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Multilingual identities across the lifespan Working seminar

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 1 – 7pm

Multilingual identities across the lifespan Working seminar

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 LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: 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

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