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LINGUIST List 16.3349

Mon Nov 21 2005

Calls: General Ling/Canada;General Ling/Brazil

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Sonia Guerriero, Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
        2.    Andres Salanova, 3rd South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics


Message 1: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
Date: 18-Nov-2005
From: Sonia Guerriero <sonia.guerrieromail.mcgill.ca>
Subject: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society



Full Title: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a Multilingual Society
Short Title: LAB Conference

Date: 04-May-2006 - 07-May-2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Uma Sivaram
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors that are part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the way in which children learn language and establish the linguistic and cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

SECOND CALL

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND BILINGUALISM:
Consequences for a Multilingual Society

May 4 - 7, 2006
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

We would like to draw your attention to a conference on language acquisition and bilingualism. The conference will examine the impact of a multilingual environment on children's linguistic development. Research on children's language acquisition normally assumes that the environment offers only one linguistic choice and that children's early experiences will proceed in a predictable manner as language is incrementally built up and cognition is increasingly boosted. In some countries, such as Canada, the existence of two official languages means that the linguistic context for language acquisition is more complex. The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors that are part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the way in which children learn language and establish the linguistic and cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

The audience will consist of researchers, educators, and practitioners who work with bilingual and multilingual children. Presentations will describe current research by leading scholars, representing a wide range of countries. Discussions will be focussed on the social, linguistic, and cognitive dimensions of bilingual language acquisition, which will be relevant to those working in both research and applied fields.

Opening Remarks by the Commissioner of Official Languages: DR. DYANE ADAM

The conference will include presentations in five areas:
(1) Language acquisition in bilingual environments
- Janet Werker (Canada), University of British Columbia
- Marilyn Vihman (Wales), University of Wales
- Fred Genesee (Canada), McGill University
- Jurgen Meisel (Germany), Hamburg University
(2) Cognitive implications of early bilingualism
- Elena Nicoladis (Canada), University of Alberta
- Ludo Verhoeven (Netherlands), University of Nijmegen
- Esther Geva (Canada), University of Toronto
- Ellen Bialystok (Canada), York University
(3) Bilingual language acquisition for special populations
- Martha Crago (Canada), McGill University &
Johanne Paradis (Canada), University of Alberta
- Rachel Mayberry (USA), McGill University
- Shanley Allen (USA), Boston University
(4) Bilingual development in different social contexts
- Kenneth Hyltenstam (Sweden), Stockholm University
- Annick de Houwer (Belgium), University of Antwerp
- Barbara Pearson (USA), University of Massachusetts
(5) Implications and applications
- Kenji Hakuta (USA), University of California
- Michael Sharwood Smith (Scotland), Heriot Watt University
- Jim Cummins (Canada), University of Toronto


CALL FOR POSTERS

Submissions are invited for posters from all of the above areas.
Deadline for poster submissions is January 31, 2006.

Visit the website for details of poster submission and conference registration: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

Questions or inquiries may be directed to labconfyorku.ca



Message 2: 3rd South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics
Date: 15-Nov-2005
From: Andres Salanova <kaitiremit.edu>
Subject: 3rd South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics



Full Title: 3rd South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics
Short Title: EVELIN 2006

Date: 16-Jan-2006 - 21-Jan-2006
Location: Campinas, SP, Brazil
Contact Person: Andres Salanova
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://mit.edu/kaitire/www/evelin2006

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

The South American Summer School in Formal Linguistics is a week-long linguistics fest destined for students of all levels. Courses in all core areas of formal linguistics and related experimental and descriptive disciplines will be offered. Languages of instruction are English, Portuguese and Spanish. Full information on the Summer School is at http://mit.edu/kaitire/www/evelin2006.

As part of the Summer School activities, a workshop for presentation of research will take place on Thursday, January 19th, 2006. Registration to the workshop is automatic with registration to the school. Abstracts can be submitted electronically through the Summer School web site until December 5th. All topics within formal/generative linguistics are welcome. Notification of acceptance will be given by December 15th.





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