Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 414067
Sist endret: 27. november 2014, 15:46

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 414067
Sist endret: 27. november 2014, 15:46
Prosjekt

New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

prosjektleder

Bernadette O'Rourke
ved Heriot-Watt University

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Heriot-Watt University

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. oktober 2013 Slutt: 30. september 2017

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Tittel

New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Globalization, increased mobility and transnational networking transform the linguistic ecologies of contemporary societies. In this COST Action the aim is to bring multilinguals into the focus of these processes by investigating the challenges and opportunities involved in acquiring, using and being understood as a “new speaker” of a language in the context of a multilingual Europe. New speakers, from this perspective, are all multilingual citizens who, by engaging with languages other than their “native” or “national” language(s), need to cross existing social boundaries, re-evaluate their own levels of linguistic competence and creatively (re)structure their social practices to adapt to new and overlapping linguistic spaces. The network facilitates structured dialogue and collaboration amongst researchers from three different multilingual strands: regional minorities, immigrants and transnational workers. Through the network, the Action will foreground common threads across the different strands, compare “new speaker” profiles across multilingual contexts and develop a holistic understanding of this new sociolinguistic paradigm that can help to rethink how languages are managed at all levels including education, healthcare, workplace, family, community, the media, cyberspace and public institutions.

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Bernadette O'Rourke

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Heriot-Watt University

James Costa

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved MultiLing ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Anne Birgitta Nilsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
Aktiv cristin-person

Pia Lane

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved MultiLing ved Universitetet i Oslo

Hilde Sollid

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for lærerutdanning og pedagogikk ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
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