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Full Title: Bilingualism vs. Monolingualism: a New Perspective on Limitations to L2 Acquisition

Short Title: BiMo2017
Location: Toulouse, France
Start Date: 19-Jun-2017 - 20-Jun-2017
Contact: Barbara Köpke
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Meeting Description: Among the most controversial issues in research on bilingualism is the question whether (late) L2 acquisition is qualitatively different from first language acquisition. In this context, it is important to disentangle age effects from bilingualism effects (Kupisch 2012, Hopp & Schmid, 2013; Schmid, forthc.), since studies investigating crosslinguistic influence in bilingual speakers suggest that bilinguals process their L2s and their L1(s) differently from monolinguals irrespective of the age of onset of bilingualism. To advance our understanding of bilingual acquisition and processing, comparisons of bilingual language acquisition and processing across different groups of bilingual learners (2L1, early and late L2) as well as L1 attriters are called for. This workshop aims to bring together new and complementary comparative perspectives on (2)L1 and L2 acquisition, bilingual language processing and attrition.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

- Professor Arturo E. Hernandez (University of Houston)
- Professor Jürgen Meisel (Universität Hamburg/University of Calgary)

Organising committee:

Barbara Köpke (Université de Toulouse)
Holger Hopp (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
Tanja Kupisch (Universität Konstanz)
Linguistic Subfield: Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 27.4201

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