Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function, CUNY 18-19 May

Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function: An Interdisciplinary Approach 

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with the generous support of the National Science Foundation, is pleased to invite you to a two-day workshop on bilingualism and executive function, to be held on 18-19 May 2015 (Monday and Tuesday) at the CUNY Graduate Center (New York). The Workshop will immediately precede the International Symposium on Bilingualism-10 at Rutgers University (ISB-10, 20-24 May 2015).

The workshop has an interdisciplinary focus as it will bring together experts from different disciplines broadly divided into two areas, bilingualism and executive function. The disciplines include cognitive psychology, linguistics, aging, and neuropsychology. Each of the 5 panels will feature two invited speakers, who are leading experts, and a discussant.

We invite researchers in all areas of cognitive science and related fields to submit abstracts for a poster session (18 May) on bilingualism and executive function. The workshop is free, but the registration is required.

Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, 05 April 2015

Internationally renowned researchers who will present invited talks include:

Bilingualism — Judith Kroll (Penn State), Tamar Gollan (UCSD), Albert Costa (U Pompeu Fabra), Antonella Sorace (U of Edinburgh), and Thomas Bak (U of Edinburgh).

Executive Function — Naomi Friedman (U of Colorado), Raymond Klein (Dalhousie), Klara Marton (CUNY), Yaakov Stern (Columbia U), and Laura Zahodne (Columbia U).

Discussants: Virginia Valian (CUNY), Hal Pashler (UCSD), Jubin Abutelabi (U Vita-Salute San Raffaele), Virginia Mueller Gathercole (Florida Int. U), and Lynn Hasher (U of Toronto).

Summary and Synthesis: Ellen Bialystok (York University)

Organizing Committee: Irina A. Sekerina, Virginia Valian, Stephen Boatright, Lauren Spradlin

(The Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

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