Rutgers University New Brunswick New Jersey USA
20 - 24
Lanza, 4 year term (2011 – 2015):
Professor of Linguistics at the Department of
Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies at the University
of Oslo and Director of the Center
for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan.
Her research interests in bilingualism/multilingualism draw specifically on perspectives from sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. She has published on identity in migrant narratives, language socialisation of bilingual children, language ideology, linguistic landscape, language policy, and research methodology. She is on the Editorial Board of the journals International Journal of Bilingualism (Sage), Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Cambridge University Press), Multilingual Margins (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), as well as the book series IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society (John Benjamins). She has attended all of the ISB conferences since the beginning and organised ISB8 in Oslo in June 2011. She was elected member of the Steering Committee in 2007 and was elected Chair in 2011.
Durk Gorter, 4 year term 2011-2015: Ikerbasque research professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. He does research on multilingual education, European minority languages and linguistic landscapes.
Until 2007 he was head of the department of social sciences at the Fryske Akademy in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands and also part-time full professor at the University of Amsterdam in the sociolinguistics of Frisian. He has been involved in survey studies of the Frisian language and the analysis of language policy. He also carried out comparative studies of European minority languages, in the context of the Mercator-Education project.Among his recent publications are Focus on Multilingualism in School Contexts (2011, co-edited with Jasone Cenoz; special issue of the Modern Language Journal) and Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape (2012, co-edited with Heiko Marten and Luk Van Mensel). He is the leader of DREAM, the Donostia Research Group on Education and Multilingualism.
Deuchar (2013- 2015) is Emeritus
Professor of Linguistics, Bangor University and
Affiliated Lecturer in the Dept of Theoretical and
Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge.
Professor Deuchar did the first study of British Sign
Language as her PhD and then moved on to work on
language differentiation in developing bilingual
children and code-switching in bilingual
adults. She was founding Director of the ESRC
Centre for Research on Bilingualism in Theory and
Practice at Bangor University and headed the
corpus-based group which collected three corpora of
bilingual conversation (see bangortalk.org.uk)
2 year term as past ISB organiser (2013-2015):
Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Division of
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies at Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore. Chair of ISB9 local
2 year term as current ISB organizer
(2013-2017). Professor of Linguistics in the
department of Spanish and Portuguese and Linguistics
department , Rutgers University. Chair of ISB10 local
organizing committee. His primary research focuses on
Spanish bilingual and monolingual syntax.