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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


 

PRESIDENT

Email: j.dewaele@bbk.ac.uk

JEAN-MARC DEWAELE is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He works on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Foreign Language Acquisition and Multilingualism.   He is General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.  He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Excellence in Second Language and Bilingualism Research (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology. His daughter Livia grew up with three languages from birth.
 

PAST PRESIDENT

Email:  jasone.cenoz@ehu.es

JASONE CENOZ is Professor of Education at the University of the Basque Country. Her research focuses bilingualism and multilingualism in education. She is the editor of ‘the International Journal of Multilingualism’. She has published extensively in international journals and has edited in collaboration with other colleagues several books on bilingualism and multilingualism. Her most recent books are 'Towards Multilingual Education” (2009, Multilingual Matters) and The Multiple Realities of Multilingualism (with Elka Todeva, 2009, Mouton de Gruyter). She is also the Coordinator of Education of the National Assessment and Planning Agency (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology) and has been publications coordinator of AILA.


 


VICE-PRESIDENT

Email: pilar.safont@uji.es

PILAR SAFONT is Associate Professor at the University Jaume I in Castelló (Spain), where she teaches BA courses on Applied Linguistics and MA courses on Multilingual Education. Her research focuses on the development of pragmatic competence in learners of English as a third language, the analysis of factors affecting L3 pragmatics and early multilingual pragmatics.  She has carried out various studies on the acquisition and use of specific speech acts by third language learners of English. She has authored and co-edited a number of volumes on classroom discourse, the acquisition of speech acts, instructional and multilingual pragmatics. She is currently working on multilingual children's requestive development in instructional and familial settings.



SECRETARY


Email: anat.stavans@mail.huji.ac.il

 ANAT STAVANS is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the English Department and Director of the Research Authority at Beit Berl Academic College; and, a researcher in the Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her research focuses on developmental and educational linguistics, trilingual acquisition and development, and cross-cultural and cross-linguistic literacy development. Prof. Stavans is the author of numerous articles on topics such as code switching, narrative input and development, immigrant bilingualism, educational language policy, parent-child interaction, and multiliteracy development. She co-edited a volume Studies in Language and Language Education: Essays in Honor of Elite Olshtain (with Irit Kupferberg, 2008, Magnes); she wrote Linguistic and Developmental Analysis of Child-Directed Parental Narrative Input (in Hebrew, NCJW) and she co-authored Multilingualism (with Charlotte Hoffmann, CUP, 2015).

 

TREASURER

Email: joachim.schlabach@utu.fi

JOAQUIM SCHLABACH is a lecturer at the University of Turku / Turku School of Economics in Finland teaching Business German and Multilingual Business Communication. His main research interests are in multilingualism and foreign language education, esp. plurilingual proficiency for staff working in international business.

 

MEMBER AT LARGE

Email: danuta.gabrys@gmail.com

DANUTA GABRYś-BARKER is Professor of Applied Psycholingusitics at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. She has published approximately hundred and fifty articles and the books Aspects of multilingual storage, processing and retrieval (2005) and Reflectivity in pre-service teacher education (2012) and she has also edited eleven volumes. Prof. Gabryś-Barker has been the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Multilingualism (Taylor & Francis/Routledge) since 2010 (with Prof. Eva Vetter) and the co-founder and the editor-in-chief of the journal Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquistion (University of Silesia Press) since 2015 (with Prof. Adam Wojtaszek). 

 

MEMBER AT LARGE

Email:hufeisen@spz.tu-darmstadt.de

BRITTA HUFEISEN is a Professor of Multilingualism Research and Applied Linguistics at Darmstadt technical university in Germany. Her main research interests are on German as a second foreign language and the writing process in L3. She received her PhD at Kassel university in 1990, held a post-doc position at Kassel university and was an Assistant Professor of German Applied Linguistics at the University of Alberta, Canada, before she returned to Germany, Darmstadt in 1996.
 

MEMBER AT LARGE

CO-OPTED MEMBER (2018 IAM Conference)

Email: jorgepinto@letras.ulisboa.pt

JORGE PINTO  is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon. His main research interests are on foreign languages didactics and on acquisition of Portuguese as a second or a third language. He's also Co-coordinator of the Portuguese Foreign Language courses at the Faculty and Co-director of the Portuguese Language Centre at the Beijing Foreign Studies University

 


MEMBER AT LARGE
CO-OPTED MEMBER (2016 IAM Conference)

Email:  eva.vetter@univie.ac.at

EVA VETTER




 






Board  Members at large

 


Email: raphael.berthele@unifr.ch

RAPHAEL BERTHELE is Professor of Multilingualism at the Department of Multilingualism at the bilingual University of Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland. He is also on the board of directors and a founding member of the Fribourg Institute of Multilingualism. His research interests cover various aspects of multilingual language using and learning, both from a cognitive and a social perspective. His most recent work focuses on the empirical investigation of receptive multilingualism.

 Suzanne Flynn PhD

Email:  sflynn@mit.edu

SUZANNE FLYNN  received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and is Professor of Linguistics and Language Acquisition at MIT. Her research focuses on the acquisition of various aspects of syntax by both children and adults in bilingual, second and third language acquisition contexts. Her work has also focused on the neural representation of the multilingual brain as well as on the phonological and acoustic underpinnings of accent. She is the author/editor of several books as well as the author of many articles published in journals and edited volumes. Most recently, she has begun empirical investigations with children on the autism spectrum and with adults diagnosed with early onset of dementia. She is also the co-editor of the journal Syntax.

 

Email: danuta.gabrys@gmail.com

DANUTA GABRYS-BARKER is a Professor of English at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, where she lectures and supervises M.A. and Ph.D. theses in applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and especially in second language acquisition. She also works as a teacher trainer. Her main areas of interest are multilingualism (especially at the level of mental lexicon and syntax), neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics (modalities, learner profiles and affectivity). As a teacher trainer she lectures on research methods in second language acquisition and TEFL projects. Her major concern is the role of action research in teacher development. Prof Gabryś-Barker has published approximately a hundred articles nationally as well as internationally and a book Aspects of multilingual storage, processing and retrieval, Katowice: University of Silesia Press, 2005. She has edited a volume Morphosyntactic Issues in Second Language Acquisition, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2008. A book Action research in teacher development edited by her was published in 2011 by University of Silesia Press. At the moment her book on Reflectivity in pre-service teacher education is in press and will hopefully come out this year.


Email:hufeisen@spz.tu-darmstadt.de

 BRITTA HUFEISEN is a professor of multilingualism research and applied linguistics at Darmstadt technical university in Germany. Her main research interests are on German as a second foreign language and the writing process in L3. She received her PhD at Kassel university in 1990, held a post-doc position at Kassel university and was an Assistant Professor of German Applied Linguistics at the University of Alberta, Canada, before she returned to Germany, Darmstadt in 1996.

 
Email: mueller-lance@phil.uni-mannheim.de

JOHANNES MÜLLER-LANCE is a professor of linguistics at the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Mannheim (Germany). He holds a degree of High School language teacher (French, Latin) and a PhD of Romance Philology based on a doctoral thesis concerning the development from Latin syntax to modern French. His research interests cover language history, linguistics of the media, and the acquisition of multilingualism. In the last-named field, apart from various articles in journals and edited volumes, he authored Der Wortschatz romanischer Sprachen im Tertiärspracherwerb (2003/2006) and edited, together with Claudia Riehl, Ein Kopf - viele Sprachen (2002). He is an advisory board member of the book series Thema Sprache – Wissenschaft für den Unterricht (editors: Lena Heine & Björn Rothstein) and occasionally advises the education ministries of two German federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz) with reference to questions concerning language teachers instruction.

 

Board  Members at large

 


Email: raphael.berthele@unifr.ch

RAPHAEL BERTHELE is Professor of Multilingualism at the Department of Multilingualism at the bilingual University of Fribourg/Freiburg, Switzerland. He is also on the board of directors and a founding member of the Fribourg Institute of Multilingualism. His research interests cover various aspects of multilingual language using and learning, both from a cognitive and a social perspective. His most recent work focuses on the empirical investigation of receptive multilingualism.

 Suzanne Flynn PhD

Email:  sflynn@mit.edu

SUZANNE FLYNN  received her Ph.D. from Cornell University and is Professor of Linguistics and Language Acquisition at MIT. Her research focuses on the acquisition of various aspects of syntax by both children and adults in bilingual, second and third language acquisition contexts. Her work has also focused on the neural representation of the multilingual brain as well as on the phonological and acoustic underpinnings of accent. She is the author/editor of several books as well as the author of many articles published in journals and edited volumes. Most recently, she has begun empirical investigations with children on the autism spectrum and with adults diagnosed with early onset of dementia. She is also the co-editor of the journal Syntax.

 

Email: danuta.gabrys@gmail.com

DANUTA GABRYS-BARKER is a Professor of English at the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, where she lectures and supervises M.A. and Ph.D. theses in applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and especially in second language acquisition. She also works as a teacher trainer. Her main areas of interest are multilingualism (especially at the level of mental lexicon and syntax), neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics (modalities, learner profiles and affectivity). As a teacher trainer she lectures on research methods in second language acquisition and TEFL projects. Her major concern is the role of action research in teacher development. Prof Gabryś-Barker has published approximately a hundred articles nationally as well as internationally and a book Aspects of multilingual storage, processing and retrieval, Katowice: University of Silesia Press, 2005. She has edited a volume Morphosyntactic Issues in Second Language Acquisition, Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 2008. A book Action research in teacher development edited by her was published in 2011 by University of Silesia Press. At the moment her book on Reflectivity in pre-service teacher education is in press and will hopefully come out this year.


Email:hufeisen@spz.tu-darmstadt.de

 BRITTA HUFEISEN is a professor of multilingualism research and applied linguistics at Darmstadt technical university in Germany. Her main research interests are on German as a second foreign language and the writing process in L3. She received her PhD at Kassel university in 1990, held a post-doc position at Kassel university and was an Assistant Professor of German Applied Linguistics at the University of Alberta, Canada, before she returned to Germany, Darmstadt in 1996.

 
Email: mueller-lance@phil.uni-mannheim.de

JOHANNES MÜLLER-LANCE is a professor of linguistics at the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Mannheim (Germany). He holds a degree of High School language teacher (French, Latin) and a PhD of Romance Philology based on a doctoral thesis concerning the development from Latin syntax to modern French. His research interests cover language history, linguistics of the media, and the acquisition of multilingualism. In the last-named field, apart from various articles in journals and edited volumes, he authored Der Wortschatz romanischer Sprachen im Tertiärspracherwerb (2003/2006) and edited, together with Claudia Riehl, Ein Kopf - viele Sprachen (2002). He is an advisory board member of the book series Thema Sprache – Wissenschaft für den Unterricht (editors: Lena Heine & Björn Rothstein) and occasionally advises the education ministries of two German federal states (Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz) with reference to questions concerning language teachers instruction.

 

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