UIC BilForum

The 2012 UIC BilForm was held October 4 and 5, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The UIC BilForum is dedicated to research in any area related to bilingualism, including theoretical linguistics, code-switching, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, neurolinguistics, cognitive sciences, heritage languages and bilingual acquisition.

Keynote Speakers

Pieter C. Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

Important Dates

April 15, 2012 — Deadline to Submit Abstracts
June 1, 2012 — Notification of Acceptance
August 1, 2012 — Registration Deadline
October 4-5, 2012 — Conference Dates

Connecting with Other Conference Attendees

Please be sure to visit our Facebook page where you can connect with other conference attendees as you make plans for the conference. This will also be the place to learn about and discuss some evening events that we will be planning. As the conference draws closer, you can also follow us on Twitter @UICBilForum for more streamlined and more frequent updates.

Conference Organizers

Shane Ebert (Head Organizer and Media Chair)
Karen Cralli (Communications Chair)
Jeanne Heil (Student Advisor to the Organizing Committee)
Bernie Issa (Finances Chair)
Sergio Ramos (Sections Chair)
Daniel Vergara (Social Chair)
Janire Zalbidea (Communications Chair)
Kay González-Vilbazo (Faculty Advisor)
Kim Potowski (Faculty Advisor)
Kara Morgan-Short (Faculty Advisor)

Conference Sponsors

Bilingualism Research Lab (UIC)
Cognition of Second Language Acquisition Laboratory (UIC)
Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies (UIC)
Heritage Language Cooperative (UIC)
Language and Culture Learning Center (UIC)
School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
UIC Graduate Student Council


Additional information and details will be posted as conference preparations proceed. Be sure to check back periodically for the latest information.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions at bilforum@uic.edu.