Rafael Lomeu

Doctoral Research Fellow

Rafael Lomeu Gomes is a Doctoral Research Fellow at MultiLing—Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan, University of Oslo. He holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics (University of Oslo), an MA in Linguistics (Queen Mary, University of London), and a BA in Social Sciences (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo). His current research interests include multilingualism, intercultural communication, and migration. In his latest research project, Rafael investigated the language practices and ideologies of Brazilian-Norwegian families raising their children multilingually in Norway. His research has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals such as Multilingual Margins, Multilingua, and Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Rafael has taught language-related courses (e.g. ‘Language Acquisition’, ‘Language Policy’, and ‘Multilingualism’) at bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Courses taught

International collaborations

Founder and co-convener of an online reading group on southern and critical approaches to social analysis. In the academic year of 2020-21, the reading group is being hosted by the African Studies Program at Penn State University. Video recordings of the sessions are available online (youtube.com). 

Media appearances

Hvordan få tospråklige barn - Interview on raising bilingual children for radio show Ekko (nrk.no) (Norwegian).

Tags: Multilingualism, Ideology, Identity, Migration, Transnationalism

Publications

Lomeu, Rafael. I Festival Internacional do Dia do Refugiado: Um relato etnográfico, Ponto Urbe [Online], URL: http://pontourbe.revues.org/3181 ; DOI: 10.4000/pontourbe.3181 

Lomeu Gomes, Rafael. Family Language Policy ten years on: A critical approach to family multilingualism, Multilingual Margins [Online], URL: http://multimargins.ac.za/index.php/mm/article/view/98/71

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  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2020, 17. februar). Hvordan få tospråklige barn. [Radio].  https://radio.nrk.no/serie/ekko/sesong/202002/MDFP02003420.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2019). Translanguaging families into being: Parental language ideologies, use, and negotiation in a Brazilian-Norwegian family in Norway..
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family Multilingualism through a Southern Perspective: (Self)Positioning of Brazilian Parents in Intercultural Encounters in Norway​.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family Multilingualism through a Southern Perspective: (Self)Positioning of Brazilian Parents in Intercultural Encounters in Norway.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Family language policy ten years on: A critical approach to family multilingualism.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Language practices of Brazilian families in Norway: a southern perspective.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2018). Language practices of Brazilian families in Norway: a southern perspective.
  • Lomeu Gomes, Rafael (2017). Language attitudes of Brazilians in Brazil and in the UK: comparing quantitative and qualitative approaches. Show summary

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Published Dec. 21, 2016 11:53 AM - Last modified Sep. 16, 2020 12:59 PM