Presentation on theme: "International Association of Multilingualism European Centre for Modern Languages The Professional Network Forum 2011 Britta Hufeisen."— Presentation transcript:
International Association of Multilingualism European Centre for Modern Languages The Professional Network Forum 2011 Britta Hufeisen
Partner profile The International Association of Multilingualism is an international network of scholars who share an interest in multilingualism. http://www.iamultilingualism.org
Partner profile A shared understanding of multilingualism: Multilingualism is a common individual and societal phenomenon, and the study of multilingualism provides the basis for understanding all types of language acquisition and learning, maintenance and attrition.
Partner profile Aims The Association seeks to establish a network for professionals interested in multilingualism and multiple language acquisition and learning. To this end it will: 1.foster the cooperation between researchers of multilingualism; 2.disseminate knowledge, methods, theories and models; 3.create a forum for the discussion of issues related to multilingualism; 4.improve research in multilingualism and Applied Linguistics; 5.improve research studies among young researchers; 6.organise and sponsor conferences and meetings on a regular basis; 7.apply knowledge to real life situations.
Partner profile Membership Membership is on an individual basis and costs an amount agreed annually by the Executive Board subject to local and ad hoc arrangements. For 2011: Full Members: 45 Euro Student Members: 25 Euro Currently the IAM has 136 members from 23 countries around the world.
Partner profile The Board of the Association The governing body of the Association consists of an Executive Board made up of a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, five elected members The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected for two years, and the tenure of executive officers is maximally two terms.
Partner profile BOARD MEMBERS 2009-2011 President:Ulrike Jessner Vice-president:Gessica De Angelis Treasurer:Eva Vetter Secretary:Larissa Aronin MEMBERS AT LARGE Raphael Berthele Jasone Cenoz Jean-Marc Dewaele (ReN-coordinator) Suzanne Flynn Britta Hufeisen (ECML-link person)
Partner highlights The association organizes a conference every two years and its members are regularly involved in organizing workshops, seminars and panel discussions at conferences around the world.
Partner highlights L3-network meetings at GAL 1997-2003 L3-Conferences 1999 Innsbruck, Austria (founding of IAM) 2001 Leuwaarden, Netherlands 2003 Tralee, Ireland 2005 Freiburg, Switzerland 2007 Stirling, Scotland 2009 Bozen-Bolzano, Italy 2011 (forthcoming) - 7th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism, Warsaw Poland.
L3-Conference 2011 Seventh International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism Warsaw 15-17 September 2011 Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw Keynote speakers Britta Hufeisen (TU Darmstadt, Germany) Hanna Komorowska (Univ. of Warsaw, Poland) Waldemar Martyniuk (ECML, Austria) Terence Odlin (Ohio State University, USA)
Partner highlights: projects Projects some of our members are involved in LINEE (Languages in a Network of European Excellence, FP6, funded by the European Commission) http://www.linee.info http://www.linee.info "Creating Synergy for the Learning of Subsequent Languages" (European Centre for Modern Languages, Project Nr.1.1.2.) http://www.ecml.at http://www.ecml.at "Europäische Mehrsprachigkeit: Interkomprehension“ (Funded by the European Commission) http://www.eurocom-frankfurt.de http://www.eurocom-frankfurt.de "Galatea” http://www.u-grenoble3.fr/galatea” http://www.u-grenoble3.fr/galatea "EuroComCenter” http://www.eurocomcenter.de http://www.eurocomcenter.de
Partner highlights: The International Journal of Multilingualism Book series on multilingualism other publications (see the bibliography under: www.iamultilingualism.org)
International Journal of Multilingualism Routledge edited by Jasone Cenoz and Ulrike Jessner 2004-2006: 2 issues/year 2007…: 4 issues/year Included in membership fees
Book series on Multilingualism Schneider publishing company, Tübingen, Germany, edited by Britta Hufeisen and Beate Lindemann 3 vol. in German on research projects (2 by IAM members) 1 vol. in English with selected papers of Tralee conference, edited by Muiris Ó Laoire 1 quatrolingual vol. with selected papers of 2005 Fribourg conference, edited by Martha Gibson, Cornelia Personne and Britta Hufeisen 1 vol. on trilingualism in Asia, edited by Renate Kärchner-Ober
Partner highlights: IAM offers for ECML Network: biannual conferences IJM, book series and other publications Cooperation and joint projects Exchange of expertise Particpiation in ECML-projects