The 1st International Conference “Understanding Multilingualism” will take place at the University of Warsaw, Poland
on 9-10 June 2018.

The theme considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of 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 multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, multilingual societies.

Topics might include:

  • (multiple) language acquisition and learning (L 2, L3, L4, Lx);
  • psycho- and neurolinguistics of bi-/multilingualism;
  • trans/multilingual language use in different contexts
  • biculturalism and multiculturalism;
  • bi- and multilingual education;
  • (educational) language policies;
  • literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy);
  • languages, intercultural issues and globalisation;
  • translation, interpreting, and mediation.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Franciszek Grucza, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Maria Dakowska, University of Warsaw, Polska
Prof. Enlli Thomas, Bangor University, Wales, Great Britain
Prof. Phillip M. Carter, Florida State University, USA
Prof. Neva Čebron, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Prof. Julia Festman, Pedagogical University Tyrol, Austria