graduate) students are especially encouraged to submit. Student poster awards
up to $300 will be available for competition.

Abstract submission:

Abstract should be submitted electronically at
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ClaraOne2016.  Abstract should not exceed 300
words, excluding title and references. Please indicate whether you are a
student or not at the end of the abstract. All students will be automatically
considered for the poster award competition. 

Deadline: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 21, 2016

Chair: Fangfang Li (Psychology), Email: fangfang.li at uleth.ca
Conference contact email: fangfang.li at uleth.ca; clara2016 at uleth.ca




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