The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.
We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.
Topics will include: (multiple) language acquisition and learning (L3, L4, Lx); psycho- and neurolinguistics of multilingualism; translanguaging; early bilingualism and heritage language development; speech processing in bi-/multilinguals; trans/multilingual language use in different contexts; multilingual education; bi-/multiculturalism; bi-/multilingual language policies; literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy); intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism; multilingual issues in literature and translation.
Confirmed speakers are: Prof. Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country) and Prof. Elizabeth Lanza (University of Oslo).
Conference venue: Marino Institute of Education (MIE) – Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.
More information on the venue is to be found here: https://www.mie.ie/en/
The two categories of proposals are: individual papers and posters.
Submission is already open and will close on 15 November 2017. Presenters are requested to include their name, affiliation and email address in the submitted MS-Word documents. All proposals should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information to be found: https://liemc18.wordpress.com/
All presenters will be invited to submit their full papers for publication by June 2018. Selected papers will be published in a newly established journal “Journal of Bilingual Education” (www.jbe.uw.edu.pl)