37th AESLA international conference

Bilingualism and languages in contact



The 2019 edition of AESLA international conference intends to address the study of bilingualism in its different dimensions and through the use of multiple methodologies and formal accounts as used by researchers in the field. We target the linguistic phenomena that emerge when more than one language interact in the mind of bilingual speakers with different linguistic profiles and how this evolves during their life span.


Main speakers

  • Teresa Bajo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
  • Barbara Bullock (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Christopher Fennell (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Joaquim Llisterri (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Jacqueline Toribio (University of Texas at Austin, USA)


Proposal submission

The three categories of proposals are: individual papers, posters and round tables.
Submissions should be related to either the conference main theme or any of AESLA’s 10 scientific panels:

  1. Language acquisition and language learning
  2. Language teaching and curriculum design
  3. Language for specific purposes
  4. Language psychology, child language and psycholinguistics
  5. Sociolinguistics
  1. Pragmatics
  2. Discourse analysis
  3. Corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and linguistic engineering
  4. Lexicology and lexicography
  5. Translation and interpreting

Anonymous abstracts may be submitted in English or in Spanish, should be up to 500 words in length (excluding references) and should be submitted via the conference website. Please visit the conference website for the presentation policies and for information on the evaluation procedure.


Key dates

  • Proposal submission
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • Registration (early bird)
  • Registration (regular)
  • Full paper submission for publication

17 September – 29 October 2018
7 January 2019
7 January 2019 – 3 February 2019
4 February 2019 – 3 March 2019
14 May 2019

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Conference chair

Raquel Fernández Fuertes (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)