Multilingual identities across the lifespan Working seminar
Saturday, 13 May 2017, 1 – 7pm
If you speak, have spoken or aspire to speak, three or more languages, whether as a result of moving to a new country, growing up in Ireland, your parents or education, you are cordially invited to take part in one of a number of focus groups exploring how your language skills and self-concept have changed over time.
Researchers into multilingualism and identity are very welcome to attend.
The focus groups aim to discuss questions such as:
• How does your multilingualism shape your idea of self?
• Do you have one or many identities?
• What are the essential elements in your personal identity?
• Does it matter which and how many languages you speak?
• How does your multilingual identity enable or hinder you in your interactions with other people?
The groups will be framed by short focused presentations on the questions under discussion.
• from 12:45 Registration for focus groups and light lunch
• 13:30-13:45 Welcome and orientation (Dr Conny Opitz)
• 13:45-15:00 Focus groups I
• 15:00 Coffee
• 15:20 Short presentation on the “Multilingual advantage” (Dr Gessica De Angelis)
• 16:00-17:15 Focus groups II
• 17:15-18:00 Closing session (Dr Conny Opitz, TCD)
Attendance is free, but registration through Eventbrite is required. Participants are welcome to attend focus groups either as speakers or as audience.
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Library, Special events, Workshops and Training
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Contact Name: Dr Conny Opitz
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: www.eventbrite.ie…