Language Acquisition:

How we learn our first language(s)

– July 3rd, 2024, Bayonne –

Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire their first language(s). At birth, infants are equipped with a wide range of abilities that allow them to learn any language(s) they hear in their environment. Most children acquire their native language(s) rapidly and effortlessly during the first years of life, following the same developmental trajectory. We gather internationally renowned experts in language acquisition, who will share the strategies that infants use to acquire the different components of their languages (i.e. their phonology, lexicon, and grammar), and whether and how these strategies vary when infants grow in a multilingual environment. We encourage anyone with an interest in language acquisition, bilingualism, speech perception, and developmental neuroscience to attend this enriching workshop.

Invited speakers:

  • Anne Christophe (CNRS–Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique)
  • Irene de la Cruz-Pavía (Ikerbasque–University of Deusto)
  • Judit Gervain (University of Padua)
  • Jean-Remy Hochmann (CNRS–Laboratory of Cognitive Neuropsychology and Development)
  • Marina Kalashnikova (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language)
  • Maria Clemencia Ortiz-Barajas (CNRS–IKER)
  • Nuria Sebastian-Galles (Pompeu Fabra University)

Cost: Free

Registration: Here

Venue: IKER

Contact: urtzi.etxeberria@iker.cnrs.fr