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LINGUIST List 23.4458

Thu Oct 25 2012

Confs: Applied Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing/USA

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Oct-2012
From: Tej Bhatia <tkbhatiasyr.edu>
Subject: Mellon Foundation Symposium on The Multilingual Mind
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Mellon Foundation Symposium on The Multilingual Mind

Date: 27-Oct-2012 - 28-Oct-2012
Location: Syracuse, New York, USA
Contact: Tej Bhatia
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.syracusehumanities.org/index.php/calendar/multilingual-mind/#.UIgRWkSGrXU

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

A 2-day Mellon Foundation Faculty-Student Symposium is scheduled for 27-28 October 2012 at 211 Hall of Languages of Syracuse University. Entitled ‘The Multilingual Mind,’ the symposium’s focus is on neurological, psycholinguistic and linguistic dimensions of the multilingual mind.

The main objectives of the symposium are: (1) presentations of prepared papers by internationally-renowned scholars and young highly promising researchers that take up substantive and current challenges of Multilingualism; and (2) interdisciplinary exploration of the issues of the multilingual brain and multilingual creativity from the perspective of language development and its various facets, including the question of sign language acquisition, language documentation methodology, multilingualism and academic discourse.

The symposium is being organized by Professor Tej K. Bhatia (Linguistics) and Professor William C. Ritchie (Linguistics).

Sponsored by:

The Central New York Humanities Corridor, from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
SU Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Latino-Latin American Studies

Day One: October 27, 2012

1:30 pm Welcome
Gregg Lambert, Founding Director, SU Founding Director, SU Humanities Center
Gail Bulman, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Session 1: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Keynote I: Barbara Lust, Cornell University
Pursuing the Process of Bilingual Development in the Young Child: An Enriched Case Study Methodology Provides New Evidence
Chair: Tej K. Bhatia, Syracuse University

Session 2: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Presenter: Carissa Kang, Cornell University
A Differentiated Test of Executive Attention Reveals Cognitive Benefits of Child Bilingualism Across Cultures
Presenters: Kathryn Womack and Jim Male, Rochester Institute of Technology Mentors: Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, Anne Haake, Cara Calvelli
Towards understanding diagnostic cognitive reasoning of physicians
Chair: James W. Gair, Cornell University

Session 3: 4:45 - 5:45 pm
Panel: Multilinguals and Academic Discourse I
Organizer: Stan Van Horn, Rochester Institute of Technology
Negotiating Meanings in Transnational Academic Discourse
Panel participants:
Stanley Van Horn, Rochester Institute of Technology
David S. Martins, Rochester Institute of Technology
Elisabetta D'Amanda, Rochester Institute of Technology
Chair: Iswari Pandey, Syracuse University

Dinner: 6:30pm
Genesee Grande Hotel, Capital Club Room
1600 East Genesee Street, Syracuse

Day Two: October 28, 2012

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
Genesee Grande Hotel

Session 4: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Keynote II: Gerald P. Berent,
National Institute of Deaf. Rochester Institute of Technology
Code Mixing on Steroids: Multimodal Sign Language-Spoken Language Bilingual Communication
Chair: William C. Ritchie, Syracuse University

Session 5: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop on Language Documentation and Field Linguistics
Organizer: Scott Paauw, University of Rochester
Working with Language Communities
Scott Paauw, University of Rochester
Field Semantics and Pragmatics
Scott Ander Bois, University of Rochester
Field Linguistics: Real-life Experiences in the Amazon & Metadata and Archiving
Wilson Silva and Jared O'Loughlin, University of Rochester
Chair: Amanda Brown, Syracuse University

Session 6: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Panel: Multi-linguals and Academic Discourse II
Organizer: Stanley Van Horn, Rochester Institute of Technology
Cross-cultural performance and academic literacy
Panel participants:
Tanya Schueler, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lisa Swovick, Rochester Institute of Technology
Lori Nolasco, Rochester Institute of Technology
Steve Foulkrod, Syracuse University
Deb McGraw , Syracuse University
Maureen Edmonds , Syracuse University
Chair: Maria Emma Ticio Quesada, Syracuse University

Closing Remarks:

Jaklin Kornfilt, Syracuse University
Tej K. Bhatia, Syracuse University

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