Selected conference presentations

2016-18

  • Bassetti, B., Cerni, T., Mairano, P., & Masterson, J. (2016, July) Effects of orthography on the perception of second language spoken words. Experimental Psychology Society meeting, Oxford, UK.
  • Bassetti, B., Cerni, T., Mairano, P., & Masterson, J. (2016, July) Effects of L1 orthography-phonology correspondences on L2 phonological awareness. Poster presented at the UK Orthography Group workshop, Oxford, UK.
  • Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Cerni, T., & Masterson, J. (2016, July). Orthographic effects on second language pronunciation and phonological awareness. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Porto, Portugal.
  • Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Masterson, J., & Cerni, T. (2017, June) Effects of orthography on bilinguals’ second language phonology: Number of letters and sound duration in speech production and awareness. International Symposium on Bilingualism, Limerick, Ireland.
  • Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Sokolović-Perović, M., & Cerni, T. (2016, June) The phonological status of gemination in Italian speakers of L2 English. New Sounds 2016, 8th International Conference on Second-Language Speech, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Bassetti, B., Sokolović-Perović, M., Mairano, P., & Cerni, T. (2017, September) Orthography-induced length contrasts in the L2 phonological systems of Italian speakers of English. European Second Language Association conference (EuroSLA 27), Reading, UK.
  • Mairano, P., Cerni, T., Sokolović-Perović, M., & Bassetti, B. (2016, September) Unlearning gemination and adjusting VOT: The case of Italian learners of English. Invited talk at the workshop Methodology and Language Assessment: Heritage Speakers and Beyond, Konstanz, Germany.
  • Mairano, P., Cerni, T., Sokolović-Perović, M., & Bassetti, B. (2017, January) Italians acquiring the timing of English plosives: Gemination and VOT. XIII Convegno Nazionale Associazione Italiana Scienze della Voce (XIII AISV), Pisa, Italy.
  • Mairano, P., Sokolović-Perović, M., Cerni, T., & Bassetti, B. (2017, September). How resistant are orthographic effects on L2 pronunciation? Phonology and Interphonology of Contemporary English (PAC 2017), Paris, France.
  • Sokolović-Perović, M., Dillon, S., & Bassetti, B. (2017, September) Effects of orthographic forms on phonology in Japanese speakers of English as a Second Language. European Second Language Association conference (EuroSLA 27), Reading, UK.
  • Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Sokolović-Perović, M., & Cerni, T. (2016, May) Effects of consonant and vowel digraphs on speech production in Italian speakers of English as a Second Language. Language and Learning Research Group Research Away Day, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
  • Bassetti, B., Mairano, P., Cerni, T., & Masterson, J. (2016, April) Number of consonant and vowel letters affects the perception of homophonic word pairs in L2 English. Paper presented at the Sound to Word in Bilingual and Second Language Speech Perception conference, Iowa City, USA.
  • Bassetti, B., Cerni, T., Mairano, P., & Masterson, J. (2016, March) Effects of orthographic forms on L2 phonology in Italian speakers of English as a Second Language: Perception and phonological awareness. Language and Learning Research Group seminar, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
  • Sokolović-Perović, M., Dillon, S., & Bassetti, B. (2016, June). The effect of orthography on L2 phonology in Japanese speakers of English. New Sounds 2016, 8th International Conference on Second-Language Speech, Aarhus, Denmark.

Pre-2016

  • Bassetti, B. (2014, Sept.) L2 orthographic forms and L1 grapheme-phoneme correspondences result in a phonological contrast that is unattested in the target language. European Second Language Association conference (EuroSLA 24), York, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2014, Apr.) Orthographic effects on second language phonology. Experimental Psychology Society meeting, University of Kent, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. and Atkinson, N. (2013, Aug.), Effects of orthographic forms on pronunciation in experienced instructed second language learners, EuroSLA 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Bassetti, B., Escudero, P. and Hayes-Harb, R. (2013, Aug.), Second language phonology at the interface between acoustic and orthographic input, EuroSLA 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Trenkic, D., Bassetti, B. and Clarke, A. (2013, Aug.), Calendar processing in Chinese learners of English as a second language, EuroSLA 23, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Bassetti, B. (2012, July) Counterfactual reasoning in Chinese speakers. International Conference on Thinking 2012, London, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2009, July) Perception of animals’ femininity in bilinguals and monolinguals: Effects of grammatical gender, the 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Utrecht.
  • Bassetti, B. (2008, Aug.) Counterfactual reasoning in Chinese-English bilinguals. International Conference on Language, Communication and Cognition, Brighton, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2005, Sept.)  Do bilingual children think differently? Grammatical gender and object perception in Italian-German bilingual children. EuroSLA 15, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Bassetti, B. (2004, Sept.) Reading the spoken language: Orthographic conventions and perception of phonology in learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. The Fourth International Workshop on Writing Systems, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Bassetti, B., Cook, V., Kasai, C., Sasaki, M., Takahashi, J., Tokumaru, Y. (2002, Sept.) Perception of shape and material in Japanese users of English. EuroSLA 12, Basel, Switzerland.

Outreach (talks for non-academics)

  • Bassetti, B. (2017, June) Language and thought in the multi-competent bilingual. Invited seminar, Business Profession and Government Division of the Institute of Linguists, London, UK.
  • Bassetti, B., & Comfort, T. (2013, July) Culture and language learning. Linking Research and Practice in Education conference, York, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2012, Oct.) Il bilinguismo apre la mente [Bilingualism opens up the mind]. Invited talk at the international school network meeting ‘Apprendimento plurilingue per percorsi didattici senza frontiere tra Italia, Austria e Slovenia’, Udine, Italy.
  • Bassetti, B. (2007, Sept.) Reading pinyin: The role of the orthographic word. The 5th International Symposium on Theories and Practices in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Manchester, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2006, Oct.) Do bilinguals think differently from monolinguals? Invited seminar, Institute of Linguists, Cambridge, UK.
  • Bassetti, B. (2006, Sept.) Pinyin orthographic input and CFL [Chinese as a Foreign Language] learners’ pronunciation, British Chinese Language Teaching Seminar, Cambridge, UK.