Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD)


San Sebastian, Spain, 20th - 22nd June 2013

We would like to invite you to first Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), organized by the BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (

The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 20th and 22nd , 2013 in Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain.

This scientific meeting has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.


Richard Aslin - University of Rochester, USA

Krista Byers-Heinlein - Concordia University, Canada

Jenny Saffran - University of Wisconsin, USA

Nuria Sebastian - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Dan Swingley - University of Pennsylvania, USA

Marilyn Vihman - University of York, UK

Janet Werker - University of British Columbia, Canada



Abstract deadline: February 18th, 2013.

Notification of abstract acceptance: March 8th, 2013

Early registration deadline: March 21st, 2013

Online registration deadline: May 2nd, 2013

Conference dates: June 20 - 22, 2013