Truly global / L+/ International summer/winter school on language acquisition

Timeframe

16 - 20 August 2021

Location

online

Language

English

Target group

Students at all levels (BA – PhD.) and early career researchers from all regions, but particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and South and Central America, are encouraged to participate.

There are no prerequisites in terms of specific knowledge or skills.

Fee

free of charge

Deadline

30 June 2021

Welcome!
We are thrilled to announce the first edition of the truly global /L+/ international summer/winter school on language acquisition.

The first truly global /L+/ international summer/winter school on language acquisition aims to promote knowledge about first language acquisition and establish a global network of collaboration with mutually beneficial exchanges for researchers and students. Students will acquire knowledge regarding current theories and controversies in language acquisition, and will learn basic experimental methods to implement in their own research studies.
This 5-day event will consist of pre-recorded lectures and live discussion sessions and practicals with internationally recognized speakers across three time zones (see Speakers and Program).

We will offer an identical schedule of this summer/winter school in 3 different time zones, namely:
1.    UTC (GMT)                                  (Africa/Europe-friendly)
2.    UTC+8 (Singapore time)       (Asia/Australia-friendly)
3.    UTC-4 (Amazon time)            (South and North-America-friendly)

Lectures are pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time starting from August 1st.
Discussions and Practicals will be live - following the schedule below.

There will also be a number of activities for networking and exchanging about academic career development - stay tuned!

Schedule-Programm

Timeframe

16 - 20 August 2021

Location

online

Language

English

Target group

Students at all levels (BA – PhD.) and early career researchers from all regions, but particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and South and Central America, are encouraged to participate.

There are no prerequisites in terms of specific knowledge or skills.

Fee

free of charge

Deadline

30 June 2021

Speakers

Phonological Stream

  Silvia Benavides-Varela

  Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

  Liquan Liu

  Marina Kalashnikova

  Titia Benders

Lexical Stream

  Sarah C. Kucker

  Nivedita Mani

  Ramona Kunene Nicolas

  Michael C. Frank

  Julien Mayor

Morphosyntax stream

  Caroline Rowland

  Kamil Ud Deen

  Evan Kidd

  Irina Sekerina

  Theo Marinis

Environment Stream

  Anne Fernald

  Elena Lieven

  Alejandrina Cristia

  Suzy Styles

  Thea Cameron-Faulkner

Organization Team

  • Bolanle Elizabeth Arokoyo (University of Ilorin)
  • Silvia Benavides-Varela (University of Padua)
  • Natalie Boll-Avetisyan (University of Potsdam)
  • Paulina Aravena Bravo (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, University of Chile)
  • Alex Carstensen (Stanford University)
  • Alejandrina Cristia (Ecole Normale Paris)
  • Margaret Cychosz (University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Rodrigo Dal Ben (Concordia University)
  • Yatma Diop (Michigan State University)
  • Ilse van den Dobbelsteen (Max Planck Institute-Nijmegen)
  • Rowena Garcia (Max Planck Institute-Nijmegen)
  • Mulat Asnake Goshu (Addis Ababa University)
  • Naomi Havron (University of Haifa)
  • Leticia Schiavon Kolberg (State University of Campinas)
  • Hiromasa Kotera (University of Potsdam)
  • Ronel Laranjo (University of Philippines Diliman)
  • Catherine Mbagaya (Maseno University)
  • Bhuvana Narasimhan (University of Colorado)
  • Ramona Kunene Nicolas (Wits University)
  • Paul Okyere Omane (University of Potsdam)
  • Jayson Petras (University Philippines Diliman)
  • Caroline Rowland (Max Planck Institute-Nijmegen)
  • Andrew Ssemata (Makerere University)
  • Suzy Styles (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Catherine Urban (Ecole Normale Paris)
  • Fei Ting Woon (Nanyang Technological University)

Speakers

Phonological Stream

  Silvia Benavides-Varela

  Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

  Liquan Liu

  Marina Kalashnikova

  Titia Benders

Lexical Stream

  Sarah C. Kucker

  Nivedita Mani

  Ramona Kunene Nicolas

  Michael C. Frank

  Julien Mayor

Morphosyntax stream

  Caroline Rowland

  Kamil Ud Deen

  Evan Kidd

  Irina Sekerina

  Theo Marinis

Environment Stream

  Anne Fernald

  Elena Lieven

  Alejandrina Cristia

  Suzy Styles

  Thea Cameron-Faulkner

This summer school is co-funded by:

The University of Potsdam (KoUP Cooperation Funding)

University of Padua (“Shaping a World-class University - Seed funding for Digitalization & Innovation”)

For further information please visit the homepage of the Summer School or contact: