Stadt: Bielefeld

FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany
21-23 March 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 lan-
guage 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 globalisa-
tion issues related to multilingualism; multilingualism in business/economics; multilin-
gualism and digital media; multilingual issues in literature and translation.
Confirmed keynote speakers are:
Prof. Elana Shohamy (University of Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prof. Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Prof. Peter Auer (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Conference venue: FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social
Work, Interaktion 1, 33 619 Bielefeld, GERMANY

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 31 December 2018. Presenters are requested to submit their ab-
stracts of up to 300 words and include their name, affiliation, email address and 2-3 refer-
ences in an MS-Word document. All proposals should be sent to:
The conference website: