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International Symposium on Bilingualism and Cognition, University of Hyderabad

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Saturday, 1 November 2018

The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Dept. of Biological Sciences at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus and Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences (CNCS) at the University of Hyderabad jointly organized a 3-day International symposium on "Bilingualism and Cognition" from 1 to 3 November, 2018.

The core themes of the symposium were to discuss the effects of bilingualism on cognitive functions like speech, rehabilitation through speech therapy, memory, investigating the science of bilingualism, effects on neurodegeneration, identifying the cortical structures involved in language processing, cognitive aspects of communication disorders and treatment of communication impairments, cognitive control focus on language switching, psychology of language and communication with a focus on syntax and semantics and many more.

Abhigna Reddy S. (Hyderabad) and Anusha Balasubramaniam (Reading) gave a presentation "Multilingualism in underprivileged contexts:  Cognition in children from urban slum and non-slum schools and different medium-of-instruction".