LINGUIST List 28.1041

Tue Feb 28 2017

Calls: Neuroling, Psycholing/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Feb-2017
From: Christos Pliatsikas <>
Subject: Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current Evidence and Future Directions
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Full Title: Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current Evidence and Future Directions

Date: 21-Jun-2017 - 21-Jun-2017
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Christos Pliatsikas
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

The Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) at the University of Reading is hosting a day workshop titled: ''Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain: Current evidence and future directions''.

This event will look into contemporary suggestions about the neuroprotective effects of bi-/multilingualism against brain decline in clinical populations. It will bring together early career and established researchers in the fields of second language acquisition and cognitive/clinical neuroscience, and will comprise a state-of-the-art snapshot in the field, as well as discuss potential future directions for research.

This free event is part of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM) 2017 week, and is co-funded by the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM), the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN), and the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).

For full details, visit the workshop webpage here:

Keynote Speakers:

- Dr Thomas Bak, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Aileen Ho, University of Reading


- Professor David Green, University College London

For informal enquiries,please use the following form:

2nd Call for Papers:

We invite submissions from researchers working in all fields of bi-/multilingualism and brain degeneration, looking at young or older populations, with cross-sectional or longitudinal designs, and with behavioural, brain imaging and/or brain stimulation techniques. Submissions focusing on bi-/multilingual populations with major neurological diseases, such as, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis are particularly encouraged.

Abstract Submission Information:

The submission of presentation proposals opens on Friday 27 January, and closes on Tuesday 7 March 2017 at midnight (GMT).

Types of presentations: Both oral and poster presentations are invited. Two presentations will be exclusively reserved for early career researchers (e.g. graduate students or researchers up to 5 years post PhD). Those interested in being considered for an early career researcher presentation should specify it as part of their submission.

Length of abstracts: Paper or poster (max. 300 words, excluding references)

Length of presentations: 20 min. and 10 min. for discussion

Poster format: Portrait, A1 max.

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