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LINGUIST List 20.339

Mon Feb 02 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition,Neurolinguistics/Israel

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        1.    Sharon Armon-Lotem, Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop


Message 1: Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop
Date: 01-Feb-2009
From: Sharon Armon-Lotem <armonlsmail.biu.ac.il>
Subject: Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop
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Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop

Date: 01-Feb-2009 - 05-Feb-2009
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Sharon Armon-Lotem
Contact Email: bisli.workshopgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/workshops/isf/bilingualism/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The large numbers of bilinguals in the world and widespread migrations of the
1990s, have led to dramatic increases in the number of children being raised in
multilingual communities. This drives the need for coordinated research and
policies which reflect bilingual situations when planning assessment, treatment
and placement of migrant children with specific language impairment (SLI) in
appropriate educational frameworks. These needs are best served by studying SLI
in the bilingual context. The main objective of this workshop is to bring
together researchers who study linguistic and cognitive abilities of bilingual
children, children with SLI and bilingual children with SLI across different
migrant communities to discuss the linguistic and cognitive nature of bilingual
SLI.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Institute for Advanced Studies

Joint Research Conference of the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel
Science Foundation on:

Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment

February 1-5, 2009

All lectures will take place at the Feldman Building, on the Givat Ram Campus
Organizers: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jonathan Fine, Joel Walters
(Bar-Ilan University)

Program
Sunday, February 1

16:30
Registration

17:30
Opening remarks

17:45
J├╝rgen M. Meisel (University of Hamburg &University of Calgary)
Early Child Second Language Acquisition: Sensitive Periods in Successive
Language Acquisition in Early Childhood

18:30
Tom Roeper (University of Massachusetts)
Multiple Grammars and SLI

19:15
Discussion - Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)

Monday, February 2

9:30
Naama Friedman (Tel Aviv University)
The Movement Deficit in Syntactic SLI and Subtypes of SLI

10:15
Monika Rothweiler, Solveig Chilla & Harald Clahsen
(University of Bremen & University of Essex)
Agreement and Complex Syntax in Specific Language Impairment: A Study of
Monolingual and Bilingual German-Speaking Children

11:00
Coffee Break

11:30
Jan de Jong, Anne Baker, Fred Weerman & Antje Orgassa
(University of Amsterdam)
DP versus IP: The Effects of Bilingualism and Language Impairment

12:15
Discussion - Yonata Levy (The Hebrew University)

13:00
Lunch Break

14:30
Theo Marinis (University of Reading
On-Line Processing Vs. Production of Tense Morphemes in Bilingual Children and
Children with SLI

15:15
Petra Schultz (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
How to Disentangle SLI from Successive Bilingualism: Evidence from Comprehension
Studies in German

16:00
Coffee Break

16:30
Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)
Preposition Use among Bilingual Children with SLI

17:15
Discussion - Michal Ben Shachar (Bar-Ilan University)


Tuesday, February 3

9:30
Dorit Ravid (Tel Aviv University)
Morphological Knowledge in Children and Adolescents with SLI: The Impact of
Development and SES

10:15
Isabelle Barriere (City University of New York)
The Distinction between Low Percentage of Exposure and Language Impairment:
Insights from the Acquisition of Yiddish and English

11:00
Coffee Break

11:30
Peggy F. Jacobson (St. Johns University)
Age-Related Changes in the Clinical Markers of Language Impairment among
Spanish-English Bilingual Children

12:15
Discussion - Loraine Obler (City University of New York)

13:00
Lunch


Wednesday, February 4

9:30
Elinor Saiegh-Haddad & Susie Russak
(Bar Ilan University & Bet Berl College)
Phonological Processing in the Two Languages of Hebrew (L1)-English (FL) Normal
and Reading Disabled College Students

10:15
Dolors Girbau (University Jaume I)
Phonological Working Memory in Spanish Speaking Bilingual Children with and
without SLI

11:00
Coffee Break

11:30
Elin Thordardottir (McGill University)
Efficacy of Monolingual and Bilingual Treatment Methods for Children with SLI

12:15
Discussion - Rachel Yifat (Haifa University)

13:00
Poster Session + Light Lunch

Katy Borodkin & Miriam Faust (Bar Ilan University)
Naming in Native Language Predicts Foreign Language Proficiency

Kathy-Ann Drayton (The University of the West Indies)
Language Impairment in Standard English/English Creole Speaking Children

Peri Iluz-Cohen (Bar Ilan University)
Language Proficiency, Language Control and Executive Control in Bilingual Children

Hilla Jakoby, Avi Goldstein & Miriam Faust (Bar Ilan University)
Phonological Working Memory (PWM) Abilities of Successful Versus Unsuccessful
Foreign Language Learners

Sharon Porat (Bar Ilan University)
The Use of Structures Involving Syntactic Movement by English-Hebrew Bilingual
Children with SLI

Philip M. Prinz (San Francisco State University)
Typicality and Atypicality: The Case of American Sign Language (ASL) in Deaf
Students Developing Bilingual Proficiency

Rina Raichlin (Bar Ilan University)
Codeswitching among Russian-Hebrew Bilingual Children: Psycholinguistic Vs.
Sociopragmatic Motivations

Efrat Shimon (Bar Ilan University)
The Use of Prepositions by English-Hebrew Bilinguals and Bilingual Children with SLI

The BIU-ZAS Language and Social Integration Project
Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language
Minority Children in Germany and Israel

15:15
Open lecture (in English) - Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam)
Bilingual SLI: A Diagnostic Dilemma?

16:00
Coffee Break

16:30
Open lecture (in Hebrew) - Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)
Profiling English-Hebrew Bilingual Children with SLI

17:15
Open lecture (in English) - Lisa Bedore (University of Texas at Austin)
Selecting Treatment Goals for Bilingual Children with SLI

Thursday, February 5

9:30
Natalia Gagarina (ZAS, Berlin)
Anaphora in Narratives of German-Russian Bilingual Children

10:15
Joel Walters (Bar-Ilan University)
Telling Stories in Two Languages: Narratives of Bilingual Children with SLI

11:00
Coffee Break

11:30
Bencie Woll (University College, London)
What Can SLI in Cross-Modal (Signed and Spoken Language)
Bilingualism Tell Us about the Nature of SLI?

12:15
Discussion - Jonathan Fine (Bar-Ilan University)

13:00
Lunch Break

14:30
Janna B. Oetting (Louisiana State University)
SLI in the Context of English Dialect Variation

15:15
Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
Profiles of English Second Language Learners, with and without SLI

16:00
Coffee Break

16:30
Lisa Bedore (University of Texas at Austin)
Grammatical Profiles of Spanish-English Bilingual Children at Risk for Language
Impairment

17:15
Discussion and Concluding Remarks - Joel Walters (Bar-Ilan University)
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