UC Merced is hosting a bilingualism workshop that brings together scholars from psychology, linguistics, cognitive science and education.
The workshop begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 in the Dr. Lakireddy Auditorium with a keynote presentation by UC Berkeley Professor Lily Wong Fillmore on cultural diversity and teaching language-minority students. Fillmore will discuss what she sees as real issues stemming from a lack of attention to cultural diversity in our schools, and will offer suggestions both for school practice and for research.
The two-day workshop is free and open to the public. It is geared toward working professionals who are interested in bilingualism. Attendees can register online at bilingualism-workshop.ucmerced.edu
On Saturday, various researchers will discuss bilingualism research, including language processing in bilinguals and challenges faced in bilingual classrooms.
This workshop is co-sponsored by Cognitive Information Sciences, Psychological Sciences, the Center for the Humanities, and the School for the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
The workshop was organized after members of the public showed exceptional interest in bilingualism during a workshop in January sponsored by Psychological Sciences and the Early Childhood Education Center.
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