Bi-SLI Final conference

Krakow, Poland, May 27th-29th

Call for abstracts We welcome original and previously unpublished psycholinguistic and linguistic research on bilingual and multilingual children with typical language development and language impairments. We welcome POSTERS which discuss these issues in relation to: – Syntax and interfaces with morphology and semantics; – Narrative and discourse; – Lexical Processing; – Phonological Processing; – Executive functions; – Reading, writing, listening, speaking; – Cross-linguistic influences; – Individual differences; – Age effects and ultimate attainment; – Multilingual families; – Language policies; – Educational language policies; – Literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy). Abstracts (maximum 300 words, including optional references) must be submitted in English. All submissions should include the rationale of the poster as well as: 1. Name and affiliation of the authors + email address of the first author; 2. Title of the poster (maximum of 20 words). Poster proposals should not have been previously published. Please send your abstract to bisli.org@gmail.com in an e-mail entilted Submission for Bi-SLI Final Conference providing your name and affiliation on the second page separately. The deadline for all submissions is March 10th, 2013. Invited speakers Keynote speakers Kathryn Kohnert (University of Minnesota, USA) Barbara Zurer Pearson (University of Massachusetts, USA) Discussants Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta, Canada) Virginia Mueller Gathercole (Florida International University, USA) Lucy Henry (London South Bank University, UK) Lisa M. Bedore (The University of Texas at Austin, USA) Magdalena Smoczyńska (Educational Research Institute, Poland) Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis (Educational Research Institute, Poland) Magdalena Szpotowicz (Educational Research Institute, Poland) Piotr Rycielski (Educational Research Institute, Poland) Radosław Kaczan (Educational Research Institute, Poland) Important dates March 10th, 2013 – deadline for submissions March 24th, 2013 – notification of acceptance March 1st, 2013 – registration begins April 2nd, 2013 – registration closes NOTE: Participation in the conference is free of charge and the number of places is limited. Conference website You can find more information about the conference on it’s website: http://bi-sli2013.org/index.html ***

International Workshop on Bilingualism and Cognitive Control

Krakow, Poland, May 15-17th, 2013 Call for abstracts We are pleased to announce the first International Workshop on Bilingualism and Cognitive Control to take place from the 15th to the 17th of May, 2013 in Krakow, Poland. The workshop will be hosted at the Jagiellonian University Guesthouse (http://www.dg.uj.edu.pl/przegorzaly). Located in the beautiful Wolski Woods about 5 km from the center of Krakow, it is an ideal place to discuss our research and build new collaborations. The guesthouse is also able to host families, and we will be providing on-site childcare. Invited Speakers (confirmed): Teresa Bajo (University Granada, Spain) Ellen Bialystok (York University, Canada) David W. Green (University College London, UK) Judith F. Kroll (The Pennsylvania State University, USA) Viorica Marian (Northwestern University, USA) Call for Posters and Oral submissions: Submissions are being sought on the topics of bilingual language control and bilingual cognitive control, broadly construed. Submissions that draw links between these two areas are especially welcomed. The reported project may be completed or it may be in progress. The workshop has been structured to maximize interactions between scientists, and so most submissions will be considered for poster sessions, which will form an integral part of the workshop. A limited number of submissions will also be invited as oral presentations. Please contact the conference organizers for space availability if you are interested in attending but will not be presenting by emailing blccworkshop@gmail.com with a brief letter of interest. Important Information and Deadlines: Web Site: www.blcc2013.langusta.edu.pl Meeting Email: blccworkshop@gmail.com Submission deadline for abstracts: February 1, 2013 Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013 Early Bird registration deadline: April 5, 2013 Regular Registration deadline: April 25, 2013 Registration costs and details can be found here. We will be offering 3 travel awards up to 250€ for graduate students based on merit (quality of abstract proposal) and financial need. Abstract submission Abstract submission will be available starting December 30th, 2012, at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/BLCC2013 Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, excluding title, authors, and references. Workshop Organizers: Zofia Wodniecka, Jagiellonian University, Poland Susan C. Bobb, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany Judith F. Kroll, The Pennsylvania State University, USA The meeting is locally organized by the The Language and Bilingualism Lab at Jagiellonian University (http://langusta.edu.pl/en) directed by Zofia Wodniecka.