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BMRS2021 - Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium 2021

Our annual interdisciplinary research conference is online again this year, with a two-day programme packed with the latest bilingualism research. The call for papers is now closed and registration will open end of July.

Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh Annual Event 2021

Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh members and collaborators discuss projects and research findings, and reveal exciting new plans for the future.

Bilingualism Matters Local & National Events

Find out what events are on with Bilingualism Matters members around the world.


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Why monolinguals ‘cringe’ in a multilingual society

Do you apologise for your poor foreign language skills in multilingual encounters? Find out about the hidden social effects of this common monolingual practice.

BM Edinburgh Newsletter May 2021

The latest news and updates from Bilingualism Matters at the University of Edinburgh, including upcoming events and research.

UNESCO Futures of Education

Bilingualism Matters is working in partnership with UNESCO on the Futures of Education initiative. Find out about about latest developments and reports.

Pigeonholed by the ‘native English’ privilege

Speaking English is often seen as an advantage, but a new study from Luxembourg shows the 'native English' position can have drawbacks in the multilingual workplace.

Do you trust this accent?

BM Edinburgh volunteer Dr Maria Dokovova interviews Dr Lauren Hall-Lew from the University of Edinburgh about accents and trust.

Multimind Lecture Series

'The Multilingual Mind' is a lecture series on multilingualism across disciplines from the Multimind Project.

Publication of BM reports for UNESCO's Futures of Education

Bilingualism Matters has contributed two full reports and a summary consultation report to the UNESCO Futures of Education initiative, highlighting the crucial role of languages in education.

BM Luxembourg Launch

Bilingualism Matters Luxembourg launches Friday 5th March 2021.

University of Granada 3 Minute Thesis Competition

In her monologue, Cristina López-Rojas explains how bilingualism makes a difference.

The Joy of Languaging: In Celebration of Human Rights Day

Blog post by Mariel Deluna, PhD Education Student at University of Edinburgh & BM Edinburgh Volunteer

Bilingualism Matters at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting

Over 180 attendees participated at the first Affiliate Meeting of Bilingualism Matters Across the World at the 2020 Psychonomics meeting.