MAD 2014: An International Conference


The Department of English and The Center for English Language Research and Teaching (CELRT) at the American University of Beirut (AUB), as well as l’unité mixte Structure et Dynamiques des Langues (SeDyL) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) are pleased to announce an international conference on Multilingualism across Disciplinary Borders, to be held at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, on April 7-9, 2014.  This three-day event aims to bring together researchers working in different disciplines on issues related to multilingualism at the individual and social levels in order to foster cross-disciplinary exchanges. 

Keynote Speakers

Michel Agier, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

Katherine Hoffman, Northwestern University, USA

Organizing Committee

Lina Choueiri, American University of Beirut (AUB)
Loubna Dimachki, Lebanese University (UL)
Anaid Donabédian, Inalco SeDyL / Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Scientific Committee

Michel Agier, IRD/EHESS
Tamer Amin, American University of Beirut
Rigas Arvanitis, IRD
Ramzi Baalbaki, American University of Beirut
Peter Bakker, Aarhus University

Wafa Berry, Université Libanaise
Joseph Dichy, Lumière Lyon 2 University & ICAR (CNRS/Lyon 2)
Ghazi Ghaith, American University of Beirut
Christine H
élot, Université de Strasbourg

Odile Hoffmann, IRD
Marilena Kariolemou, Cyprus University

Liliane Kfoury, CEMAM, USJ (Beyrouth)
Isabelle L
May Maalouf, Lebanese University
Terry Regier, UC Berkeley
Doug Saddy, University of Reading
Kassim Shaaban, American University of Beirut
éronique Traverso, ICAR research lab (CNRS, Lyon/France)
David Wrisley, American University of Beirut


The organizing committee would like to thank the sponsors of MAD 2014 for their generous support.

Office of the Provost and the Arts and Humanities Initiative, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

The Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS), Lebanon

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), France

Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, (LabEx EFL), France

For your inquiries, contact the conference organizers at: