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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.

News

  • pernille-hansen-300 Doctoral defense: Pernille Hansen Nov. 6, 2017

    Pernille Hansen gave her doctoral defense on October 6 in Gamle Festsal at Domus Academica.

  • yolandi_ribbens-klein Visiting scholar: Yolandi Ribbens-Klein Oct. 23, 2017

    Yolandi Ribbens-Klein, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UCT, Cape Town, is visiting MultiLing for a four week-research stay.

  • img_0873 Visiting scholar: Janet Connor Oct. 12, 2017

    Janet Connor, PhD fellow at the University of Chicago, is currently visiting MultiLing. In her PhD project, Connor is looking at linguistic and semiotic interactions in Tøyen, and during her monthly stay at MultiLing, Connor will commence her dissertation fieldwork.

  • multiling_kofi-yakpo_lowres_300 New MultiLing affiliate: Kofi Yakpo Sep. 25, 2017

    A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Kofi Yakpol!