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Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference

Registration for the Multilingualism and Identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, on 11-13 September 2019 is now open at http://www.meits.org/events/event/multilingualism-and-identity-interdisciplinary-perspectives. The closing date for bookings is 30 June 2019.

About the conference
Globalisation and migration are two of the most important phenomena in the early 21st century and bring with them a number of opportunities and challenges, not least in terms of how people communicate and learn in new environments, both real and online. As a result of the rise in the movement of people and in interconnectivity more generally, an already multilingual world is becoming even more multilingual. How people use and develop their linguistic repertoires has been the subject of much scholarly attention. Less attention has been paid, however, to the ways in which people identify themselves and are identified by others as multilingual.
This conference brings together researchers in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, modern languages and education studies to explore multilingualism and identity from a variety of perspectives, with the aim of creating new synergies.

Keynote Speakers
• Professor David Block (ICREA, Universitat de Lleida)
• Professor Patricia Duff (University of British Columbia)
• Professor Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia)
• Professor Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology, Sydney)
• Professor Alison Phipps (University of Glasgow)
Please note that the academic programme will start at 9am on 12 September 2019.

Booking
To book the conference and to see details of the different residential and non-residential packages, please click here. A reminder the closing date for bookings is 30 June 2019.

Contact
All questions about submissions should be emailed to meits@mml.cam.ac.uk