Seventh International Conference
on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism

Warsaw 15-17 September 2011

Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
under the auspices of Professor Katarzyna Chalasinska-Macukow, Rector of the University of Warsaw





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The Seventh International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism will be held at the University of Warsaw, Poland, on 15-17 September 2011. We welcome original and previously unpublished papers on research on acquisition or use of three or more languages. The language of the conference is predominantly English, but shall also consider contributions in other languages. Abstracts for parallel session papers and symposia should be sent in English or in the language of presentation accompanied by an English translation.

Individual papers will be assigned 30 minutes slots: 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for questions.

Themed symposia have 2 hour slots (4 papers): proposers should include the chair's name, participants' names, titles and abstracts for the papers in their symposium after obtaining their agreement to participate.


Topics include multilingualism in relation to:

    • acquisition of 3rd, 4th, 5th languages;

    • multiple language acquisition in multilingual contexts;

    • psycholinguistics;

    • neurolinguistics;

    • speech processing in multilinguals;

    • affect (attitudes, emotions);

    • multilingual families;

    • mobility and migration of multilinguals;

    • multilingual majorities/minorities;

    • sociolinguistic studies of multilinguals in their communities;

    • multilingual cultures;

    • language policies;

    • educational language policies;

    • literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy);

    • multilingualism in educational settings;

    • standards, assessment and evaluation;

    • teacher training in multilingual contexts;

    • higher education;

    • education and immersion in multiple languages;

    • languages and globalization;

    • languages and economics;

    • translation, interpreting, and mediation.

Keynote speakers

Professor Britta Hufeisen (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

Professor Hanna Komorowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Dr Waldemar Martyniuk (European Centre for Modern Languages, Austria)

Professor Terence Odlin (Ohio State University, USA)

Scientific Committee

Dr Larissa Aronin (Oranim Academic College, Israel)

Professor Raphael Berthele (University of Fribourg, Germany)

Professor Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Professor Maria Dakowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Dr Gessica De Angelis (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)

Professor Jean Marc Dewaele (University of London, Great Britain)

Professor Suzanne Flynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Professor Danuta Gabrys-Barker (University of Silesia, Poland)

Professor Britta Hufeisen (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

Professor Ulrike Jessner (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Dr Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic (University of Warsaw, Poland)


Professor Emma Harris, Head of the Institute of English Studies, UW (honorary chairperson)

Professor Maria Dakowska (University of Warsaw)

Professor Danuta Gabrys-Barker (University of Silesia)


Dr Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic (University of Warsaw)


Dr Joanna Janecka (University of Warsaw)

Katarzyna Klosinska (University of Warsaw)


Please send your abstract (up to 300 words) through 31 January 2011 to, providing your name and affiliation on the second page separately.


[Call for Papers (.pdf version)][Participation][Programme][Proceedings][Book of Abstract 


Previous Conferences

(2009) Bozen-Bolzano, Italy; (2007) Sterling, Scotland; (2005) Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland; (2003) Tralee, Republic of Ireland;
2001) Leeuwarden-Ljouwert, The Netherlands; (
1999) Innsbruck, Austria