CampusThe study of implicit and explicit learning plays a central role in the cognitive sciences. This two-day symposium will bring together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines (cognitive psychology, linguistics, second language research, cognitive neuroscience, and education) in order to critically appraise the role of implicit and explicit processes in language acquisition, to discuss current trends, and to outline future directions to take in this interdisciplinary enterprise. In order to facilitate discussion, attendance is limited to 50 participants.

The event will take place over two days. The first day (June 10) will consist of a keynote address as well as two workshops on the use of eye-tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate the cognitive and neural bases underlying implicit and explicit learning/knowledge. The second day (June 11) will feature three keynotes and four invited paper presentations by eminent researchers. There are no additional slots for paper presentations, but we will organize a poster session with space for 20 presentations.

Please click here to download the conference handbook.

Confirmed speakers:

Workshop instructors:

The organizers are grateful to the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA) and to the Department of Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University, for the financial support.