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Date(s) - Jan 25, 2018 - Jan 26, 2018

University of the Balearic Islands

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Working Group 2 ‘Linguistic and cognitive factors impacting language development during study abroad’

Workshop 25-26 January 2018

Study abroad: Moving forward on the linguistic and cognitive fronts

Sa Riera, University of the Balearic Islands, Miquel dels Sants Oliver 2,

Palma de Mallorca


Thursday 25 January


0930-1000    SAREP registration

1000-1015    Welcome to WG2 workshop by the vice chancellor for research

1015-1130    Opening plenary talk by Prof. Robert DeKeyser, University of Maryland: “The role of aptitude(s) during study abroad: Now you see it, now you don’t”

1130-1200    BREAK

1200-1240    Camilla Bardel, Stockholm University: “Individual use of discourse particles after staying abroad. The case of very advanced Swedish L2 learners of Italian”

1240-1320    Raquel Serrano, Universitat de Barcelona: “Do short-term stays abroad promote the development of formulaic language in the case of young learners?”

1320-1430    LUNCH (Room 4 on the 1st floor)

1430-1545   Plenary talk by Prof. Rachel Shively, Illinois State University: “Learning to use language in context: Incorporating pragmatics instruction into study abroad”

1545-1615    BREAK

1615-1730    Round Table (based on EUROSLA monograph): “Pragmatics, phonetics and foreign accent and their foreseeable development during study abroad”




Iryna Pogorelova and Mireia Trenchs, Universitat Pompeu Fabra: “An exploration of life experiences during study abroad: A case study of bilingual students and their process of intercultural adaptation”

Victoria Monje and Angelica Carlet, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya: “The second time around: The effect of formal instruction upon return from study abroad”

Pilar Avello, Universitat Pompeu Fabra: “Assessing learners’ changes in foreign accent during study abroad”

Ariadna Sánchez, Leuphana University Lüneburg: “Acculturation and second language pragmatic acquisition in the study abroad context”


Ana Moreno

1730-1800    Presentation of IntClass multilingual web on contexts of acquisition (SA-CLIL/EMI-FI) by Prof. Carmen Pérez Vidal


Conference dinner at Azabache (at participants’ own cost – details will be provided in advance)


Friday 26 January

0915-1030    Plenary talk by Prof. Cristina Sanz, Georgetown University: “Mind, context and multilingual development ‘in the wild’”

1030-1100    BREAK

1100-1140    Clare Wright, University of Leeds: “Working memory and task effects on L2 fluency development during study abroad”

1140-1220    Amanda Edmonds, Université Paul-Valéry: “Development of grammatical gender marking before, during, and after a stay abroad: Taking a lexical point of view”

1220-1330    LUNCH (Room 4 on the 1st floor)

1330-1445    Plenary talk by Prof. John Plews, Saint Mary’s University: “Language learning journals in study abroad: Linguistic aspects concerning learners of German”

1445-1515    BREAK

1500-1630    Core group meeting

1515-1630    Group meetings according to WG/areas of interest (Convener: Ariadna Sánchez)

1630-1730    Final considerations (Discussants: Plenary speakers)

1730             CITY WALKING TOUR

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