|IAM L3 conferences|
|Best student paper prize|
|Conferences of interest|
ULRIKE JESSNER has published widely in the field of bilingualism andmultilingualism with a special focus on the acquisition of English in multilingual contexts. She is the co-author of A dynamic model of multilingualism (2002) andLinguistic awareness of multilinguals: English as a third language (2006) and. She is also editor of the International Journal of Multilingualism and the book series Trends in Applied Linguistics Furthermore she has been engaged in the development of the research area of third language acquisition/multilingualism both as organizer of the biennial international L3-conferences and as founding member and current President of the International Association of Multilingualism.
GESSICA DE ANGELIS holds a Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (1990 - Università degli Studi di Torino), Master in Italian (1995- University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (2002- Birkbeck College, University of London, UK). Diploma in Translation (1989- Technical and Humanities) from the Institute of Linguistics, London, UK. Her research interests lie in the fields of third or additional language acquisition, crosslinguistic influence and foreign language education. She has taught Italian language in academic and non-academic environments for more than 15 years in Italy, England, USA and Canada. Over the years, she also taught seminars in Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Education in universities in England, Spain and Canada. In 2007 she published the book Third or Additional Language Acquisition (Multilingual Matters) and in 2011 co-edited with Jean-Marc Dewaele the volume New Trends in Crosslinguistic Influence and Multilingualism Research (Multilingual Matters). She is also the author of several articles in journals and edited volumes on multilingualism. She is Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
EVA VETTER is an applied linguist and professor at the Center for research into language teaching and learning at the University of Vienna, http://fdz-sprachen.univie.ac.at. Her research interests focus upon multilingualism with respect to linguistic minorities, historical multilingualism, language policy and language teaching and learning. From 2006 – 2010 she elaborated on theories and methods of multilingualism within the European multilingualism Network LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence). Beyond the focus on multilingualism, her research concerns text and discourse analysis.
LARISSA ARONIN is a Professor at the Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel and is a research associate at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She has published in a range of international journals on a wide array of topics connected with multilingualism such as The international Journal of the Sociology of Language, The International Journal of Multilingualism, Language Teaching. She is the co-author of Multilingualism(John Benjamins, 2012), contributed to The Encyclopedia of Applied LinguisticsWiley-Blackwell (to be published in 2013) and co-edited The exploration of multilingualism: Development of research on L3, multilingualism and multiple language acquisition (John Benjamins, 2009). She is an Advisory Board Member of Language Teaching (CUP) and an Editorial Board member of the journalStudies in Second Language Learning and Teaching (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland).
MARIA-PILAR SAFONT-JORDA is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of University Jaume I in Castelló (Spain), where she teaches BA courses on Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics and ELT Methodology and MA courses on Multilingual Education and Language Attitudes. From 2006 to 2011, she co-ordinated the Master in Acquiring and Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts. She is a member of the LAELA research group (since 1999) and the Director of the Multilingual Education Unit at UJI (UEM-UJI). 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 authored the book Third Language Learners. Pragmatic production and Awareness (2005), and co-edited (with E. Alcón) the volume Intercultural Language Use and Language Learning (2007). Part of her most recent contributions have been published in the International Journal of Multilingualism (2011), the Encyclopaedia of Applied Linguistics (2012) (edited by C. Chapelle) and the book Interlanguage Request Modification (2012) (edited by M. Economidou-Kogetsidis & H. Woodfield). She is a regular reviewer of: Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, the Modern Language Journal, the International Journal of Multilingualism, Journal of Pragmatics and International Journal of English Studies.
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.
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.