LINGUIST List 23.1293

Wed Mar 14 2012

Confs: Lang Acquisition, Neuroling, Psycholing, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <>

Date: 12-Mar-2012
From: Jennifer Nguyen <>
Subject: Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2012: Bilingualism
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Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2012: Bilingualism

Date: 29-Mar-2012 - 29-Mar-2012 Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA Contact: Jennifer Nguyen Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium is an annual interdisciplinary event that focuses on cognitive science and includes a philosophical commentary. The topic of the 2012 Symposium is Bilingualism. The purpose of this Symposium is to explore the implications of bilingual research for theories of human cognition. The first five speakers are specialists in bilingualism who will address the topic from a variety of perspectives: spoken-/signed-language bilingualism, code-switching and language mixing, cognitive development and bilingualism, preverbal infants and bilingualism, and first- vs. second-language bilingual acquisition in children. The sixth speaker is a philosopher who will pull together the strands of the five bilingualism talks by considering philosophical implications of the phenomenon of bilingualism.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, with funding from an endowment for Philosophy and Cognitive Science. It is free and open to any who want to attend.

9:00-9:15Welcome remarks: Terrence McDonald, Dean, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

9:15-9:25Introduction: Bilingualism and the brain

9:25-10:20Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University (website)Bimodal bilingualism: When language is both spoken and signed

10:20-11:15Peter Auer, University of FreiburgFrom language mixing to ''mixed languages'': When style becomes grammar

11:15-11:40Coffee break

11:40-12:35Fred Genesee, McGill UniversityEarly bilingualism: Perils and possibilities

12:35-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:55Nuria Sebastian-Galles, University Pompeu Fabra, BarcelonaCreeping and scooting on two languages

2:55-3:50J├╝rgen Meisel, University of Hamburg & University of CalgaryChild bilingualism: Two first languages or early second language acquisition?

3:50-4:15 Coffee break

4:15-5:10Gilbert Harman, Princeton UniversityPhilosophical implications of bilingualism

5:10-6:00Panel discussion with questions from the audience

6:00-7:00Reception in the Rackham Assembly Hall

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