Final CFP: Symposium on Embracing Mulilingualism across Educational Contexts

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Call for Papers
March 31, 2019
New Zealand
Subject Fields: 
Childhood and Education, Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Teaching and Learning, Social Sciences

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand



Call For Papers:

Translanguaging Aotearoa Symposium:

Embracing Multilingualism across Educational Contexts

28 June 2019


Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2019


Translanguaging Aotearoa ( seeks to bring together the vast expertise in multilingual education for a one-day symposium in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Convenors invite academics, researchers, practitioners and community participants to submit an abstract to present and attend.


Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Tauwehe (Sophie) Tamati (University of Auckland) and Dr. Kerry Taylor-Leech (Griffith University)


We will also be launching the edited volume Embracing Multilingualism across Educational Contexts (2019, Victoria University Press, Edited by Corinne Seals and Vini Olsen-Reeder) at the symposium.


Cost: $25 (waged); $15 (unwaged & students). Includes entry and food.


Themes of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Translanguaging in education
  • Models of language education that support heritage language maintenance
  • Inclusion of heritage language support in “mainstream” classrooms
  • Support of Indigenous languages through multilingual models of education
  • Support of immigrant languages through multilingual models of education
  • The relationship between immersion education and translanguaging
  • Fluid multilingual models of education in all models of schooling
  • Community experiences with translanguaging and other models of multilingual education
  • Policy and planning perspectives on translanguaging and other models of multilingual education


Guide for Authors:

Abstract length:                                 250 words maximum, excluding references

Deadline to submit to Convenors:     31 March 2019

Acceptance Notification:                   by 30 April 2019


Please submit abstracts as .docx or .pdf files to Convenors:

Corinne Seals   

Vini Olsen-Reeder

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