Parallel grammars and multilingualism

– October 16-18, 2013

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim. Photo: Åshild Berg-Tesdal


For many years, formal linguistics has focused on the ‘idealized' monolingual speaker. Other areas of linguistics have been more concerned with ‘real life' situations, where speakers often know multiple languages to a greater or lesser extent. During the past 20 years, work has started to emerge within the formal literature studying the representation of grammars in speakers who are multilingual. At the same time, psycholinguistic studies of bilingualism have contributed significantly to our understanding of bi- and multilingualism. This conference aims to discuss work on both the formal and experimental side, focusing on how to best approach the study of multilingualism.

Invited speakers

Call for papers

Papers are invited on any topic related to the theme ‘parallel grammars and multilingualism', including:

  • The formal grammar in an individual who masters multiple/parallel grammars
  • Acquisition and processing in multilingualism (including second language acquisition)
  • Language contact and multilingualism

Each talk will be 20 minutes followed by a 10 minutes question and answer session. About 20 talks will be accepted.

Submissions should be at most 2 A4 pages including references. Please submit in pdf-format.

The conference will also feature a poster presentation by young scholars. When submitting, please indicate if you are submitting for a talk, a poster, or both.

Abstracts should be submitted here by April 29, 2013.

Important dates

  • Call deadline: April 29, 2013.
  • Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2013.