Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2018

Our 2018 inaugural research symposium aims to provide an opportunity for researchers in Edinburgh and from across our Bilingualism Matters international network to come together to share and exchange ideas on any aspect of bilingualism, with a focus on dissemination potential beyond the academic world.  

Important Dates – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO ORIGINAL DATES
02 March 2018              Submissions open
31 March 2018              Submissions close
Early April 2018            Panel meet
Early April 2018            Notification of acceptance
May 2018                       Registration open (free to students; £30 others)
07 September 2018       Symposium (9am to 3.30pm)

Call for submissions
Presentations should be for an academic, interdisciplinary audience, avoiding specialist jargon. We are interested in receiving proposals for presentations on any aspect of bilingualism, including, but not limited to:

  • typical and atypical child bilingualism 
  • adult language learning and lifetime bilingualism 
  • cognitive effects of bilingualism and other types of experience 
  • bilingualism and bidialectalism 
  • bilingualism and social cognition 
  • bilingual education 
  • the neurolinguistics of bilingualism 
  • bilingualism in policy making 
  • sociological and social aspects of bilingualism

Our panel of expert reviewers will choose abstracts for 15-minute talks and posters, based on the following criteria: 

  1. Rigour of research
  2. Originality of research 
  3. Potential for dissemination through Bilingualism Matters network 

Submission Format

  • Abstracts should be max. 300 words in Arial (11 point), excluding tables and references.
  • Additional max. 50 words in same document is required describing how your research is relevant to the needs of the general public, policy makers or professionals (health, education etc.)
  • These should be submitted on one A4 page.
  • Figures, tables, examples and references can be on a second page.
  • Document to be uploaded in pdf format.
  • Submit anonymous abstracts to Easychair at the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bmrs2018

Indicate a preference for oral or poster presentation, and provide up to five keywords. The application will ask for the title, the name(s) of author(s) and their affiliation(s) separately and submissions to the panel will be anonymised.

Contacts
If you have any questions or require further details please contact us by email or phone.
Email: bilingualism-matters@ed.ac.uk
Phone: (44) (0)131 650 2884

 

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