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  • Don Osborn
    FYI, from LinguistList via LgPolicy-list... Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop Date: 01-Feb-2009 - 05-Feb-2009 Location: Jerusalem, Israel Contact
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      Interfaces of Bilingualism and SLI Workshop

      Date: 01-Feb-2009 - 05-Feb-2009
      Location: Jerusalem, Israel
      Contact Person: Sharon Armon-Lotem
      Meeting Email: bisli.workshopgmail.com
      Web Site: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/workshops/isf/bilingualism/

      Meeting Description:

      The large numbers of bilinguals in the world and widespread migrations of
      the 1990s, have led to dramatic increases in the number of children being
      raised in multilingual communities. This drives the need for coordinated
      research and policies which reflect bilingual situations when planning
      assessment, treatment and placement of migrant children with specific
      language impairment (SLI) in appropriate educational frameworks. These needs
      are best served by studying SLI in the bilingual context. The main objective
      of this workshop is to bring together researchers who study linguistic and
      cognitive abilities of bilingual children, children with SLI and bilingual
      children with SLI across different migrant communities to discuss the
      linguistic and cognitive nature of bilingual SLI.

      Key words: Bilingualism, Specific Language Impairment (SLI), Language
      Acquisition, Migration

      Call for Papers

      Interfaces of Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment Workshop
      February 1-5, 2009 Institute for Advanced Study, the Hebrew University,
      Israel

      The large numbers of bilinguals in the world and widespread migrations of
      the 1990s, have led to dramatic increases in the number of children being
      raised in multilingual communities. Typically developing (TD) bilinguals
      often look like the children with Specific Language Impairement (SLI),
      creating methodological and clinical diagnostic confounds. Medical, language
      and educational professionals have limited test instruments to distinguish
      language impaired migrant children from those who will eventually catch up
      to their monolingual peers. As a result, folk wisdom reigns, often carrying
      the view that bilingual children with language disorders should be educated
      in a single language, usually not the language of the home. In recent years,
      several research groups have taken upon themselves to disentangle
      bilingualism and SLI by establishing the relative contribution of the each
      to impaired language performance.

      Invited Speakers include:
      - Galit Adam, Tel Aviv University
      - Anne Baker, University of Amsterdam
      - Isabelle Barriere, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
      - Lisa Bedore, University of Texas
      - Naama Friedmann, Tel Aviv University
      - Natalia Gagarina, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)
      - Peggy F. Jacobson, St. John's University
      - Jan de Jong, University of Amsterdam
      - Theo Marinis, University of Reading
      - Juergen M. Meisel, University of Hamburg/University of Calgary
      - Johanna Paradis, University of Alberta
      - Carol Pfaff, Freie Universität Berlin
      - Dorit Ravid, Tel Aviv University
      - Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts
      - Monika Rothweiler, University of Hamburg
      - Jeannette Schaeffer, Ben Gurion University
      - Petra Schulz, University of Frankfurt
      - Elin Thordardottir, McGill University
      - Ianthi Tsimpli, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
      - Joel Walters, Bar Ilan University
      - Bencie Woll, University College London

      Posters are invited for a poster session on February 4th

      Submissions should include:
      1. A cover page with the title of the poster, all authors' names and
      affiliations, and contact information of the 1st author (postal address,
      email address, telephone).
      2. A one-page abstract (Times New Roman 12 font), with an optional second
      page for examples, data and references. No identity properties of the author
      should be found on the abstract page(s). Please center title of the
      presentation at the top.

      Cover page and abstract must be submitted electronically to
      bisli.workshopgmail.com in PDF or word format. In the subject line of the
      email please state "Abstract BISLI" and the first author's last name.

      All authors will be invited to submit their papers for online proceedings.

      The deadline for abstract submission: November 15, 2008 Notification of
      acceptance: December 1, 2008.

      There is no registration fee, but you must register by January 10, 2008 at
      www.as.huji.ac.il/workshops/isf/biligualism/. In addition, please send an
      email with your name and affiliation to bisli.workshopgmail.com so we know
      how many to expect. In the subject line of the email please state
      "Registration BISLI".

      Organizing Committee:
      Sharon Armon-Lotem
      Jonathan Fine
      Joel Walters

      The workshop is organized by the English Department and Gonda
      Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University with the
      generous support of the Institute for Advanced Study at The Hebrew
      University and the Israel Science Foundation.

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