The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism Call for Proposals:

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Mon Jun 3 12:41:33 UTC 2002

         The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism
		Arizona State University
                   April 30-May 3, 2003

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Deadline for submission of abstracts is September 1, 2002

Arizona State University will host the 4th International Symposium on
Bilingualism (ISB4) from April 30 through May 3, 2003.  ISB welcomes
proposals concerning any aspect of research on bilingualism.  In previous
years, ISB1 and ISB2 were held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in
1997 and 1999. The third meeting was held at the University of the West of
England - Bristol in 2001. In 2003, the event will take place in the United
States for the first time.

Keynote Speakers

Fred Genesee, McGill University
Loraine Obler, City University of New York Graduate School Center
Bernard Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University
Ana Celia Zentella, University of California, San Diego

Call for Proposals

The 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism invites proposals for
presentations in any aspect of research on bilingualism. In the past,
topics have included grammatical development in bilingual children,
sociolinguistic and grammatical studies of codeswitching, bilingual speech
processing, language impairments in bilinguals, sociolinguistic studies of
bilingual communities and migration, child/adult second language
acquisition, language policy and ideology, language shift, language
attrition/forgetting, and bilingualism in school settings.

Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research on
bilingualism are invited in three formats: Colloquia, individual papers,
and posters.

Proposals for colloquia. Colloquia are collections of paper presentations
which relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest, and are offered in
either 2-hour or 3-hour time blocks. Proposals for colloquia are limited to
700 words, and should include brief summaries of each of the papers to be
included, along with paper titles and individual authors' names. Sufficient
detail should be provided to allow peer reviewers to judge the scientific
merit of the proposal. A chair for the session must also be identified. It
is the responsibility of the person submitting a proposal for a colloquium
to secure the permission and cooperation of all participants before the
proposal is submitted. Proposals for colloquia must indicate whether a
2-hour or 3-hour time block is requested. Typically, each paper
presentation within a colloquium should be scheduled for 30 minutes,
including time for discussion.

Proposals for individual papers or posters.  Please submit an abstract of
no more than 700 words.  The abstract should include enough detail to allow
reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the proposal. Abstracts for
paper/poster presentations will be double-blind peer-reviewed.

Authors will be asked to specify a format (colloquium, paper, or poster)
for the proposal at the time the work is submitted.

How to Submit Proposals

Proposals may be submitted electronically at before September
1, 2002. In cases where electronic submission is not possible,
accommodations may be made on an individual basis; please inquire at
isb4 at (email) or write to 4th International Symposium on
Bilingualism, Arizona State University, PO Box 870211, Tempe, AZ
85287-0211, USA.


Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings of the 4th
International Symposium on Bilingualism, to be published by Cascadilla
Press and distributed on CD ROM. All registered attendees will receive a
copy of the proceedings at no additional cost.


ISB4 will offer travel scholarships to a limited number of scholars from
developing countries. Faculty or students whose proposals have been
accepted for presentation will be eligible to apply. Please check our
website at in late October for more details.

We also plan to organize a home-stay program designed for conference
attendees who would like to stay at no charge with an ASU-affiliated host
for the duration of the conference. This program will be open to all
registered participants.

ISB4Com Listserv

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Early registration begins October 15, 2002, and closes February 23, 2003.
The cost for early registration for student attendees is $80.00, and
$195.00 for non-students. Late and in-person registration is $245.00.

Registration includes access to conference meetings and exhibits, a copy of
the conference bulletin and other materials, Thursday night dinner, Friday
night party, daily lunches Wednesday through Friday, and a copy of the
conference proceedings on CD ROM, to be published by Cascadilla Press.  The
Friday night party is sponsored by Multilingual Matters.


Hotel accommodations will be within walking distance from the university.
It is the individual responsibility of participants to call hotels directly
to make reservations. Please visit for a full list of
conference hotels. Conference-negotiated discount rates range from $49 to
$155 per night.

Further Information

Further details regarding ISB4 are available at the conference website, at Please visit the website periodically for continuing updates.

Conference organizers can be reached by email at isb4 at, by telephone
at (480) 727-6877, by fax at (480) 727-6875, or by surface mail at 4th
International Symposium on Bilingualism, Arizona State University, PO Box
870211, Tempe, AZ 85287-0211, USA.

Conference Staff

James Cohen, Conference Coordinator
Anju Kuriakose, Webmaster

Organizing Committee

Jeff MacSwan, Chair, Arizona State University
Dawn Bates, Arizona State University
Holly Cashman, Arizona State University
Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University
David Ingram, Arizona State University
Nicholas Miller, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Melissa Greer Moyer, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Kellie Rolstad, Arizona State University
Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of the West of England - Bristol
Li Wei, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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