Dear Sir or Madam,
First, we would like to confirm the new date of the conference which will be 2nd to 4th June 2021. You can definitely mark this in your calendar as the conference will take place in any case, no matter any interdictions on meetings or travels. Therefore, we are currently planning two versions of the conference: First choice would be to welcome you all in person in Switzerland. However, due to the present situation around the world we are also considering an online conference. Obviously, we will keep you informed concerning the decision of the planning committee. 

Until then we wish you all the best and stay healthy! 
Best regards
The organisation commitee

ViLA 4



The conference comes as the fourth one of this kind, after a workshop in 2012 in Münster, Germany, a conference in Grenoble, France, in 2014 and a conference in Salzburg, Austria, in 2017.

  • Child acquisition of dialectal varieties of the first language;
  • Child multilingual and multidialectal acquisition within multilingual/multidialectal communities;
  • Acquisition of language-internal variation as well as language mixing in the case of second language learning in contact with native speakers (e.g. study abroad, migration), and learning about sociolinguistic variation in the foreign language classroom;

Research from different disciplinary backgrounds is welcome: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, social cognition, anthropology, social neurosciences, etc. We encourage proposals that bring together cognitive and social issues or that combine experimental and corpus or field methods.

We welcome proposals for 20-minute paper presentations followed by 10-minute discussions that address the above issues, from one or more of the following perspectives. Alternatively you have the possibility to submit a poster, which will be presented twice within the poster session during the coffee break. In any case applications must meet the specific criteria enumerated below:

  • Description and modeling of adult- or native-like sociolinguistic knowledge and behavioural patterns
  • Underlyning cognitive or linguistic mechanisms
  • Language socialization
  • Acquisition of the indexical field and links between linguistic and social knowledge
  • Influence of the environment: family, peers, and teachers
  • Studies contrasting or combining theoretical views: formal approaches, constructionist and usage-based approaches, etc.
  • Language acquisition and language change
  • Combining methods and desirable innovation in methodology 


  • 500 words. times, single spaced, title centered at the top in bold, word count indicated
  • question clearly stated, significance and originality for the field, methods, analysis, discussion
  • examples, tables, figures and references on a second page


Abstracts (pdf format) should be submitted using the following link:

This is the link you will add to your main conference site. 


Dr. Mirja Bohnert-Kraus
Swiss University of Speech and Language Sciences SHLR
Department of Research and Development
Phone +41 (0)58 459 22 70


(include the three lunches and daily coffee breaks)

  • General: 200 CHF
  • Students, unaffiliated: 100 CHF
  • Conference dinner: 60 CHF

  • General: 250 CHF
  • Students, unaffiliated: 120 CHF
  • Conference dinner: 60 CHF


  • Deadline for submission: 28th of February 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 31th of March 2021
  • Conference date: 2th-4th of June 2021


  • Meeting Starts: 02-Jun-2021
  • Meeting Ends: 04-Jun-2021
  • Abstract Submission Starts: 11-Jan-2021
  • Abstract Submission Ends: 28-Feb-2021
  • Abstract Review Starts: 01-Mar-2021
  • Abstract Review Ends: 31-Mar-2021


  • Michelle Auzanneau, University of Paris Descartes, France
  • Stéphanie Barbu, University of Rennes, France
  • Mirja Bohnert-Kraus, Swiss University of Speech and Language Therapy Rorschach, Switzerland
  • Laurence Buson, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Maria Candea, University of Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
  • Damien Chabanal, University of Clermont Ferrand, France
  • Jean-Pierre Chevrot, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Leonie Cornips, University of Maastricht, Netherlands 
  • Annick De Houwer, University of Erfurt, Germany
  • Gunther de Vogelaer, University of Münster, Germany
  • Mercedes Durham, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Andrea Ender, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Bronwen Evans, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Paul Foulkes, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Carla Hudson Kam, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Irmtraud Kaiser, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Amelia Lambelet, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Laurel MacKenzie, New York University, United States of America
  • Aurélie Nardy, University of Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Claudia Maria Riehl, University of Munich, Germany
  • Erik Schleef, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Naomi Shin, University of New Mexico, United States of America
  • Jeff Siegel, University of New England, Australia
  • Jennifer Smith, Glasgow University, United Kingdom
  • Hans Van De Velde, University of Utrecht, Netherlands





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