January events on Bilingualism & Multilingualism

The following are a list of events, symposiums, conferences or workshops held in January related to the areas of bilingual, bicultural or multilingual/multicultural research. If you wish to appear on this list or know of any more events you would like to ask, feel free to contact us through the contact form or in the comments section!

January 28-30 in Bologna, Italy
Includes the paper “Italian roots in Australian soil: dialect as heritage language in first generation bilinguals”
Contact: aisv2015@gmail.com

“Il titolo del convegno vuole proporre all’attenzione degli studiosi il tema del classico e insieme rivoluzionario saggio di Roman Jakobson, Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze (1941). Qui si lanciava l’idea che i paralleli fra lo sviluppo fonologico del linguaggio nel bambino e (in termini jakobsoniani) la “dissoluzione” della fonologia nelle patologie del linguaggio abbiano come fondamento comune leggi fonetiche generali, le stesse che governano anche la struttura e il mutamento fonico delle lingue del mondo.”

Invited speakers:
Federico Albano Leoni – Università La Sapienza
Cinzia Avesani – ISTC–CNR, Padova
Valentina Bambini – IUSS Istituto Universitario di Stusi Superiori – Pavia
Carla Bazzanella – Università di Torino
Pier Marco Bertinetto – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Catherine Best – University of Western Sydney, Australia
Giuliano Bocci – Université de Gèneve, Svizzera
(Click here for a full list of invited speakers)

Bilingualism and Cognitive Aging 2015
January 28-30 in Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact: m.c.j.keijzer@rug.nl (Dr Merel Keijzer)

“Apart from establishing the current state-of-affairs, this meeting aims to provide a uniform kick-off for future work in this area. The staging of this event nicely coincides with a special issue on the topic of bilingualism and aging of Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism as well as an edited volume published by John Benjamins (Eds.: Ellen Bialystok, Cari Bogulski and Margot Sullivan). Adding to those publications, the output of this workshop includes both a special journal issue addressing the conference theme and an edited book volume. During the conference more details will be presented on both these publications and conference participants will be invited to submit their work to these forums.”

Invited speakers:
Prof. dr. Jubin Abutalebi – University Vita-Salute San Raffaele/ University of Hong Kong
Prof. dr. Thomas Bak – University of Edinburgh
Prof. dr. Ellen Bialystok – York University
Prof. dr. Kees de Bot – University of Groningen
Prof. dr. Deborah Burke – Pomona College

Norwegian Student Conference in Linguistics and Philology
January 22-23 in Tromsø, Norway
Issues on bilingualism, multilingualism and language policies
Contact: noslip@hsl.uit.no

“This first edition will be hosted by UiT, The Arctic University of Norway on January 22-23, 2015, giving you a rare opportunity to see both the first rays of the Arctic Sun and the occasional display of Northern Lights.
The conference is open to all graduate students in linguistics and philology, from both Norway and abroad, provided they have not defended a PhD by October 31st, 2014. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint presentation per author.
We welcome abstracts in all areas of linguistics. The pool of topics includes: syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, phonetics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, multilingualism, language policies, translation studies, computational linguistics, diachronic linguistics, classical philology etc.
Talks will have a 20+10 format, and will be organized in parallel sessions, depending on the number of accepted.” speakers.”

Invited speakers:
Eystein Dahl (UiT)
Dag Haug (UiO)
Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University)
Nivedita Mani (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World
January 14-16 in Leiden, The Netherlands
The first Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world (BHL) conference
Contact: bhl2015.leiden@gmail.com

“The goal of the BHL is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Hence, the BHL will be dedicated to research in any area related to bilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, second language and bilingual acquisition, heritage languages, and psycholinguistics. By bringing together researchers from different perspectives we will be able to share new insights regarding methodology and get a better understanding of bilingualism.”

Invited speakers:
Albert Costa (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Giuli Dussias (Penn State University)
Pieter Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Jason Rothman (University of Reading)
Rafael Salaberry (Rice University)
Scott Schwenter (Ohio State University)


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