Association canadienne de linguistique Canadian Linguistic Association

Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS)

BMRS will take place in Edinburgh and will be live-streamed.

Presenters and attendees will be able to choose to attend virtually or in person.

BMRS is an annual interdisciplinary research conference organised by Bilingualism Matters.

We welcome abstracts now and we are looking forward to seeing you this fall!

Abstract submission is open until June 30, 2022.

The BMRS22 plenary speakers are:

Ludovica Serratrice,
professor of bi- and multilingualism at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism
Joseph Lo Bianco,
professor emeritus at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and former Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia

Submission Guidelines

Submission link:


We welcome contributions in and across the four broad categories:


children, adults, ageing, autism, health, mental health, education, business and workspace, identity, migration, bimodal and unimodal, family, sign language, atypical language development, attrition, minority languages, heritage languages, learning and teaching, policy

Review Criteria

Our panel of expert reviewers will choose abstracts based on the following criteria:

Originality -
Does the research make a contribution to knowledge?
Academic rigour -
Is the theoretical background clearly described? Are the arguments sound, clear, and logical?
Availability of results -
What is the stage of the research? Are results available?
Presentation -
Is the writing clear? Is it appropriately organized? Is the length appropriate?
Social relevance -
Does the research have the potential to be relevant to non-academic audiences? Is it explained clearly?

Important Dates

Conference fees (virtual attendance)

Conference fees (attendance in person in Edinburgh, UK)

Bursaries are available on application. Please contact

Sign Language interpretation

Subject to availability of relevant submissions, the conference organisers will make every effort to provide relevant sign language interpretation. Please contact to discuss your requirements.


The conference will take place online and in Edinburgh. The venue will be announced shortly and a limited number of tickets will be released for in-person participation. Online participants will have access to that part of the event via live streaming. The fee for the in-person conference attendance will be higher to reflect the costs of the venue and organisation. Please check for more updates.

Conference Proceedings

A special issue of accepted work is planned for the journal Ampersand: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language Sciences and Bilingualism. More information to follow.

BMRS22 Committee


All questions about submissions should be emailed to:

Personnes-ressources Contacts

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