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“Thank you very much for organising such a stimulating and high quality conference on such a relevant theme. I enjoyed it very much and learnt a lot to take back home.
It was highly thought-provoking to learn from the papers how multilingualism and translanguaging – which are daily practices in African countries – inspire research which again can be made useful for reflecting on and improving current practices (such as educational interpreting, teaching in multilingual classroom settings). Language planning and language policy are very complex issues, and I got plenty of ideas to explore multilingualism as a resource (and not predominantly as a problem as which it is often perceived in the officially monolingual UK). It was also good to meet so many researchers and make new friends.”
- Christina Schäffner, Aston University, UK

LATEST NEWS

Thank you to everyone who participated in this conference, which was as enjoyable as it was successful, I think we would all agree. You are welcome to page through the photo gallery, read the articles on the conference that was published recently, and see what some conference participants had to say about their experience in Stellenbosch.

The first special edition of Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus (SPIL PLUS), containing research articles on papers that were read at the conference, should be published in January or early February 2014. The editors expect this edition to comprise between 15 and 20 articles. It will be considered as a 2013 publication.

For the second special edition of SPIL Plus – “Language practice in multilingual communities” – the editors have received about 28 articles. This edition should be published by April or May 2014.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to these publications – we see it as an apt conclusion to the 2013 LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Conference.



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