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Variation in Language Acquisition - ViLA3

University of Salzburg
Department of German

8.-10. Februar 2017



“Variation in Language Acquisition” is a conference focusing on the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in multilingual and multidialectal contexts in first and second or foreign languages. ViLA 3 aims to bring together the growing amount of research that considers the ability to perceive and employ variation in speech an integral part of the language acquisition process.

The conference comes as the third one of this kind, after a workshop in 2012 in Münster, Germany, and a conference in Grenoble, France, in 2014. ViLA 3 will take place in Salzburg, Austria.

The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

  • Stéphanie Barbu, Université Rennes 1, France
  • Gunther de Vogelaer, Universität Münster, Deutschland
  • Mercedes Durham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Carla Hudson-Kam, University of British Columbia, Canada

The conference aims to cover the following four thematic issues:

  1. Child acquisition of dialectal varieties of the first language;
  2. Child second language acquisition within multilingual/multidialectal communities;
  3. Lifelong acquisition of language-internal variation in the case of second language learning in contact with native speakers (e.g. study abroad, migration), and learning about sociolinguistic variation in the foreign language classroom;
  4. Lifelong second dialect acquisition.

Research from different disciplinary backgrounds is welcome: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, social cognition, anthropology, neurosciences, etc. Again, we encourage proposals that bring together cognitive and social issues or that combine experimental and corpus or field methods.

We solicit abstracts for 20-minute paper presentations followed by 10-minute discussions or posters that address the above issues. Posters will be briefly presented on one slide during the morning session and will be displayed during the day and especially during the one-hour poster session in the afternoon.

Abstracts for presentations or posters should adhere to a limit of max. 300 words (excluding references) and may be submitted using EasyAbstracts: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ViLA3

The deadline for abstract submission is June 19, 2016.

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Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Univ.-Prof. Dr. A. N. Lenz
Universität Wien, Institut für Germanistik
Universitätsring 1
A-1010 Wien
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Letzte Änderung: 25.04.2017 - 16:35