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Conf: Language Acquisition & Bilingualism (Toronto, May 2006)

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  • Don Osborn
    FYI. Note call deadline of 31 Jan. (Fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO Date: 18-Nov-2005 From: Sonia Guerriero Subject:
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      FYI. Note call deadline of 31 Jan. (Fwd from the Linguist list)... DZO


      Date: 18-Nov-2005
      From: Sonia Guerriero <sonia.guerriero@...>
      Subject: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a
      Multilingual Society

      Full Title: Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Consequences for a
      Multilingual Society
      Short Title: LAB Conference

      Date: 04-May-2006 - 07-May-2006
      Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
      Contact Person: Uma Sivaram
      Meeting Email: labconf@...
      Web Site: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

      Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

      Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

      Meeting Description:

      The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors that are
      part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the way in
      which children learn language and establish the linguistic and
      cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

      SECOND CALL

      CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

      LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND BILINGUALISM:
      Consequences for a Multilingual Society

      May 4 - 7, 2006
      Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

      We would like to draw your attention to a conference on language
      acquisition and bilingualism. The conference will examine the impact
      of a multilingual environment on children's linguistic development.
      Research on children's language acquisition normally assumes that the
      environment offers only one linguistic choice and that children's
      early experiences will proceed in a predictable manner as language is
      incrementally built up and cognition is increasingly boosted. In some
      countries, such as Canada, the existence of two official languages
      means that the linguistic context for language acquisition is more
      complex. The purpose of the conference is to explore how the factors
      that are part of the landscape of multilingual societies affect the
      way in which children learn language and establish the linguistic and
      cognitive concepts associated with successful participation in society.

      The audience will consist of researchers, educators, and practitioners
      who work with bilingual and multilingual children. Presentations will
      describe current research by leading scholars, representing a wide
      range of countries. Discussions will be focussed on the social,
      linguistic, and cognitive dimensions of bilingual language
      acquisition, which will be relevant to those working in both research
      and applied fields.

      Opening Remarks by the Commissioner of Official Languages: DR. DYANE ADAM

      The conference will include presentations in five areas:
      (1) Language acquisition in bilingual environments
      - Janet Werker (Canada), University of British Columbia
      - Marilyn Vihman (Wales), University of Wales
      - Fred Genesee (Canada), McGill University
      - Jurgen Meisel (Germany), Hamburg University
      (2) Cognitive implications of early bilingualism
      - Elena Nicoladis (Canada), University of Alberta
      - Ludo Verhoeven (Netherlands), University of Nijmegen
      - Esther Geva (Canada), University of Toronto
      - Ellen Bialystok (Canada), York University
      (3) Bilingual language acquisition for special populations
      - Martha Crago (Canada), McGill University &
      Johanne Paradis (Canada), University of Alberta
      - Rachel Mayberry (USA), McGill University
      - Shanley Allen (USA), Boston University
      (4) Bilingual development in different social contexts
      - Kenneth Hyltenstam (Sweden), Stockholm University
      - Annick de Houwer (Belgium), University of Antwerp
      - Barbara Pearson (USA), University of Massachusetts
      (5) Implications and applications
      - Kenji Hakuta (USA), University of California
      - Michael Sharwood Smith (Scotland), Heriot Watt University
      - Jim Cummins (Canada), University of Toronto


      CALL FOR POSTERS

      Submissions are invited for posters from all of the above areas.
      Deadline for poster submissions is January 31, 2006.

      Visit the website for details of poster submission and conference
      registration: http://www.psych.yorku.ca/labconference

      Questions or inquiries may be directed to labconf@...
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