As we all know, the topic of bilingual aphasia is of increasing interest worldwide and there has been a rise in the number of publications on this topic.
Loraine Obler and I plan to get a group of colleagues who work on bilingual aphasia together in a satellite meeting of the Academy of Aphasia in Boston the day before the Academy starts, Saturday, October 17, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Thanks to Dean Gloria Waters our meeting will be held at Boston University, reachable by public transportation from the Academy site. Refreshments and dinner will be served free of charge.
The goal of this meeting will be to discuss issues pertaining to the study of bilingual aphasia from the perspectives of both behavioral and imaging studies. We envision a session including such issues as (a) selection and description of bilingual aphasic patients, (b) methodological issues such as characterizing language use, proficiency, dominance and preference, (c) assessment and diagnosis of bilingual aphasia and (d) treatment options for patients with bilingual aphasia.
Organizers: Swathi Kiran and Loraine Obler