作者：中国语言学会语音学分会 来源：中国语言学会语音学分会 阅读次数： 896 发表日期： 2016/9/14 20:30:03
Call for Papers:
The 1st Annual Conference on Child Language Acquisition Research in Alberta
(CLARA), hosted by the University of Lethbridge.
November 24-26, 2016, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Conference website: http://people.uleth.ca/~fangfang.li/CLARA2016/
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
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)
R programming and graphics (by Fangfang Li, Department of Psychology, University of
Phonbank and Phon in the Child Language Data Exchange System (by Yvan Rose,
Department of Linguistics, Memorial University).
Electronics and language development (by Christie Schipper, Children’s Allied Health
Helping young children communicate (by Darryl Graham and Michelle MacKinnon,
Holy Spirit School Division, Lethbridge).
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 25th, 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. The lightning talks and poster sessions are open to submissions from all
scholars and practitioners, and students are emphatically invited to submit proposals.
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.
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
• The impact of new media on child language acquisition
• 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
• Cross-linguistic and cross-cultural comparison of children’s language
(Graduate) students are especially encouraged to submit. Student poster awards up to
$300 will be available for competition.
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
Deadline: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Friday, October 21, 2016
Chair: Fangfang Li (Psychology), Email: email@example.com
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
Conference contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org