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It is our pleasure to invite you to the 16th congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language which will be held on July 15 to 19, 2024 in the wonderful city of Prague, Czech Republic, and announce opening of the submissions. More information about the submission formats and guidelines is available HERE.

Join delegates from around the world for a productive week of thinking, listening, and talking about language development in a lifespan perspective.


The XVIth congress IASCL will be held in July 15-19, 2024 in
Prague, Czech Republic.

The congress is organized under the auspices of the International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL). Find out more about it here.


Welcome Message from the OC Chair

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It has been long five years since we could meet in person at the last face-to-face IASCL congress in Lyon. Much shorter two years separate us now before we can meet again. I would like to extend to you my most cordial invitation to the Prague congress in 2024.

We want to continue in the great tradition of IASCL congresses, so you can expect the usual mix of keynote addresses, symposia and posters, but also some novel components. We have chosen a motto for the incoming congress: “Embracing the complexity of languages”. It conveys our goal to highlight linguistic diversity and acquisition research in “smaller” and underexplored languages.  We also plan to stress the current directions in collaborative and open science and their use in studying the development of language in children. Please check this website occasionally for the upcoming news about the congress. We plan to open submissions in late spring 2023.

Our whole team is looking forward to welcoming you to Prague!

Filip Smolík

IASCL 2024 Organizing Committee Chair