The meeting commenced with an international dinner and musical presentations from around the world including First Nations songs, Slovenian dancing, Appalachian fiddle music, English clogging, songs sung in Spanish, Portuguese, and Slovenian, and Japanese and Australian children's songs.
The week has included interesting presentations about children's acquisition of Icelandic, Slovenian, French (Manatoba, Quebec, European), Portuguese, Spanish (Spain, Chile, Mexico), Japanese, Korean, Arabic (Kuwait), and German. We learned to apply Phon, speech analysis software to our data (see additional blog entry). I presented an invited session on knowledge mobilization based on my Future Fellowship in a session on dissemination of knowledge. The meeting concluded with clinical applications of the shared international speech data.
|Conxita Lleo (University of Hamburg), May Bernhardt (UBC), Sharynne McLeod, Joe Stemberger (UBC)|
|International Crosslinguistic Study of Children's Speech Development group|
Martina Ozbič and Damjana Kogovšek from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Slovenian dancing at the welcome dinner|
|Hadeel Ayyad (Kuwait University) presenting a paper about Kuwaiti Arabic preschoolers' speech|
Sharynne and Þóra Másdóttir (The National Hearing and Speech Institute of Iceland)