Working Group on Multilingualism

The Working Group on Multilingualism (Arbeitskreis Mehrsprachigkeit, AKM) takes place at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Vienna on a regular basis (see dates and topics below). We discuss current issues and questions concerning language policy/policies (as to multilingualism, displacement, education, discourse studies etc.) and other topics. Additionally, current studies are presented and discussed. Members and participants of the AKM have various backgrounds: universities, academia, schools, NGOs, professional associations etc., hence enabling a productive, interdisciplinary and applied exchange of ideas and networking.

If you are interested to join our working group and/or our mailing list, which is used for the distribution of current topics, invitations, questions etc., you are invited to contact Sabine Lehner or Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo.

The organizing committee consists of Brigitta Busch, Rudolf de Cillia, Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo, Eva Vetter and Sabine Lehner.

We are always happy to welcome new members!

These are the dates of the winter semester:

18.10.201816.15-18.15Seminarraum 7, Institut für SprachwissenschaftIlse Porstner (University of Vienna): „›Kolonialismus‹ in Geschichtslehrbüchern. Gesellschaftliche Polarisierungen der Vergangenheit und Gegenwart: Vom kanonischen Wissensangebot des Leitmediums ›Schulbuch‹ zur Wissensgenerierung als diskursive Praxis der Rezeption.“
10.12.201818.00-20.00Hörsaal 1, Institut für SprachwissenschaftNikolay Slavkov (Université d'Ottawa | University of Ottawa): „Linguistic Risk-Taking: A New Pedagogical and Technological Tool to Support Language Learning“
17.01.201916.30-18.30Hörsaal 1, Institut für SprachwissenschaftChloé Lybaert (Gent University): “‘Only the standard variety in the second language classroom? The impact of language-in-education policy in Flanders on communication between L2 learners of Dutch and L1 speakers’”