Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
The University of Sydney
Thursday 11th November to
Saturday 13th November 2021
This conference explores community/heritage language education and its key role in maintaining
and developing intergenerational linguistic and cultural understandings.
The conference brings together researchers, school leaders, teachers, community members, parents and students.
We welcome papers, symposia and posters on:
- maintenance and revitalisation
- intergenerational transmission
- community languages at early childhood/primary/elementary, secondary and/or tertiary levels
- heritage/ complementary/ community languages schools
- Indigenous/ minority languages
- languages and identities
- languages policies and planning
- languages assessment
- attitudes to community languages
- media representations
- other related topics
Professor Joe lo Bianco
The University of Melbourne
Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia.
Professor Maria Carreira
University of California, Los Angeles
Maria Carreira’s research focuses on heritage languages, with a concentration in Spanish in the US as well as the less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance. She is also co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, Chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania.
Dr. Vicky Macleroy
Goldsmiths, University of London
Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is co-director of the Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project (2012- present) that uses digital storytelling to support engagement with language learning and digital literacy.
The American University of Beirut
Mahmoud Al-Batal is Professor of Arabic at the American University in Beirut. He holds a B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature from the Lebanese University in Beirut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics from the University of Michigan in the US.
Macquarie University, Sydney
Ingrid Piller is Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she previously served as Executive Director of the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre (AMEP RC). Ingrid Piller is an applied sociolinguist with research expertise in intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism, and bilingual education. She has published, lectured and consulted widely in these areas.
Submission for individual paper, symposium or poster
Abstract 250 to 300 words in Word (as a single .doc or .docx file) Times New Roman 12 point font. References should be in 10 point font (not included in word count)
Symposia will be scheduled in special sessions of the conference program. Each symposium should consist of a minimum of 3 or 4 individual papers. The symposium proposer should identify a convenor/chair and discussant. If proposal is unsuccessful as a featured symposium, papers will be reviewed separately. Overview of the symposium (300 words), statement indicating the relevance of the theme/issue in accordance with the selection criteria (200 words)
All proposals must be submitted by Thursday, 1st July 2021.
Use the form below if you have any general questions about the conference.