Flere språk til flere – Bilingualism Matters

Flere språk til flere (more languages to more people) is a wonderful new advisory service that aims at “informing the public about the benefits of bilingualism” and “encouraging families, educators, and policy makers to support children’s development of multiple languages”. It provides advice and information for bilingual families based on current language research, and an opportunity for the public to contact the researchers directly with their questions about bilingualism.

It is run by a research group at the University of Tromsø working as part of CASTL (Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics) and the Departement of Language and Linguistics (IS), as a branch of the information service Bilingualism Matters at the University of Edinburgh. This service is run by Professor Antonella Sorace who is one of the world’s leading researchers within bilingualism. 

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delogbruk.no network

http://delogbruk.no/ er et “nettverk for lærere, pedagoger, forskere, byråkrater, bibliotekarer og andre med interesse for sosial web, IKT og skole. Del, øk og bruk din digitale kompetanse. Sammen er vi smartere!”

The network has over 7400 members, so if you are interested in education and information technology (and you understand Norwegian😉 ) you should definitely check it out!

Thanx to Hilde for introducing me to this in her comment on my English 2.0 post🙂

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Summer Schools in Linguistics

A very useful list of summer schools in linguistics across the globe, assembled by Hagit Borer and posted on Linguist List:


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English 2.0

English 2.0 is an online community of English Teachers discussing Digital Literacy and Technology Integration

Quoting the creator, Leonardo Ornellas Pena, “This place was designed to work as a meeting place for English Language Teachers. The main goal here is to develop our Digital Literacy and discuss the application of these tools in the classroom. What tools are suitable for teaching English? How can Web 2.0 tools be used properly? How to develop Critical Thinking and Autonomy in our learners? The answers to these questions may be found here. All you have to do is to get involved.”

Check it out, become a member, share your experiences and expand your horizons🙂

Click on the invitation link if you want to join:

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English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today (ELALT) Conference

The First International Conference on English Studies – English Language and Anglophone Literatures Today (ELALT) – will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad (my alma mater🙂 ) on March 19th 2011.

It is organised by the Department of English, and it will gather over 100 participants from Serbia, its neighbouring countries and the rest of Europe.

The program and the abstracts can be found [here],  so if you are not lucky enough to make it to the conference, do check out the booklet for interesting new ideas and contacts🙂

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EGG School 2011 – Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

The first announcements for this year’s EGG School have been posted!

It will take place in Ceske Budejovice, in the Czech Republic, 25 July – 5 August 2011.

The teacher line-up for this year so far includes, among other people, two CASTL alumni, Peter Jurgec and Sylvia Blaho, which makes this school even more special, since I know from personal experience that they are both awesome phonologists and even more awesome people🙂

For those of you who don’t know, the EGG (Central and Eastern European Summer School in Generative Grammar) focuses on generative grammar. The teachers are either senior established figures in the field or young promising researchers at the forefront of today’s research, and they are all teaching for free! The school is wonderfully stimulating and fun, both during and outside of classes and everybody is welcome to attend the school regardless of their geographical location or level of knowledge. The school costs only 100 euros, which includes accommodation for the duration of the school!

For me personally, as well as for many others, this school has been an inspiration and a decisive factor in life, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone interested in linguistics🙂


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The King’s Speech and Stuttering Research

The success of the film The King’s Speech has brought the issues of speech
and language therapy and stuttering  into the limelight.

Inspired by this film, editors of International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders (IJLCD), have put together a selection of recent IJLCD articles on the theme of stuttering. They chose only recent studies and aimed for articles that highlight the richness of stuttering research that takes place around the world.

You can read the introduction to The King’s Speech virtual issue and access these papers for free here.



(originally posted at LinguistList [here])

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