LINGUIST List 25.3037

Thu Jul 24 2014

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/France

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 24-Jul-2014
From: Laurie Tuller <>
Subject: Bi-SLI 2015: Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment
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Full Title: Bi-SLI 2015: Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment
Short Title: Bi-SLI 2015

Date: 02-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Location: Tours, France
Contact Person: Laurie Tuller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Web Site: Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2015

Meeting Description:

The identification of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children growing up in bilingual contexts poses a major challenge for researchers, and has clear clinical and educational repercussions: How do we know if a child’s language difficulties are due to SLI or due to insufficient exposure to the language being assessed? Bi-SLI 2015 aims to bring together all researchers who wish to share results of studies on language development in children acquiring language in contexts of bilingualism associated with SLI (Bi-SLI) and on how these can be distinguished from contexts of bilingualism associated with typical development (Bi-TD). European COST Action IS0804 'Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistics Patterns and the Road to Assessment' ( developed a series of tools, dubbed LITMUS (Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Settings), designed to disentangle Bi-SLI from Bi-TD by tapping specific linguistic and executive function skills. Part of the conference will be specifically devoted to results on LITMUS tasks. In addition to oral presentations, Bi-SLI 2015 will include a poster session.

Keynote speaker: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar-Ilan University

Call for Papers:

One-page anonymous abstracts (Times New Roman, 12, single-spaced) plus an additional page for references, figures, and examples), for oral presentations (20 minutes) and for posters, should be sent (attached to an email including title, authors, and affiliation) to by February 1st 2015. Notification to authors selected for presentations will be sent out on March 15, 2015.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Laetitia de Almeida
Sandrine Ferré
Eléonore Morin
Philippe Prévost
Christophe dos Santos
Laurie Tuller
Rasha Zebib

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