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Full Title: Bi-SLI 2015: Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment

Short Title: Bi-SLI 2015
Location: Tours, France
Start Date: 02-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Contact: Laurie Tuller
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Meeting Description: The identification of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children growing up in bilingual contexts poses a major challenge for researchers, and has clear clinical and educational repercussions: How do we know if a child’s language difficulties are due to SLI or due to insufficient exposure to the language being assessed? Bi-SLI 2015 aims to bring together all researchers who wish to share results of studies on language development in children acquiring language in contexts of bilingualism associated with SLI (Bi-SLI) and on how these can be distinguished from contexts of bilingualism associated with typical development (Bi-TD). European COST Action IS0804 'Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistics Patterns and the Road to Assessment' ( developed a series of tools, dubbed LITMUS (Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Settings), designed to disentangle Bi-SLI from Bi-TD by tapping specific linguistic and executive function skills. Part of the conference will be specifically devoted to results on LITMUS tasks. In addition to oral presentations, Bi-SLI 2015 will include a poster session.

Keynote speaker: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar-Ilan University
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 26.673

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