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Full Title: 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism

Short Title: ISB9
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Start Date: 10-Jun-2013 - 13-Jun-2013
Contact: Jaslyn Tan
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://linguistics.hss.ntu.edu.sg/ISB9/Main.html
Meeting Description: The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) will be hosted for the first time in Singapore, a country that sits at the doorstep of the most linguistically diversified region in the world. The theme of the conference ‘Multilingualism’ captures the diversity in this region.

Keynote Speakers:

Nick Evans (Australian National University)
Ofelia Garcia (City University of New York)
Monika S. Schmid (University of Groningen)
Lionel Wee (National University of Singapore)

Invited Colloquia:

Scholars interested in submitting abstracts for the invited colloquia should contact the respective chairs as early as possible.

‘Multilingualism in the Chinese Diasporas’
Chaired by Li Wei, University of London, Birkbeck College

‘Multilingual Education and Globalization in the Asian Context’
Chaired by Joe Lo Bianco, The University of Melbourne

‘Neurolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Advances in Bilingualism and Multilingualism Research’
Chaired by Viorica Marian, Northwestern University, USA

Organised by: Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation
Subject Language: None
LL Issue: 23.4585

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