Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition/Netherlands

Workshop on Measuring Bilingual Proficiency

Date: 17-Apr-2014 – 17-Apr-2014
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact: Robert Grimm
Contact Email: r.m.g.grimm@uu.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.let.uu.nl/emlar/

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 r.m.g.grimm@uu.nl.

For more details concerning programme, including abstracts, please see the EMLAR X website (http://www.let.uu.nl/emlar/).

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