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LINGUIST List 22.3033

Wed Jul 27 2011

Calls: Language Acquisition, Cognitive Sci, Psycholing/Switzerland

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>


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        1.     Irmtraud Kaiser , Winter School on Multilingualism across the Lifespan

Message 1: Winter School on Multilingualism across the Lifespan
Date: 27-Jul-2011
From: Irmtraud Kaiser <irmtraud.kaiserunifr.ch>
Subject: Winter School on Multilingualism across the Lifespan
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Full Title: Winter School on Multilingualism across the Lifespan

Date: 06-Feb-2012 - 08-Feb-2012
Location: Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland
Contact Person: Irmtraud Kaiser
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.institut-mehrsprachigkeit.ch/de/veranstaltungen1/2012/Winterschool

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2011

Meeting Description:

The Winter School on Multilingualism across the Lifespan offers a three-day programme which will include five plenary papers by invited speakers, student presentations and a statistics workshop.

The following plenary speakers will give talks:

Scott Jarvis
Kees de Bot
Monika Schmid
Carmen Muñoz
Jesse Snedeker
R.H. Baayen

Call for Papers:

The organisers welcome papers by doctoral students or advanced M.A. students relating to various perspectives on multilingualism across the lifespan, i.e. examining at least two different age groups.

This includes the following fields of research:

- Second and foreign language acquisition (L2, L3, Ln) in different age groups
- The interaction between age and rate of acquisition and/or attainment
- Dynamics of language acquisition, maintenance and attrition in different age groups
- Cross-linguistic influence and age
- Factors influencing and interacting with multilingualism at different ages
- Investigations into the 'critical period hypothesis'
- etc.

Papers will be allocated to thematic sessions. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Papers and abstracts can be in English, German or French.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted via EasyAbs:

http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/MAL2012

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th September, 2011. Applicants will be notified by the beginning of November whether or not their abstract has been accepted. For accepted speakers the Winter School will be free of charge (except conference dinner).




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