25 & 26 October 2022
Our annual interdisciplinary research conference is on again this year, with a two-day programme packed with the latest bilingualism research. Registrations open.
Please note, that the in-person spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis
Members of the BM network and students irrespective of their affiliation to BM are eligible for discounts.
BM Members: You can only access discounted fees if you are registered to the BM community platform. Registering to the community platform activates your existing BM membership. You can register here and book BMRS directly from the platform. If you are registered and the system displays a non-discounted price available to you, please contact the organisers and your profile will be updated.
Students: Students who are not affiliated with BM and do not wish to become BM members are still eligible for discounted prices. Please register here as a temporary member and book BMRS22 directly from the platform. Please indicate you are a student and the reason for your registration: BMRS. Your registration to the platform/membership will expire after the conference.
Become a member: If you wish to become a member of BM, please review our membership options here. The annual membership fees for prospective BMRS22 presenters and attendees will be reduced by £20. In order to benefit from the lower membership fees, please send BM an email to receive a personalised membership invitation link. Once your application is approved you can book BMRS22 directly from the platform.
The Bilingualism Matters Research Symposium (BMRS) is an annual interdisciplinary research conference organised by Bilingualism Matters. It is open to researchers at any stage of their career working on any aspect of bilingualism*, irrespective of their affiliation to Bilingualism Matters. 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.
The BMRS22 plenary speakers are:
*Bilingualism: We refer to ‘bilingualism’ as an ability to use more than one language (two or more). Synonymous terms: plurilingualism, multilingualism.
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
Our panel of expert reviewers will choose abstracts based on the following criteria:
Conference fees (virtual attendance)
Conference fees (attendance in person in Edinburgh, UK)
Bursaries are available on application. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Language interpretation
Subject to availability of relevant submissions, the conference organisers will make every effort to provide relevant sign language interpretation. Please contact email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
The conference will take place online and in Edinburgh (John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh). The fee for the in-person conference attendance is higher to reflect the costs of the venue and organisation.
A special issue of accepted work is planned for the journal Ampersand: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language Sciences and Bilingualism. More information to follow.
All questions about submissions should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org