Virtual Workshop on L3 Development After the Initial State

We are pleased to announce that the Virtual Workshop on L3 Development After the Initial State (L3-AIS 2021) will be held on Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd, 2021.  This event is organized by Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Applied Sciences Burgenland.  

To date, the field of L3 acquisition research has had a heavy focus on the initial state of the L3 grammar.  While this initial state research is critical to understanding L3 acquisition as a whole, in order for an explanatory understanding of language acquisition in the multilingual mind, the field needs to expand its scope beyond this area of focus

 This workshop aims to bring together L3 acquisition and multilingualism researchers in order to discuss the state of the field and bring new ideas related to the development of post-initial L3 knowledge, and the relationship among languages in the multilingual mind.

We are excited to announce that this event will take place in an online format.  This format promotes maximum participation and accessibility to participants and guests worldwide.

This workshop will consist of two categories of paper presentations and discussion: invited speakers in the L3 field and refereed student papers.  The purpose of these presentations is to promote constructive discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers in a diverse array of fields related to multilingualism.  Selected papers will be published.  More information on publication to come.


Call for STUDENT Papers:

As noted above, paper presentations at this event will consist of invited speakers as well as refereed student papers.  The call for student papers can be found be found here.  Abstract submissions are due on April 1st, 2020.


Important Dates:

Abstracts Due: April 1st, 2021

Abstract Results are expected by June 1st, 2021

Registration Opens: August 15th, 2021

The event will take place on October 1st and 2nd, 2021.



Information regarding registration for the conference will be available at a later date