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MultiLing staff leaning over the table enganged in discussions

In June, MultiLing hosted a three-day workshop which aimed to reflect on visual prompts and methods in both psycho- and sociolinguistics, organized by Judith Purkarthofer and Pernille Hansen. The workshop was part of Colloquium B in MultiLing’s five-year-plan, “Engaging innovative methodologies in studying multilingualism across the lifespan”.

Illustrasjonsfoto: Anders Lien/UiO

Senter for fleirspråklegheit (MultiLing) lyser i år ut tre MA-stipend à kr 15 000 til tre studentar som skriv om eit emne som fell innanfor eitt av temaområda for MultiLing: fleirspråkleg kompetanse, fleirspråkleg praksis og fleirspråkleg forvalting.

Picture of visiting scholar Ritu Jain (PhD)

Ritu Jain (PhD), lecturer at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, visited MultiLing this May. Here she writes about her experience at the Center.

Speakers and attendees are gathered for the round-table in Professorboligen.

Many are under the misconception that the widespread multilingualism in our modern and increasingly globalized world is a fairly new development. This round-table conference, organized by Aneta Pavlenko and Pia Lane, aimed to show that practices of multilingualism have been common and necessary for centuries, even millennia.

Picture of MultiLing's Scientific Advisory Board, Research Professors and leadership.

The annual meeting with MultiLing’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was held this week, on May 2-3. Among the themes of the meeting this year were career planning and grant application processes, with a particular focus on applications to the European Research Council (ERC).

MultiLing har fått fornya INTPART-støtte. Med denne nye tildelinga på 3,4 millionar kroner vert satsinga utvida til å inkludere Georgetown University i USA, i tillegg til universiteta Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Witwatersrand og Western Cape i Sør-Afrika.

Lenore Grenoble (Photo: Private)

Lenore Grenoble (The University of Chicago) just spent three months at MultiLing as a US Fulbright Arctic Chair grantee. We asked her to tell us a bit more about her stay in Oslo, and her current research: 

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (Photo: private)

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (University of Jyväskylä) has been spending the last two months at MultiLing. Here, she tells a little more about her stay as a visiting scholar at MultiLing. 

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (Photo: private)

Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (University of Jyväskylä) has been spending the last two months at MultiLing. Here, she tells a little more about her stay as a visiting scholar at MultiLing. 

Quentin Williams, photo by Nadia Frantsen/UiO

Quentin Williams, senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, returned to MultiLing for a month long stay in October.

Quentin Williams, photo by Nadia Frantsen/UiO

Quentin Williams, senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, returned to MultiLing for a month long stay in October.

Fra venstre: Ane Theimann, Jenny Gudmundsen og Tone B. Melzer. (Alle foto: privat)

MultiLings masterstipend for 2018 gikk til de spennende masterprosjektene til Ane Theimann, Jenny Gudmundsen og Tone B. Melzer. MultiLing gratulerer!

Research shows that Snapchat, Facebook and WhatsApp help families with immigrant backgrounds develop their multilingualism.

Erica Brozovsky (Photo: private)

Erica Brozovsky, PhD Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, just spent a month at MultiLing. Here, Erica tells a bit more about her research, and her stay in Oslo. 

Erica Brozovsky (Photo: private)

Erica Brozovsky, PhD Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, just spent a month at MultiLing. Here, Erica tells a bit more about her research, and her stay in Oslo. 

Participants at the seminar (Photo: UiO)

How can you best provide quality education in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms? This and other hot topics were discussed in depth at "Multilingual and Intercultural Education – Theory and practice from Latin America and Norway" at the end of September. The seminar aimed to strengthen connections among Norwegian and Latin American scholars of multilingual and intercultural education.

Participants at the seminar (Photo: UiO)

When we arrive in a new country, public signs, ads and billboards are often the first form of contact we have with the language and script of the place. At the start of October, colleagues from Norway, Russia, and the UK gathered in Oslo to share their research on linguistic landscapes, and to develop new collaborations between the countries. 

Mandag denne uken fikk MultiLing veldig hyggelig besøk av en hel gjeng med ungdommer. Ungdommene er elever på Nydalen videregående skole, og de ønsket å besøke MultiLing for å lære mer om emner knyttet til flerspråklighet!

 Picture by Nadia Frantsen / UiO

This year's Summer School explored experimental approaches to multilingualism. Lecturers were Janet van Hell (Pennsylvania State University) and Barbara Mertins (Dortmund Technical University).

Har du lyst til å delta i et forskningsprosjekt på MultiLing ved Universitetet i Oslo? Har du barn som har vokst opp ettspråklig med norsk fra fødselen av?

Språkforskere ved Universitetet i Oslo har gjort feltarbeid med fire familier med senegalesisk bakgrunn i Norge. (Illustrasjonsfoto: Nadia Frantsen)

Snapchat, Facebook og WhatsApp hjelper familier med innvandrerbakgrunn å utvikle sin flerspråklighet, viser forskning.

Jessica Pedersen Belisle Hansen (Photo: UiO/Nadia Frantsen)

Attending a conference can be time consuming and costly. As a Ph.D. student I am working towards a strict deadline, and nothing should come between me and my primary focus – to produce a proper thesis and submit it on time. Why, then, did I spend weeks in preparation, more than a full week away from the office and a good part of the project’s operational funds to participate at ICCA2018 in July?

Doctoral fellow Ingvild Badhwar Valen-Sendstad and postdoctoral fellows Pawel Kazimierz Urbanik and Olga Solovova are the newest members of the MultiLing team. 

Studentene fylte lokalene til randen da vi i anledning studiestart åpnet den sosio-kognitive laben vår eksklusivt for nye masterstudenter ved instituttet. Det lover godt for den fremtidige flerspråklighetsforskningen!

Illustrasjonsfoto: Anders Lien/UiO

Senter for fleirspråklegheit (MultiLing) lyser i år ut tre MA-stipend à kr 15 000 til tre studentar som skriv om eit emne som fell innanfor eitt av temaområda for MultiLing: fleirspråkleg kompetanse, fleirspråkleg praksis og fleirspråkleg forvalting. Det er eitt stipend knytt til kvart temaområde.