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Diversity in Cognition

Venue: Dortmunder U


Wednesday, February 05, 2020
16:00 Get-together
16:30 Conference opening and welcoming by Barbara Welzel (Prorector Diversity Management at TU Dortmund) and Gerold Sedlmayr (Dean of Faculty 15: Cultural Studies at TU Dortmund)
16:45 - 18:00 Opening Lecture: Andrea Bührmann (University Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Equal Opportunities of Georg August University Goettingen / Founding Director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute): "The Reflexive Diversity Research Approach:  Some Conceptional Ideas on How to Conduct Research on Diversity from a Socio-scientific Perspective"
From 18:00 Reception with drinks


Thursday, February 06, 2020
08:45 Get-together
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote: John Lucy (University of Chicago, USA): Linguistic Relativity and Construals of Reality in Language Learning and Language Standardization
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:20 Panel 1 – Cognition and Psycholinguistics - Chair: Barbara Mertins
10:30 - 10:50 Renate Delucchi-Danhier (TU Dortmund, psycholinguistics laboratories, Germany): Visualizing intra- und interpersonal Diversity in our Network
10:50 - 11:20
Camilla Simoncelli (University of Paris Nanterre, France): Spatial Conceptualization in French and Italian Speakers: A contrastive Approach in the Context of the Linguistic Relativity Theory
11:20 - 11:50
Georgios P. Georgiou (RUDN University, Russia): How does high Variability phonetic Training affect the Perception of the English Vowels by Cypriot Greek Children and Adults?
11:50 - 12:20
Kyoko Aizaki (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting researcher of Lancaster University): Discursive and metalinguistic practices in the management of motivation and the attribution of responsibility: An analysis of a UK strategy document for social policy relating to people with Autism
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Input-Talk: Christopher J Hall (York St John University, UK): English as a Lingua Franca as an expression of linguistic diversity: a cognitive perspective
14:15 - 15:45 Panel 2 - Cognition and Language - Chair: Susanne Ehrenreich
14:15 - 14:45 Paula Weber (TU Dortmund, Germany): Translanguaging within and beyond English as a Lingua Franca
14:45 - 15:15 Fabian Esleben (TU Dortmund, Germany): Is there a Basis and Necessity for Teaching English as a Lingua Franca in Primary School?
15:15 - 15:45 Basri Saliu (Southeast European University, North Macedonia, Tetovo): L2 English Academic Speaking Development: Insights from a Multilingual University Context in North Macedonia
15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Wrap-up
From 18:00 Conference Dinner – at the restaurant restaurant Il Golfo


Friday, February 07, 2020
08:45 Get-together
09:00 – 09:30 Input-Talk: Diversität und Medien
09:30 – 11:00 Panel 3 - Cognition and Media - Chair: Matthias Rath
09:30 - 10:00 Gen Eickers (HU-Berlin School of Mind and Brain/PH-Ludwigsburg, Germany): Social Interaction in the Digital Space: Reproducing Discriminatory Social Behaviors Online
10:00 - 10:30 Hanna Höfer-Lück & Gudrun Marci-Boehncke (TU Dortmund, Germany): Gen - Der Diskurs: Gender-Diskurs. What Public Communication contributes to Awareness of academic Interaction
10:30 - 11:00 Hendrik Trescher & Teresa Hauck (University Marburg, Germany): Ambivalenzen sogenannter Leichter Sprache / Ambivalences of so-called „Easy Language“
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Input-Talk: Linda Leskau & Innokentij Kreknin (TU Dortmund, Germany)
12:00 – 13:30 Panel 4 - Cognition and Literature - Chair: Sigrid Nieberle
12:00 - 12:30 Christian Sinn (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland): (Wie) lässt sich der Einfluss der Bildungssprache auf die Kognition im Kontext einer literaturwissenschaftlichen Ausbildung von Lehrpersonen messen? / How can an Impact on Education Language for Teachings Students be measured?
12:30 - 13:00 Sylvia Blum (TU Dortmund, Germany): Kognitionswissenschaftliche Aspekte in der Rezeption ausgewählter Gegenwartsliteratur (Zürn, Draesner, Mayröcker) / Cognition in Reading German Contemporary Literature (Zürn, Draesner, Mayröcker)
13:00 - 13:30
Ina Henke & Constanze Bartsch (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany): Was können (und sollen) wir durch Literatur wissen? Zum kognitiven Stellenwert von Literatur aus literaturdidaktischer Perspektive. Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme / What can (and should) we know through Literature?
13:30 – 13:45 coffee break with snacks
13:45 – 14:15 Wrap-up
15:00 Closing remarks