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From:akharkhurin at aus.edu Kharkhurin akharkhurin at aus.edu
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Full Title: Bilingualism & Creativity Panel at ISB10 

Date: 20-May-2015 - 24-May-2015
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA 
Contact Person: Anatoliy Kharkhurin
Meeting Email: akharkhurin at aus.edu
Web Site: http://isb10.rutgers.edu/ 

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

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2014 

Meeting Description:

During the past few decades, research in the area of bilingual cognitive and linguistic development has made tremendous progress and provided evidence supporting the notion that speaking more than one language extends, rather than diminishes, an individual's cognitive capacities (see Bialystok, 2005, for an overview). There is a strong argument in the literature that bilingual development may result in establishing specific architectures of the mind that are likely to promote later cognitive advantages. On the other side, according to the creative cognition approach (Ward, Smith, & Finke, 1999), creativity is considered a product of normative cognitive functioning. Therefore, increase in general cognitive functioning may facilitate an individual's creative abilities. If bilingualism results in more elaborate cognitive structures and/or functioning, it may also facilitate creative functioning (Kharkhurin, 2012). Unfortunately, the relationship between bilingualism and creativ!
 ity received little attention in the scientific community. In about 40 years, this theme had been explored in only 40 studies. Only recently, this theme was resuscitated and received systematic empirical investigation. The aim of this session is to present the state of the art research in bilingual creativity, which perceives the relationship between these human endeavors from the cognitive, sociocultural, and educational perspectives. 

Call for Papers:

I'd like to organize a thematic session ''Bilingualism & Creativity'' to be submitted to the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism.

If you're interested in participating in this thematic session, please email your abstract (500 words max. plus 1 page max. for examples and references) to akharkhurin at aus.edu before August 15, 2014.

The papers submitted for this thematic session will be considered for a special issue in a SSCI journal. Please read a general abstract describing the session above.

Best regards,

Anatoliy Kharkhurin

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