Workshop on Extensive and Intensive Recordings of Children's Language Environment - 2015

Technological advances allow increasingly ecological and realistic descriptions of children’s input to language acquisition, with recordings that are extensive (spanning whole days) and/or intensive (annotated at various levels, combining multiple modalities, etc.). This workshop seeks to bring together specialists from a variety of disciplines to gain a view of the state of the art in this quest, and to lay the foundations for broader collaboration. The workshop will be held at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (29, rue d'Ulm) in Paris on December 7-8, 2015, between 10 am and 6 pm (day 1) or 5:30 pm (day 2). Online participation via web interface will be available. Additionally, videos as well as other conference materials will be available to registered participants.  

Important dates
September 8, 2015:   Deadline for submissions
September 22, 2015: Notification of outcome for presentations; preliminary outcomes for day 2 activities (final acceptance dependent on participant registration) 
September 25, 2015: Preliminary programme and poll posted
October 20, 2015: Registration for the workshop opened
October 31, 2015: Final date for submission of Round 2 travel grant requests
November 12, 2015:  Registration for the workshop closed
December 7-8, 2015: Workshop

Other information
  • Registration Fee: There is NO registration fee, but please notice that space is limited for both online and on-site participation, so fill in the "Registration poll" below to ensure your spot.
  • E-participation: We hope to allow live e-attendance to the workshop, but due to the possibility of technical difficulties, we cannot make any hard promises.
  • Travel Grants Round 2: Congratulations to our successful first-round travel grant applicants. We have secured additional funding and will be accepting new requests for travel funding up through October 31st. Please email your request to Include your name, a brief description of what you will gain from the workshop, and a budget, including ALL other sources of travel funding available to you including internal funds from your institution and external grant funding. If you are a student or postdoc, please describe the availability of travel funds from your advisor's grant(s), if applicable. Funds are intended to support junior researchers (including early career faculty) who would otherwise not be able to attend due to travel costs.
  • Travel and accommodation information is now available. 

Contact information

Workshop site:


Main organizers

Alex Cristia - Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique (ENS, EHESS, CNRS), Département d'Etudes Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, PSL Research University 
Melanie Soderstrom - Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba

Local organizing committee

Christina Bergmann (travel information)
Julia Carbajal (travel information)
Clementine Fourrier-Eyroud
 (ENS Liaison)
Roberta Pinna, Xuan-Nga Cao and Emmanuel Dupoux (Resources)
Yang Shi (Online attendance)


WEIRCLE is made possible by the financial support of the program New Ideas in Development (ANR-10-LABX-0087 IEC), and the University of Manitoba Department of Psychology. We are also very grateful to the DEC/IEC, the BootPhon team [funded by European Research Council (ERC-2011-AdG-295810 BOOTPHON), the Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR-10-LABX-0087 IEC, ANR-10-IDEX-0001-02 PSL), the Fondation de France, the Ecole de Neurosciences de Paris, the Region Ile de France (DIM cerveau et pensée), and an AWS in Education Research Grant award], and the CogMaster for organizational help.