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Full Title: Workshop: Multilingualism and Literacy

      
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Start Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Contact: Andrea Schalley
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/multilingualism-and-literacy/
Meeting Description: One of the visible aspects of globalisation and politico-economic upheavals in the third millennium is the increased mobility of populations, resulting in children growing up with, and adults being exposed to, a variety of languages. Ensuing are linguistic systems that display a range of proficiency levels across the four macroskills, namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Usually it is the reading and writing skills for one or all the languages spoken by multilinguals that lag behind - or in some cases are never developed. This workshop will explore the impact of multilingualism on literacy development of both children and adults. In particular, we will focus on whether, and if so how, literacy skills or the lack thereof in one language impact on the development of literacy in the other language(s) and on cognitive skills more generally.

Workshop Organisers:

Susana Eisenchlas
Diana Guillemin
Andrea Schalley

The workshop is organised as part of the International Congress of Linguists to be held in Geneva July 22-27, 2013.

ICL website: http://www.cil19.org/en/
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3134

This is a session of the following meeting:
19th International Congress of Linguists

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