Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 2020)

In the world where multilingualism is a norm rather than an exception, the teaching and research of multilinguality in the Applied Linguistics has only recently gained traction as a critique to the monolingual approach and ideologies. Although the inextricable nature of language and culture has been long realized, productive and critical discussions around multilingual and cross-cultural awareness, education, and practice in collaborative teaching and research especially in the societies with the most diverse manifestation of multilingualism and cultural pluralism such as Indonesia and neighboring countries need to be further encouraged. Moreover, in the 21st century, the multifaceted approach to literacy learning must accommodate the critical awareness of the multilingual and multicultural perspectives to combat the narrow, one-sided, and biased stereotypes which perpetuate discrimination and incorrect assumptions among individuals and groups within multicultural societies. That’s being said, the importance of addressing the issues of multilinguality and cross-cultural awareness in our reaching and research cannot be emphasized enough.

These concerns are reflected in the publication of the proceedings of the 2020’s 13th Conference of Applied Linguistics, which welcomes new, productive, and critical insights that contribute to our better and more comprehensive understanding and practice with regard to the critical importance of building and expanding cross-cultural collaboration infused with multilinguality and other related approaches. The scopes offered in this conference proceedings are broad enough to accommodate the various areas to enlighten and motivate further discussion among researchers, teachers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to entertain the specific aspects of multilinguality and cross-cultural issues in the presenters and participants’ teaching and research contexts.

The Editors
Yanty Wirza, Ph.D.
Ika Lestari Damayanti, Ph.D.
Wawan Gunawan, Ph.D.
Ernie D. A. Imperiani, M.Ed.
Ari Arifin Danuwijaya, M.Ed.
Lukman Hakim, M.Pd.