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FINAL CONFERENCE

After more than three years, the MultiMind project is coming to an end. We are delighted to announce that for this occasion we are organizing the final project conference to present the main findings of the project.

 

The conference will take place from 27-29 June 2022 in a hybrid format in Konstanz, Germany.

The conference consists of two parts, one for non-academic stakeholders on the 27th June and one for academic audiences on the 28th and 29th June. On the 1st day we will present the policy reports for speech and language therapists, psychiatrists, and teachers. On the 2nd and 3rd day, the 15 MultiMind early-stage researchers will present their most important results followed by a discussion on each day. The conference will be concluded with a round table on further directions on the 3rd day.

 

The complete programme can be found below and downloaded here. 

 

Please register here to attend the conference online and to receive the Zoom link.

This is a free event, there is no registration fee.

Programme 

Mon, 27 June

9.00-9.10: WELCOME AND OPENING OF THE MULTIMIND FINAL CONFERENCE

Theodoros Marinis, Coordinator of the project (University of Konstanz)

9.10:9.30: WELCOME ON BEHALF OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Anna Sole Mena, Senior Expert, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

9.30-10.30:  POLICY REPORT FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPISTS - PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Maria Luisa Lorusso (Scientific Institute IRCCS E. Medea)

10.30-11.00: Break

11.00-12.00: POLICY REPORT FOR PSYCHIATRISTS - PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Azucena Garcia-Palacios (Universitat Jaume I)

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.30: POLICY REPORTS FOR TEACHERS -PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

Tanja Rinker (Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt) & Despina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

14.30-15.00: Break

15.00-16.00: Wrap up and discussion

Tue, 28 June

9.15-9.30: WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC PART OF THE MULTIMIND FINAL CONFERENCE

Theodoros Marinis, Coordinator of the project (University of Konstanz)

9.30-11.00: SESSION 1

Chair: Niels Schiller (University of Leiden)

9.30-10.00: Daniela Avila-Varela & Nuria Sebastian-Galles: Cross-language phonological overlap in bilingual toddlers

10.00-10.30: Jasmijn Bosch & Francesca Foppolo: Predictive processing in bilingual children: effects of language dominance, cross-linguistic influence and literacy

10.30-11.00: Grazia Di Pisa, Jason Rothman, & Theodoros Marinis: Gender and Number Agreement in Italian as a Heritage Language: A Self-Paced Reading Study

11.00-11.30: Break

11.30-13.30 SESSION 2

Chair: Zofia Wodniecka (Jagiellonian University)

11.30-12.00: Sarah Von Grebmer Zu Wolfsthurn, Leticia Pablos Robles, & Niels O. Schiller: When your native language does (not) matter: Neural correlates of language similarity in non-native language comprehension and production

12.00-12.30: Theresa Bloder, Valerie Shafer, & Tanja Rinker: Voice Onset Time in bilingual Italian-German children. Evidence from perception and production

12.30-13.00: Sergio Miguel Pereira Soares, Yanina Prystauka, Vincent DeLuca, Jason Rothman, & Tanja Kupisch : Type of bilingualism conditions individual differences in the oscillatory dynamics of inhibitory control

13.00-13.30: Michal Korenar, Jeanine Treffers-Daller, & Christos Pliatsikas: Structural neural correlates of habitual code-switching practices in bilinguals

13.30-14.30: Lunch

14:30-16.00: SESSION 3

Chair: Nuria Sebastian-Galles (Pompeu Fabra University)

14.30-15.00: Jia’en Yee, Ngee Thai Yap, Christos Pliatsikas, & Doug Saddy: Implicit statistical learning as a function of multiliteracy

15.00-15.30: David Gyorgy, Doug Saddy, & Julie Franck: Rhythmic priming of syntactic processing in Jabberwocky: a short-lived effect

15.30-16.00: Sofía Castro, Marcin Bukowski, Juan Lupiáñez, & Zofia Wodniecka: Bilingualism is related to the expression of fewer stereotypes: The role of cognitive flexibility and motivation

16.00-16.30: Break

16.30-17.30: GENERAL DISCUSSION

Discussant: Jeanine Treffers-Daller (University of Reading)

Wed, 29 June

9.30-11.00: SESSION 4

Chair: Julie Franck (University of Geneva)

9.30-10.00: Juhayna Taha, Desire Carioti, Natale Stucchi, Elisa Granocchio, Daniela Sarti, Marinella De Salvatore, & Mariateresa Guasti: Identifying multilingual children with reading difficulties through linguistic and non-linguistic measures

10.00-10.30: Maren Eikerling & Maria Luisa Lorusso: The MuLiMi web app - A modifiable, computerized system to identify the risk of Developmental Language Disorder in Spanish-Italian bilingual children

10.30-11.00: Isabel Ortigosa, Azucena García-Palacios, Irene Jaén, Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Víctor Costumero, Diana Castilla, Núria Sebastián-Gallés, & Albert Costa: The effect of foreign language in emotion regulation

11.00-11.30: Break

11.30-13.00: SESSION 5

Chair: Maria-Teresa Guasti (University Milano Bicocca)

11.30-12.00: Konstantina Olioumtsevit, Despina Papadopoulou, & Theodoros Marinis: L2 Greek narrative abilities in refugee children

12.00-12.30: Solange Santarelli, Federico Faloppa, & Anna Bucca: Linguistic autobiography as a didactic tool in multilingual and multilevel classrooms of adult migrant learners

12.30-13.00: Jasmijn Bosch, Konstantina Olioumtsevits, Solange Santarelli, Federico Faloppa, Francesca Foppolo, & Despina Papadopoulou: Teachers' perspectives on multilingual classrooms: a cross-cultural investigation

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-15.00: GENERAL DISCUSSION

Discussant: Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar Ilan University)

15.00-16.00: ROUND TABLE - FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN MULTILINGUALISM

with Anna Sole Mena (Senior Expert, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture European Commission)
Julie Franck (University of Geneva)
Federico Faloppa (University of Reading)

Maria-Teresa Guasti (University Milano Bicocca)

Niels Schiller (University of Leiden)

About the location

The conference will take place in the Wolkensteinsaal in the Kulturzentrum in Konstanz, German (Wessenbergstraße 43, 78462 Konstanz). 

Site plan

Travelling to Konstanz

By plane/train

Closest airports:

Zurich (ZRH)
Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen (FDH)

 

Public transport from Zurich Airport

There are train connections from Zurich Airport to Konstanz every 30 minutes (direct train every hour).

Travel time 1:06 hours to 1:15 hours

Plan your individual trip on the web page of the Schweizer Bundesbahnen (Swiss national train service)

Taxi

Taxi Dornheim provides an affordable airport transfer service between Zürich Airport (Kloten) and Konstanz.

Public transport from Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen

By train (IRE) via Radolfzell (1 train change). Alternatively by train to Friedrichshafen "Hafenbahnhof" and then change to the Katamaran (seabus) to Konstanz "Hafen".

Plan your individual trip from Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen: www.qixxit.de

By car

From Stuttgart (180 km)

Autobahn (motorway) A 81 towards Singen. From exit "Kreuz Hegau" onwards, you will find signs for Konstanz Once in Konstanz, follow the signs for “Universität”

 

From Munich (220 km)

Autobahn (motorway) A 96 towards Lindau. Exit "Sigmarszell", follow the main road "B 31" direction Friedrichshafen - Meersburg From Meersburg, take the vehicle ferry to Konstanz. Once in Konstanz, follow the signs for “Universität”

 

From Zurich (75 km)

Autobahn (motorway) A1 towards St. Gallen, at the intersection Winterthur-Ost take the A7 motorway towards Kreuzlingen/Konstanz. After crossing the border into Germany, first follow the signs for “Mainau”. Then follow the signs for "Universität“