Multilingualism and multi-identities in Wales: a creative approach to research and practice

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Registration is now open to attend Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages and School of Welsh joint conference on multilingualism.

Multilingualism and multi-identities in Wales: a creative approach to research and practice.

This conference will bring together researchers and practitioners from within Wales and beyond to discuss the relationship between bilingualism and multilingualism.

Wales has a long and successful history of promoting bilingualism, but now, with the overall decline in MFL uptake in Wales and the UK, there is more need than ever to advocate for multilingualism. In both research and practice, there is scope for these fields to become more aligned, learning from each other’s good practice, creativity and innovation.

The conference aims to explore the relationship between official bilingualism, in Wales and in similar nations, and the multilingual reality of modern-day communities, understanding these factors as key to promoting multilingualism and negotiating our position in a global world.

Find out more and register for your free place now >>

Call for papers

A call for abstracts is also now open for Postgraduate or Early Career researchers working in the fields of bilingualism, multilingualism, linguistics or education either in Wales or elsewhere.

Submissions are for 5-10 minute paper presentations on your own research, followed by a panel discussion to explore your topics further.

Topics could include but are not limited to:

  • Bilingual and multilingual practice and identity

  • Creative language teaching

  • Language promotion and policy

  • Family language policy

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Eira Jepson, School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University:

The deadline for submissions is 6th September 2019.

With thanks to Creative Multilingualism, Cardiff University School of Modern Languages and the School of Welsh for funding this event.