Join delegates from around the world for a productive week of thinking, listening, and talking about language development in a lifespan perspective.

Schedule & Program

July 13-17, 2020

Mark your calendar for a week in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Registration

Houston Hall

  • The Oldest Student Union in the United States
  • Conveniently located near public transportation and historic attractions
  • Offering a range of food courts and lodging options
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Exhibit Hall

Irvine Auditorium

The Irvine Auditorium Main Hall is a 1259-seat, ADA accessible, state-of-the-art performing arts complex. The Main Hall is equipped with a high-end sound system, an assisted listening system, a digital satellite projector, a xenon slide projector, Internet access and a house intercom system.

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Organizing Committee

Meet the committee helping to make this year's conference a success!

Welcome

The International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) aims to:

  • promote research on language acquisition;
  • create new collaborations and strengthen previous collaborations;
  • reassert the broad range of social and applicative issues;
  • highlight the central role played by speech at the heart of human societies.

The IASCL is an academic society for first language acquisition researchers. It was founded in 1970 by a group of prominent language acquisition researchers 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, for which it publishes proceedings. It also publishes the Child Language Bulletin approximately twice a year.

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Organizing Committee

Aquiles Iglesias

Conference Co-Chair
Professor
University of Delaware

Julia Parish-Morris

Conference Co-Chair
Research Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Bedore

Professor
Temple University

Roberta M. Golinkoff

Professor
University of Delaware

Amanda Owen Van Horne

Associate Professor
University of Delaware

Leslie A. Rescorla

Professor
Bryn Mawr College

Nan Bernstein Ratner

Professor
University of Maryland

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Professor
Temple University

Anna Papafragou

Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Swingley

Professor
University of Pennsylvania

Patricia Brooks

Professor
CUNY

Gigliana Melzi

Associate Professor
NYU

Rhea Paul

Professor
Sacred Heart University

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Getting to Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the second largest city on the East Coast of the United States and the sixth largest in the country.  It is conveniently located in the middle of the Northeast Corridor, 100 miles south of New York City and 133 miles north of Washington DC.  Philadelphia is accessible by car, train, bus and plane.  Philadelphia International airport (PHL) is seven miles from Center City and serves more than 25 airlines (phl.org), with nearly 500 daily departures. 

Passport and Visas

While visas are not currently required for some international travelers, international visitors are required to have a valid passport.  Information on nationalities requiring a visa may be obtained from the US Department of State website.  The IIASCL conference will provide assistance in obtaining visas in the form of support letters once presentation is accepted (registration is confirmed and fully paid for).

Electronic System for Travel Authorization

Depending on where you reside, you may be required to apply for an ESTA to gain entry into the UDSA.  Please click on the link below for further detail and tyo determine your individual status.

ESTA application website