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LINGUIST List 23.1589

Thu Mar 29 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Cognitive Sci, Psycholing/Switzerland

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

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Date: 28-Mar-2012
From: Andrea Schalley <a.schalleygriffith.edu.au>
Subject: Workshop: Multilingualism and Literacy
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Full Title: Workshop: Multilingualism and Literacy

Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: Andrea Schalley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/multilingualism-and-literacy/

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

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

One of the visible aspects of globalisation and politico-economic upheavals in the third millennium is the increased mobility of populations, resulting in children growing up with, and adults being exposed to, a variety of languages. Ensuing are linguistic systems that display a range of proficiency levels across the four macroskills, namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Usually it is the reading and writing skills for one or all the languages spoken by multilinguals that lag behind - or in some cases are never developed. This workshop will explore the impact of multilingualism on literacy development of both children and adults. In particular, we will focus on whether, and if so how, literacy skills or the lack thereof in one language impact on the development of literacy in the other language(s) and on cognitive skills more generally.

Workshop Organisers:

Susana Eisenchlas
Diana Guillemin
Andrea Schalley

The workshop is organised as part of the International Congress of Linguists to be held in Geneva July 22-27, 2013.

ICL website: http://www.cil19.org/en/

Call for Papers:

Specific topics may include but are not limited to:

The Acquisition of Multiple Literacies by Multilinguals:

- Cognitive processes
- Pathways and best practice
- Challenges
- Outcomes and implications

The Cost of Illiteracy in the Home or Heritage Language, specifically in the following domains:

- Cognitive
- Academic
- Social
- Economic
- Identity formation, wellbeing, and health

Specific Populations, e.g.:

- Emergent literacy in multilingual children
- Literacy and emergent second language acquisition (i.e. in sequential multilingualism)
- Literacy and multilingualism in children with interrupted schooling
- Acquisition of literacy in the language of schooling or work in the absence of literacy in the home language

(Note: For the purposes of this workshop, multilingualism in particular comprises bilingualism.)

We invite abstracts for the workshop. Abstracts should be of no more than 500 words. They will be reviewed anonymously. Please remove all author information from the abstract. Please send your abstract via email to s.eisenchlasgriffith.edu.au by 15 July 2012.

Presentations consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

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