LINGUIST List 30.4937

Tue Dec 31 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Neuroling, Psycholing, Socioling/Poland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Dec-2019
From: Magdalena Olpińska-Szkiełko <>
Subject: International Symposium on Bilingualism
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Full Title: International Symposium on Bilingualism
Short Title: ISB13

Date: 09-Jul-2021 - 14-Jul-2021
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Contact Person: Magdalena Olpińska-Szkiełko
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2020

Meeting Description:

The ISB 13 Organizing Committee and the ISB Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 13th International Symposium on Bilingualism. The Symposium will take place on 10-14 July 2021 at the University of Warsaw (Poland).


The conference theme, “Bilingualism in Flux”, presents bilingualism as a dynamic and multifaceted phenomenon existing on a continuum. The in flux part of the theme is a twofold concept. First, it is understood as relating to non-linguistic circumstances that foster not only diverse, but also transient bilingual communities throughout the world. Nowadays, new waves of migration influence the linguistic status quo and enrich existing environments. Second, it pertains to the very processes taking place in language, a dynamic entity prone to changes. The fluctuating circumstances entail linguistic consequences reflected in the development of the second and further languages, cross-linguistic influence, language attrition, incomplete acquisition, and maintenance of heritage languages. Finally, the conference leitmotif highlights not only the local changes presently taking place in Poland, but also the country’s linguistic heritage.

Proposals that fit within that theme are particularly eagerly solicited. However, ISB 13 invites submissions in all areas of research in bilingualism and multilingualism (whether linked to the conference theme or not), including but not limited to: linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, applied linguistics, neuropsychology, first and second/ third language acquisition, clinical linguistics, language and education, and multilingual societies.

Call for Papers:

The ISB 13 Organizing Committee has adopted a modified procedure for submitting proposals for this Biannual Meeting.

The Academic Program will be organized in the format of thematic sections, with each section organizing a variety of presentations in a given field. The program will be very broad, with many thematic sections covering all the main areas of research on bilingualism and multilingualism. There will also be an open section, consisting of stand-alone papers and posters which do not necessarily fit within any of the accepted thematic sections.

Abstracts are solicited for three categories of proposals: thematic sections, individual papers, and posters.

There is a two-stage selection process for submitting proposals to the academic program:

Stage 1: Call for Thematic Section Proposals: 15 November 2019 – 15 June 2020

Thematic sections allow for extended, interactive discussion on a specific topic, focusing on a cluster of related papers. Each submission should include at least three presentations (papers, thematic sessions, panels, round tables, workshops, etc.). Submissions must include an abstract for the panel (of a maximum of 500 words in length), as well as for each of the constituent presentation (of a maximum of 300 words in length). For details see:

Besides presentations indicated in their original thematic section proposal, Thematic Section Leaders may be asked to accept additional individual papers and posters proposed to their section (see Stage 2, below). The decision whether or not to accept a proposal in a thematic section rests with each thematic section as represented by that entity’s program Leaders.

Stage 2: Call for individual Papers and Posters:  15 July 2020 – 30 November 2020

The second stage of the process is open to anyone wishing to propose individual papers or posters.
Individual papers: Papers are formal presentations on original research or original pedagogy-focused topics by one or more authors, lasting a total of 20 minutes with 5 additional minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words in length.
Posters: Poster sessions are for displaying original research or pedagogy that offers the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion with others in the field. Posters are especially effective for presenting work-in-progress, fieldwork, and results of empirical research for which data can be presented visually. Posters will be available throughout an entire day of the conference with presenters in attendance for a 90-minute poster session. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words in length.

Paper and Poster Proposers will have to complete the proposal process online using the application form on the ISB 13 website (, available from 15 June 2020). Once logged in, they will be asked to select which thematic section their poster or paper should be considered for. There is also an open section welcoming individual paper and poster proposals that do not fit into any of the listed thematic sections.

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