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As Norwegian classrooms become increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse, this question gets more and more relevant to teachers and educators. Usually, definitions of multilingualism come from scholars and we hardly ever hear from pupils what THEY think it means to be multilingual.
On Friday, 22nd January, the interdisciplinary research group LINGCLIM had a digital meeting with its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) in order to get technical and strategic advice for the CLIMLIFE research project.
This year's seminar on Multilingualism became a platform for sharing some research results with one of the main target groups – pre-service teachers.
On Friday, January 15th, PhD candidate Runa Falck held a presentation on language and climate for Viken Fylkeskommune (Viken County Council).
Kjersti Fløttum has given a keynote at the international symposium “How to talk about the environment?” / ”Comment parler de l’environnement?”.
Drawing on 16th- to 21st-century American, British, French, German, Polish, Norwegian and Russian literature and philosophy, this collection teases out culturally specific conceptions of old age as well as subjective constructions of late-life identity and selfhood.
On the general meeting of the Institute for Foreign Languages on 21st October 2020, postdoctoral fellow Ida Andersen gave a presentation on her planned study associated to the CLIMLIFE project.
Laura Miles forteller om sin forskning, forskerhverdag og veien inn i forskningen.
In this post, Alessandro Carlucci talks about inherent intelligibility, intercomprehension and cross-linguistic communication in past (and present) multilingual settings.
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.

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