Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism 2019 Conference

Country: Norway

City: Tromsø

Abstr. due: 15.04.2019

Dates: 02.09.19 — 03.09.19

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: bilingualism2019@list.uit.no

Organizers: The BLINK project (Bilingual Literacy and Input Negotiate Knowledge: Tracing Heritage Language Bilingual Development) and the LAVA research group (Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) at UiT the Arctic University of Norway

 

The BLINK project (Bilingual Literacy and Input Negotiate Knowledge: Tracing Heritage Language Bilingual Development) and the LAVA research group (Language Acquisition, Variation and Attrition) at UiT the Arctic University of Norway are pleased to announce the workshop Capturing and Quantifying Individual Differences in Bilingualism, to be held in Tromsø September 2-3, 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers from around the world who work on tracing and quantifying the underlying factors that contribute to the observed individual variation in bilingualism, with a specific focus on background questionnaires. All work pertaining to the explanation of the relationship between input, extra-linguistic factors and language development and ultimate attainment in bi/multilingualism at any age is welcome. Given that the workshop will cover both empirical and methodological issues, we are especially interested in submissions that employ or discuss:

- The development and use of background questionnaires in bilingualism research.
- Cross-sectional and/or longitudinal methodology seeking to chart bilingual developmental trajectories over time.
- The role of input in bilingual language development and ultimate attainment.
- Methodological issues in heritage language research; e.g., what is and is not appropriate for empirical methodologies with (subgroups of) heritage speakers and why.
- Statistical modeling in the psycholinguistics of bilingualism.

Conference Web-Site: http://site.uit.no/lava/capturing/