Bilingual Mind, Brain & Child Development Symposium

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May 9, 2016


8:30am - 4:00pm


Belo Center for New Media, BMC 2.106


The Bilingual Mind, Brain, and Child Symposium is presented by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation.  The symposium addresses bilingual education and child development.

Event Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome address by Dr. James Booth, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, UT Austin

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Ellen Bialystok, York University
"Bilingualism and attention: What's the connection?"
Introduction by Dr. Ioulia Kovelman, University of Michigan, Harrington Fellow

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Karen Emmorey, San Diego State University
“Psycholinguistic, cognitive, and neural implications of bimodal bilingualism”
Introduction by Dr. Richard Meier, Chair of the Linguistics Department, UT Austin

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Lunch break

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Claude Goldenberg, Stanford University  “Reviving an American Tradition: Bilingual Education”
Introduction by Dr. Rebecca Callahan, Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Program, School of Education, UT Austin

2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

General Discussion with speakers and Drs. Bharath Chandrasekaran, Li Sheng, Ioulia Kovelman

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing address by Dr. Lisa Bedore, Communication & Sciences Department, UT Austin


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