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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.

When your language becomes your only passport



Doctoral degree and career opportunities

MultiLing offers fellowship positions for PhD candidates and a Graduate School with an annual Winter and Summer School, each lasting for one week.

Admission to the PhD program is organized by the Faculty of Humanities.



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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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