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Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00 AM (EST) to Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 AM (EST)

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Language, Identity and Education in Multilingual Contexts


MultiLingNet & the Centre of Language Learning and Use (CReLLU)

University of York


 14-16 February 2019


The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competencies and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.

We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.


Topics will include: (multiple) language acquisition and learning (L3, L4, Lx); psycho- and neurolinguistics of multilingualism; translanguaging; early bilingualism and heritage language development; speech processing in bi-/multilinguals; trans/multilingual language use in different contexts; multilingual education; bi-/multiculturalism; bi-/multilingual language policies; literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy); intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism; multilingual issues in literature and translation.


Confirmed keynote speakers are:


Prof. Simone Pfenninger

(University of Salzburg, Austria & University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Prof. Pilar Safont

(Jaume I University, Spain)

Prof. Jason Rothman

(University of Reading, UK & The Arctic University of Norway)


Conference venue: University of York, UK

More details about the venue will follow shortly:


The two categories of proposals are: individual papers and posters. Submission is already open and will close on 15 November 2018. Presenters are requested to submit their abstracts of up to 300 words and include their name, affiliation, email address and 2-3 references in an MS-Word document. All proposals should be sent to:


The conference website: and will be updated periodically for new developments.