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Summer School Announcement: Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism (BSBM)/ Barcelona, Spain

Host Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Coordinating Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Website http://www.upf.edu/bsbm/en/
Dates: 16-Sep-2013 to 19-Sep-2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Focus: Focus is on bi- and multilingual development.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Additional Qualifications:
Full Summer School Description: The aim of the BSBM is to bring together prominent experts
who represent different disciplinary approaches who will discuss
state-of-the-art research on the cognitive, linguistic and cultural aspects
of bi-lingualism and multilingualism. The school is intended for
postgraduate students and researchers interested in an updated overview
of the field in an international academic context.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Campus de la Ciutadella
Barcelona, Spain
Course Listings:
  • Monday, September 16th
    • 9:30 – 13:30 Albert Costa, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Tuesday, September 17th
    • Viorica Marian, Northwestern University, USA
  • Tuesday, September 17th
    • Carmen Perez, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
  • Wednesday, September 18th
    • Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Thursday, September 19th
    • Ton Dijkstra, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Thursday, September 19th
    • Doctoral Students’ Workshop (Albert Costa, UPF and Istvan Kecskes SUNY)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Science
Subject Language: English
Lang family:
Tuition: 160.00 (EUR)
Registration Dates: 4-Jan-2013 to 31-Jul-2013
Contact person information: Istvan Kecskes
Apply online: http://www.upf.edu/bsbm/en/
Registration Instructions: Registration at application website:
April 1 –July 31 2013
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