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March 21, 2012

Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2012: Bilingualism

All are invited to a one-day event on bilingualism on Thursday, March 29 in the Rackham Amphitheater. The "Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2012: Bilingualism" will feature five leading bilingualism researchers from around the world and a distinguished philosopher who will discuss relevant issues in the philosophy of language and cognition. The schedule includes:

• 9:00-9:25 Opening Remarks by Dean Terrence McDonald
• 9:25-10:20 Bimodal bilingualism: When language is both spoken and signed, Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)
• 10:20-11:15 From language mixing to "mixed languages": When style becomes grammar, Peter Auer (University of Freiburg)
• 11:40-12:35 Early bilingualism: Perils and possibilities, Fred Genesee (McGill University):
• 2:00-2:55 Creeping and scooting on two languages, Nuria Sebastian-Galles (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
• 2:55-3:50 Child bilingualism: Two first languages or early second language acquisition? Jürgen Meisel (University of Hamburg & University of Calgary)
• 4:15-5:10 Philosophical implications of bilingualism, Gilbert Harman (Princeton University)
• 5:10-6:00 Panel discussion with questions from audience

Additionally, there will be breakfast from 8:30-9:00 am and closing reception from 6:00-7:00 pm that are open to anyone attending the conference. More information about the talks (including abstracts) are available at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/linguistics/events/marshallmweinbergsymposium.

Everyone is welcome to attend all or part of this symposium.

Feel free to e-mail Jennifer Nguyen at jgnguyen[at]umich[dot]edu for more information.

Posted by zzhu at March 21, 2012 11:31 AM