Child Language Seminar 2013
The next Child Language Seminar will be held at the University of Manchester on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June 2013 (with registration and wine reception on the evening of Sunday 23 June)
The Child Language Seminar is an interdisciplinary conference with a long tradition which attracts a diverse international audience of linguists, psychologists and speech-language therapists and provides a forum for research on language acquisition and developmental language disorders.
We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers will be:
- Professor Catherine Snow, Harvard University
- Professor Mike Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
- Professor Julian Pine, University of Liverpool
- Dr Courtenay Norbury, Royal Holloway College, London
Details of the conference schedule, paper and poster presentations
- Provisional programme (PDF, 128KB)
- Deadline for submission of abstracts: 17 January 2013
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: 6 February 2013
- Registration opens: 1 February 2013
- Programme published on website: 1 April 2013
- Early registration deadline (reduced fee): 30 April 2013
- Registration deadline: 7 June 2013
- Registration and wine reception: Sunday 23 June 2013
- CLS conference: 24 -25 June 2013
- Conference dinner: 24 June 2013
Delegate fees will be as follows:
- Early registration, full conference: £220
- Late registration (after 30 April 2013), full conference: £240
- Early registration, one day attendance: £120
- Late registration (after 30 April 2013), one day attendance: £135
Concession rates for full-time students will be available as follows:
- Student early registration, full conference: £165
- Student late registration (after 30 April 2013), full conference: £175
- Student early registration, one-day attendance: £90
- Student late registration (after 30 April 2013), one-day attendance: £100
Full conference attendance includes the Conference Dinner on 24 June. Delegates who register for one day attendance will be given the opportunity to attend the Conference Dinner at an additional cost.
Information for presenters
Oral presentations will be 20 minutes long, presented in sessions of 3 papers, with 15 minutes for questions/discussion at the end of each session.
We would ask all oral presenters to register by the 30th April 2013 so that we can confirm the programme. Please note that if you have not registered by that date, we will have to withdraw your paper from the programme.
Dedicated poster sessions will be scheduled to last one hour in the middle of one of the two conference days, when you will expected to stand by your poster. Posters will also be available for view throughout that day. Further instructions for posters will be given on the conference website in due course.
Further instructions for oral and poster presentations will be posted in due course.
If you have any urgent queries or if you are unable to present, please inform the organising committee as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com
Please note: All authors should now have received notification of whether their abstract has been accepted. If you have not received an email, please get in touch.
The CLS 2013 will be hosted by the Language Development and Disorders Research Group in the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Manchester. The University of Manchester is the UKs largest single-site University. As an internationally recognised research-led institution, our teaching and learning programmes are informed by the latest research findings delivered by staff at the leading edge of their fields.
The Language Development and Disorders Research Group is a multidisciplinary team of researchers working to develop our understanding of the factors, processes and mechanisms involved in successful language learning and in speech and language disorders. The research interests of the group focus on four main themes: Typically developing childrens early language development and the linguistic environment, specific language impairment (SLI), social communication and pragmatics intervention research, phonological representations and developmental speech disorders.
Manchester is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, culturally diverse city. It is notable for its sport, museums, galleries, theatres, music scene and shopping, offering something for everyone. Manchester is easily accessible by train (just 2 hours from London). There are direct flights from Manchester International Airport to all major European cities, and many long-haul flights are also available from Manchester.
There are many excellent places to stay in Manchester and good public transport links to and from the University. We are asking delegates to book their own conference accommodation. However, we have managed to secure preferential rates at a few hotels to suit a range of budgets. These hotels are all within walking distance of the conference venue and Manchester Piccadilly train station. We have held a number of rooms in these hotels, available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that availability for these hotels will be limited so we advise you to book early.
Special conference rates been secured at the following locations:
- Ibis Hotel (Charles Street) - £59 per night
- MacDonald Hotel (London Road) - £88 per night
- Days Inn Hotel (Sackville Street) - £87 per night
Weston Halls Student Accommodation (Sackville Street) - £34 per night
Weston Halls is a university hall of residence during term time, but shares a site with the Days Inn Hotel (above). The rooms available are single study en-suite rooms. Guests staying in Weston Hall have use of the Days Hotel facilities, including the restaurant and bar. Breakfast will be served in the Days Inn Hotel. Accommodation at Weston Hall is available to all delegates (Staff and Students).
Make a reservation using the CLS accomodation booking form
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