13th International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition

The 13th Annual International Symposium on Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition (PALA) will be organized by the Centre for Languages and Literature of Lund University, Sweden.
Time:          Friday, 20 September 2013 – Saturday, 21 September 2013
Location:    Lund University, Sweden                    Språk- och Litteraturcentrum                    Helgonabacken 12                    223 62 Lund
PALA 2013 will cover a wide range of topics relating to current research on Processability Theory and Second Language Acquisition including theoretical, empirical and applied issues.Possible topics are: differences in L1 and L2 acquisition, heritage speakers, cross-linguistic comparisons, Specific Language Impairment, bilingual acquisition, complexity and transfer.

Keynote Speakers

Manfred Pienemann, Paderborn University and University of Newcastle Eva-Kristina Salameh, Skåne University Hospital


Registration is free but you must register online by August 24, 2013 

Publication of Papers

A selection of papers will be proposed for publication in the PALART Series (John Benjamins).

Contact the Organising Committee

Please write to pala-2013@nordlund.lu.se

The Organising Committee

Malin Ågren (Lund, Sweden) Anna Flyman-Mattsson (Lund, Sweden) Gisela Håkansson (Lund, Sweden) Marie Källkvist (Lund, Sweden) Susan Sayehli (Lund, Sweden)

Previous PALA Venues

2000 University of Western Sydney, Australia 2001 Australian National University, Australia 2003 University of Western Sydney, Australia 2004 University of Sassari, Italy 2005 Deakin University, Australia 2006 University of Malta 2007 University of Newcastle, UK 2008 University of Verona, Italy 2009 Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany 2010 University of Western Sydney, Australia 2011 University of Innsbruck, Austria 2012 University of Gent, Belgium

Program and abstracts (pdf)

Sidansvarig: itht.luse | 2013-09-11