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Plenary Speakers

  1. Professor Carol Myers-Scotton, Michigan State University, USA
    When the price is right (or not): Codeswitching as evidence of costs in bilingual language production
  2. Professor Herman Batibo, University of Botswana, South Africa
    The cultural dimension in the process of language shift: The case of Kiswahili and Shisukuma
  3. Dr Siân Preece, Institute of Education, University of London
    Universities in the Anglophone ‘centre’: sites of multilingualism

Call for Papers: now closed

The second University of Westminster Linguistics Conference on: Language Contact-Change-Maintenance and Loss'.
Hosted by the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
A forum for researchers and students concerned with aspects of multilingualism to compare findings on and exchange analyses of different settings, and in so doing contributing to theory-building in the field.


The organisers will seek to publish an edited volume composed of selected proceeds from the event.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2011
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2011
Provisional program: 30 June 2011
Conference date: 22-23 July, 2011

To register to attend this event

Send an email with your name and affiliation to: [email protected] (Registration in the subject line)
There is a £20 registration fee payable at:

This link will direct you to the secure payment page to pay your conference fee securely online with a VISA/Mastercard/Debit card. Under payment type scroll down to select ‘Westminster Linguistics Con’ from the events drop-down box and pay the attendance fee of £20.00. Make sure to print and bring your receipt with you to the event as evidence of registration.

Closing date for registration is Thursday 30 June, 2011


Lead Organiser

Dr K U Ihemere, University of Westminster, United Kingdom.