Workshop “Many Paths to Language”


Nijmegen, The Netherlands
6-8 October 2017 

This 3-day workshop explores: (a) children’s linguistic and cultural environments, their non-linguistic skills, and the structural properties of the languages they are acquiring as possible sources of variation, alongside (b) the implications of this variation for the mechanisms that drive and support native language acquisition given the overall robustness of learning in the face of this variability.

We invite researchers from all fields to submit their work on variation in language acquisition. The workshop will also include some small-group sessions aimed at advancing interdisciplinary discussion and overcoming methodological hurdles in documenting and interpreting variation in this context. We hope to have a mix of theoretical and practical topics represented at the workshop.


Abstract submission deadline: 18 June 2017