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13th International Congress

Please see the website for the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language for updated conference information.

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 Business Meeting for the 2014 Congress in Amsterdam will be held on Thursday 19th July (1-2.15 pm) in Lecture Hall D008, Oudemanhuispoort (main conference building). All members are warmly invited to consult the agenda and to attend the meeting.


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.