CLS 2011 will be held at Newcastle University, 13th & 14th June 2011 (with registration and wine reception on the evening of the 12th of June).
The Child Language Seminar (CLS) is an interdisciplinary conference with a long tradition which attracts a diverse international audience of, among others, psychologists, linguists and speech and language therapists, and provides a forum for research on language acquisition in all its diversity.
CLS 2011 will focus on four key themes in the field of child language research
We are very pleased to announce that our confirmed keynote speakers are:
Visit the CLS2011 booking page to book
There are special day rates and concessions for students, Newcastle University Clinical Educators and Placement Providers and Newcastle University Speech Society members.
The programme is now available.
All delegates are invited to join us at the wine reception
The cost of the conference dinner is included in the full conference registration fee, but not in the one day or special concession attendance fees. If you would like to join us for the conference dinner there is an additional cost of £37 (inclusive of VAT).
Accommodation has been secured at a number of hotels in Newcastle at favorable rates by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau. Please follow this link www.newcastlegateshead.com/CLS2011 to book your conference accommodation.
Over one hundred abstracts were peer reviewed. Notifications and invitations to present were sent out at the start of February. The full programme will be published on April 1st 2011.
For those of you who are presenting a poster, poster boards are approximately 7 feet x 5 feet (approximately 2m x 1.5m). Please prepare A0 posters with a landscape orientation.
For those who are giving an oral presentation, each session will consist of 2 or 3 presentations, each 20 minutes long. At the end of the presentations there will be a 15 minute question and answer session involving all of the presenters. We hope that this format will encourage delegates and presenters to make connections between the themed presentations, and so promote dialogue and debate.
We will have PC and projector in each room, so please bring your presentation along on a memory stick or CD on the day. Newcastle University computers are compatible with Powerpoint 2007 or earlier. We will make sure that a steward is on hand quarter of an hour before each session begins so that you can load your presentation up ahead of time and check that it is working OK. Please ensure any memory pens are not encrypted.
Registration open: 1st February 2011
Programme published on website: 1 April 2011
Early registration deadline (reduced fee): 15th April 2011
Registration and wine reception: 12th June
CLS meeting: 13th-14th June 2011, with conference dinner 13th June
The opening reception will be held on Sunday 12th June from 6 to 8 pm and will be held in the Herschel Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU (no. 17 on the campus map http://www.ncl.ac.uk/about/visit/printablemaps/map-campus.htm).
Please do join us for a welcome drink and some light refreshments, and take the opportunity to pick up your delegate packs. We will of course also have a registration desk open on the Monday and Tuesday of the conference for those of you who are joining us later.
The CLS 2011 will be hosted by Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, one of the UK's leading universities. Newcastle is a research - intensive university, with a reputation for teaching and learning of the highest quality and for its role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England.
Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University is one of the leading teaching and research units in the UK devoted to the study of normal communicative processes and communication disorders in children and adults.
The core aims of Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle is to deliver high quality teaching, and excellent research and to work collaboratively with the profession to impact on practice. These activities contribute to our high standing within health and education both nationally and internationally.
Newcastle was the first university in the UK to award a degree in Speech and Language Therapy (1967), recently celebrated 50 years of Speech and Language Therapy Training and continues to be one of the UK’s leading SLT training programmes.
Our research involves the study of normal and impaired human communication processes, assessment and intervention for individuals with communication disorders, and sociolinguistics, the RAE 2008 can be found here. Many staff are members of larger collaborative research groups within the university, including the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences and the Institute of Health and Society. We also collaborate with researchers throughout the UK and abroad (Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand).
Newcastle upon Tyne was voted England's favourite city break destination by readers of the Guardian and Observer for four consecutive years and has been voted the UK’s best University City 2010 by MSN travel.
Located in the North East of England, the city is easily accessible by rail (1½ hours from Edinburgh, 3 hours from London) and air (direct flights to over 25 destinations and excellent connections though London and Amsterdam).
Known for the friendly welcome visitors receive, the city has impressive Georgian architecture, inspiring cultural venues and is within easy reach of the beautiful Northumbrian coastline, Hadrian's Wall, the Scottish Borders and stunning Durham city and cathedral.
To celebrate the return of the CLS to Newcastle and to coincide with the National Year of Communication we are holding a film competition for secondary school (£100 prize) and university (£500 prize) students. Delegates will have the opportunity to vote for the winners and selection of entries and winners will be shown at the CLS. Follow this link for details of the secondary school competition and this link for details of the university students competition.
If you have any queries about attending the CLS please contact Cristina McKean firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to the CLS in 2011
Cristina McKean, Helen Stringer, James Law
Co-chairs CLS 2011 organising committee
“Translating research and best evidence into practice through flexible, accessible, and relevant study”
“Speech & Language Sciences at Newcastle University is renowned for high quality teaching, research excellence and collaborative working with the profession to impact on practice”