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Scientific Advisory Board

International scholars who are specialists in multilingualism in childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging comprise MultiLing’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Each member of the SAB is an internationally acclaimed scholar in his/her respective field of research in multilingualism. While each scholar has a specialization in a field more closely related to either psycholinguistics or sociolinguistics, a range of backgrounds is represented, also geographically. The core research team and the SAB contribute to a truly multi- and interdisciplinary Center. The SAB serves an advisory function.


Peter Auer

Professor Peter Auer is Professor of German and General Linguistics, Section of German Linguistics & Hermann Paul Centre for Linguistics, University of Freiburg, Germany.


Kees de Bot

Professor Kees de Bot is Professor and Chair of Applied Linguistics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and the University of Pannonia, Hungary.


Annick De Houwer

Professor Annick De Houwer is Professor of Language Acquisition and Multilingualism at the Linguistics Department of Erfurt University, Germany. She is the founder and director of the European Research Network on Bilingual Studies, ERBIS.


Marianne Gullberg

Professor Marianne Gullberg is Professor of Psycholinguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University, Sweden, and Director of Lund University Humanities Lab, an autonomous research facility.


Li Wei

Professor Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at University College London, UK, and Chair of the University Council of General & Applied Linguistics (UCGAL), UK.


Rajend Mesthrie

Professor Rajend Mesthrie is Professor of Linguistics in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He holds a research chair in Migration, Language & Social Change.


Loraine Obler

Professor Loraine Obler is Distinguished Professor, Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences and Linguistics, Neurolinguistics Laboratory, City University of New York, USA. She is also Co-PI on the NIH-funded Language in the Aging Brain Lab at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Harold Goodglass Aphasia Research Center.


Aneta Pavlenko

Professor Aneta Pavlenko is former Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. She was appointed Research Professor (Professor II) at MultiLing in 2017. 


Ben Rampton

Professor Ben Rampton is Professor of Applied & Socio- linguistics and Director of the Centre for Language Discourse and Communication at King’s College London, UK. He is the Director of the King’s ESRC Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre.


Elana Shohamy

Professor Elana Shohamy is Professor of Language Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Chris Stroud

Professor Christopher Stroud is Senior Professor of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and Professor of Transnational Multilingualism at Stockholm University. In South Africa he is Director of the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR).


Brendan Weekes

Professor Brendan Weekes is Chair Professor in Communication Science and Director of the Communication Science Laboratory, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.

Published Oct. 23, 2014 6:51 PM - Last modified Feb. 13, 2017 11:08 PM