* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 20.339

Mon Feb 02 2009

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition,Neurolinguistics/Israel

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Sharon Armon-Lotem, Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop

Message 1: Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop
Date: 01-Feb-2009
From: Sharon Armon-Lotem <armonlsmail.biu.ac.il>
Subject: Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop
E-mail this message to a friend

Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop

Date: 01-Feb-2009 - 05-Feb-2009
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Sharon Armon-Lotem
Contact Email: bisli.workshopgmail.com
Meeting URL: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/workshops/isf/bilingualism/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The large numbers of bilinguals in the world and widespread migrations of the
1990s, have led to dramatic increases in the number of children being raised in
multilingual communities. This drives the need for coordinated research and
policies which reflect bilingual situations when planning assessment, treatment
and placement of migrant children with specific language impairment (SLI) in
appropriate educational frameworks. These needs are best served by studying SLI
in the bilingual context. The main objective of this workshop is to bring
together researchers who study linguistic and cognitive abilities of bilingual
children, children with SLI and bilingual children with SLI across different
migrant communities to discuss the linguistic and cognitive nature of bilingual

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Institute for Advanced Studies

Joint Research Conference of the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Israel
Science Foundation on:

Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment

February 1-5, 2009

All lectures will take place at the Feldman Building, on the Givat Ram Campus
Organizers: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Jonathan Fine, Joel Walters
(Bar-Ilan University)

Sunday, February 1


Opening remarks

J├╝rgen M. Meisel (University of Hamburg &University of Calgary)
Early Child Second Language Acquisition: Sensitive Periods in Successive
Language Acquisition in Early Childhood

Tom Roeper (University of Massachusetts)
Multiple Grammars and SLI

Discussion - Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)

Monday, February 2

Naama Friedman (Tel Aviv University)
The Movement Deficit in Syntactic SLI and Subtypes of SLI

Monika Rothweiler, Solveig Chilla & Harald Clahsen
(University of Bremen & University of Essex)
Agreement and Complex Syntax in Specific Language Impairment: A Study of
Monolingual and Bilingual German-Speaking Children

Coffee Break

Jan de Jong, Anne Baker, Fred Weerman & Antje Orgassa
(University of Amsterdam)
DP versus IP: The Effects of Bilingualism and Language Impairment

Discussion - Yonata Levy (The Hebrew University)

Lunch Break

Theo Marinis (University of Reading
On-Line Processing Vs. Production of Tense Morphemes in Bilingual Children and
Children with SLI

Petra Schultz (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
How to Disentangle SLI from Successive Bilingualism: Evidence from Comprehension
Studies in German

Coffee Break

Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)
Preposition Use among Bilingual Children with SLI

Discussion - Michal Ben Shachar (Bar-Ilan University)

Tuesday, February 3

Dorit Ravid (Tel Aviv University)
Morphological Knowledge in Children and Adolescents with SLI: The Impact of
Development and SES

Isabelle Barriere (City University of New York)
The Distinction between Low Percentage of Exposure and Language Impairment:
Insights from the Acquisition of Yiddish and English

Coffee Break

Peggy F. Jacobson (St. Johns University)
Age-Related Changes in the Clinical Markers of Language Impairment among
Spanish-English Bilingual Children

Discussion - Loraine Obler (City University of New York)


Wednesday, February 4

Elinor Saiegh-Haddad & Susie Russak
(Bar Ilan University & Bet Berl College)
Phonological Processing in the Two Languages of Hebrew (L1)-English (FL) Normal
and Reading Disabled College Students

Dolors Girbau (University Jaume I)
Phonological Working Memory in Spanish Speaking Bilingual Children with and
without SLI

Coffee Break

Elin Thordardottir (McGill University)
Efficacy of Monolingual and Bilingual Treatment Methods for Children with SLI

Discussion - Rachel Yifat (Haifa University)

Poster Session + Light Lunch

Katy Borodkin & Miriam Faust (Bar Ilan University)
Naming in Native Language Predicts Foreign Language Proficiency

Kathy-Ann Drayton (The University of the West Indies)
Language Impairment in Standard English/English Creole Speaking Children

Peri Iluz-Cohen (Bar Ilan University)
Language Proficiency, Language Control and Executive Control in Bilingual Children

Hilla Jakoby, Avi Goldstein & Miriam Faust (Bar Ilan University)
Phonological Working Memory (PWM) Abilities of Successful Versus Unsuccessful
Foreign Language Learners

Sharon Porat (Bar Ilan University)
The Use of Structures Involving Syntactic Movement by English-Hebrew Bilingual
Children with SLI

Philip M. Prinz (San Francisco State University)
Typicality and Atypicality: The Case of American Sign Language (ASL) in Deaf
Students Developing Bilingual Proficiency

Rina Raichlin (Bar Ilan University)
Codeswitching among Russian-Hebrew Bilingual Children: Psycholinguistic Vs.
Sociopragmatic Motivations

Efrat Shimon (Bar Ilan University)
The Use of Prepositions by English-Hebrew Bilinguals and Bilingual Children with SLI

The BIU-ZAS Language and Social Integration Project
Language Acquisition as a Window to Social Integration among Russian Language
Minority Children in Germany and Israel

Open lecture (in English) - Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam)
Bilingual SLI: A Diagnostic Dilemma?

Coffee Break

Open lecture (in Hebrew) - Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University)
Profiling English-Hebrew Bilingual Children with SLI

Open lecture (in English) - Lisa Bedore (University of Texas at Austin)
Selecting Treatment Goals for Bilingual Children with SLI

Thursday, February 5

Natalia Gagarina (ZAS, Berlin)
Anaphora in Narratives of German-Russian Bilingual Children

Joel Walters (Bar-Ilan University)
Telling Stories in Two Languages: Narratives of Bilingual Children with SLI

Coffee Break

Bencie Woll (University College, London)
What Can SLI in Cross-Modal (Signed and Spoken Language)
Bilingualism Tell Us about the Nature of SLI?

Discussion - Jonathan Fine (Bar-Ilan University)

Lunch Break

Janna B. Oetting (Louisiana State University)
SLI in the Context of English Dialect Variation

Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
Profiles of English Second Language Learners, with and without SLI

Coffee Break

Lisa Bedore (University of Texas at Austin)
Grammatical Profiles of Spanish-English Bilingual Children at Risk for Language

Discussion and Concluding Remarks - Joel Walters (Bar-Ilan University)
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.