Featured panels

Are There Discrete Languages? Implications for Codeswitching, Neurolinguistics, Pedagogy, and Language RightsJeff MacSwan (University of Maryland)

  • ‘Individual Multilingualism and Linguistic Discreteness: Evidence from Codeswitching.’ Jeff MacSwan (University of Maryland)
  • ‘Discreteness and its variable expressions in codeswitching.’ Rakesh Bhatt (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Agnes Bolonyai (North Carolina State University)
  • ‘Bilingual & Monolingual Brains Compared: Syntactic Processing in Children & Adults.’ Ioulia Kovelman (University of Michigan)
  • ‘Building the case for a strong bilingual X pedagogy: A Teacher Education Perspective.’ Christian J. Faltis (The Ohio State University)
  • ‘The Grand Erasure: Whatever happened to Language Minority Rights?’ Terrence G. Wiley (Center for Applied Linguistics & Arizona State University)
  • Discussion – Vivian Cook (Newcastle University)

Multilingualism Across the Lifespan. Pia Lane (University of Oslo)

  • ‘Introduction’ Pia Lane (University of Oslo)
  • ‘Becoming multilingual’ Annick De Houwer (Erfurt University)
  • ‘Youth multilingualism’ Quentin Williams (University of Western Cape)
  • ‘Multilingualism and Family Language Policy’ Cassie Smith-Christmas  (University of Limerick)
  • ‘Language acquisition, transmission and socialisation in contexts of language contact and change’  Gillian Wigglesworth (University of Melbourne)
  • ‘Emotions and changing linguistic repertoires across the lifespan’ Ng Bee Chin (Nanyang Technological University)
  • ‘Change in multilingual competence in older adulthood’ Mira Goral (City University of New York)
  • ‘Multilingualism and first language attrition’  Monika Schmid (University of Essex)
  • Discussant – Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)

Developing Language Assessments for Minority Language Bilinguals: Issues and Solutions. Ciara O’Toole (University College Cork)

  • ‘Exploring potential markers of bilingual literacy abilities in Welsh: 4- to 7-year-olds’ performance on morpho-phonological tasks.’ Carla Marie Owen (Bangor University), Nia Young (Bangor University), Enlli Môn Thomas (Bangor University)
  • ‘Identifying canaries in the coalmine: Developing measures of home language environment and performance on complex morphosyntax to assess the language support needs of children acquiring Irish,’ Siobhán Nic Fhlannchadha (University College Dublin), Tina M Hickey (University College Dublin)
  • ‘Challenges for using CELF-Preschool-2 for L1/English as a minority language in Israel.’ Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar Ilan University), Carmit Altman (Bar Ilan University), Efrat Harel (Bar Ilan University), Susan Joffe (Bar Ilan University)
  • ‘Challenges of Assessment of Minority Language Bilingual Speakers.’ Barbara Zurer Pearson’ (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Luiz Amaral (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Discussant – Virginia Mueller Gathercole (Florida International University)

Sustaining Global Multilingualism: Transnational Perspectives on the Contributions of Dónall Ó Riagáin to Linguistic Diversity and Rights. Teresa L. McCarty (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • ‘Categorization of Khakass Bilinguals’ Verbal Associations in the Context of D. Ó Riagáin’s Legacy.’ Tamara Borgoyakova (Khakass State University) 
  • ‘“Balancing Protection of Ethnocultural Diversity, and the Values of Russian Civic Identity”: A New (Re)turn to the Russian Language?’ Bill Bowring (University of London)
  • ‘Linguistic “Rights” and Wrongs: Two New Speakers, One Small Language, and the Quest for Language Equality in Multilingual Post-colonial Kenya.’ Perry Gilmore (University of Arizona)
  • ‘Language Policy in Slovenia in the Context of Dónall Ó Riagáin’s Contribution to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.’ Sonja Novak Lukanoviç (University of Ljubljana)
  • ‘On the “Importance of Linguistic Rights for Speakers of Lesser Used Languages”— Perspectives from Indigenous America.’ Teresa L. McCarty (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • ‘Heritage Learners and the Language “Gap” in the USA: Reframing the Language Policy Debate.’ Terrence Wiley (Center for Applied Linguistics and Arizona State University)
  • Discussant Commentaries: ‘New Speakers, Multilingualism, and the Life Work of Dónall Ó Riagáin.’ Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin (University of Limerick) and John Walsh (NUI Galway)
  • Concluding Reflective Commentary: ‘A Life With and For Lesser Used Languages.’ Dónall Ó Riagáin

Bilingualism and Commodification: Taking stock and moving forward. Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick) 

  • ‘Introduction: “Bilingualism and Commodification: Taking Stock and Moving Forward.’ Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick).
  • ‘The other language as value added: commodification of bilingual practices in recent film & TV productions in Germany.’ Gertrud Reershemius (Aston University) and Elin Fredsted (University of Flensburg)
  • ‘Bilingual competences as a condition for commodification: an ethnography of Thai massage studios in Vienna.’ Mi-Cha Flubacher (University of Vienna)
  • ‘Free-trade agreements and the commodification of migrant healthcare workers: The case of Japan.’ Ruriko Otomo (University of Hong Kong)
  • ‘South African sporting bodies: commodifying race and shame semiotically.’ Amiena Peck and Zaib Toyer (University of the Western Cape)
  • ‘German connects? Commodifying German language learning in a context of macro-economic subjugation.’ David Atkinson and Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick)
  • ‘The commodification of English for the transnational Sindhi community in Hong Kong: An intersectionality approach.’ Brook Bolander (University of Hong Kong)
  • ‘Slice of life advertising in Ghana: designed indexicality and the commodification of everyday language practices.’ Afra Hmensa (University of Ghana and Open University)
  • ‘Two in one: Commodifying Canadian bilingualism and orthographic ‘otherness’ in branding.’ Dejan Ivković and Heather Lotherington (York University, Canada)
  • Discussants – Ana Deumert (University of Capetown) and Alexandre Duchêne (University of Fribourg)

Reconciling Mobility and Inclusion in a Multilingual Europe. François Grin (University of Geneva) and Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick)

  • ‘The Politics of Mobility and Inclusion in a linguistically diverse Europe.’ László Marácz (University of Amsterdam)
  • ‘Legal frameworks impinging upon, and promoting, mobility and inclusion.’ Robert Dunbar (University of Edinburgh)
  • ‘Language skills and employability: Evidence from Germany, Italy and Spain.’ Michele Gazzola (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • ‘Social Justice, Prioritarianism and Language Policy.’ Andrew Shorten (University of Limerick)
  • ‘Complexity theory and language policy: towards a general framework.’ Marco Civico (University of Geneva)

(New) Speakers in Multilingual Contexts. Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot Watt University)

  • ‘Introduction – (New)Speakers in Multilingual Contexts.’ Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot-Watt University)
  • ‘New terms for language use, new challenges and opportunities.’ Jurgen Jaspers (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Lian Malai Madsen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Commodifying the cúpla focal: New speakers, language ownership, and promotion of Irish as a business resource.’ Sara Brennan (Heriot-Watt University), Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot-Watt University)
  • ‘New hierarchies and new elites: Indian English in transnational space.’ Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London)
  • ‘Language policy, learning and citizenship in times of superdiversity: creating spaces for new speakers.’ Gwennan Higham (University of Swansea), Steve Morris (University of Swansea), Kathryn Jones (Iaith)
  • ‘New Basque speakers’ language use strategies in informal spaces.’ Hanna Lantto (Finland)
  • Discussant: Li Wei (University College London)

Special colloquium on individual differences in language attainment and their causes

 Wednesday 14 June 2017

 Sponsored by Language Learning

Organizers: Ewa Dabrowska and Sible Andringa

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