We are pleased to announce that the Virtual Workshop on L3 Development After the Initial State (L3-AIS 2021) will be held on Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2021. This event is organized by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Applied Sciences Burgenland. 

To date, the field of L3 acquisition research has had a heavy focus on the initial state of the L3 grammar. While this initial state research is critical to understanding L3 acquisition as a whole, in order for an explanatory understanding of language acquisition in the multilingual mind, the field needs to expand its scope beyond this area of focus. 

This workshop aims to bring together L3 acquisition and multilingualism researchers in order to discuss the state of the field and bring new ideas related to the development of post-initial L3 knowledge, and the relationship among languages in the multilingual mind. 

We are excited to announce that this event will take place in an online format. This format promotes maximum participation and accessibility to participants and guests worldwide. 

This workshop will consist of two categories of paper presentations and discussion: invited speakers in the L3 field and refereed student papers. The purpose of these presentations is to promote constructive discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers in a diverse array of fields related to multilingualism. Selected papers will be published. More information on publication to come.

Call for STUDENT Papers: 

We are inviting STUDENT both experimental and theoretical proposals within all linguistic domains (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) which relate to topics such as (but not limited to): 

  • Early and Late L3 development 
  • Neurolinguistics of multilingualism 
  • Sequential and simultaneous trilingualism 
  • L1/L2 attrition in trilinguals 
  • Bi-directional cross-linguistic influence in multilinguals 

Select papers from this workshop will be published. More information on publishing to come. 

Abstracts must be no longer than 500 words, and can be submitted at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=l3ais2021 by April 1, 2021

Any questions about abstract submission or the conference overall can be directed to l3ais@bu.edu.

Call for student papers: Virtual Workshop on L3 Development After the Initial State (L3-AIS 2021)

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