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The first call for General Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference (GALA 15) is out.

 GALA 15 

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition Conference 

WHEN September 15-17, 2022 

WHERE Goethe University Frankfurt 


We are pleased to announce the 15th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 15) to be held at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, on September 15-17, 2022. 


GALA is a biennial conference that brings together researchers from across Europe and overseas, providing a forum for discussion of recent, high-quality research on first and second language acquisition, bi/multilingual acquisition, heritage language acquisition, language pathology and language impairment, acquisition of sign language and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology. 

The growing body of research in these areas testifies to how language acquisition studies are central for our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain, and offers novel insights to theoretical studies, as well as hints for practical outcomes for diagnosis, intervention and rehabilitation in the case of developmental language disorders. 

Previous editions of GALA were held in Durham (1993), Groningen (1995), Edinburgh (1997), Potsdam (1999), Palmela (2001), Utrecht (2003), Siena (2005), Barcelona (2007), Lisbon (2009), Thessaloniki (2011), Oldenburg (2013), Nantes (2015), Palma de Mallorca (2017), and, most recently Milan (2019). 


Cristina Flores 

Universidade do Minho, Braga 

Naama Friedmann 

Tel Aviv University 

Ana T. Pérez-Leroux 

University of Toronto 

Jacopo Romoli 

University of Bergen 


We invite abstract submissions for 30-minute oral presentations (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion) or posters of original, unpublished work on all subfields of generative language acquisition, including, but not limited to: L1 and L2 acquisition, heritage language acquisition, language pathology, language impairment, sign language. 

At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or two joint abstracts) per author will be considered. The language of the conference will be English. 

Abstract Submission opens: January 31, 2022 

Abstract Submission closes: March 15, 2022 

Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2022 

Abstract submission will be handled via EasyChair. Submission details will follow in the second call in December. 


The conference will take place at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, on Campus Westend (Norbert Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main). More details about the venue can be found here: 

The conference is organized by language acquisition colleagues in the Faculty of Modern Languages. Together with other linguists, they are part of the DFG Graduate School of Nominal Modification. More details can be found here: 


Petra Schulz Esther Rinke Valentina Cristante 

Angela Grimm 

Sol Lago 

Rabea Lemmer 

Gabriel Martínez Vera 

Cecilia Poletto 

Jacopo Torregrossa 

Merle Weicker 

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