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Sat Dec 10 2011

Confs: Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition/Spain

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        1.     Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo , L3 Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches

Message 1: L3 Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches
Date: 08-Dec-2011
From: Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo <mariapilar.garciamayoehu.es>
Subject: L3 Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches
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L3 Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches
Short Title: L3A: Cognitive Approaches

Date: 24-May-2012 - 25-May-2012
Location: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Contact: Maria del Pilar Garcia Mayo
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.laslab.org

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Third Language (L3) Acquisition: A Focus on Cognitive Approaches
Convener: Language and Speech Laboratory (http://www.laslab.org) - University of the Basque Country
Conference dates: 24-25 May, 2012

This workshop is a follow-up of the successful meetings that took place in Stockholm (January 2009) and Iowa City (June 2010). Its main goal is to bring together researchers who are interested in the acquisition and use of a third (L3) language and whose work is carried out within a cognitive perspective. The main motivation behind research done within cognitive approaches to L3 acquisition so far has been to find explanations for the complex cognitive nature of the multilingual mind, that is, how issues that have been dealt with in bilingualism would fare when one individual juggles three linguistic systems. The plenary speakers invited to this workshop will consider the L3 phenomenon from a gamut of cognitive-based approaches and their work will touch upon issues which contribute to the debate on the representation and processing of lexical items, the role of control processes, the mental representation of morphosyntax, the reanalysis of different linguistic systems over time and incomplete acquisition, among others. All contributions would aim at understanding the cognitive underpinnings of L3 acquisition.

The list of plenary speakers is as follows.

Peter Ecke (University of Arizona): Word associations in tip-of-the-tongue states and developmental changes in the multilingual lexicon

Judith F. Kroll (1), Janet G. van Hell (2) and M. Teresa Bajo (3) (1 2 Pennsylvania State University and 3 Universidad de Granada): A cognitive view of multilingualism: The role of control processes in modulating the activity of more than one language

Jason Rothman (University of Florida): The L3 connection: Highlighting the value of third language (L3) syntactic transfer data for general linguistic and psycholinguistic questions

Kees de Bot (University of Groningen) and Carol Jaensch (University of Essex): What's special about multilingualism?

Maria Polinsky (Harvard University): Heritage Speakers' Adventures in re-learning: Can an L1 become an L3?

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