Call for papers

Due to several requests, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 16, 2017.

We invite abstracts for the second conference on Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world (BHL), which will take place at Florida State University in Tallahassee (Florida, USA) on January 27-29, 2017.

The goal of the BHL is to bring together researchers working on different aspects of bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Hence, the BHL is dedicated to research in any area related to bilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language contact, second language and bilingual acquisition, heritage languages, communication, education, and psycholinguistics. By bringing together researchers from different perspectives we hope to be able to share new insights regarding methodology and get a better understanding of bilingualism.

The invited speakers for BHL 2017 are:

  1. Teresa Bajo (Universities of Granada & Jaén): Language activation and control in Spanish/English bilinguals and L2 learners
  2. Ana Carvalho (University of Arizona): Assessing the permeability of cognate systems in Portuguese-Spanish bilingual communities: A variationist approach
  3. Luis López (University of Illinois at Chicago): Code-switching and linguistic theory
  4. Virginia Mueller Gathercole (Florida International University): Bilingualism, semantics, words, and assessment
  5. Armin Schwegler (University of California Irvine): Population genetics (DNA) in conversation with historical linguistics:  Opportunities and challenges
  6. Gretchen Sunderman (Florida State University): Understanding bilingual lexical processing

We invite abstracts for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) and posters in any area related to bilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language contact, second language and bilingual acquisition, heritage languages, communication, education, and psycholinguistics. The abstracts should be anonymous, written in English, and fit on 1 page. An additional page may be added for examples and references. Abstracts are due on September 16, 2016 (midnight, Eastern Time), and should be sent through the following  website: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/BHL2017. Please indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a talk, a poster or both. Notification of acceptance will be sent mid October.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: September 16, 2016, midnight Eastern Time.
  • Notification of acceptance: mid October 2016
  • Conference dates: January 27-29, 2017 

Organizing committee:

Anel Brandl, Carolina González, Michael Leeser, Antje Muntendam, M Carmen Parafita Couto, Lara Reglero, and Gretchen Sunderman

Website: http://www.bhl2017.wordpress.com

Contact Information: bhl2017.fsu@gmail.com

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