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What does it mean to possess multilingual competence? How do children, adolescents and adults acquire multiple languages? How does multilingualism develop throughout life?
To possess multilingual competence means to be familiar with two or more languages on the basis of how these languages are used in different contexts. MultiLing explores this competence, with a particular focus on how it is acquired and how it changes throughout the lifespan.
Key questions include:
- How children, adolescents and adults acquire multiple languages.
- How the use of multiple languages affects a person’s linguistic skills and awareness.
- How the familiarity with different languages cause these to influence each other.
- What characterizes language development in multilingual children.
- How any language problems in multilingual children can be detected.
- Reading comprehension and writing skills in multilingual children at school and in society.
- How multilingual competence changes through the lifespan.
- Anne Golden
- Hanne Gram Simonsen
- Janne Bondi Johannessen
- Elizabeth Lanza
- Else Ryen
- Emel Türker-Van der Heiden
- Marianne Lind
- Monica Norvik
- Mira Goral
- Aneta Pavlenko
- Minna Lehtonen
Postdoctoral research fellows
Doctoral research fellows
- Cognitive control in bilingual language processing and second language learning Oct. 16, 2018 9:09 AM
- Communicating Rights in Police Investigative Interviews Mar. 20, 2018 12:23 PM
- Lexical access in multilinguals with dementia Nov. 23, 2017 4:21 PM
- Verb-mediated prediction in bilingual aphasia Mar. 8, 2017 4:21 PM
- With bilingual eyes. The conceptualization of motion events in bilingual children Feb. 28, 2017 3:49 PM
- Children's vocabulary Oct. 18, 2016 4:41 PM