Postponement of The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism til 2021

Conference theme

The general theme of the conference is “X-Disciplinarity in Multilingualism Research”, and will be reflected primarily in the five plenary talks by Kenneth Hyltenstam, Brigitta Busch, Eric Pakulak, Sari Pietikäinen and Panos Athanasopoulos.

Plenary Speakers


Submissions for oral presentations, posters, and colloquia that directly or indirectly address the theme are particularly encouraged, although papers that do not are just as welcome. Submissions may cover (any combination of) sociolinguistic, educational-linguistic, structural-linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic perspectives on multilingualism. Linguistic aspects may include (but are not limited to) phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, semantic, pragmatic, and discourse domains of multilingualism, and submissions may deal with language perception and/or production, as well as spoken, written, and/or signed modes of multilingualism, in contexts of (for example) simultaneous and sequential bilingual development, child and adult first, second, third, or heritage language acquisition, learning, teaching, and use, as well as aspects of language attrition, loss, maintenance, reactivation, and revitalization. We are aiming for a broad representation of (combinations of) methodological approaches, ranging from experimental designs and brain imaging techniques to linguistic anthropology and ethnography.

Please note that the conference is not limited to multilingualism issues related specifically to the Nordic/Scandina¬vian context or languages, nor is it exclusive to researchers active in the Nordic countries/Scandinavia. NCB12 welcomes submissions from anywhere in the world, on any multilingualism context, involving any languages.

Official language

The official language of the conference will be English.

Nordic executive committee

In order to secure the continuity of this conference in future years, an inter-Nordic Executive Committee of The Nordic Conference on Bilingualism will be formed at the Stockholm conference.


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