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Postgraduate Conference on Multilingualism
Saturday 2nd December, 2023
A student-led, web-based conference, hosted by

Multilingualism Research Centre, Dept. of Linguistics & School ofEducation, Macquarie University

About this conference

An exciting student-led, web-based conference provides a valuable opportunity for current postgraduate students and early career researchers, affiliated to Australian and global universities, to present on completed or on-going Masters or Doctoral research.

Keynote Speakers
A/Prof. Sijia Chen, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies & Macquarie University

Asst. Prof. Long Li, The Chinese University of Hong Kong









Abstract Submission
The Conference Committee invites abstract submission
s for individual papers of 20 minutes, including 5 minutes for a brief Q&A session. All presentations will be live-streamed. Presenters should be HDR students and ECRs who wish to present recently completed HDR research.

The Conference research streams include:

  • Indigenous languages

  • Power and the right of discourse

  • Language policy and planning

  • Heritage language learning and use in the community

  • Language teacher education

  • Learning and using English in a multilingual society

  • Multilingualism in literature, translation, and interpreting

  • Practice of multilingualism in social and professional life

  • Multilingualism, technologies and literacies in education

  • Multilingualism in multimodal context

Format of abstracts
Abstracts for papers should be no longer than 300 words, including references (if any). Please list up to 5 keywords (outside of the 300-word limit). Please also include a 50-word biography, including your research area, institutional affiliation and contact information. To facilitate networking, a list of email addresses of all participants will be circulated. Please advise us if you prefer your email address not to be included on this list.

Evaluation of abstracts
Abstracts will be evaluated by blind peer review. Key criteria include thematic relevance, theoretical or methodological framing, significance, and clarity of expression.

Registration is FREE for all participants and presenters.


DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: Monday, 23rd October, 2023

Notifications on the acceptance of abstracts: by 10th November, 2023

For further inquiries, please contact:

Committee Members

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