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Our research themes

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Multilingual competence

How multilingual children, youth and adults acquire the languages they know, and how this competence changes throughout the lifespan.

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Multilingual language practices

How multilingual children, youth and adults use the languages they know, and how language use changes throughout the lifespan.

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Multilingualism, ideologies and language policies

How social and political power relations influence multilingual acquisition and use across all age groups.

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MultiLing's Socio-Cognitive Laboratory

The laboratory brings together research questions and methodologies from cognitive linguistics/psycholinguistics and anthropology/sociolinguistics.