Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

E-mail this page

Conference Information

Full Title: Workshop on Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use

Location: Tromso, Norway
Start Date: 20-Mar-2015 - 21-Mar-2015
Contact: Jason Rothman
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL:
Meeting Description: UiT The Arctic University of Norway is pleased to host a workshop entitled Multilingual Language Acquisition, Processing and Use. This workshop is the fourth in a series of successful meetings that took place in Stockholm (January 2009), Iowa City (June 2010) and Vitoria-Gasteiz (May 2012). Its main goal is to bring together researchers who are interested in multilingual acquisition, processing and language use of a third (L3) language and whose work is carried out within a formalized theory of language and whose approach is based in some application of cognitive science. The main motivation behind research done within cognitive approaches to L3 acquisition so far has been to find explanations for the complex cognitive nature of the multilingual mind, that is, how issues that have been dealt with in bilingualism would fare when one individual juggles three or more linguistic systems. We welcome work exploring acquisition and the role of previous linguistic experience at the initial stages of third language acquisition, in impact on development and ultimate attainment; work on the role of input (quality and quantity), linguistic and cognitive internal as well as other external variables; work on child and adult multilingualism; work using behavioural on-line and off-line as well as neurolinguistic methodologies, and work examining possible differences in bilingual type (early versus late) for acquiring, using and processing successive languages in adulthood.

Invited Speakers:

- Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
- María del Pilar García Mayo (University of the Basque County, Spain)
- David Green (University College, London, UK)
- Holger Hopp (Mannheim University, Germany)
- Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton, UK)
- Stephanie Wulff (University of Florida, USA)


Registration through this link: TBA
Conference fee (including coffee breaks & lunch both days): 600 NOK
Conference dinner: March 21, 2015 - 300 NOK
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 25.4508

Calls and Conferences main page