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A one-day research conference in Linguistics - A forum for researchers 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. Confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Speaker - Professor Yaron Matras (University of Manchester): "Toward an integrated theory of language contact."

Keynote Speaker - Dr Friederike Lüpke (SOAS, University of London): "Contact, culture, and concordance: first steps towards an understanding of nominal classification in Bainouk (Atlantic, Senegal)."

Professor Tope Omoniyi (University of Roehampton): "Writing in Englishes."

Dr Shihan De Silva Jayasuriya (ICS, University of London): "Language Maintenance and Loss among Afro-Asians in South Asia."

Dr Dawn Marley (University of Surrey) : "The changing role of French in Morocco: maintenance or shift?"

Registration will open at 0900 for a 0945 start.

Tea and coffee will be available.

PREREGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS FREE EVENT.

Send an email with your name and affiliation to: [email protected] (please enter LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE as the subject of your e-mail)

Closing date for preregistration is Tuesday 8 June, 2010.

PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A “FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED” BASIS