The Institute for Research on Multilingualism carries out research on various social and educational aspects of multilingualism. There are two main foci in the institute:
- Multilingualism in school, society, higher education and the workplace
- Language acquisition and cognitive development in multilingual settings
Our goal is to provide evidence-based research to address issues related to social dynamics of linguistic and cultural diversity and the processes of learning and language acquisition in various formal and informal contexts of learning, from early childhood, primary and secondary school, to higher education and the workplace.
The researchers in our institute have background in formal linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, cognitive linguistics and psychology, language education and teaching as well as social semiotics. They have a particular interest in developing research that has an impact: with intervention studies and outreach activities.