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5th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism

  • Fechas:

    Del 12/09/17 al 15/09/17

  • Lugar:

    Auditori Mercè Rodoreda- Campus de la Ciutadella, Carrer Ramón Turró, 3, Barcelona, España (mapa)

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5th Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism

Sept 12-15, 2017 - Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

The Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism (BSBM) is a school intended for post-graduate students and researchers interested in an updated overview of the field in an international academic context.

The teachers of the different modules are world-wide known experts who represent different disciplinary approaches and will discuss state-of-the-art research on the cognitive, linguistic and cultural aspects of bi- and multilingualism. 



Modules and teachers

The school offers 4 modules presented by the following teachers:

Module 1. Multilingualism and Neuroprotection   

Jubin Abutalebi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan)

Module 2. Bilingual acquisition: the early stages

Fred H. Genesee (Mc Gill University, Montreal)

Module 3. The social side of multilingualism

Katherine Kinzler (Cornell University, Ithaca)

Module 4. Connecting language

Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University, Bangor)


Researchers' session

Together with the courses, we invite attendees to present their research in two reserchers' session taking place on Wednesday and Friday. The researcher's session will be directed by Albert Costa (UPF), Marco Calabria (UPF) and Cristina Baus (UPF) and students will have 15-20 minutes to present pre- or post-doctoral research either 'work in progress' or finished projects. Interested students should submit an abstract (see Program for further details).


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Teaching Modules

The Summer School will include the following modules:


Researchers' sessions

The researchers' sessions offers attendees the opportunity to present and discuss their work (as oral presentation or poster) and receive constructive feedback from the renowned experts present at the summer school.

Chairs: Albert Costa, Cristina Baus and Marco Calabria (Pompeu Fabra University)

Participants interested in the Researchers' session are kindly invited to submit their contributions for the researchers' workshop, which will be held on Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Each contribution should use 15-20 minutes to present pre- or post-doctoral research either in progress or finished, and it will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. 

Proposals should be sent to bilingualism.school@upf.edu - when you send the abstract, please make sure that both the subject of the e-mail and the name of the document contain the following information: "BSBM2017_NAME&SURNAME_workshop". Abstracts can have one or multilpe authors, and length should not exceed 200 words (excluding references).

Abstract submission deadline: March 20th 2017

Notification of acceptance: April 1st 2017



Tuesday, September 12

9:00: Welcome

9:30-13:30: Jubin Abutalebi    

13:30-15:30: Lunch

15:30-19:00: Fred Genesee


Wednesday, September 13

9:30-13:30: Katherine D. Kinzler

13:30-15:30: Lunch

15:30-18:30: Researcher's session I. Oral presentations by researchers


Thursday, September 14

9:30-13:30: Guillaume Thierry


Friday, September 15

9:30-13:30: Researcher's session II and Poster session

13.30 - 14.00: Certificates and closure


A coffee break service will be served per day at 11.30.


English will be the working language of the Summer  School



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The summer school includes four modules presented by the following speakers:


Fred Genesse- McGill University, Montreal, QC

Guillaume Thierry - University of Bangor, UK

Jubin Abutalebi - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano

Katherine Kinzler  - Cornell University, Ithaca

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