E12 WEBINAR – URBAN MULTILINGUALISM. Wednesday May 31 2017

E12 WEBINAR – URBAN MULTILINGUALISM. Wednesday May 31 2017

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On March 31 we broadcast a webinar focussing on MULTINGUALISM IN URBAN SETTINGS.

We were able to share our initial research findings in 3 European cities using “Q” methodology in order better  to understand underlying attitudes to multilingualism among groups of young people living in cities.

After a short introduction by the Coordinator, Lid King outlining the background to the research you can hear a brief explanation of how Q methodology works and how we used it to organise our research from Radosveta Drakeva  followed by a presentation of the technical operation of the method by Kaloyan Haralampiev.  Both of these colleagues are professors at Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”.

You will then be able to follow four presentations –

A keynote from Professor Joseph LoBianco on Emerging themes in urban multilingual identities.

The main findings and initial conclusions from our three cities

CRACOW.     Krzysztof Kowalski

DUBLIN.        Lorna Carson

 SOFIA            Maya Grekova

These reveal some fascinating differences and also some common threads in the way that the key players of the future view and experience multilingualism in their cities.

Despite the limitations of a webinar format we were able to take a few questions from our watchers in different countries and finally Lid King summed up and looked forward to future activities.

Programme:

– Key presentations on project findings

– inputs from experts on each theme

– on line discussion

– response from experts

Host country: Administrered from Sofia, Bulgaria

N° of participants: n =  On line community

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