Calls: Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

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Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

Full Title: Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

Date: 10-Sep-2009 - 12-Sep-2009
Location: Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Contact Person: Gessica De Angelis
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The Sixth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and
Multilingualism will be held at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy,
10-12 September 2009. Abstracts are invited from interested participants for

parallel session papers and for symposia. We welcome original and previously

unpublished papers on research on acquisition or use of three or more
Contributions in any language will be considered. Abstracts should be sent
the language of presentation accompanied by an English translation, or in

Call for Papers

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31st, 2009

Individual papers will be assigned 25 minutes slots: 20 minutes for the
presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Themed symposia have 2 hours slots
papers): proposers should include the chair's name, participants' names,
and abstracts for the papers in their symposium after obtaining their
to participate.

Topics include multilingualism in relation to:
Acquisition of 3rd, 4th, 5th... languages
Multiple language acquisition in multilingual contexts
Multilingual families
Mobility and migration of multilinguals
Multilingual majorities/minorities
Sociolinguistic studies of multilinguals in their communities
Multilingual cultures
Translation, interpreting, and mediation
Literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy)
Multilingualism in educational settings
Standards, assessment and evaluation
Teacher training in multilingual contexts
Higher education
Education and immersion in multiple languages
Educational language policies
Language policies
Languages and globalisation
Languages and economics
Affect (attitudes, emotions)
Speech processing in multilinguals

Please send your abstract (up to 300 words) to and
indicate in a separate page the following information:
1. Title of the presentation
2. Full name and affiliation, address, e-mail address and
fax number of each author
3. audiovisual/computer requirements
4. language of presentation
5. if you wish to be considered for the Best Student Paper Prize

Plenary Speakers
Rita Franceschini, University of Bozen - Bolzano
Durk Gorter, Ikerbasque/University of the Basque Country
Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, Philadelphia, United States

Local Organizers
Gessica De Angelis - Researcher, Centre for Language Studies
Christoph Nickenig - Director, Language Centre
Cecilia Varcasia - Researcher, Centre for Language Studies

Scientific Committee
Britta Hufeisen, Germany
Jasone Cenoz, Spain
Ulrike Jessner, Austria
Charlotte Kemp, UK
Muiris O'Laoire, Republic of Ireland
Jean-Marc Dewaele, UK
Peter Ecke, USA
Gessica De Angelis, Italy
Larissa Aronin, Israel

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