The Barcelona Summer School on Bi- and Multilingualism (BSBM) is a academic opportunity intended for post-graduate students and researchers interested in an updated overview of the field in an international academic context.

Teachers of the different modules are well-remowed experts who represent different disciplinary approaches to the topic and will discuss state-of-the-art research on the cognitive, linguistic and cultural aspects of bi- and multilingualism. 

Attendees of the Summer School will have the opportunity to present their work as oral presentation or poster (see Research sessions). Note that all the works will be accepted.

Modules and scholars

The school offers 4 modules presented by the following scholars:

Module 1. What happened to the Levelt model and its bilingual versions?

Kees de Bot (University of Groningen)

Module 2. Language experience as a window into brain plasticity and organization

Denise Klein (McGill University, Montreal)

Module 3. Bilingualism and forensic linguistics

Aneta Pavlenko (University of Oslo)

Module 4. Title to be announced 

Núria Sebastián-Gallés (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona)

Each module will last for 4 hours and one will be held on each of the 4 days (from Tuesday the 17th to Friday the 20th of September). Each day participants will have teaching modules in the morning, as well as Research sessions in the afternoon.

Research sessions

In addition to the modules, the research sessions offer participants the opportunity to present and discuss their work and receive constructive feedback from the renowned experts presenting at the summer school. Participants attending the summer school are kindly invited to submit their contributions for the research workshop during the afternoons. Contributions can be pre- or post-doctoral research either 'work in progress' or already finished projects.

This activity is not mandatory for attendees of the Summer School.


The maximum lenght of an abstract is 200 words. Also, please specify the following information in your submission: title, author(s), and affiliation(s). 

ORAL PRESENTATION: Oral presentations will last 15 minutes followed by 5 minute questions. As there are several presentations per day, we will be very strict with the time of presentation.

POSTER: Posters should be printed in vertical A0.

General information

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Campus Ciutadella, Auditori Mercè Rodoreda
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08018 Barcelona


  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Center for Brain and Cognition (CBC)

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