Call for Papers: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

The 13th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition conference (GASLA 2015) will take place from 4 March to 6 March 2015 at the University of Indiana, and will focus on the “nature, use and development of interlanguage, in all contexts of bilingual and multilingual acquisition”.

Featured Speakers

  • Rex A. Sprouse (Indiana University): Interlanguage Production, Intuition, and Processing: What Are Generative Models Models of?
  • Alison Gabriele (University of Kansas): Reexamining Transfer
  • Tania Ionin (University of Illinois): Syntax/semantics mappings in second language acquisition: focus on the nominal domain
  • Philippe Prévost (Université de Tours): The relevance of repetition tasks for the identification of SLI in bilingual children

Details about these talks can be found in this page.

Call for Papers

The conference organisers are inviting submissions in any sub-area of linguistics that address the process of second language acquisition, including (but not limited to):

  • the psycholinguistic mechanisms that drive it
  • the nature of developmental stages
  • the nature of triggers
  • the role of second language input in inducing the development of interlanguage grammars

Prospective authors should submit an anonymous abstract using EasyAbs. The abstract (500 words max, exclusive of references, examples, tables and figures, which may appear on a separate page) should be single-spaced, with the title centred at top of the page in bold, and the word count appearing at the bottom of the page.

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 October 2014.
  • Notification of acceptance: shortly after 30 November 2014

Additional information

Queries should be addressed to the gasla[at]indiana[dot]edu


Featured image: “Writing” by omcoc @ flickr, CC BY-NC-SA

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