Understanding Language and Literacy Development in the Digital Age

Understanding Language and Literacy Development in the Digital Age

– e-LADDA CON 2021 - 28th and 29th September, 2021.

The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network e-LADDA -Early Language Development in the Digital Age presents the network’s first (online) conference: e-LADDA CON 2021, hosted by the Universidad de Sevilla, under the title "Understanding Language and Literacy Development in the Digital Age".

e-LADDA CON 2021 aims to bring together researchers interested in the effects of digital tools, such as tablets, mobile phones, or social robots, on language development and language outcomes from a broad perspective, with research on both typical and atypical development, and using behavioural, computational and electrophysiological measures.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grant agreement No 857897.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission open: 21st May, 2021
  • Abstract submission closes: 30th June, 2021.
  • Papers accepted: 15th July, 2021.
  • Registration closes: 15th September, 2021.
  • Conference dates: 28th and 29th September, 2021.

Submission and Registration Guidelines

All presentations must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Papers will be presented online in English via videoconference during the meeting.

  • Theoretical and systematic reviews
  • Presentation of software, apps, and other digital tools.
  • Intervention using digital tools and usability studies.
  • Experimental and non-experimental empirical studies.

Abstract submission

List of Topics

The conference has a multidisciplinary focus, and welcomes papers from the fields of Psychology, Linguistics, Education, Media Studies, Engineering, Computer Sciences, and other related areas, on the following topics:

  • Early language development and digital tools.
  • Social robots and language development.
  • Atypical language development in digital contexts.
  • Digital tools for intervention in atypical language development
  • Impact of tablet and smartphone use on different dimensions of language development.
  • Early and later literacy and digital media.
  • Software and devices aimed at oral and written language development.
  • App and software evaluation and assessment.
  • Use of digital tools for assessment of oral and written language.
  • Online intervention and assessment of oral and written language.
  • Child speech recognition and text-to-speech for robotics and Augmented and Alternative Communication Devices.
  • Behavioral, neuro- and electrophysiological assessments of first and second language acquisition.
  • Second language learning with digital tools and online platforms.

Committees

Program Committee

    Isabel R. Rodríguez (Universidad de Sevilla)
    David Saldaña (Universidad de Sevilla)
    Mila Vulchanova (Norwegian University of Science & Technology)
    Valentin Vulchanov (Norwegian University of Science & Technology)
    Torbjørn Svendsen (Norwegian University of Science & Technology)
    Giampero Salvi (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
    Gabriel Skantze (Furhat Robotics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
    Angelo Cangelosi (University of Manchester)
    Kenny Coventry (University of East Anglia)
    Kate Cain (Lancaster University)
    Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
    Rui A. Alves (University of Porto)
    Jurģis Šķilters (University of Latvia)
    Stefania Milan (University of Amsterdam)
    Louise Pasterfield (Sponge UK)

Organizing committee

    Hülya Aldemir
    Ana Lucía Urrea
    Isabel R. Rodríguez
    David Saldaña

Invited Speakers

    Roberta Golinkoff (University of Delaware)
    Ladislao Salmerón (Universidad de Valencia)
    Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (University of Temple)
    Vicky Charisi (Joint Research Center, European Commission)

Sponsors 

E-LADDA and this conference have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions grant agreement No 857897


Contact

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to hulya@us.es

Venue

Venue

The conference will be held online.

Registration

Registration