Dementia and Multilingualism

Closing conference of the research project Language and communication in multilingual speakers with dementia (MultiLing Dementia), funded by The Research Council of Norway (2017-2021)

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Join the conference - 29 October 09 am

The participants who wish to attend in person are kindly requested to fill in the online registration form.

All the abstracts are available for download/print here.


09.00 Welcome

09.10 Overview of the results of the MultiLing dementia project. Jan Svennevig (MultiLing, University of Oslo)

09.50 Combining interactional and psycholinguistic approaches to language use by PWDs. Anne Marie Landmark & Pernille Hansen (MultiLing, University of Oslo)

10.30 Break

10. 50 Discourses of dementia and aging immigrants with dementia in traditional Norwegian media. Bente A. Svendsen (MultiLing, University of Oslo) & Maarja Siiner (Aarhus University)

11.30 Multilingual interaction and dementia: What do we know? What might the future look like? Charlotta Plejert (Linköping University)

12.10 Lunch break

12.50 Assessment of dementia in multicultural populations. Rune Nielsen (Danish Dementia Research Center)

13.30 Barriers and facilitators to accessing and using dementia care by minority ethnic groups in Norway. Elzbieta Czapka (Oslo Metropolitan University)

14.10 Break

14:20 The continuity of cognates: Approaches to empirically establishing form overlap in data from patients with dementia and aphasia. Iris M. Strangmann1, Katarina Antolovic1, Pernille Hansen2, Hanne Gram Simonsen2, Monica Norvik2, Loraine Obler1 (CUNY Graduate Center1 and MultiLing, University of Oslo2)

15.00 What characterises the different types of primary progressive aphasia? Peter Wetterberg (Oslo University Hospital)

15.40 Break

15.50 Effective communication in multilingual dementia care settings: two animated films. Alison Wray (Cardiff University)

16.30 Tracking sentence comprehension in speakers with and without dementia. Ingeborg Ribu (MultiLing, University of Oslo)

Published Oct. 8, 2020 3:24 PM - Last modified Oct. 21, 2020 12:12 PM