The ISB 13 Organizing Committee and the ISB Steering Committee are pleased to announce the 13th International Symposium on Bilingualism. The Symposium will take place on 10-14 July 2021 at the University of Warsaw in Poland. Due to the uncertain situation caused by the pandemic continuing to spread around the world, the conference has been moved on-line.

The conference theme, “Bilingualism in Flux”, presents bilingualism as a dynamic and multifaceted phenomenon existing on a continuum. The in flux part of the theme is a twofold concept. First, it is understood as relating to non-linguistic circumstances that foster not only diverse, but also transient bilingual communities throughout the world. Nowadays, new waves of migration influence the linguistic status quo and enrich existing environments. Second, it pertains to the very processes taking place in language, a dynamic entity prone to changes. The fluctuating circumstances entail linguistic consequences reflected in the development of the second and further languages, cross-linguistic influence, language attrition, incomplete acquisition, and maintenance of heritage languages. Finally, the conference leitmotif highlights not only the local changes presently taking place in Poland, but also the country’s linguistic heritage.
 



5
Days


5
Keynotes


25
Thematic sections


500
Participants






Organizers

Organizing Committee

Agnieszka Andrychowicz-Trojanowska
Ilona Banasiak
Silvia Bonacchi
Anna Borowska
Marta Kaliska
Dominik Kudła
Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska
Edyta Maciejak
Katarzyna Malesa
Magdalena Olpińska-Szkiełko
Piotr Romanowski
Małgorzata Szupica-Pyrzanowska
Magda Żelazowska-Sobczyk

Steering Committee

Christos Pliatsikas (Chair)
University of Reading
Merel Keijzer (Secretary)
University of Groningen
Lourdes Ortega (Consulting Member)
Georgetown University
Pia Lane (Consulting Member)
University of Oslo
Tamar Degani (Consulting Member)
University of Haifa
Elena Nicoladis (Outgoing ISB organizer)
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Magdalena Olpińska-Szkiełko (Incoming ISB organizer)
University of Warsaw



Keynote speakers


Adam Jaworski
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The place-making signs of tourism: Multilingualism, multimodality, materiality, emplacement


Stephen May
University of Auckland, New Zealand
The multilingual turn: Implications for language learning and teaching


Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic
University of Warsaw, Poland
Between psycholinguistics and language education: Is „cognate awareness” a bonus in learning L2 words?


María Luisa Pérez Cañado
University of Jaen, Spain
Looking back to move forward: A research-based wishlist for the future of bilingual education

Christa Van Der Walt
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Duelling languages: families and schools in multilingual contexts
 
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