even if the restrictions due to Covid-19 crisis are reduced slowly, it cannot be assumed that international travel will be possible again by the end of June 2020. For this reason, we see no other way out than to postpone ViLA 4. The new date is: 02 to 04 June 2021 in Rorschach. We will keep all submissions and will contact you again in due time. Until then I wish you all the best and stay healthy!
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
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