About PALA

PALA (Processability Approaches to Language Acquisition) is an international symposium held yearly at different universities around the world. The symposium focuses on research and developments related to processability approaches to language acquisition, particularly second language acquisition and bilingualism/multilingualism research, empirical issues and practical applications. Below you can find more information about the Scientific Committee and Organising Committee for 2018, as well as a list of past PALA symposiums.

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ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR pala 2018

Jenny Darmawan (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Frances Di Lauro (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Bronwen Dyson (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Nick Enfield (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Gisela Håkansson (Lund University, Sweden/Østfold University College, Norway)

Yuki Itani-Adams (The Australian National University, CIT Solutions, Australia)

Louise Jansen (The Australian National University, Australia)

Satomi Kawaguchi (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Elisabeth Mayer (The Australian National University, Australia)

Yumiko Yamaguchi (Tokai University, Japan)

Yanyin Zhang (The Australian National University, Australia)


Scientific Committee for PALA 2018

Ragnar Arntzen (Østfold University College, Norway)

Kristof Baten (The University of Ghent, Belgium)

Bruno Di Biase (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Bronwen Dyson (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Anna Flyman‐Mattsson (Lund University, Sweden)

Gisela Håkansson (Lund University, Sweden/Østfold University College, Norway)

Arnstein Hjelde (Østfold University College, Norway)

Dr Yuki Itani-Adams (The Australian National University, Australia)

Louise Jansen (The Australian National University, Australia)

Satomi Kawaguchi (Western Sydney University, Australia)

Jörg‐U. Keßler (Ludwigsburg University of Education)

Anke Lenzing (Paderborn University, Germany)

Elisabeth Mayer (The Australian National University, Australia)

Manfred Pienemann (Paderborn University, Germany)

Ingo Plag (The University of Düsseldorf, Germany)

Yumiko Yamaguchi (Tokai University, Japan)

Yanyin Zhang (The Australian National University, Australia)


PAst pala symposiums

Each PALA is held in a different city and revolves around a different theme of research. Past symposiums were held at:

2000 University of Western Sydney, Australia
2001 The Australian National University, Australia
2003 University of Western Sydney, Australia
2004 University of Sassari, Italy
2005 Deakin University, Australia
2006 University of Malta
2007 University of Newcastle, UK
2008 University of Verona, Italy
2009 Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany
2010 University of Western Sydney, Australia
2011 University of Innsbruck, Austria
2012 Ghent University, Belgium
2013 University of Lund , Sweden
2014 University of Paderborn, Germany
2015 Høgskolen i Østfold, Norway
2016 Chuo University, Japan
2017 Ludwigsburg University, Germany