Workshop: Multilingual writing – methodologies and concepts across contexts
This workshop brings together scholars from different fields and contexts in order to explore multilingual writing from a comparative perspective. We will explore what methodologies and concepts can be useful across diverse socio-linguistic and cultural settings in order to enhance our understanding of multilingual writing practices. This workshop is an internal MultiLing event. Please contact the organizers if you are interested in participating.
Although it is not a recent phenomenon, multilingual writing has until recently remained an under-researched area. Most notably, initiatives in different fields indicate a growing interest in and consciousness about the visual semiotics of multilingualism, including research in New Literacies and digital communication, language pedagogy, semiotic landscapes, and ethnolinguistic identity, among others. This workshop will bring together scholars from different fields and contexts in order to identify relevant concepts and methods that can provide new insights into multilingual writing. The scholars are invited to reflect on the following questions:
What can we learn from different methodologies used in the study of multilingual writing in different fields?
What concepts can be useful across diverse contexts and perspectives, to enhance our understanding of multilingual writing practices?
How can we draw on a range of perspectives to come to a common understanding of how people use more than one language in writing?
What are the possible implications of multilingual writing for education and literacy?
The multilingual writing research context
Mark Sebba (external link)
Education and literacy
Friederike Lüpke (external link)
Marte Monsen (external link)
Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (external link)
Materiality and visuality
Adam Jaworski (external link)
Carla Jonsson (external link)
Creativity and identity
Cecelia Cutler (external link)
Li Wei (external link)