Aalborg University  
LIMoBiS: International Conference - Language Impairment in Monolingual and Bilingual Society

Programme Thursday 30th September

Thursday 30th September
Location: Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3

8:15 - 9:15 - Registration & coffee

9:15 - 10:15 - Invited speaker: Dr. Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam) ”Vulnerable markers in bilingual SLI: a study on Turkish-Dutch”
Chair: Chiara Pecini (University of Pisa Medical School)

10:15 – 10:35 - Interactive Poster Session II (Each author presents a max. 2 min. for 2 slides of power point presentation. Authors will be available for questions during poster session) Chair: Radka Antalíková (Aalborg University)

  1. ”The Effects of Background Noise on Auditory Discrimination in 2-Year-Old Children” Elina Niemitalo-Haapola, S. Lapinlampi, R. Remes & T. Kujala
  2. ”Passives do not cause Danish language-impaired children problems” Kristine Jensen de López, Lone Sundahl Olsen & Line Clasen
  3. ”Second language Learning for Majority-Language Students in a Minority Context: Typical second language development” Chantal Mayer-Crittenden
  4. ”Hesitations in sign language: analysis of fluent deaf production” Felipe Venáncio Barbosa & Raquel Cezar Alves
  5. ”Variation in past tense inflection by Danish children with SLI” Rikke Vang Christensen
  6. ”Early Milestones, L1 Abilities and L2 Exposure as discriminators between young bilinguals with Specific Language Impairment and with Typical Development” Hadar Oz


10:35 – 10:50 - Coffee break

10:50 – 12:00 Paper Session 


Session C

Session D


room 3.115

room 4.130


Aspects of Monolingual Language Impairment

Chair: Vicky Chondrogianni (Aalborg University

Narratives in assessment of atypical language development

Chair: Line Clasen (Aalborg University)


”Subject-Verb Agreement in Arabic-speaking children with Language Impairment: An Elicited Experimental Task”

Fauzia Adballa

”Narratives in Cypriot Greek Mono- and Bilingual Children with SLI”

Eleni Theodorou & Kleanthes K. Grohmann


”Processing-dependent measurements as a tool for identification of Danish children with language impairment”

Kristine Jensen de López & Lone Sundahl Olsen

”Narrative characteristics of language-impaired Greek-speaking preschool children”

Alexandra Econocou, Spyridoula Varlokosta, Kostas Mylonas & Elias Besevegis


”Explanations and justifications: a comparison of children with specific language impairment and with typical development interacting with their mothers in two activities”

Stefano Rezzonico

”Narrative Skills in Arabic-Speaking students with Down Syndrome”

Fauzia Abdalla, Latifa Al-Ajmi & Hissa Ali



12:00 – 14:00 - Lunch with Poster Session II display

14:00 – 15:30 Paper Session 


Session E


room 3.115


Potential Markers of SLI

Chair: Rikke Vang Christensen (Copenhagen University)


”Co-reference and Quantification: Another Environment Vulnerable to Impairment”

Thomas Roeper & Barbara Zurer Pearson


”Comprehension of adjectival and non-adjectival passives by Slovak-speaking children with Language Impairment: the role of morphology”

Radka Antalíková & Kristine Jensen de López





Session F


room 3.115


”(A)symmetries in production and on-line comprehension of clitic pronouns by Turkish-Greek L2 children and monolingual Greek children with SLI”

Vicky Chrodrogianni, Theodoros Marinis & Susan Edwards


”Embedded aspect in L2 acquisition: Evidence from L1-Russian learners of Greek”

Sviatlana Karpava & Kleanthes K. Grohmann




15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 - Invited Speaker: Dr. Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University) ”Can bilingualism be a benefit for children with SLI?”
Chair: Kathryn Kohnert (University of Minnesota)

19:30 - Conference Dinner at Duus’ Wine House, Østerågade 9, Aalborg

Duus’ Wine House

Aalborg University · Department of Communication and Psychology · 9220 Aalborg Oest · Denmark · Phone +45 9940 9940 · limobis@hum.aau.dk