LINGUIST List 26.342

Mon Jan 19 2015

Summer Schools: 4th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism / Barcelona, Spain

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 16-Jan-2015
From: Istvan Kecskes <>
Subject: 4th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism / Barcelona, Spain
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Host Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Coordinating Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Dates: 14-Sep-2015 - 17-Sep-2015
Location: Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Focus: The aim of the Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism (BSBM) is to bring together prominent experts in the field who represent different disciplinary approaches and will discuss the latest research on bilingualism and multilingualism. The school is intended for postgraduate students (MA and PhD), researchers and instructors who are interested in a state of the art review of the field.
Minimum Education Level: MA

Program schedule:

Monday, September 14th:
9:30 – 13:30 Ágnes Melinda Kovács (Central European University, Budapest)
“Learning two languages in the crib: Cognitive effects of bilingualism in infancy”

Tuesday, September 15th:
9:30- 13:30 Annick De Houwer (University of Erfurt, Germany)
“Studying the input in bilingual acquisition: methodological and theoretical considerations and implications”

15:00- 19:00 Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
“How does bilingualism affect utterance production and interpretation?”

Wednesday, September 16th:
9:30 – 13:30 Lera Boroditsky (University of California, Santa Barbara)
“How do the languages we speak shape the ways we think?”

Thursday, September 17th:
9:30- 13:30 Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)
“Learning from heritage languages”

15:00 –19:00 Researchers’ Workshop
Chair: Albert Costa, UPF

BSBM contains a presentation module directed by Dr. Albert Costa for prospective participants. There will be a workshop held on Thursday afternoon (September 17th) where selected participants will present their research. All those who wish to participate should send an abstract to the organizers to the email address below. Abstracts should contain no more than 300 words describing the research project. Submissions of abstracts start on January 20th, 2015 and finish on March 20th. Notification of acceptance will be sent on April 1st.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Cognitive Science
                      Discipline of Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Tuition: 200 EUR
Registration: 20-Jan-2015 to 30-Jul-2015
Contact Person: Eloi Puig-Mayenco

Apply by Email:
Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Provide name, affiliation, degree, interest. Select from payment options.

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