Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO
What does it mean to possess multilingual competence? How do children, adolescents and adults acquire multiple languages? How does multilingualism develop throughout life?
To possess multilingual competence means to be familiar with two or more languages on the basis of how these languages are used in different contexts. MultiLing explores this competence, with a particular focus on how it is acquired and how it changes throughout the lifespan.
Key questions include:
- How children, adolescents and adults acquire multiple languages.
- How the use of multiple languages affects a person’s linguistic skills and awareness.
- How the familiarity with different languages cause these to influence each other.
- What characterizes language development in multilingual children.
- How any language problems in multilingual children can be detected.
- Reading comprehension and writing skills in multilingual children at school and in society.
- How multilingual competence changes through the lifespan.
- Anne Golden
- Hanne Gram Simonsen
- Janne Bondi Johannessen
- Elizabeth Lanza
- Else Ryen
- Emel Türker-Van der Heiden
- Marianne Lind
- Monica Knoph
- Mira Goral
- Aneta Pavlenko
Postdoctoral research fellows
Doctoral research fellows
- Are all the languages of multilingual speakers with aphasia impaired in the same way? Does speech language rehabilitation in one language positively affect the speakers’ other languages? Mar. 29, 2017 1:36 PM
- Cognitive control and patterns of bilingual aphasia Mar. 8, 2017 4:21 PM
- With bilingual eyes. The conceptualization of motion events in bilingual children Feb. 28, 2017 3:49 PM
- Knowledge of grammatical gender in L2 speakers of Norwegian Nov. 28, 2016 4:24 PM
- Children's vocabulary Oct. 18, 2016 4:41 PM
- Narratives on language and language acquisition in different multilingual contexts Oct. 13, 2016 3:33 PM