LINGUIST List 30.295

Thu Jan 17 2019

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics/Norway

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 15-Jan-2019
From: Fatih Bayram <>
Subject: Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism
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Full Title: Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism

Date: 02-Sep-2019 - 03-Sep-2019
Location: Tromsø, Norway
Contact Person: Fatih Bayram
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

The BLINK project (Bilingual Literacy and Input Negotiate Knowledge: Tracing Heritage Language Bilingual Development) and the LAVA research group (Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) at UiT the Arctic University of Norway are pleased to announce the workshop Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism, to be held in Tromsø September 2-3, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers from around the world who work on tracing and quantifying the underlying factors that contribute to the observed individual variation in bilingualism, with a specific focus on background questionnaires. All work pertaining to the explanation of the relationship between input, extra-linguistic factors and language development and ultimate attainment in bi/multilingualism at any age is welcome. Given that the workshop will cover both empirical and methodological issues, we are especially interested in submissions that employ or discuss:

- The development and use of background questionnaires in bilingualism research.
- Cross-sectional and/or longitudinal methodology seeking to chart bilingual developmental trajectories over time.
- The role of input in bilingual language development and ultimate attainment.
- Methodological issues in heritage language research; e.g., what is and is not appropriate for empirical methodologies with (subgroups of) heritage speakers and why.
- Statistical modeling in the psycholinguistics of bilingualism.

Keynote Speakers:

John Anderson (York University, Canada)
Cécile de Cat (University of Leeds, UK)
Ian Cunnings (University of Reading, UK)
Viorica Marian (Northwestern University, USA)
Sharon Unsworth (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

Call for Papers:

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019. You may submit an abstract for consideration as a paper, poster or both. Please indicate in your submission if you would like to be considered as a paper or poster only; all others will be automatically considered for both. Abstract submissions must fit on one A4 page, written in Times New Roman script, 12 point font. A second, optional page can be used for references, charts/tables, and examples of experimental methodology only. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed. We endeavor to inform authors of the outcome by May 22. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to the highest rated abstracts with a PhD or Masters student as their first author. Please indicate in your submission if you are eligible and would like to be considered for a graduate student travel bursary.

Online abstract submission:


Fatih Bayram (UiT),
Jorge González Alonso (UiT),
Jason Rothman (Reading, UiT)
Nadine Kolb (UiT)
Tanja Kupisch (Konstanz, UiT)
Dave Kush (NTNU)
Terje Lohndal (NTNU, UiT)
Marit Westergaard (UiT, NTNU)

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