LINGUIST List 27.1050

Mon Feb 29 2016

Summer Schools: Cognitive Aspects of Multilingualism/Germany

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Julia Blanco <>
Subject: Cognitive Aspects of Multilingualism/Germany
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Host Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Coordinating Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Dates: 08-Aug-2016 - 19-Aug-2016
Location: Munich, Germany

Focus: The summer academy will focus on the various relations between multilingualism and cognition: Firstly, the cognitive and neuronal foundations of multilinguals will be addressed, such as the mental representation of the respective language systems and their interdependence, or models of the mental lexicon. Secondly, psycholinguistic aspects of code-switching and code-mixing will be discussed, e.g. triggering and various aspects of transfer. A third focus will be on the consequences of bi- and multilingualism on the speaker’s cognitive system, such as increased metalinguistic awareness and enhanced executive functions.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: Advanced M.A. as well as PhD students

Advanced Master and PhD students with a linguistic background and a thorough interest in cognitive aspects of multilingualism will have the opportunity to participate in classes held by prominent experts as well as discuss their own research projects. Among the speakers are:

Prof. Dr. Kees de Bot (University of Groningen, University of Pannonia), Prof. Dr. Rita Franceschini (Free University of Bolzano), Prof. Dr. Erzsébet Knipf-Komlósi (ELTE Budapest), Prof. Dr. Claudia Maria Riehl (LMU Munich), Prof. Dr. Monika Schmid (University of Essex), Prof. Dr. Marjolijn Verspoor (University of Groningen) and
Dr. Vít Dovalil (Charles University Prague)

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Tuition: 490 EUR
Registration: 01-Feb-2016 to 31-Mar-2016
Contact Person: Julia Blanco
                Phone: 0049 (0)89/21806847

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
- Online application form (download on website) - Curriculum vitae (you may use the Euro Pass format if you do not have your own form; please prepare as PDF file for upload) - Statement of motivation (Applicants should write a short statement of no more than one typed page in English as to why they wish to take part in the summer program.)

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