Conference on Multilingualism (COM) December 16-18 2018

Marc Brysbaert

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPPW) at Ghent University is organising the Conference on Multilingualism 2018 The conference will take place from Sunday 16th to Tuesday 18th December 2018 in the historic city of Ghent, Belgium. The call for oral and poster presentations is now open. Suitable topics are all aspects of multilingualism in the fields of linguistics, psychology, neurology, sociology, and educational sciences. Participants wishing to present should submit a title and an abstract for their presentation before 14th September 2018. Those willing to host a symposium may contact us at

 The Conference on Multilingualism actually has a longstanding tradition. It started in 2005 at the University of Trento under the name ‘Workshop on Bilingualism’. Since then, the name has been changed a couple of times to ‘Neurobilingualism’ and ‘Workshop of Neurobilingualism’. In 2016, it was decided to continue the conference under the somewhat broader label of ‘Conference on multilingualism’ (COM) in order to include different aspects of multilingualism. COM was subsequently held in Ghent (2016) and Groningen (2017), and is this year coming to Ghent once again.


Keynote speakers

Debra Titone (McGill University, Canada)

Ramesh Kumar Mishra (University of Hyderabad, India)

Stef Slembrouck (Ghent University, Belgium)


Organising Committee

Marc Brysbaert, Wouter Duyck, June Eyckmans, Robert Hartsuiker, Martin Valcke, Evy Woumans (Ghent University)

Sarah Bernolet (University of Antwerp)

Esli Struys (Free University of Brussels)

Arnaud Szmalec (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Eline Zenner (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)