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CFP: The International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9)

CAL’s Language Policy Research Network (LPReN) invites proposals for inclusion in an LPReN-hosted colloquium for submission to the call for the International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), to be held in Singapore June 10-13, 2013 (

The theme of the 9th ISB Symposium is 'Multilingualism', it reflects Singapore's status as a thriving language hub. Singapore is the essence of what ISB is all about as it is home to at least 20 different languages. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and many are multilingual. Due to its historical and geographical position as a meeting point of many cultures, the linguistic landscape of Singapore has long been fascinating to scholars for many decades. More importantly, Singapore is located at the heart of the world's most linguistically diverse region making it an excellent stage for the types of issues and debates we hear in ISB meetings.

For the LPReN-hosted colloquim, papers should directly reflect one of the topics below.
Language attrition
Language policy and ideology of bilingualism/multilingualism
Language shift, language maintenance and language loss
Multilingualism, migration and identities

This call invites both paper submissions and proposals for individual authors to serve as Chair of the colloquium. Acceptable candidates for colloquium Chair must be recognized scholars in the field of language policy, planning, politics, management, or a related field. Proposed Chair submissions should include curriculum vitae.

Proposal submissions to are due by October 26, 2012.

Proposal Requirements:
Author’s name
Professional affiliation
Email address
Abstract (max 300 words each) of the individual paper
Summary (max 50 words) of the individual paper
Curriculum Vitae (only for proposed Chairs)