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Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

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Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts


University of Primorska, Koper, SLOVENIA

 5-6 September 2019


The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences 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 speakers are: Ulrike Jessner and Bernadette ORourke.


Conference venue: University of Primorska, Koper

More information on the venue is to be found here:


The two categories of proposals are: individual papers and posters. Submission is already open and will close on 31 May 2019. Presenters are requested to submit their abstracts of up to 300 words and include their name, affiliation and email address in the MS-Word documents. All proposals should be sent to:

More information about the conference can be found:


All presenters will be invited to submit their full papers for publication by 1 April 2020. Selected papers will be published in the new journal “Journal of Multilingual Theories and Practices” with Equinox Publishing, UK.