CFP: International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8)

Francis Hult francis.hult at
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International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8) - Oslo 2011


15-18 June 2011


The International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8) invites proposals for presentations on any aspect of research on bilingualism. Topics may include:


bilingual first language acquisition 

bilingual speech processing 

child/adult second language acquisition 

contact induced language change 

intercultural communication 

language contact phenomena 

language impairment in bilinguals 

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 

neurolinguistic studies of bilingualism 

receptive multilingualism 

signed languages and bilingualism 

sociolinguistic and grammatical studies of code-switching 

sociolinguistic studies of bilingual communities and migration 

translation and interpretation studies 


Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research results on bilingualism/ multilingualism are invited in three formats: colloquia, individual papers, and posters. Each paper presentation should 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. Proposals for colloquia should include a general abstract (maximum of 400 words), describing the colloquium as a whole, also an overall summary for inclusion in the conference program (max 75 words) as well as abstracts (max 300 words each) and summaries (max 50 words) for each of the individual papers. 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 fourth 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 a 300-word abstract, including examples and references. The abstract should include enough details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merit of the proposal. In addition, an overall summary for inclusion in the conference program (max 50 words) must be submitted. 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 submissions: only one presentation as a first author and one as a co-author. 

Abstract submissions will open on the ISB8 conference site from June 15, 2010.


Submission deadlines

Colloquia: October 1, 2010 

Individual papers and posters: October 15, 2010 

Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2011 


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