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Special Public Lecture by Professor David Singleton to mark the occasion of his Lifetime Honorary Membership of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).

Monday, 26 March 2018, 7 – 9pm

Special Public Lecture by Professor David Singleton to mark the occasion of his Lifetime Honorary Membership of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).

Multilingualism, multi-competence and (limits to) the interaction between language systems in the mind.
It is with immense pride that IRAAL and the Centre for Language and Communication Studies at TCD announce the recent conferring of Honorary Membership of AILA upon Professor David Singleton. AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics, to date has only elected 8 honorary members, all true international luminaries in the field of Applied Linguistics. AILA Honorary Membership is conferred to those who have made outstanding contributions to AILA or to the field of Applied Linguistics. We look forward to marking this special occasion with a guest lecture by David entitled "Multilingualism, multi-competence and (limits to) the interaction between language systems in the mind." ISL interpretation will be available.

David Singleton took his B.A. at Trinity College Dublin, and his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, where he was Professor of Applied Linguistics. He now holds the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém (Hungary) and Professor at the State University 0f Applied Sciences, Konin (Poland). He has served as President of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, as Secretary General of the International Association of Applied Linguistics and as President of the European Second Language Association. His publications number more than 200, his books and articles ranging across a wide spectrum of topics – but focusing mainly on cross-linguistic influence, the second language lexicon, the age factor in language acquisition and multilingualism. He is co-author of Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition (2014) and of Beyond Age Effects in Instructional L2 Learning (2017). He is the founding editor and continuing co-editor of the Multilingual Matters SLA book series. In 2015 he received the EUROSLA Distinguished Scholar Award and in 2017 was awarded Honorary Membership of AILA.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free

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