Bilingualism Matters @ Penn State
On Wednesday, December 10, the Center for Language Science (http://cls.psu.edu) will become a chapter of Bilingualism Matters (http://bilingualism-matters.org.uk/). Bilingualism Matters is an organization based out of the University of Edinburgh that trains researchers to do outreach so that the basic science on bilingualism can be communicated to a range of individuals, from parents raising bilingual children, to educators in schools, and to policy makers in government. To our knowledge, the Center for Language Science will be the first US chapter of Bilingualism Matters. Dr. Antonella Sorace, who founded and directs Bilingualism Matters, and is a professor of Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, will visit the Center for Language Science on Wednesday, December 10 to conduct training on how to do this sort of outreach. A plan for the day of training on December 10 is attached to this message. All are welcome. Information and media associated with other recently launched chapters can be seen at: http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FS6o0QN8y8 For information about Bilingualism Matters @ Penn State or the Center for Language Science contact Judith Kroll or Sharon Elder.
Here you can find the schedule for the training sessions.
Announcing the Adele Miccio Memorial Travel Award for 2014-2015
Our late colleague, Professor Adele Miccio, loved to travel and cared deeply for students. In her honor, the Center for Language Science sponsors a student travel award for graduate students. The purpose of the award is to provide a means for students to network with senior scientists.
See the announcement flyer for more on how to apply for the award.
For more information about Adele Miccio, the travel award, and a list of previous awardees see the Adele Miccio Travel Award web-page more on how to apply for the award.
Announcing open period for CLS conference registration fee coverage
The period for applications to cover conference registration fees from September 2014-December 2014 is now open (our last call covered the periods from January, 2014 - August, 2014). The next call will post early January 2015.
The application deadline is October 15, 2014
For more information, see the Conference Registration Fee Award page
Announcing International Research Opportunities Undergraduates in Summer 2015
With the generous support from the National Science Foundation program Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), the CLS will sponsor undergraduate students to conduct research on the science of bilingualism at international sites. Funding will cover airfare, housing and meals, tuition, and some incidentals and research expenses.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in research with a CLS faculty member for Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and must be returning to campus in the Fall 2015. See http://cls.psu.edu/PIRE for additional information and requirements.
An informational session will be held on Wednesday August 27th, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 PM in room 127 Moore Building.
See the announcement flyer for more information.
For more information about PIRE and the international sites, please visit the PIRE website.
Check out the PIRE students' blog!
U.S. project partners include:
- The Pennsylvania State University
- Gallaudet University (D.C.)
- Haskins Laboratories at Yale University (CT)
International partners include:
- ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and Practice, Bangor University (Bangor, UK)
- University of Manheim (Manheim, Germany)
- Radboud University Nijmegen (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Universidad de Granada (Granada, Spain)
- University of Tarragona (Tarragona, Spain)
- Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China)
- University of Hong Kong (China)
- Lund University (Sweden)
This project is jointly funded by the Office of International Science and Engineering and the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Apr 14, 2012 - 11/2011-04/2012 Newsletter
March 17, 2012 - New York Times article: Why Bilinguals Are Smarter
December, 2011 - CLS members featured in news article on the benefits of bilingualism
Oct 12, 2011 - Studies on the benefits of the bilingual brain
Sep 20, 2011 - iVillage article with advice on raising bilingual children
July 14, 2011 - Dr. Judith Kroll in I, Science magazine
June 2, 2011 - The bilingual brain on Academic Minute
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