Welcome to GALANA 2016!

The 7th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America Conference will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from September 8-10, 2016. GALANA-7 is made possible by support from the National Science Foundation (BCS-1551968), and from the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science, and the Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The conference aims to bring together a range of researchers from around the world, with a focus on linguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of first language acquisition, second language acquisition, and bilingualism.

This site will contain all of the relevant information you need for the conference, and will be updated frequently with new information — so bookmark this page, and check back frequently!

You can email us with questions and other inquires at: galana7.2016@gmail.com

Our invited speakers are Cynthia Fisher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton), and Virginia Valian (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center).

Our invited speakers for the special session on Input Variation and Language Acquisition are Karen Miller (Pennsylvania State University) and Janna Oetting (Louisiana State University).

Our organizing committee is:
Tania Ionin
Silvina Montrul
Matthew Rispoli
Jill Jegerski
Darren Tanner