PALA 2013

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

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

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    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)