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