LINGUIST List 31.2427

Thu Jul 30 2020

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acq, Psycholing/Poland

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 29-Jul-2020
From: Katarzyna Jankowiak <>
Subject: Multilingualism Matters
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Full Title: Multilingualism Matters

Date: 23-Apr-2021 - 25-Apr-2021
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Katarzyna Jankowiak
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 13-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

Multilingualism Matters (Convenors: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk & Magdalena Wrembel; Bilingualism MattersPoznań, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan).

Invited Speaker: Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg): ''Language Learning Aptitude and Social Differences in Multilingual Language Learning''

Call for Papers:

This session aims to exchange ideas and expertise on how bi- and multilingualism have changed and developed linguistic research. Empirical language studies are currently adapting to the fact that nowadays the majority of the world’s population is bi- or multilingual by introducing a number of new methodological standards, including a more thorough screening of language background of participants tested or more rigorous criteria for selecting appropriate language stimuli to be used in a study. Furthermore, bi-/multilingualism has also significantly contributed to applied linguistics, introducing novel research avenues, such as cross-linguistic influence, multicompetence, or code-switching investigated across different linguistic domains.

The session will approach bi-/multilingualism from two correlated perspectives. Firstly, it will focus on methodological issues related to the study of bi-/multilingual populations. Secondly, it will discuss the contributions of multilingual research to applied linguistics. In this two-part session, we welcome presentations devoted to addressing methodological challenges related to the study of bi-/multilingual populations, as well as to exploring the bi-/multilingual perspective while researching foreign language learning.

Please see the main conference website for details on abstract format and submission:

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