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In the book “The World until Yesterday”, Jared Diamond presents his anthropological research on the lifestyle of traditional tribes in New Guinea and shows how the everyday practices of these small-scale societies can shed light on the history of the western world. In this post, we discuss some of the author’s reflections on multilingualism and its role in the past of modern state societies.
Language is everywhere. We are surrounded by it, use it to express ourselves, to think, to learn, to act, to communicate. Language is therefore one of our highest goods. This good is not just one language but a multitude of different languages, dialects, accents, varieties and registers.
New research project within the LINGCLIM group.
Do student teachers feel prepared to teach English in multilingual classrooms? Synne Nordlie investigated student teachers’ beliefs about multilingualism in her fresh master’s thesis.
MoMM met the research group TYPOlex from Copenhagen Business School.
The Autumn lecture series has begun!
Kjersti Fløttum, head of the LINGCLIM research group, participated at a panel debate entitled "Apocalypse soon - or do the worries rain away?" as part of the National Science Week in Bergen.
MoMMs recently presented their research at an international conference
Please find below the Fall 2019 schedule for the Aesthetic Imaginaries Research Group.
Professor Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge, held an open guest lecture on September 6, 2019. It is now available as a podcast.
Soledad Marambio explores issues related to ageing in the Chilean newspaper La Segunda.
UiB is planning to establish an interdisciplinary center for humanistic research. Within this framework, funds are available for two basic research projects with a deadline of 15 March.
Kva feirar me eigentleg 21. februar kvart år? Kva er i det heile morsmål?
Street signs and other forms of visual communication – such as posters, graffiti and shop signs - can tell us a lot about a place’s current and past history and the languages and social groups associated with them.
Teacher training students Christina and Jaime from Comillas are doing their Erasmus Internships at the Department of Foreign Languages. They give two thumbs up for the Bergen snow and to the student reception.
Teachers rarely collaborate across language subjects, even though such collaboration could enhance their students` multilingual awareness and language competences in multiple ways.
Research partners from Cambridge University visited Bergen.
The research group Multilingualism on My mind was successfully launched on November 23.

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