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LINGUIST List 20.3550

Thu Oct 22 2009

Confs: Language Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Daniel Swingley, Society for Language Development Symposium

Message 1: Society for Language Development Symposium
Date: 20-Oct-2009
From: Daniel Swingley <swingleypsych.upenn.edu>
Subject: Society for Language Development Symposium
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Society for Language Development Symposium
Short Title: SLD

Date: 05-Nov-2009 - 05-Nov-2009
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Daniel Swingley
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/sld/symposium.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

Announcing the Society for Language Development's Annual Symposium:

Interactions between early cognitive development and language acquisition

Thursday November 5, 2009, 1:00 - 5:00pm
Boston University, George Sherman Student Union
Boston, Massachusetts

Laura Schulz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Where Piaget Meets Vygotsky: Exploration and Inference in a Social Context

Gergely Csibra, Central European University, Budapest: Natural Pedagogy: Infants are Prepared to Learn from Others

Renee Baillargeon, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana: How 'daxes' and 'blickets' Support Infants' Causal Reasoning

Language acquisition depends upon children's conceptions of the world and of other people. The alignment of these conceptions with those of adults is driven by children's constructive engagement with the world, and the guidance provided by adults in children's social interactions. This alignment is fundamental to children's ability to learn language. To discuss new and important research on these issues, the Society for Language Development has invited Laura Schulz, Gergely Csibra, and Renee Baillargeon to present their work. The symposium includes their talks, discussion, and an informal reception. Please join us!

Pre-register at:


SLD home page:



The composition and theme of the symposium have been altered somewhat since the prior announcement.

On behalf of SLD,

Daniel Swingley
University of Pennsylvania

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