Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Workshop on Measuring Bilingual Proficiency

Date: 17-Apr-2014 – 17-Apr-2014
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Robert Grimm
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The goal of the workshop is to discuss issues relating to the construct bilingual proficiency and how best to measure it in a range of different bilingual/L2 populations (simultaneous and sequential bilinguals, heritage language learners, bilingual learners with language impairments).

Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University): Proposal for a better understanding of subtractive bilingualism in language assessment
Tanja Kupisch (University of Hamburg and Lund University): Comparing adult bilinguals’ proficiency in a minority and a majority language setting
Sylvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Key methodological considerations when working with heritage speakers
Elin Thordardottir (McGill University): How informative is monolingual assessment of bilingual children?

This workshop is a satellite anniversary event to EMLAR X organised by Elma Blom (Utrecht University) and Sharon Unsworth (Radboud University Nijmegen), with financial support from UiL OTS.

Date and time: Thursday, April 17 2014, 9.15 AM – 5 PM

Location: Drift 21, room 0.03, Utrecht University

Pre-registration: Participation is free, but space is limited and hence we kindly ask participants to register beforehand by sending an email to Robert Grimm at

For more details concerning programme, including abstracts, please see the EMLAR X website (

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