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Our research themes

Multilingual competence

How multilingual children, youth and adults acquire the languages they know, and how this competence changes throughout the lifespan.

 

Multilingual language practices

How multilingual children, youth and adults use the languages they know, and how language use changes throughout the lifespan.

 

Management of multilingualism

How social and political power relations influence multilingual acquisition and use across all age groups.

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The Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) is a research center financed by the Research Council of Norway as a Center of Excellence. MultiLing is located at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies.

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  • barn-blikksporing Looking for bilingual children for research study Apr. 16, 2018

    Would you like to participate in a research study on bilingualism? Do you have a child who has been growing up bilingually with Norwegian and English since birth?

  • uio_multiling_sosiokognitiv_lab_dsc04252(1) MultiLing's laboratory is now open! Apr. 3, 2018

    MultiLing's socio-cognitive laboratory was officially opened on March 22. To mark the occasion, the center organized a tour of the facilities and a demonstration of the equipment.

  • multiling_february2018_11-kopi(1) MultiLing Winter School 2018 Feb. 13, 2018

    The first week of February, PhD students from all over the world gathered at MultiLing for our winter school: "Language Policy in Multilingual Contexts – methodological approaches."

  • INTPART Summer School 2017 in Johannesburg Dec. 16, 2017

    Last week, the INTPART 2017 Linguistics Summer School was held at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.The topic for the course was "Multilingualism, multimodality and embodiment: Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives."