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WILD 2017 - Workshop on Infant Language Development  15th Jun. - 17th Jun.

WILD 2017 - Workshop on Infant Language Development

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is pleased to announce the third biennial Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD). The overarching goal of WILD is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of early language and cognitive development. The meeting will be held between June 15th and 17th, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. Our first meeting was held in 2013 in San Sebastian (, and our second l meeting was organized by the Stockholm University in 2015 (

WILD has been created to highlight recent research on a wide range of topics within monolingual and bilingual development, including speech perception and production; word learning; the development of syntax and morphology; brain mechanisms and first language acquisition; recent advances in infant brain imaging techniques (i.e., EEG, NIRS); atypical language development; language and cognition; early bilingualism; multilingual development; the role of culture in language development; gestures and non-verbal communication in infants and toddlers.


  • Janet Werker
  • David Lewkowicz
  • Takao Hensch


BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language.


Abstract deadline: February 10th, 2017.
Notification of abstract acceptance: March 10th, 2017.
Early registration deadline: April 23rd, 2017.
Online registration deadline: May 7th 2017.
Conference dates: June 15-17, 2017.




We have scheduled 20 minutes for the talks including 5 minutes for discussion.

In order to make sure that the oral sessions run on time, we would like to ask everyone to send their slides for the presentations in advance so that
we can set up shared laptops for this purpose.

The two laptops have the following configurations:

- LAPTOP_1: MS Windows10 Pro, MS Office Standard 2013, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.20044, VLC 2.2.4
- LAPTOP_2: Mac OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan, MS Office 2011 for Mac , KeyNote 6.5.3, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2017.009.20044, VLC 2.2.4, Quicktime 10.4.

Please upload your presentation using the following Link:

Please name the presentation according to the oral session the presentation is for (e.g.: OS-2.3 for Oral Session 2, third presentation). The
presentations will be loaded in both computers.

Also note that during the registration, coffee and lunch breaks, presenters will be able to test their presentations for the upcoming session.


Poster dimensions


Participants are requested to design posters (portrait) with the following dimensions:

- Maximum poster height: 120 cm

- Maximum poster width: 90 cm

Each poster will be given a unique number which correspond to the poster panel.

Abstract submission deadline has been extended


The abstract submission deadline has been extended until 17th of February 2017 ( UTC/GMT +1 h)

  • Gobierno Vasco

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