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LINGUIST List 20.1278

Sun Apr 05 2009

Calls: Lang Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Jane Chandlee, Boston University Conference on Language Development

Message 1: Boston University Conference on Language Development
Date: 03-Apr-2009
From: Jane Chandlee <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: Boston University Conference on Language Development
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Full Title: Boston University Conference on Language Development
Short Title: BUCLD

Date: 06-Nov-2009 - 08-Nov-2009
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Jane Chandlee
Meeting Email: langconfbu.edu
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-May-2009

Meeting Description:

The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) was started in
1976 by students in the Applied Psycholinguistics Program. The Conference
involves year-round planning and draws over 500 people from all over the U.S.
and around the world. It includes presentations in such areas as theoretical
approaches to language acquisition, cross-cultural language development, second
language development, language disorders, and literacy development. Each year,
close to 500 abstracts are submitted to the conference, from which about 87
papers and 66 posters are chosen for presentation. Internationally renowned
researchers also give keynote and plenary addresses, as well as a lunch
symposium on a topic of current interest.

Call for Papers

The 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
November 6-8, 2009

Now accepting submissions

Keynote Address
"Developing Fluency in Understanding: How it matters"
Anne Fernald, Stanford University

Plenary Address
"Innate Syntax - Still the Best Hypothesis"
Virginia Valian, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

Lunch Symposium
"Recent Advances in the Study of Production and Comprehension: Implications for
Language Acquisition Research"
John Trueswell, University of Pennsylvania
Mike Tanenhaus, University of Rochester
Kay Bock, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submissions which present research on any topic in the fields of first and
second language acquisition from any theoretical perspectives will be fully
considered, including Bilingualism, Cognition & Language, Creoles & Pidgins,
Dialects, Discourse and Narrative, Gesture, Hearing Impairment and Deafness,
Input & Interaction, Language Disorders, Linguistic Theory, Neurolinguistics,
Pragmatics, Pre-linguistic Development, Reading and Literacy, Signed Languages,
Sociolinguistics, and Speech Perception & Production.

- Abstracts must represent original, unpublished research.
- Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 500 words in
length. Please note the word count at the bottom of the abstract.
- Detailed information regarding abstract format, content, and evaluation
criteria can be found at our website: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Submission Instructions
- Abstracts may now be submitted using the form available at the conference
- This year we are enacting a new author policy: Although each author may submit
as many abstracts as desired, we will accept for presentation a maximum of 1
first authored paper/poster. There is no limit on the number of additional
acceptances of papers/posters in any other authorship status.

- All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2009. There will be
no exceptions.

Jean Berko Gleason Award
BUCLD is proud to introduce the Jean Berko Gleason Award for the best student
papers. In honor of Jean Berko Gleason, Professor Emerita of Psychology at
Boston University, three awards will be given at the Plenary address on Saturday
night. All students who are first and presenting authors on a paper will be
considered for the award.

Further Information
Questions about abstracts should be sent to abstractbu.edu

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-3085
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