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Interested in organizing a IASCL meeting?

The website for the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language has now been launched.

IASCL is providing some funds to support attendance at the 2014 Amsterdam congress, primarily for PhD students. See http://www.iascl2014.org/practical-information/ for details and an application form. Deadline for receipt of applications is 31st January 2014.

The 2014 meeting of IASCL will be held in Amsterdam, and the 2017 meeting in Lyon. For future meetings (2020, 2023), please send preliminary expressions of interest to


The International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) was founded to promote international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the study of child language.

Its major activity is the sponsorship of the triennial International Congress for the Study of Child Language. Previous Congresses have been held in Tokyo, Japan (1978), Vancouver, Canada (1981), Austin, U. S. A. (1984), Lund, Sweden (1987), Budapest, Hungary (1990), Trieste, Italy (1993), Istanbul, Turkey (1996), San Sebastián, Spain (1999), Madison, USA (2002), and Berlin (2005).

In addition to the congresses, the IASCL produces the Child Language Bulletin approximately twice a year, with directory information, book notices, a conference calendar, and other useful information. Members are also eligible for a substantial subscription discount to three leading journals in the field, First Language and the Journal of Child Language and also to the International Journal of Bilingualism.

A special effort is made to assist colleagues in countries with difficult economic circumstances; membership fees may be waived, and some subsidy is provided for participation at the congresses.