The Department of Spanish, Modern and Classical Languages is pleased to announce the 13th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 13) to be held at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), Palma de Mallorca (Spain) on September 7-9, 2017.
This biannual conference brings together researchers from across Europe and overseas with the aim of communicating results from their research. It also provides a forum for discussion of recent, high-quality research on first and second language acquisition, bi/multilingual acquisition, heritage language acquisition, language pathology and language impairment, the acquisition of sign language and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology. Language acquisition studies are central to building our understanding of human language and how it develops in the brain. The field has witnessed a continuous growth during the past three decades.
Following the success of previous GALA conferences held in Durham (1993), Groningen (1995), Edinburgh (1997), Potsdam (1999), Palmela (2001), Utrecht (2003), Siena (2005), Barcelona (2007), Lisbon (2009), Thessaloniki (2011) and, most recently, Oldenburg (2013) and Nantes (2015), this year GALA will be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, organised by Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes and Cristina Suárez-Gómez and hosted by the Universitat de les Illes Balears.