Thessaloniki, 6-8 September 2011

GALA 2011

Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition

GALA 2011 will focus on first and second language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language pathology, the acquisition of sign language and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology. Besides the main session, two workshops will be held on Phonological representations in early language acquisition (organized by Barbara Höhle) and on Syntax and Pragmatics: Division of Labour in Acquisition (organized by Joao Costa and Spyridoula Varlokosta).

Talks for the main sessions and the workshops will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes discussion. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or two joint abstracts) per author will be considered. There will be two poster sessions. Please indicate in your submission whether you want your abstract to be considered for the main session, a workshop, for oral presentation, poster, or both.

 Abstracts should be submitted electronically at

Guidelines for abstracts

Abstracts should be at most two pages, with only figures and references in the second. 12 point Times New Roman, single spaced, should be used, with 2 cm margins. An anonymous abstract and an abstract with author's name/s and affiliation should be sent by email as Word or pdf attachments (if special symbols are used, pdf format is required). The abstract with name and affiliation should be as follows:

Title (Bold, left justified)

Author's name/s (left justified)
Affiliation (left justified)


Deadline of submission: March 15th, 2011

Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2011