LINGUIST List 23.1852

Thu Apr 12 2012

Calls: Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Socioling, Translation/Singapore

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 12-Apr-2012
From: Jaslyn Tan <>
Subject: 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism
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Full Title: 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism Short Title: ISB9
Date: 10-Jun-2013 - 13-Jun-2013 Location: Singapore, Singapore Contact Person: Jaslyn Tan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2012

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:

'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

Call for Papers:

The International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of research on bilingualism.

Topics may include:

- Bilingual and multilingual first language acquisition- Bilingual and multilingual speech processing- Child/adult second language acquisition- Contact induced language change- Intercultural communication- Bilingual and multilingual studies of conceptual domains- Language attrition- Language contact phenomena- Language impairment in bilinguals and multilinguals- Language policy and ideology of bilingualism/multilingualism- Language shift, language maintenance and language loss- Multilingualism and education- Multilingualism, migration and identities- Multilingualism, styles and practices- Multimodality and multilingualism- Psycholinguistic studies of bilingualism and multilingualism- Neurolinguistic studies of bilingualism and multilingualism- Receptive multilingualism- Signed languages and multilingualism- Sociolinguistic studies of code-switching- Sociolinguistic studies of bilingual and multilingual communities and migration- Translation and interpretation studies- Methodological issues in studying bilingual and multilingual population

Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research results on bilingualism/multilingualism are invited in three formats: colloquia, individual papers, and posters. Each paper presentation will be scheduled for 20 minutes.

Proposals for Colloquia:

Colloquia are collections of four paper presentations that relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest. They are submitted as a group, individually reviewed and offered in 120 minute time blocks. Colloquia will normally have a maximum duration of two hours (120 minutes) and we strongly urge convenors to keep to this limit. However, a duration of up to three hours (with six paper slots) can be granted upon request, if necessary.

Proposals for colloquia should include:

- A general abstract describing the colloquium as a whole (maximum of 400 words)- An overall summary for inclusion in the conference programme (max 75 words)- Abstracts (max 300 words each)- Summaries (max 50 words) for each of the individual paper

The word limit includes examples and references. For each of the papers to be presented, the author's name, professional affiliation, and email address must be included. Sufficient details should be provided to allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal. A chair for the session must also be identified. Instead of a final speaker, time can be reserved for discussion led by a specified discussant. The person submitting a proposal for a colloquium is in charge of securing the permission and co-operation of all participants before the proposal is submitted.

Proposals for Individual Papers or Posters:

Proposals for individual papers or posters consist of:

- An abstract, including examples and references (max 300 words). The abstract should include enough details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal.- An overall summary for inclusion in the conference programme (max 50 words)

Abstracts for paper/poster presentations will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Authors will be asked to specify a format (paper presentation or poster session) at the time the work is submitted.

For all paper and poster submissions: Only one presentation as a first author. The first author will have to register for the conference in order to be assured a place on the programme.

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