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Workshop 'Multilingualism and Literacy' - Deadline 15 Aug 2012

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  • Andrea Schalley
    FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS Title: Multilingualism and Literacy Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013 Location: Geneva, Switzerland URL:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 20, 2012

      Title: Multilingualism and Literacy
      Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
      Location: Geneva, Switzerland

      URL: <http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/multilingualism-and-literacy/>

      DEADLINE: 15-AUG-2012

      One of the visible aspects of globalisation and politico-economic
      upheavals in the third millennium is the increased mobility of
      populations, resulting in children growing up with, and adults being
      exposed to, a variety of languages. Ensuing are linguistic systems that
      display a range of proficiency levels across the four macroskills,
      namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Usually it is the
      reading and writing skills for one or all the languages spoken by
      multilinguals that lag behind - or in some cases are never developed.
      This workshop will explore the impact of multilingualism on literacy
      development of both children and adults. In particular, we will focus on
      whether, and if so how, literacy skills or the lack thereof in one
      language impact on the development of literacy in the other language(s)
      and on cognitive skills more generally.

      Specific topics may include but are not limited to:

      The acquisition of multiple literacies by multilinguals:
      - Cognitive processes
      - Pathways and best practice
      - Challenges
      - Outcomes and implications

      The cost of illiteracy in the home or heritage language, specifically in
      the following domains:
      - Cognitive
      - Academic
      - Social
      - Economic
      - Identity formation, wellbeing, and health

      Specific populations, e.g.:
      - Emergent literacy in multilingual children
      - Literacy and emergent second language acquisition (i.e. in sequential
      - Literacy and multilingualism in children with interrupted schooling
      - Acquisition of literacy in the language of schooling or work in the
      absence of literacy in the home language

      [Note: For the purposes of this workshop, multilingualism in particular
      comprises bilingualism.]

      The workshop is organised as part of the International Congress of
      Linguists to be held in Geneva July 22-27, 2013.

      We invite abstracts of no more than 500 words for presentation at the
      workshop. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please remove all
      author information from the abstract. Please send your abstract via
      email to s.eisenchlas(at)griffith.edu(dot)au by 15 July 2012.

      Presentations consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by 10 minutes
      for discussion.

      Viv Edwards, University of Reading, UK,
      Susana Eisenchlas, Griffith University, Australia
      Fred Genesee, McGill University, Canada
      Diana Guillemin, Griffith University, Australia
      Paul Leseman, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
      David C.S. Li, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
      Rahat Naqvi, University of Calgary, Canada
      Laura Ann Petitto, Gallaudet University, USA
      Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University, Australia
      Andrea Schalley, Griffith University, Australia

      Susana Eisenchlas
      Diana Guillemin
      Andrea Schalley

      We look forward to receiving your contributions!

      Dr Andrea Schalley
      Senior Lecturer in Linguistics
      School of Languages and Linguistics
      Nathan Campus, Griffith University
      Nathan, Brisbane, QLD 4111
      Ph: +61 7 3735-4428
      Fax: +61 7 3735-6766
      Email: a.schalley@...
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