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        1.    Ruxandra Comanaru, Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition & Culture

Message 1: Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition & Culture
Date: 07-Jun-2010
From: Ruxandra Comanaru <rcoman01students.bbk.ac.uk>
Subject: Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition & Culture
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Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition & Culture

Date: 24-Jun-2010 - 25-Jun-2010
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Jean Marc Dewaele
Contact Email: j.dewaelebbk.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics/about-us/our-events/round-table

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition & Culture is an annual,
international event, jointly hosted by adjacent colleges of the University of
London, led by Birkbeck College, where researchers at different stages of their
career are invited to present the latest work in the broad fields of Language,
Communication and Cognition. This year the event will be co-organised by the
International Association of Multilingualism, the AILA Research network
Multilingualism: Acquisition and Use' and Birkbeck's Centre for Multilingual &
Multicultural Research. The Thematic Focus will be on 'The Multiple Faces of
Multilingualism.'

Bloomsbury Round Table Timetable 2010

Thursday 24/6

9:30
Registration, Malet Street, ROOM B04

10:00
Opening

10:15
Li Wei (Birkbeck College, University of London): Creativity, Criticality and
Multilingual Practices of Minority Ethnic Children

10:50
Gessica De Angelis (University of Bolzano, Italy) & Ulrike Jessner (University
of Innsbruck, Austria): Writing Across Languages

11:25-11:40
Break

11:40
Anne Pauwels (SOAS): 'Being Cool': Gender and Language Practicesin Multilingual
Settings

12:15 - 13:45
Lunch break (own initiative - addresses will be provided)

13:45-14:30
Poster Session in ROOM B04

Session A Malet Street, ROOM B04

14:30
Tsafi Timor (Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel): The Use of Mother Tongue
in Foreign Language Acquisition

14:55
Rebecca Mitchell (University of Cambridge): Notre langue, c'est nous-mêmes':
Language, Identity and Cultural Conflict in Gabon

15:20
Ji Meng (Tohoku University, Japan): East Asian Model of Multilingualism in the
Making: A Comparative Study of Five East Asian Countries

15:45-16:00
Break

16:00-16:25
Shahnaz Kazemi, Islamic Azad University, Iran The Effect of Setting Reading
Goals on the Vocabulary Retention of Iranian EFL Learner

16:25-16:50
Kellie Goncalves (University of Berne, Switzerland): "It's so Much More
Comfortable to Speak the Local Language than to Speak High German when English
is Your First Language": Language Practices within Intercultural Couples in a
Multilingual Setting

16:50-17:15 Alma Rodriguez-Tsuda (University of Southampton): Adult English L2
Learning in an English Urban Context: Issues of Gender, Identity and Social Context

Session B Building Malet Street MAL 152

14:30
Habibullah Pathan (University of Glasgow): Languages and Multilingualism in Pakistan

14:55
Mandira Halder (University of Nantes, France): Modelling Grammar Instruction in
a Multilingual Classroom

15:20
Martin Pickett (University of Portsmouth): Understanding why English Mother
Tongue Speakers Learn Foreign Languages? Bridging the Gap in the Literature and
Preparing the Way for New Research beyond the Classroom

15:45-16:00
Break

16:00-16:25
Erida Prifti (University of Vlora, Albania): Designing an Assessment Instrument
to Measure Student Performance in Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting

16:25-16:50
Maria Kambanaros, European University Cyprus, Bilingual Children with Specific
Language Impairment (SLI): How do They Compare with Monolingual SLI children

16:50-17:15
Elena Salakhian (University of Tuebingen, Germany): Emergence of Eastern
European English: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Considerations

17:15-18:00
Reception

Friday 25/6 Malet Street, ROOM B04,

10:00
Raphaele Berthele (University of Fribourg): Simple Heuristics and Abduction in
Receptive Multilingualism

10:40
Larissa Aronin (University of Haifa & Muiris Ó Laoire, Institute of Technology,
Tralee): The Multiple Faces of Multilingualism: Language Nominations

11:20-11:35
Break

11:50
John O'Regan (Institute of Education): The Discourse of Intercultural
Communication: Aporias of Praxis in the Intercultural Public Sphere

12:30-14:00
Lunch break

14:00
Sian Preece (Institute of Education): Imagining English-medium Universities as
Multilingual Spaces

Session A Malet Street, Room B04

14:40
Kyoko Motobayashi, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada, Language Dependency in
Bilingual Autobiographic Writing: The Cases of Japanese-English Bilingual
Students with Transcultural Experiences

15:05
Katharina Schuhmann (SUNY Stony Brook, USA): Perceptual Learning in
Hindi-English Bilinguals

15:30
Maria Pilar Safont Jorda (Universitait Jaume I, Spain): Early Pragmatic
Development in Consecutive Third Language Learning

15:55
Michaela Hilbert (Otto-Friedrich-Universität, Germany): The Importance of
Imitation: Non-standard Inversion as a Learner Phenomenon in English Contact
Varieties

16:20
Marie Werndin (Stockholm University, Sweden): Understanding the Young and their
Language Practices and Representations in the Research Context

Session B Malet Street Building MAL B30

14:40
Mahmoud A. Al-Khatib (University of Science & Tech., Irbid, Jordan): Language
and Cultural Shift among the Kurds of Jordan

15:05
Gopa Nayak (University of Oxford): Can E-books Play any Role in Developing
Reading Skills in Young Chinese ESL Learners in Hong Kong?

15:30
Karim Siebeneicher Brito (Universidade Federal do Paranco, Brazil): Inferencing
Word Meaning by Multilinguals: the Role of Previously Learned Languages

15:55
Bissera Gorgatchev (Université Paris 13): Foreign Language Acquisition and L1
Interference

16:20
Sara Mansoori (Islamic Azad University-Najafabad, Iran): Error Analysis: A Case
of Second Language Writing

16:45
General discussion on issues that have arisen

17:00
End of Workshop
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