Child Language Symposium 2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

Child Language Symposium 2015 

Child Language Symposium 2015 - University of Warwick     
Monday 20th July - Tuesday 21st July 2015

We are also hosting the Gesture in Language Development Workshop on Sunday 19th July 2015

The 2015 Child Language Symposium (formerly the Child Language Seminar) will be held at the University of Warwick on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July, 2015. The conference is hosted by the Warwick Language and Learning research group and supported by the Coventry University Centre for Research in Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement. 

The Symposium will consist of two days of talks and two poster sessions. There will be a gala dinner on Monday 20th.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be:

  •    Professor Julie Dockrell, Institute of Education, University of London, UK: The role of oral language skills in supporting written text generation: Evidence from children with language learning difficulties. 
  •    Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago, USA: From homesign to sign language: Creating language in the manual modality.
  •    Professor Bob McMurray, University of Iowa, USA: The slow development of real-time language processing: Interactions across timescales in lexical development.
  •    Professor Marilyn Vihman, University of York, UK : Advances in language development: Learning words and learning sounds.

Registration for CLS is now closed.
For information regarding the conference space and schedule click here to view the conference booklet.

For those arriving on Sunday night, a welcome desk will be manned between 5pm and 7pm next to the accommodation reception, which is in the Student's Union on campus. Please pop by and collect your delegate pack and name badge if you are free. Please click here to see the Student's Union (highlighted in yellow) on the campus map.


Contact Details

  • To register interest for updates please email the organising committee (Katherine Messenger, Julia Carroll, Sotaro Kita)

    Key Dates:

    Abstract deadline:  30/01/15
    Notification of acceptance: 13/03/15
    Registration opens:  20/03/15
    Programme published:  01/05/15
    Early registration deadline:  29/05/15
    Workshop registration deadline: 30/06/15   
    CLS registration deadline:  03/07/15
    Conference starts:  20/07/15