9 November 2020

'Approaches to Multilingualism' Colloquium

The 'Approaches to Multilingualism' Colloquium featured a keynote lecture from Dr Mi Yung Park (University of Auckland), as well as presentations from PhD students.

People from the 9 November Colloquium

The ‘Approaches to Multilingualism’ Colloquium, organised by two PhD students in the School of Languages and Cultures (Sarah Muller and Andrew Bradley) on Monday, 9 November 2020, attracted an international audience of some 60 participants. Dr Mi Yung Park from the University of Auckland opened the event with a keynote lecture on ‘Heritage language use in the workplace: 1.5-generation Korean migrants in New Zealand’. 

Dr Park’s talk was really fascinating because it focused on the workplace, which is an under-researched domain in the field of heritage language use. Very engaging!

PhD student, University of Sheffield 

Dr Park’s talk was followed by presentations by PhD students from various institutions, and the programme covered a wide range of geographical and research contexts. Presenters and members of the audience brought together the various thematic strands of the colloquium in a round-table discussion to close the event.

It was very inspiring for me to attend this virtual colloquium and to hear about research projects and the findings of many (former) MA or PhD students from different parts of the world. As an MA student, it helps me to have an even better understanding of why it matters to do research.

(MA student in Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts, University of Luxembourg)

This colloquium added a totally new dimension to my understanding of present-day multilingualism. Adorable hosts, brilliant speakers, fascinating case studies and cosy Q&As - simply science at its best!

MA student in Linguistics and Literary Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Download the full programme here

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