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Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed.

 Abstracts were due by 18 June 2017 (23.59 CET)

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Formatting guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted as plain text
  • Abstract text can be a maximum of 5000 characters long (with spaces; including examples and references, if used)
  • The body of the abstract should be fully anonymous and indicate the current state of the work (i.e. complete or in progress—both will be considered)
  • Figures and tables may be appended to the submission in .PNG, .JPG, .TIFF, or .PDF format (up to four files of max. 4 MB each)
  • Authors will be asked to indicate whether they would like their abstract to be considered for a poster, talk, or either one
  • At abstract submission, authors will have the option to suggest a question for the small-group discussions and, if relevant, may nominate themselves for a student travel award (more information below)



Each abstract will be rated by two reviewers for theoretical significance, methodological and analytical soundness, originality/innovation, and clarity. Authors will be notified by July 1st, 2017. Questions? Please just contact us at


What research topics are relevant for abstract submission?

By its nature, this workshop will be interdisciplinary and methodologically broad. We provide here some example topics for abstract submissions. This list is far from exhaustive, so if you are unsure whether your topic is relevant for the workshop, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


Example topics for abstracts

  • Developmental trends in child volubility using daylong recordings, e.g., gathered in socio-economically diverse households

  • Comparison of language development or linguistic input across multiple cultural backgrounds

  • Differences in the acquisition of verbal morphology within and across language communities

  • Longitudinal studies assessing the predictive value of laboratory tasks administered in infancy with respect to later linguistic development

  • Computational modeling assessing the plausible impact of differences in the speech children hear

  • Theoretical work aimed at providing principled descriptions of how children in multilingual environments settle on the specificity of patterns allowed in one but not another of their languages


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