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From:Philippe Prévost philippe.prevost at univ-tours.fr
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Full Title: Bi-SLI 2015: Bilingualism and Specific Language Impairment 
Short Title: Bi-SLI 2015 

Date: 02-Jul-2015 - 03-Jul-2015
Location: Tours, France 
Contact Person: Laurie Tuller
Meeting Email: bisli2015 at univ-tours.fr
Web Site: http://bisli2015.univ-tours.fr/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2015 

Meeting Description:

The identification of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children growing up in bilingual contexts poses a major challenge for researchers, and has clear clinical and educational repercussions: How do we know if a child's language difficulties are due to SLI or due to insufficient exposure to the language being assessed? Bi-SLI 2015 aims to bring together all researchers who wish to share results of studies on language development in children acquiring language in contexts of bilingualism associated with SLI (Bi-SLI) and on how these can be distinguished from contexts of bilingualism associated with typical development (Bi-TD).  European COST Action IS0804 'Language Impairment in a Multilingual Society: Linguistics Patterns and the Road to Assessment' (http://www.bi-sli.org/) developed a series of tools, dubbed LITMUS (Language Impairment Testing in Multilingual Settings), designed to disentangle Bi-SLI from Bi-TD by tapping specific linguistic and executive function skil!
 ls. Part of the conference will be specifically devoted to results on LITMUS tasks. In addition to oral presentations, Bi-SLI 2015 will include a poster session.

Keynote speaker: Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar-Ilan University 

2nd Call for Papers:

Abstracts should be submitted by February 15th 2015 (Extended Deadline) at http://bisli2015.univ-tours.fr/abstract-submission/. Notification to authors selected for presentations will be sent out on March 22, 2015.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission extended deadline: February 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 22, 2015

Organizing Committee:

Laetitia de Almeida
Sandrine Ferr�
El�onore Morin
Philippe Pr�vost
Christophe dos Santos
Laurie Tuller
Rasha Zebib

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