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Winter School "Biliterate development in diverse contexts"


13 - 14 December 2018 in the HoP, 5th floor

Winter school organized by C03 and together with professors and students of the University of Thessaloniki, through the DAAD collaboration between the University of Cologne and the University of Thessaloniki. (Program: download pdf)

The main speakers are the following:

Prof. Alex Tantos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Prof. Despina Papadopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Prof. Elvira Masoura (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Dr. Eleni Peristeri (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Prof. Eleni Agathopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Prof. Theo Marinis (University of Konstanz)
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Jacopo Torregrossa (University of Hamburg)
Dr. Sonja Eisenbeiß (University of Cologne)
Dr. Lia Efstathiadi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Prof. Duygu Özge (Middle East Technical University)

Workshop description

As part of the collaboration within DAAD between the University of Cologne and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki we (C03) are organizing a winter-school in Cologne during 13th-14th of December 2018 entitled "Biliterate development in diverse contexts". The main topic of the winter school is to present some results from different bilingual contexts (from different perspectives).


Thursday, 13 December

16.00-17.15: Alex Tantos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) "Introduction to R"

17.45-19.15: Chris Bongartz (University of Cologne) “Cross-linguistic language analysis”
*this class will be held in 103 Seminarraum S91 in Albertus-Magnus Platz

19.30-: Cologne Christmas Markets Tour


Friday, 14 December

9.30-9.45: Welcome

9.45-11.30: Despina Papadopoulou & Kostantina Olioumtsevits (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) "Introduction to bilingualism and different tools in bilingual research with special reference to migrant and refugee populations"

11.30-12.00: Coffee break

12.00-12.30: Marianna Olivia Pope & Elvira Masoura (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) "Investigating the effects of bilingualism on episodic buffer function"

12.30-13.00: Eleni Agathopoulou & Nikoletta Balasopoulou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) "Aspects of oral fluency development in child L2 English"

13.00-14.30: Lunch break

14.30-15.30: Theo Marinis (University of Konstanz) "Literacy and cognition: Evidence for unprivileged multilingual contexts in India"

15.30-15.45: Coffee break

15.45-16.30: PhDs Poster session

16.30-17.00: Eleni Peristeri (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) “Effects of bilingualism on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Language Disorders”

17.00-17.30: Roundtable “Diversity in biliteracy” with Lia Efstathiadi (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Sonja Eisenbeiß (University of Cologne), Duygu Özge (Middle East Technical University) and Jacopo Torregrossa (University of Hamburg)

18.30-: Dinner