International Symposium on Bilingualism
ISB14 will take place on 26-30 June 2023
Hosted by Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB) is a biennial conference on a wide range of issues concerning bi/multilingualism. Since its inaugural conference in 1997 at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, ISB has become the most significant conference in the field of bi/multilingualism. ISB has a strong focus on showcasing multidisciplinary research with a representation from a range of disciplines at every conference, including education, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and sociology. The aim of ISB is to bring together bi/multilingualism researchers from all around the globe to advance the theoretical and applied research in bi/multilingualism, and to support bi/multilingualism practices in the community.
The conference theme of ISB14 is Diversity Now
The United Nations General Assembly has declared the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages to draw attention to the critical status of many Indigenous languages across the world and encourage action for their preservation, revitalisation, and promotion. As we move into this decade, ISB14 encourages work especially involving lesser studied bilingual communities and interdisciplinary work to tackle bilingualism across the life-span, cultures and societies.
Produced by Thomas Benson and Lee Murphy as part of the Macquarie University Professional and Community Engagement program
Australian Indigenous Languages Day
In recognition of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, IBS14 will hold the Australian Indigenous Languages Day showcasing the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars and collaborative work with Australian Indigenous communities.
Keynote speakers for this day include:
Professor Jakelin Troy, University of Sydney
Professor Clint Bracknell, University of Queensland
Chantelle Khamchuang, Western Sydney University
Jesse Hodgetts, University of Newcastle
Noeleen Lumby, Macquarie University
Jacinta Tobin, University of Sydney
Other invited speakers and panel members will be listed here soon.
Themes of the day will include:
Histories of multilingualism and multilingualism research in Indigenous Australia
Reclaiming and maintaining multilingualism in Indigenous Australia
Bilingual education in Indigenous Australia
Multilingualism and verbal art in Aboriginal Australia
Organising committee chair, Isabel O’Keeffe (Macquarie University/NAL) is coordinating the day with guidance and support from Professor Jakelin Troy, (Ngarigu scholar and Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, Research Portfolio at the University of Sydney) and Lesley Woods (Ngiyampaa doctoral scholar at Australian National University).
ISB14 Keynote Speakers
Christos Pliatsikas, Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, School of Psychological and Clinical Language Science, University of Reading
Ingrid Piller, Centre for Workforce Futures, Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University
Kevin Kien Hoa Chung, Department of Early Childhood Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
Kilian Seeber, Faculty of Translation and Interpreting, University of Geneva
Leher Singh, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore
Ofelia García, Urban Education and Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, City University of New York
Sharynne McLeod, School of Education, Charles Sturt University
ISB14 ECR Keynote speakers
Ethan Kutlu, Linguistics and Psychological Brain Sciences, University of Iowa
Maki Kubota, Department of Language and Culture, The Arctic University of Norway
Kimberly Crespo, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
Mei French, Education Futures, University of South Australia
Friday 23 June 2023
Introduction to Advanced Statistics for Language Sciences: Christos Pilatsikas (University of Reading), Ian Cunnings (University of Reading), João Veríssimo (University of Lisbon), Stefano Stefano (University of Edinburgh), George Pontikas (University of Reading)
Monday 26 June 2023
Home language maintenance: Sharynne McLeod (Charles Sturt University) and Paola Escudero (Western Sydney University)
Tuesday 27 June 2023
Life in a New Language: Ingrid Piller (Macquarie University)
Thursday 29 June 2023
Managing cognitive resources in interpreting: Jan-Louis Kruger and Marc Orlando (Macquarie University), and Killian Seeber (University of Geneva)
Friday 30 June 2023
Multilingual and Multimodal Literacy Practices in Linguistic Diversity: a panel discussion hosted by Ingrid Gogolin (Universität Hamburg)
Call for symposia closed on 1 September 2022
Call for individual papers and posters closed on 30 November 2022
Call for ECR Keynote speakers closed on 31 January 2023
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 28 February 2023
Early Bird Registration is currently open and will close on 30 April 2023
Regular registration will open on 1 May 2023
For general enquiries about the conference please email the Organisational Committee at ISB14@mq.edu.au. For enquiries regarding the academic content of the proposals please email the ISB14 Scientific Committee via ISB14.ScientificCommittee@westernsydney.edu.au.
Our Gold sponsor, National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), is the national standards and certifying authority for translators and interpreters in Australia
The website is currently being updated. Information about the keynote presentations, workshops and registration information will be updated as soon as they are confirmed. Please get in touch with the organisation committee by emailing ISB14@mq.edu.au or by our social media account https://twitter.com/isb14mq, if you have any questions about the conference.