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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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  • prinola Visiting scholar: Prinola Govenden Apr. 21, 2017

    In March, MuliLing was visited by the very inspiring and creative PhD student in Media Studies Prinola Govenden from Wits University in South Africa, through the INTPART partnership. Among other things, she helped further develop the Center's media strategies and general communications. Here is an informal interview with her.

  • phd-kurs_gruppe_01 MultiLing Spring School 2017 Mar. 29, 2017

    Last week, MultiLing held its very first Spring School. PhD students from all over the world were gathered in Oslo for four days to learn more about how they can go from formulating questions and hypotheses to have their hypotheses tested.

  • etiopia_lansering_660px Book launch for Multilingual Ethiopia: Linguistic Challenges and Capacity Building Efforts Mar. 29, 2017

    On Friday 24 March, the launch of the new book Multilingual Ethiopia: Linguistic Challenges and Capacity Building was celebrated with cake, speeches and guests from near and far.

  • jannis-androutsopoulos Visiting scholar: Jannis Androutsopoulos Mar. 28, 2017

    Professor II at MultiLing, Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg) visited MultiLing for a week in March. During his stay, he collaborated on several ongoing projects. He also gave one guest lecture and hosted a methodological workshop.