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Interdisciplinary seminar on multlingualism

The 2019 MoMM seminar: Multilingualism. From languages to speaks, uses and people.

What is multilingualism, and who are multilinguals? How are multiple languages taught, spoken and used in different contexts? These and many other topics will be discussed at the seminar “Multilingualism. From languages to speaks, uses and people.”

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Multilinguals fly high!

This year the research group Multilingualism on My Mind organises the seminar in cooperation with colleagues from the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). The event aims to bring together researchers from Norway and Denmark to share their knowledge and research results on different aspects of multilingualism and language use.

The seminar will be held at the University of Bergen on 14-15 October 2019. All sessions are open to the public. For more details regarding the agenda, please see the programme below.


Monday October 14th

Sydneshaugen skole, seminarrom M 

10.30 – 10.45     Marco Gargiulo, Åsta Haukås, Iørn Korzen: Welcome words.

Multilingualism and language teaching

10.45 – 11.30     Åsta Haukås, Andre Storto, Irina Tiurikova (University of Bergen): UNGSPRÅK: First insights into young learners' multilingual and multicultural identity.

11.30 – 11.45     Coffee break

11.45 – 12.15     Gro Anita Myklevold (University of Søraust-Norge): Operationalizing multilingualism in upper secondary school: opportunities and challenges.

12.15 – 12.45     Camilla Bjørke (Høgskolen i Østfold): How multilingualism is operationalized in text books and teacher manuals in the teaching of English in primary school in Norway.

12.45 – 14.15     Lunch

From languages to speaks, uses, people

14.15 – 14.45     Irene Baron & Michael Herslund (Copenhagen Business School): The narratives of tourism destinations.

14.45 – 15.15     Lita Lundquist (Copenhagen Business School): Studying the use of humour across languages and cultures. Methods, results and perspectives.

15.15 – 15.45     Guowen Shang (University of Bergen): Multilingualism in Eastern China’s Cityspace: Code Distribution and General Perception.


Tuesday October 15th

Jusbygget (Dragefjellet skole), seminarrom 4

 Multilingualism and language teaching

10.30 – 11.00     Raees Calafato (University of Bergen): Charting a roadmap to a more systematized multilingual approach to teaching languages.

11.00 – 11.30     Maj Schian Nielsen (University of Agder): Can crosslinguistic awareness among future language teachers improve grammar teaching in a German L3-context?

11.30 – 11.45     Coffee break

11.45 – 12.15     Iørn Korzen (Copenhagen Business School): Are some languages more complex than others? On text complexity and how to measure it.

12.15 – 13.45     Lunch

From languages to speaks, uses, people

13.45 – 14.15     Henrik Høeg Müller (University of Aarhus): Complementarity and division of labour between endo- and exocentric languages. The case of Danish and Spanish.

14.15 – 14.45     Hanne Korzen (Copenhagen Business School): Free predicatives: a contagious construction, illustrated by French, English and Danish.

14.45 – 15.00     Coffee break

15.00 – 15.30     Marco Gargiulo (University of Bergen): Language conflict, camouflage and glottophagy in the Italian cinematic city.

15.30 – 15.45     Till next time – Arrivederci – Au revoir – Auf Wiedersehen – På gensyn – På gjensyn.