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Early bird FULL ( 11/12 - 13/03 ) £89.99
Early bird concession / consesiwn (Students / Myfyrwyr; Low income / Incwm isel; Third Sector/ Sector Elusennol) ( 13/12 - 13/03 ) £29.99

This two-day international symposium will bring together a wide range of people with an academic, cultural and political interest in bilingualism and multilingualism to address questions including:

  • What is language and what is bilingualism and multilingualism?
  • How do we produce language and how does the bilingual and multilingual mind process language?
  • To what extent does Wales make the most of the intellectual, social and creative potential of its bilingualism?
  • How do we unlock this potential in the face of the threat of language extinction to realise government goals of promoting a vibrant culture and achieving a million Welsh speakers by 2050?

The event will encompass lectures, panel discussions and interactive sessions by leading international experts and cultural practitioners. The symposium has been curated by a group of leading Welsh academics in the field, led by Professor Mererid Hopwood of University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Confirmed speakers for the symposium include:

  • Lǐ Wéi, Chair of Applied Linguistics at University College London.
  • Novelist and academic Patrick McGuinness.
  • David Gramling, associate professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona.

Learned Society of Wales / Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru

The Learned Society of Wales is the national academy for arts and sciences.

Our Fellowship brings together experts from across all academic fields and beyond. We use this collective knowledge to promote research, inspire learning, and provide independent policy advice.

To learn more about our work see: learnedsociety.wales/

Cymdeithas Ddysgedig Cymru yw academi genedlaethol Cymru ar gyfer y celfyddydau a’r gwyddorau

Daw ein Cymrodoriaeth ag arbenigwyr at ei gilydd o bob maes academaidd a thu hwnt. Defnyddiwn yr wybodaeth gyfunol hon i hyrwyddo ymchwil, ysbrydoli dysg a darparu cyngor polisi annibynnol.

Darllenwch fwy am ein gwaith: cymdeithasddysgedig.cymru/


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