First MC & WGs Meeting:

Location: Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Date:  16-18 November 2009

Program
1st day of Meeting: Monday, November 16th, 2009

9:00-9:30

WG1

9:30-9:45

9:45-10:15

10:15-10:45

10:45-11:15

WG1

11:15-11:45

11:45-12:15

12:15-12:45

12:45-13:00

13:00-15:00

WG1

15:00-15:20

15:20-15:40

15:40-16:00

16:00-16:20

16:20-16:40

16:40-17:10

WG1

17:10-17:25

17:25-17:45

17:45-18:30

19:30

Coffee & Welcome

Focus on Bilingual SLI

Introduction: overview of the day and goals

Jan de Jong, Antje Orgassa, Anne Baker & Fred Weerman:
Why is verb inflection vulnerable in SLI? Evidence from bilingual children

Jan de Jong, Antje Orgassa, Anne Baker & Fred Weerman:
Why is verb inflection vulnerable in SLI? Evidence from bilingual children

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Focus on Bilingual SLI cont.

Sharon Armon-Lotem: Syntactic and morpho-syntactic abilities of English-Hebrew and Russian-Hebrew bilingual children with SLI

Ianthi Tsimpli & Maria Mastropavlou: Grammatical skills in biSLI: Gender and Clitics in Greek

Seyhun Topbas & Selcuk Guven: TײDIL Project. Assessment of SLI in monolingual and bilingual preschool and elementary school children (2;0-9;0) speaking Turkish as their native language; adaptation of TELD-3 to Turkish: Pilot sampling study

Interim Summary: Bilingual SLI

LUNCH

Focus on Monolingual SLI

Martin Haiden, Laurie Tuller, Philippe Prיvost and Maureen Scheidnes:
SLI in French: What’s complex and why?

Cornelia Hamann: French SLI in young children (3-6)

Naama Friedmann: Wh movement and binding in comprehension and production in monolingual Hebrew SLI

Petra Schulz: Semantic abilities in monolingual German SLI

Napoleon Katsos: The acquisition of quantification: insights from SLI and cross-linguistic research

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Focus on theoretical perspectives and discussion

Interim Summary: Monolingual SLI

Kleanthes Grohmann: Interfaces and architecture: theoretical perspectives on research in language disorders

WG1 - General Discussion

Steering group meeting

2nd day of Meeting: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

9:00-10:00

WG4

10:00-10:30

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:00

11:30-12:00

12:00-13:00

13:00-15:00

WG3

15:00-15:05

15:05-15:20

15:20-15:35

15:35-15:45

15:45-15:55

15:55-16:10

16:10-16:25

16:25-17:00

17:00-17:15

WG3

17:15-17:20

17:20-17:35

17:35-17:50

17:50-18:05

18:05-18:30

Invited Speaker – Dr. Mariette Huizinga
Profiling Executive Functions in normal and disordered groups

Presentations

Aude Laloi (UvA, Amsterdam): Studying Executive Function and Language Behaviour in bilingual TD and SLI children learning French

Peri Iluz Cohen (Bar-Ilan University, Israel): Language Proficiency, Language Control and Executive Control in Bilingual Children

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Bence Kas (Hungary): Executive functions in Hungarian children with SLI

WG4 - General Discussion

LUNCH

Presentations - Phonological processing

Introduction to phonology studies

Handan Kopkalli Yavuz: Phonological processes in the formation of Turkish words

Sharon Armon-Lotem & Shula Chiat: A Russian-Hebrew NWR task tested with bilinguals with TDL and SLI - rational and findings

Maria Kambanaros: Toddler's phonological acquisition: Normative data from Standard Greek (SG), Cypriot-Greek (CG) and bilingual Albanian (L1)-Greek (L2)

Eva-Kristina Salameh: Assessing phonologies in bilingual Swedish-Arabic children with language impairment

Sandrine Ferre: Studying French complex clusters in spontaneous language in atypical development: SLI and a L2 case

Helen Grech & Barbara Dodd: Phonological language acquisition in Malta: a bilingual language learning context

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WG3: Discussion on phonological issues

Presentations - Lexical processing

introduction to lexicon studies

Maria Kambanaros: Patterns of Object and Action Naming in Cypriot Greek Children with SLI/WFDs

Eva-Kristina Salameh: Learning in two languages. Consequences for lexical development in Swedish and Arabic

Eva-Kristina Salameh: Learning in two languages. Consequences for lexical development in Swedish and Arabic

Discussion on lexical issues & general discussion

DINNER

 
3rd day of Meeting: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

9:00-09:30

WG2

9:30-10:00

10:00-10:15

10:15-10:30

10:45-11:00

11:00-12:00

11:30-12:00

12:00-12:30

12:30-13:00

13:00-14:30

14:30-16:30

Coffee

Presentations

Five minute presentations by WG2 members and roundtable statements from WG2 members on Theoretical/Conceptual/Methodological approaches
Research questions/hypotheses transcription/coding approaches (CLAN, SALT)

Ilknur Mavis (TK): Use of Frog Story narration in Turkish clinical groups with SALT analysis

Elena Florit (IT): Comprehension and production of Italian as second language in Romanian and Nigerian preschool children.

Peri Iluz-Cohen, Sharon Armon-Lotem & Joel Walters (IL):

Codeswitching data from a bilingual retelling task in Hebrew-English children with TDL and SLI

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Kate Cain (UK): Narrative assessment: comprehension and production

Target tasks

  • narratives in response to familiar/unfamiliar with and without picture stimuli

  • bilingual retelling task to L1, L2, and bilingual listeners

  • interactive discourse task based on a controlled improvisation procedure

  • autobiographical/identity narratives

Discussion

LUNCH

MC Meeting & General Discussion