Preliminary program


September 18th, 2019

Welcome Reception in the Old Town Hall in Innsbruck

18:00 – 19:30   Opening remarks by Regional Minister Elisabeth Mayr and refreshments

19:30              Transfer to the conference venue in Obergurgl by shuttle service


September 19th, 2019

Conference Center in Obergurgl


8:45 – 9:10 Welcome by Prof. Ulrike Jessner, Conference Organiser (University of Innsbruck)


9:10 - 10:10   Keynote Talk 1  Prof. Ellen Bialystok (York University, Toronto, Canada)
                                                          Metacognition: Where language and thought converge. 

10:10-10:30 Coffee break



Panel 1 

10:30-11:00 Judit Navracsics(University of Pannonia, Hungary)
Same input – different development
11:00-11:30 Ulrike Jessner (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Definitions as indicators of metacognition in multilingual children
11:30-12:00 Kerstin Mayr-Keiler (Pedagogical University Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria)
Language Experience lies on a Continuum: On Linguistic and Cognitive Functioning of Multilinguals
12:00-12:30 Philip Herdina (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Memory, metacognition and metalinguistic awareness


Lunch break


14:00-15:00  Keynote Talk 2 Prof. Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy (New University, South Africa)
                                                        Language awareness from the grassroots: Experiences of multilingual South African urban  



Panel 2


Ana Lúcia Somones Borges Fonseca (Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil)
The imposition of English as language policy: an impossibility to pave a way to multilingual awareness


Juliana Pereira Souto Barreto (Federal University of Sergipe - UFS, Brazil)
In search of definitions for bilingualism: a mapping of application spaces of the English language in the city of Natal

Conference Dinner




September 20th, 2019

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Talk 3  Prof. Alexander Arguelles (Concordia College, Minnesota, USA)
                                                        The metacognitive strategies of polyglots: reflection from start to finish

 10:00-10:30  Coffee break



Panel 3


Claudia Pellegrini (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Multilingual awareness in polyglots from a DSCT perspective


Martina Irsara (Free university of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Multilingual awareness in an L4-L1-L4 translation setting: perspective-taking and language specific phenomena


Manon Megens (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Cross-linguistic awareness in multilingual young adult learners: Multilingual awareness in action!


Maria Teresa Wlosowicz (WSB University, Poland)
Metalinguistic awareness in multilinguals as exemplified by Polish (L1) students’ perception of the similarities and differences between related languages 


Lunch break


14:00-15:00 Keynote Talk 4 Prof. Carol Griffiths (University of Leeds, UK)
                                                       What is successful language learning?

15:00-15:20 Coffee break



Panel 4


Violetta Dmitrenko (Department of Education of the Government of Navarra, Spain)
Metacognitive strategies of multilingual adult learners


Ferat Dolas (University of Istanbul, Turkey)
Relationship between working memory, metalinguistic awareness and linguistic giftedness through dynamic model of multilingualism


Darin Nshiwi (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
The impact of metalinguistic awareness and foreign languages’ knowledge on learning German by adult learners in Syria


Emese Malzer-Papp (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Multilingual approaches to German teaching in adult education





September 21st, 2019 

Panel 5


Barbara Hofer & Gisela Mayr (University of Bolzano, Italy)
Multilingual awareness


Raes Calafato (University of Bergen, Norway)
Teachers’ multilinguality, language awareness and metalinguistic practices in the classroom


Elisabeth Allgäuer-Hackl (Universtity of Innsbruck, Austria)
Emerging multilingual awareness in language learners through instructed
learning and multiple language use

10:30-11:00 Birgit Spechtenhauser (University of Bolzano, Italy)
Many languages- one mind: Trilingual assessment of multilingual awareness from a psycholinguistic perspective
11:00-11:30 Conference Closing
11:30-12:30 Farewell Buffet


13:00                  Departure by shuttles to Innsbruck


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