Welcome to Montreal! Bienvenue à Montréal!

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, with the support of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music, are pleased to invite you to a two-day conference on multilingualism and brain plasticity, to be held on

24-25 October 2013 (Thursday and Friday) at McGill University in Montreal

The conference examines recent advances in our understanding of multilingualism, including simultaneous bilingualism, language learning mechanisms, sign language, transfer effects, brain plasticity and critical periods, focusing on current developments in this field. One goal is to facilitate and inspire the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers and students.

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Invited Speakers
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The Beatty Memorial Lecture on Thursday the 24th at 6.30 pm will be LIVE STREAMED here.

In addition, all the conference talks will be recorded and will be made available on the website after the conference.

Important Dates

  • 07 July 2013 - Abstract submissions deadline
  • 22 July 2013 - Notification of acceptance
  • 08 July 2013 - Registration opens
  • 22 August 2013 - 'Early bird' registration ends
  • 24 and 25 October - Conference

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