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Nancy Hornberger speaking at the conference

Multilingualism as a resource in education was the topic of discussion as researchers and educationists from 14 different countries gathered for the Multilingualism and Education conference at UiO last week.

Group photo of the winter school

The first week of February, PhD students from all over the world gathered at MultiLing for our winter school: "Language Policy in Multilingual Contexts – methodological approaches."

Last week, the INTPART 2017 Linguistics Summer School was held at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.The topic for the course was "Multilingualism, multimodality and embodiment: Sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives."

Tøyen

Janet Connor, PhD fellow at the University of Chicago, is currently visiting MultiLing. In her PhD project, Connor is looking at linguistic and semiotic interactions in Tøyen, and during her monthly stay at MultiLing, Connor will commence her dissertation fieldwork.

Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO

Is it really possible to have a strict separation of the cognitive and social aspects of human activity? This year’s summer school examined interdisciplinary approaches to multilingualism with a focus on socio-cognitive aspects.

Photo: Nadia Frantsen/UiO

Professor II at MultiLing, Mira Goral (The City University of New York) recently visited MultiLing for two weeks. Goral will lead the research work on multilingual aphasia at MultiLing. 

Prinola Govenden (Photo: Nadia Frantsen)

In March, MuliLing was visited by the very inspiring and creative PhD student in Media Studies Prinola Govenden from Wits University in South Africa, through the INTPART partnership. Among other things, she helped further develop the Center's media strategies and general communications. Here is an informal interview with her.

Participants and lecturers at the MultiLing Spring School 2017 (Photo: Nadia Frantsen)

Last week, MultiLing held its very first Spring School. PhD students from all over the world were gathered in Oslo for four days to learn more about how they can go from formulating questions and hypotheses to have their hypotheses tested. 

Professor II at MultiLing, Jannis Androutsopoulos (University of Hamburg) visited MultiLing for a week in March. During his stay, he collaborated on several ongoing projects. He also gave one guest lecture and hosted a methodological workshop.

Aneta Pavlenko (Photo: private)

Dr. Pavlenko is originally from Ukraine, but emigrated to the US right before the collapse of the USSR—two unrelated incidents. She has had an impressive linguistics career and is very well-versed in many languages. At the Center, she will focus on communication in legal cases where refugees and immigrants are involved.