From June 22 to 24, 2022


Call for submissions



WIMLA-2022 welcomes research on language interaction in children’s acquisition environments, with a multimodal perspective on language, prosody, and gesture. We are interested in affinities and differences in interaction in various acquisition environments: across communities (non-WEIRD or WEIRD) and family members, in monolingual or bilingual acquisition conditions, with typical and atypical development children, related to specific interaction situations. Relevant work on indigenous languages in the Americas and sign languages is greatly appreciated.

The topics that we are mainly interested in include –but are not restricted to– the following:

  • Diversity in interactional practices and management of interaction
  • Aspects of interactional organization: patterns and sequences.
  • Composite messages: Language, Prosody, Gesture.
  • Dialogic syntax and Co-construction

 WIMLA-2022 is projected to be a hybrid meeting with presential and virtual presentations; posters will be virtually exhibited and discussed.


Sanitary conditions in June may affect the possibility of presential presentations.


We welcome abstract submissions for posters and for 30-minute talks (20 +10) in English or Spanish. Submissions are restricted to a maximum of one first-authored submission and one joint submission per author. Abstracts should not be longer than 400 words and include four keywords. They should be submitted to the Workshop website.

People interested in attending as listeners should register with this figure on this same website. They will receive a confirmation and the link for virtual access in due time.


Relevant dates

Abstract submission deadline: 24 April 2022

Acceptance notification: by 6 May 2022

Registration closes on 1 June 2022

Deadline to register as a listener: 1 June 2022

Program publication: Early June

WIMLA-2022: 22 to 24 June 2022



Keynote Speakers

Mark Dingemanse
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NL

Aliyah Morgenstern
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, FR




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