Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function. An Interdisciplinary Approach

New York City, USA, 18-19 May 2015

Date: 18-19 May 2015, Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Place:  CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave, New York City)

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, with the generous support of the National Science Foundation, is pleased to announce a two-day workshop on bilingualism and executive function.  The workshop's 5 panels will feature two invited speakers and a discussant.  The participants' areas include cognitive psychology, linguistics, aging, and neuropsychology, bringing an interdisciplinary perspective to the question of how bilingualism is related to executive function.

The Workshop will immediately precede the International Symposium on Bilingualism-10 at Rutgers University (ISB-10, 20-24 May 2015).

Researchers in all areas of cognitive science and related fields are welcome to submit abstractsfor a poster session(18 May 2015)on bilingualism and executive function.

Abstract submission deadline: Sunday, 05 April 2015 

Bilingualism speakers

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

Executive function speakers

Naomi Friedman (U of Colorado), Raymond Klein (Dalhousie), Klara Marton (CUNY), Yaakov Stern (Columbia U), Laura Zahodne (Columbia)


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

Summary and Synthesis

Ellen Bialystok (York University)

Organizing Committee

Irina A. Sekerina, Virginia Valian, Stephen Boatright, Lauren Spradlin (CUNY Grad Ctr)

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