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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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Pavlenko is originally from Ukraine, but emigrated to the US right before the collapse of the USSR—two unrelated incidents. She has had an impressive linguistics career and is very well-versed in many languages. At the Center, she will focus on communication in legal cases where refugees and immigrants are involved.
Ekaterina is Russian, and holds a PhD from the University of Hong Kong, where she did research on aphasia. At MultiLing she will work on her project "Cognitive control and patterns of bilingual aphasia".
MA student Christina Davril is doing her internship at MultiLing in February and March 2017.
A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Sébastien Lucas!
During the first week of March, researchers from MultiLing, University of Oslo and Université de Rouen Normandie gathered at a workshop at MultiLing. This workshop did officially kick off the project Language Contact and Language Change across Three Generations in Turkish Families in Norway and France.
Scientific Advisory Board member, Professor Kees de Bot (University of Pannonia) spent four weeks at MultiLing in January and February. During his stay he collaborated on several ongoing projects, and gave two guest lectures.
How does meaning transfer, i.e., crosslinguistic influence involving meaning, originate from different levels of mental representations, and how do we study it?
January 30 – February 3, 20 PhD students from 17 different universities attended MultiLing’s winter school. Through their week in Oslo, the participants got to explore the use of methods for collecting linguistic ethnographic data with a specific focus on language, youth, and identities in culturally and linguistically heterogeneous urban spaces.
Malene Bøyum and André Nilsson Dannevig are our two new research assistants. Welcome to MultiLing!
Pernille Hansen is our new researcher on the MultiLing Dementia project. She has been with the Center for some time, so we welcome her now to this new and exciting piece of research at MultiLing!
In the beginning of December, a delegation of eight people from MultiLing participated in and taught at INTPART Summer School in Cape Town. The theme of the school was North-South perspectives on multilingualism and diversity: practices and policies. The visit is part of the INTPART network project with four top South African universities.
A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Janet Connor!
A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Ingvild Nistov!
A warm welcome to our new MultiLing affiliate, Cecelia Cutler!
At Warruwi Community around ten Indigenous languages from five different language families are used among only 450 people. Why are so many languages still spoken at Warruwi when linguistic diversity has sharply declined in the rest of Australia? Visiting scholar Dr. Ruth Singer from the University of Melbourne held last week’s Wednesday seminar where she presented her research on this topic.
As a world-leading research community, MultiLing has recruited three Adjunct Professors: Mira Goral, Jannis Androutsopoulos and Alastair Pennycook. The Professors are introducing themselves below.
The annual meeting with MultiLing's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was held last week, on October 27–28. In addition to the SAB members, two of our new Adjunct Professors attended the meeting.
To juggle multiple grammars at once is a complex task, and the effects of crosslinguistic influence might occur when the grammars are simultaneously active. Associate Professor and MultiLing affiliate Mike Putnam presented his research on how filler-gap dependencies can help us investigate multilingual grammars.
Six months after his first visit, Kofi Yakpo, Assistant Professor in Linguistics at The University of Hong Kong, came back to MultiLing for a collaborative research project with Guri Bordal Steien.
Last week, 15 PhD students from 13 different universities attended MultiLing’s summer school: narrative, discourse and interaction. The summer school also marked the first visit to MultiLing through our INTPART network project with four top South African universities.