News - Conference on Multilingualism in Ghent, Belgium

Aleksandra Bub, PhD candidate at Faculty of Philology, scientific supervisor Zoya I. Rezanova, has won a travel grant from Tomsk State University to attend the Conference on Multilingualism ‘COM 2016’ held by the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. The conference will take place on September 11-13, 2016. During the conference Aleksandra will make a poster presentation titled Age of acquisition effect on the second language learning (co-presenter Olga V. Nagel).

The Conference on Multilingualism has a longstanding tradition. It started in 2005 at the University of Trento. This makes the current conference the ninth edition of the gathering. Among keynote speakers are Tamar H. Gollan (UC San Diego), Jon Andoni Duñabeitia (BCBL), and Narly Golestani (University of Geneva).

Aleksandra sees the conference as a great opportunity to exchange ideas and views on cognitive approach to the study of bilingualism and multilingualism with other researches from all over the world. Participation in ‘COM 2016’ will also help the student to maximize her opportunities for scientific collaboration in future and to obtain precious knowledge that will later be used in her PhD research and laboratory activities.



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