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The streaming of the plenary talks from the 13th International Congress for the Study of Child Language is still available through the conference website at this address:

The next meeting of IASCL will be held Lyon (France) in July 2017 (dates to be confirmed in October 2014). For future meetings (2020, 2023), please send preliminary expressions of interest to or

The Business Meeting for the 2014 Congress in Amsterdam was held on Thursday 19th July. The minutes of the meeting can be found here.

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), Berlin, Germany (2005), Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2008), Montreal, Canada (2011) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014).

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 doctoral students to attend the triennial conference. Starting in 2014 a number of bursaries will be made available on a competitive basis to assist with fees, accommodation and travel costs. Updated information will be published on the website in due course ahead of the 2017 congress.