[lg policy] call: Multilingualism and Literacy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 30 15:27:00 UTC 2012

: Multilingualism and Literacy

Date: 22-Jul-2013 - 27-Jul-2013
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact Person: Andrea Schalley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cil19.org/en/workshops/multilingualism-and-literacy/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Language
Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

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.

Workshop Organisers:

Susana Eisenchlas
Diana Guillemin
Andrea Schalley

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

ICL website: http://www.cil19.org/en/

Call for Papers:

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.)

We invite abstracts for the workshop. Abstracts should be of no more than
500 words. They will be reviewed anonymously. Please remove all author
information from the abstract. Please send your abstract via email to
s.eisenchlasgriffith.edu.au by 15 July 2012.

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


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