Second MC & WGs Meeting: 26–28 May 2010

Program | Venue | Lodging | Tourist Information | Local Organizers | Dinner

Program day 1|2|3


Location: Newcastle (United Kingdom)

1st day of Meeting: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Location: Newcastle University: The ‘Research Beehive’

  Welcome & Briefing about the ESRC seminar series by Carolyn Letts



Theo Marinis & Petra Schultz

  Introduction: overview of the talks and goals
  Adriana Belletti: On some findings from L2 and L1 acquisition (possibly) relevant for bi-sli
  Belma Haznedar: L2 acquisition in typically developing children: Implications for SLI
  Despina Papadopoulou and Ianthi Tsimpli: Prepositions and subordinators in Greek-Albanian bilingual & Greek SLI children
  Jan de Jong: The vulnerability of morphological case in Turkish-Dutch children with SLI



Anne Baker and Kristine Jensen de Lopez

13:00-13:45   Kathryn Kohnert: Cognition, Bilingualism, and Primary Language Impairment (PLI)
13:45-14:30   Marta Białecka-Pikul: The development of executive function in preschool children: general tendencies and individual trajectories
14:30-15:15   Elin Thordottir and Mahchid Namazi: A bilingual advantage in visual and auditory processing
15:15-:15:30   COFFEE BREAK
15:30-16:30   Anne Baker / Kristine Jensen de López: Methodological overview of EF tasks with respect to BISLI population
16:30-17:00   COFFEE BREAK
17:00-17:45   Johanne Paradis: Individual differences in child L2 acquisition, with and without SLI
17:45-19:00   General discussion of Background Questionnaires
19:30   SG Meeting

2nd day of meeting: Thursday, May 27th , 2010
Location: Location: Newcastle University: The ‘Research Beehive’



Theo Marinis & Petra Schultz

  Anna Gavarro: Directions for a study of object clitic omission in SLI
  Vicky Chondrogianni & Theo Marinis: Production vs. on-line comprehension of articles and clitics in Turkish-Greek typically developing children: same or different from monolingual Greek children with SLI?
  Petra Schulz and Angela Grimm: Comprehension of exhaustive wh-questions in eL2 learners of German compared to monolingual German children with SLI
  Laurie Tuller and Maureen Scheidnes: Computational Complexity Effects in the Acquisition of French by Child L2 Learners Compared to Children with SLI
11:15-12:15   General Discussion
12:15-13:15   LUNCH



Natalia Gagarina & Joel Walters

13:15-14:00   Naama Friedmann: Modularity/SLI subtypes
14:00-14:45   Joel Walters: Modularity approaches in Bilingual and BISLI narrative studies
14:45-15:30   Natalia Gagarina: Cross-linguistic Typological differences in narrative studies
15:30-15:45   COFFE BREAK
15:45-16:30   Natalia Gagarina & Joel Walters: Methodological Summary and Plans for Collaborative Data Collection
16:30-16:45   COFFE BREAK
17:00-17:45   Virginia Gathercole: Bilingual Assessment: Issues and Options for the 21st Century

MC Meeting


19:30   Conference Dinner (Scalini's in Jesmond)

3rd day of Meeting: Friday, May 28th, 2010
Location: Newcastle University: The ‘Research Beehive’



Dolors Girbau & Ewa Haman

  Elin Thordardottir: French and Icelandic tests of nonword repetition used with monolingual and bilingual children
  Theodoros Marinis: Non-word repetition in typically developing Turkish-English children: same or different from monolingual children with SLI?
  Penny Roy and Shula Chiat: Preschool Repetition Test: word and non-word repetition.
  Dolors Girbau: Discussion
10:15-10:30   COFFEE BREAK
10:30-10:50   Ciara O'Toole: Using Parent Report to Assess Bilingual Language Acquisition
10:50-11:10   Svetlana Kapalková & Daniela Slančová: How to get information about bilingual children – Slovak on-line CDI data
11:10-11:30   Maria Kambanaros: How does word retrieval in bilingual SLI compare to word retrieval in monolingual SLI: Evidence from object and action naming
11:30-11:45   Ewa Haman: Discussion
11:45-12:30   General Discussion

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Location: University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK

Before the meeting (on 24/25 May) there is a meeting of a UK-based group which works on "Assessment of children from a bi-or multilingual context at risk for language impairment" ( This timing is convenient for those who want to attend both. The COST meeting will start on the morning of the 26th

Conference venue

The ‘Research Beehive’, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK


Registration Form

If you would like to make your own arrangements for accommodation, you can go through the Newcastle-Gateshead tourist board (but still please register so that the local organizer will know you will be attending!).

Tourist Information

Newcastle is in the North East of England, with coast and spectacular countryside nearby.
Visit website: http://www.newcastlegateshead.

Local Organizers

Carolyn Letts

Please direct all inquiries regarding accommodation and transportation to Carolyn Letts c.a.letts at
Please direct all inquiries regarding the program and academic activities to Sharon Armon-Lotem.

Conference Dinner


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