Bi/multilingualism and disability - Workshop at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference (ALS2020)
The 53rd annual conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) will run in an online format on 13th-15th December 2020. The theme this year is Building Bridges, and in the spirit of building bridges, we are organising a multidisciplinary workshop at the conference, on the topic of bi/multilingualism and disability.
The workshop will include six 15-minute pre-recorded video presentations and a live-streamed panel discussion. The pre-recorded presentations can be accessed by conference delegates ahead of the conference, in preparation of the live panel discussion taking place during the conference dates.
BILINGUALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM IN INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) OR DOWN SYNDROME (DS): EVIDENCE AND IMPLICATIONS Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, Dalhousie University, Canada
HOW TO DISENTANGLE BILINGUALISM FROM DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE DISORDER (DLD) Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar Ilan University, Israel
THE SUITABILITY OF DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING CHALLENGES Fred Genesee, McGill University, Canada
DEAF MULTILINGUALISM: TRAVERSING NEW RESEARCH TERRAIN Louisa Willoughby, Monash University, Australia
CAN CROSS-LINGUISTIC TREATMENT EFFECTS INFORM CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MULTILINGUAL APHASIA? Maria Kambanaros, University of South Australia, Australia
BILINGUALISM AS A SOURCE OF COGNITIVE RESERVE: IMPACT ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE Ellen Bialystok, York University, Canada
In order to gain access to the video presentations and follow the live-streamed workshop discussion, participants need to register for the ALS 2020 conference. Registration fees are kept very low due to the online format, and single-day registrations are also possible. See https://als.asn.au/Conference/Registration for details on how to register.
We would like to thank the Centre for Language and Literature Education (CSL) at Karlstad University, Sweden, for supporting the organisation of the workshop. The workshop is organised under the auspices of the AILA Research Network on Social and Affective Factors of Home Language Maintenance and Development.
Susana A. Eisenchlas, Griffith University, Australia Andrea C. Schalley, Karlstad University, Sweden
Sunday, December 13, 2020 to Tuesday, December 15, 2020