ILLC 2023 Conference

By registering and attending, you can receive up to 0.7 ASHA CEU credits.

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Financial Disclosure

Presentations and discussions by guest speakers Rachel Samuels, MEd and Simanique Moody, PhD supported by Award #: 2041294 from National Science Foundation and American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117-2).

*1st authors presenters supported by Award #: 2050922 from the National Science Foundation and co-funded by US Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) ASSURE program

**Salaries of program directors and coordinator partly supported by Award #: 2050922 from the National Science Foundation and co-funded by US Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) ASSURE program and Award #: 2050922 from the National Science Foundation and co-funded by US Department of Defense Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) ASSURE program.

There are no further financial or nonfinancial speaker relationships to disclose.

5th NSF-REU Intersection of Linguistics, Language & Culture Conference

Online: Wednesday June 28

Hybrid: Thursday June 29

The NSF-REU Intersection of Linguistics, Language and Culture site housed at Molloy University Communication Sciences Department and CUNY Brooklyn College Linguistics Program, and funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Rescue Plan and the US Department of Defense ASSURE program (Awards # 2041294 and 2050922) and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy University are pleased to invite you to the 5th ILLC conference.  The program is offered for 0.7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level: Professional area) at no cost.  A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.

The intermediate level program will provide attendees the opportunity to achieve ASHA CEU’s in the areas of speech language pathology (.1 for online keynote address on June 28, and on June 29 online or in person .1 for 9:30am-11am session, .1 for 11:30am-12:40pm session, .1 for 1:40pm-3:05pm, 0.1 for 3:35pm-5pm.

As professionals practicing in an increasingly diverse world, SLPs attending this program will increase their knowledge and understanding of linguistically diverse populations and will become aware of key issues that contribute to the better assessment and treatment of culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse clients.  Areas covered will include speech perception and production in multilingual populations, attitudes towards language driven by personal experiences, professional perceptions of evidence-based practices, language comprehension, speech perception and play behaviors in clinically and ethnically diverse populations, language processing and development in bilinguals.  The minoritized language communities who have participated in the studies that will be presented include multilingual speakers of different varieties of Arabic, Haitian Creole, Japanese and Spanish, and Polish, Punjabi and Urdu.

Snacks and lunch will be provided at no charge for in-person participants on June 29.  (Limited seats available so please register in advance)


Wednesday June 28: Online

2pm-3:30 pm    Keynote

Rachel Samuels, MAEd, NBCT, Virginia Reading Teacher of the Year 2019: The benefits and challenges of exposing school students to linguistic concepts and linguistic diversity

Discussant: Simanique Moody, PhD, Program in Linguistics, Department of English, Brooklyn College

3.30- 4.15pm Poster Session 1: Structures across languages and modalities

1.1 Topics on descriptive linguistics: the case of reduplication in Nheengatu and Tsonga; Atilà Vital, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Carlos Silva, PhD, University of Porto, Portugal, Fabio Granja, PhD (abstract and poster) 

1.2 A Morphological Analysis of Gender in Kannada; Siddhartha Bushan & Joshua Dees, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (abstract and poster)

1.3 A noun or a verb? How do adults interpret ambiguous silent gestures? Zoe Hommerich & Molly Flaherty, PhD, Davidson College (abstract and poster)

4.15- 5.15pm Poster Session 2: Understanding clinical and  linguistic diversity 

2.1 Transcribing Disordered Speech: Towards an Educational Resource with Actual Footage; Elisabeth Boyer & Elena Babatsouli, PhD, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (abstract and poster)

2.2 Interpretation of narrative discourse in individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by naïve listeners and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs): A pilot study; Amanda Sinagra & Hia Datta, PhD, Molloy University (abstract and poster)

2.3 The Mediating Factors between Bilingualism and Creativity: A Review and Proposal for a Study of Heritage Bilinguals; Annabelle Soto & Sarah Grey, PhD, Fordham University (abstract and poster) 

2.4 Assessing Tonal Birth Language Perception and Production in International Adoptees; Jennifer Hitchcock, Shin Sujin Shin, PhD & Barbara Conboy, PhD University of Redlands (abstract and poster)

Thursday June 29: in person in Hagan 004, Molloy University (a zoom link will be provided for those who cannot attend in person)

9:20-9:30am    Welcome to the conference participants and introduction to the ILLC program objectives by co-directors Dr. Nissenbaum** and Dr. Barrière** and program coordinator Cass Lowry**, MPhiL

9:30-11am                    Speech Perception and Production

Nature and distribution of ‘r/ and /w/ in Haitian Creole; Ashley Beaujuin* & Isabelle Barrière**, PhD (abstract and slides)

Beware! Speed check ahead: speech rate in bilinguals speaking different varieties of Spanish; AnneMarie Lebron* & Isabelle Barrière**, PhD (abstract and slides)

Voice Onset Time stimulus response in different levels of Japanese bilingual listeners; Kenzo Kimura* & Valerie Shafer, PhD (abstract and slides)

11am-11:30am              Coffee break

11:30am-12:40pm         Language and Professional Attitudes

1947 Partition between India and Pakistan: The Effect of Cultural Trauma on Language Attitude and Use; Maryam Shaukat* & Miriam Baigorri, CCC-SLP, PhD (abstract and slides)

Spanish Speech Language Pathology Student Perspectives on Evidence Based Practice and Clinical Self-Efficacy for Motor Speech Disorders; Sara Miranda* & Gemma Moya-Galé, CCC-SLP, PhD (abstract and slides)

12:40pm-1:40pm           Lunch break

1:40pm-3:05pm     Typical and Atypical Development Across the Lifespan and in Different Environments

Language comprehension and working Memory in preschoolers with typical and atypical hearing; Harrison Fiumaro*, Isabelle Barrière**, PhD & Zoe Thijs, PhD (abstract and slides)

Perception of Emotional Prosody in Adolescents; Kara Hurdle* & Isabelle Barrière**, PhD (abstract and slides)

Play behavior and language use in Cantonese-English-speaking bilingual dyads; Erin Foo* & Erin Reilly, CCC-SLP, PhD (abstract and slides)

3:05-3:35pm                 Coffee break

3:35pm-5pm                 Bilingualism

The Impact of Bilingualism on Executive Functions: a comparison of attentional and non-attentional task performance in (Arabid-English and Spanish-English) Bilinguals and Monolinguals; Marly Farag* & Hia Datta, PhD (abstract and slides)

Diglossia, Literacy, and Heritage Language Acquisition in the Case of Moroccan Darija; Sara Haridy* & Marisa Nagano, PhD (abstract and slides)

The Acquisition of Grammatical Polish Gender Morphology by Polish-English Bilingual preschoolers; Marta Musungu-Yenge* &  Isabelle Barrière**, PhD (abstract and slides)

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