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LingCologne2021: Multilingualism

Conference on the myth of monolingualism

The official language of the conference is English. DGS and International Sign Interpretation will be available. The registration period for this event is closed.

The call for abstracts for poster presentations is closed.

Online conference | 10-11 June 2021

The LingCologne2021 conference highlights the ubiquity of multilingualism in our lives and around the world. In the language sciences, multilingualism is often still treated as a special phenomenon. This conference turns the assumption of the monolingual language user as the norm on its head by focusing on the centrality and importance of multilingualism in various contexts, providing insights into how historical, societal, and multimodal aspects shape different realms of multilingualism.

Many phenomena associated with multilingualism have not been sufficiently described nor explained, and further facts and insights are waiting to be explored. The workshop will address this issue, taking on different perspectives and putting realms of multilingualism in the crosshairs that are too often ignored. Four key areas will serve as a frame to zoom in on multilingualism:

Educational and cognitive perspectives
Institutional Settings
Interactional Practices
Diachronic Contexts

Confirmed Speakers

Jim Cummins (University of Toronto)

Marianne Gullberg (Lund University)

Hilde Haualand (Oslo Metropolitan University)

Annelies Kusters (Heriot Watt University)

Friederike Lüpke (University of Helsinki)

Alex Mullen (University of Nottingham)

Lelija Sočanac (University of Zagreb)

Marja Vierros (University of Helsinki)

(List is in alphabetical order)