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Multilingual Repertoires & Multilingual Discourse Conference, 26-28 Oct 2016

Learning, Processing, Western Sydney University

Date: 9 May 2016

When: 26-28 October

Where: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus


This conference aims at bringing together researchers interested language variation, contact and change in multilingual settings; scenarios of prolonged language shift; long-standing multilingualism; code switching/mixing, as well as ethnolect continua; creole formation and creole continua; and first and second language acquisition (including L1-L2 transfer in language contact situations).



A series of masterclasses are also on offer. All three masterclasses are just $30.

Masterclass 1: Investigating multilingualism in school-aged children

Presenters: Dr. Lucija Medojevic

Date: 26 October 2016

Time: 13:30-15:00

Room details: PS-EB.3.38 (Parramatta South Campus) 


Masterclass 2: Researching language contact in the field 

Presenters: Dr. Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen and Dr. Brett Baker

Date: 26 October 2016

Time: 15:30-17:00 pm

Room details: PS-EB.3.38 (Parramatta South Campus) 


Masterclass 3: The Story of Kriol in northern Australia 

Presenter: Dr. Felicity Meakins (UQ)

Date: 27 October 2016

Time: 16:00-17:30

Room details: PS-EB.3.38 (Parramatta South Campus) 


For more information about masterclasses and to register, please visit here


The early bird registration closes on Monday, 10th October 2016. We encourage all to visit here and register for the conference participation.

Call for papers:

We welcome submissions from researchers from all linguistic disciplines, including (but not limited to) sociolinguistics, language variation, contact linguistics, psycholinguistics, and language acquisition. We especially welcome theoretical contributions.

Key Dates:

Abstract submission: Monday 15 August
Notification of acceptance: 17 August

Please see the conference website for abstract submission and further details.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University