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Conference of the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA)



Saturday, May 28, 2016 to Monday, May 30, 2016


See pages 46-47 in the Congress Guide

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About the conference

The members of the Association de linguistique canadienne/Canadian Linguistic Association explore a rich diversity of topics related to Canada's linguistic landscape, including describing First Nations languages, Inuktitut, Canadian Englishes, les français d'ici (varieties of French in Canada), as well as many other languages. Our members contribute both empirical detail and theoretical perspectives on all aspects of language structure, language use and language change. This breadth of expertise will be richly reflected in the papers and poster sessions of our annual meeting.


Featured speakers

We will be hosting a special workshop on language acquisition this year. Confirmed keynote speakers at the workshop will be: 

Dr. Suzanne Curtin, Associate Professor, University of Calgary, an internationally recognized expert on the acquisition of sound systems, especially in the first year of a child's life. 

Dr. Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux, Professor, University of Toronto, an internationally recognized expert on the acquisition of grammar, including monolingual and bilingual children, and Heritage Language learners.


Only those people who are registered for Congress 2016 and have added the Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA, #37) to their Congress registration may attend this conference. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.

About the association

For more information about membership or this conference, please contact the association directly at the contacts listed below.

  • Program Chair: James Walker, York University
  • Local Arrangement Coordinator: Susanne Carroll, University of Calgary
  • Association website: