The UIC department of Spanish French Italian and Portuguese is hosting a Bilinguilism Forum in the spring. The call for abstracts went out earlier this month for the forum which is to be held on April 30th & May 1st at the Institute for the Humanities located in Stevenson Hall.
The Bilinguilism Forum will consist of three sections–Theoretical Bilingualism, Heritage Learner/Sociolingusitic Study, and Second Language Acquisition–with keynote speakers as yet to be officially announced. The deadline for abstract submission is January 31st.
On the 11th and 12th of December the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong will be hosting the Conference on Bilingual Acquisition in Early Childhood. This conference on childhood bilingualism is organized by the newly established Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong & Co-sponsored by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong.
Of particular interest at the BAEC is a workshop on Sign Bilingualism in the Asia-Pacific Region. The workshop itinerary can be viewed at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/lin/conference/baec/signlang.html