Upcoming events

  • Fri
    05
    Jun
    2020

    Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh Webinar

    Online

    Join our webinar with Prof Antonella Sorace and Dr Thomas Bak giving fascinating talks on bilingualism, followed by an opportunity for questions.

    "Languages in lockdown and beyond" - Prof Antonella Sorace

    The COVID-19 crisis has changed the world as we knew it. It has also magnified both the positive effects and the challenges of multilingualism, across different families, ages, sectors, and modalities. While going back to the pre-pandemic state may not be possible in the short run, we can capitalise on what we have learned so far and invest in more effective practices to maintain and encourage multilingualism in society.

    "How to interpret bilingualism studies" - Dr Thomas Bak

    With seemingly conflicting stories about bilingualism often appearing in the news, how can we work out the truth from eye-catching headlines? As with many other examples of confusing information we get nowadays (including CoViD-19), there are ways in which we can distinguish fact from fiction, quality from quantity, substance from slogans. Illustrated with recent examples, Thomas will discuss how to find a path through a forest of conflicting results.

    Register now on Eventbrite to receive an email 48 hours before the event with full details and the link to join.

    This webinar replaces our annual Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh event which was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Mon
    15
    Jun
    2020

    Refugee Week 2020: Let's Celebrate Languages!

    15:00Online

    Two online sessions hosted by Bilingualism Matters celebrating language diversity, discussing questions from the refugee community.

    Do you have questions about refugee languages, home language maintenance or language and identity? Join our two sessions exploring and celebrating languages in Refugee Week 2020.

    Monday 15th June, 2-3pm: Prof Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, Bilingualism Matters) in conversation with Nadin Akta (University of Edinburgh, Syrian Futures Project)

    Friday 19th June, 2-3pm: Dr Katerina Strani (Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, Heriot Watt University)

    • These sessions will be held on Blackboard Collaborate, which operates on most browsers (see link for more details).
    • Attendees will be muted with no video but can participate with questions and comments in the chat area.
    • An email with joining instructions will be sent no less than two hours before the sessions.

    REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020

    Refugee Week 2020: Let's Celebrate Languages!

    15:00Online

    Two online sessions hosted by Bilingualism Matters celebrating language diversity, discussing questions from the refugee community.

    Do you have questions about refugee languages, home language maintenance or language and identity? Join our two sessions exploring and celebrating languages in Refugee Week 2020.

    Monday 15th June, 2-3pm: Prof Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh, Bilingualism Matters) in conversation with Nadin Akta (University of Edinburgh, Syrian Futures Project)

    Friday 19th June, 2-3pm: Dr Katerina Strani (Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, Heriot Watt University)

    • These sessions will be held on Blackboard Collaborate, which operates on most browsers (see link for more details).
    • Attendees will be muted with no video but can participate with questions and comments in the chat area.
    • An email with joining instructions will be sent no less than two hours before the sessions.

    REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2020

    Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2020

    Online

    The Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2020 (BMRS2020) is an annual interdisciplinary research conference organised by the Bilingualism Matters international network and is open to researchers at any stage of their career. The symposium was originally planned to be held in Krakow in Poland, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions will be held online. Full details here.