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Mon Nov 02 2009

Confs: Writing Systems/UK

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        1.    Benedetta Bassetti, Writing 2day: The London Writing Systems Symposium

Message 1: Writing 2day: The London Writing Systems Symposium
Date: 02-Nov-2009
From: Benedetta Bassetti <b.bassettiioe.ac.uk>
Subject: Writing 2day: The London Writing Systems Symposium
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Writing 2day: The London Writing Systems Symposium

Date: 28-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Benedetta Bassetti
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Meeting Description:

Writing 2day: The London Symposium on Writing Systems is to be held on November 28, 2009, at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Like its predecessor in 2008, the event will bring together researchers in different fields who are working on the acquisition, linguistic characteristics and processing of scripts, orthographies and writing systems of the world. The aim is for an high level exchange in an informal, friendly environment that is conducive to new ideas and collaborations.

The programme is as follows:

Session 1: Writing Systems Research

-Vivian Cook, Newcastle.
-Julia Sallabank, SOAS, and Jan Marquis, States of Guernsey Culture & Leisure Department. Issues in Orthography Development: Examples from Dgernesiais /Guernésiais / Giernesiei / Djernezié

Session 2: Psycholinguistic Studies of Word Recognition across Writing Systems

-Walter Van Heuven, Nottingham.
-Brendan Weekes, Sussex.
-Miho Sasaki, Keio University, Japan. Effects of Writing Systems on Word Recognition by L2 Users: a Cross-linguistic Study.

Session 3: Technology and Writing Systems

- Naomi Baron, American University, Washington, USA. Talk about Texting: Attitudes towards Mobile Phones
- Roger Mitton, Birkbeck, London. The Three Ages of Spellchecking.

Session 4: Literacy across Writing Systems

- Cristina Burani, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), Rome, Italy. Morpheme-based Reading in Young Skilled and Dyslexic Italian Readers.
- Sonali Nag, York. Beyond Alphabetic Processes: Literacy in the Alphasyllabaries

Poster Session:

Nasra al Rahbi, Newcastle; Benedetta Bassetti and Jackie Masterson, Institute of Education, University of London; Jyotsna Vaid, Texas A&M; Andreas Sotiropoulos, Essex; Brigitte Weber, Klagenfurt; Georgia Niolaki and Jackie Masterson, Institute of Education, University of London; Mariam Aboelezz, Lancaster.

The workshop will conclude with a reception generously sponsored by Oxford University Press to celebrate the launch of the journal Writing Systems Research. The inaugural issue of the journal will be on display.

Participation is free but booking is compulsory (by email to: b.bassettiioe.ac.uk).

Benedetta Bassetti
Organiser, Writing 2day: The London Symposium on Writing Systems
Research Associate, Institute of Education, University of London
Co-editor, Writing Systems Research

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