[lg policy] 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 13 21:32:26 UTC 2012

9th International Symposium on Bilingualism
Short Title: ISB9

Date: 10-Jun-2013 - 13-Jun-2013
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Jaslyn Tan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://linguistics.hss.ntu.edu.sg/ISB9/Main.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics;
Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) will be hosted
for the first time in Singapore, a country that sits at the doorstep
of the most linguistically diversified region in the world. The theme
of the conference 'Multilingualism' captures the diversity in this

Keynote Speakers:

Nick Evans (Australian National University)
Ofelia Garcia (City University of New York)
Monika S. Schmid (University of Groningen)
Lionel Wee (National University of Singapore)

Invited Panels:

'Multilingualism in the Chinese Diasporas'
Chaired by LI Wei, University of London, Birkbeck College

'Multilingual Education and Globalization in the Asian Context'
Chaired by Joe LO BIANCO, The University of Melbourne

Organised by: Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School
of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Call for Papers:

The International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9) invites proposals
for presentations on any aspect of research on bilingualism.

Topics may include:

- Bilingual and multilingual first language acquisition
- Bilingual and multilingual speech processing
- Child/adult second language acquisition
- Contact induced language change
- Intercultural communication
- Bilingual and multilingual studies of conceptual domains
- Language attrition
- Language contact phenomena
- Language impairment in bilinguals and multilinguals
- 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 and multilingualism
- Neurolinguistic studies of bilingualism and multilingualism
- Receptive multilingualism
- Signed languages and multilingualism
- Sociolinguistic studies of code-switching
- Sociolinguistic studies of bilingual and multilingual communities
and migration
- Translation and interpretation studies
- Methodological issues in studying bilingual and multilingual population

Proposals regarding original, previously unpublished research results
on bilingualism/multilingualism are invited in three formats:
colloquia, individual papers, and posters. Each paper presentation
will 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. Colloquia
will normally have a maximum duration of two hours (120 minutes) and
we strongly urge convenors to keep to this limit. However, a duration
of up to three hours (with six paper slots) can be granted upon
request, if necessary.

Proposals for colloquia should include:

- A general abstract describing the colloquium as a whole (maximum of 400 words)
- An overall summary for inclusion in the conference programme (max 75 words)
- Abstracts (max 300 words each)
- Summaries (max 50 words) for each of the individual paper

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 final 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:

- An abstract, including examples and references (max 300 words). The
abstract should include enough details to allow reviewers to judge the
scientific merit of the proposal.
- An overall summary for inclusion in the conference programme (max 50 words)

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 paper and poster submissions: Only one presentation as a first
author. The first author will have to register for the conference in
order to be assured a place on the programme.


N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal,
and to write directly to the original sender of any offensive message.
 A copy of this may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman,

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to

This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list