Summer School Multilingualism and Diversity Education 2019

2nd Summer School: Multilingualism and Diversity, 23.–27. July 2019, Bühler Campus Ground Floor

The next triennial summer school: Multilingualism and Diversity will take place at the University of Hildesheim, Bühler Campus. The five-day event will centre around academic lectures and intense discourse between speakers, PhD students and academics.

On the first three days of the workshop, invited speakers will present their latest research and encourage participants to engage in lively debate about the topic. Speakers from the University of Hildesheim will shape the fourth day. On the fifth day, participants will present their projects and receive feedback.

Each invited speaker will present her/his research during the entire length of the workshop day (10:00 – 16:00 including breaks). The focus will be on research into bilingual acquisition, lexicon, dominance and balance.

The group of participants includes PhD students and early-stage researchers from the whole of Germany. The summer school will be held in English and German.

The fee is 80 Euros (early bird: payment until 30.5.2019) and 90 Euros (1.6.2019 and later).

Payment instructions:
IBAN: DE86 2505 0000 0106 0317 68
with: Name, first name-51020132

Keynote speakers:

Elena Nicoladis, University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (abstract, related papers: >>> pdf, >>> pdf)

Tanja Kupisch, Universität Konstanz, Germany / UiT Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway (abstract)

Henrik Gyllstad, Lund University, Sweden (abstract, related papers: >>> pdf, >>> pdf, >>> pdf)



23 July 2019

10.00 – 16.00

10.00 – 10.20

Greetings from the Dean of the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Heid


Presentation of the Faculty

Faculty Manager Katharina Ponto



Prof. Dr. E. G. Montanari

Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education

Institute for German Language and Literature


Dr. des. Janina Vernal Schmidt

Center for Diversity, Democracy and Inclusion in Education

Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany



Multilingualism in the early childhood

Dominance and Balance

Prof. PhD E. Nicoladis

University of Alberta, Canada


24 July 2019

10.00 – 16.00

Cross-linguistic influence in early bilingualism

Prof. Dr. T. Kupisch

Universität Konstanz, Germany

UiT Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway


25 July 2019

10.00 – 16.00

Investigating the multilingual mental lexicon – single words and multiword units

PhD H. Gyllstad

Lund University, Sweden



Multilingualism in non-formal learning settings – virtually and physically

Dr. Kathrin Schweiger

Dr. Timo Ahlers



26 July 2019

10.00 – 16.00





Deutsch als plurizentrische Sprache in kontrastiv-pragmatischer Sicht

Prof. Dr. Bettina Kluge, Institut für Übersetzungswissenschaft und Fachkommunikation, SUH



Second language acquisition, cognitive development, and English language teaching

Prof. Dr. Kristin Kersten, English Department, SUH


12.15 – 12.45




Information Behavior – An Overview

Prof. Dr. Griesbaum



Interaktionsqualität frühpädagogischer Fachkräfte – linguistische Analysen des sprachlichen Handelns in elizitierten Situationen

Barbara Graßer




Multicompetence and Lexical Diversity

Prof. Dr. Elke Montanari, German Department, SUH


27 July 2019

10.00 – 12.00

Presentations: Projects of the participants

Feedback from the speakers


Presentation of the PhD students



Diagnosis with pupillometry

Anna-Lena Scherger



Heritage Language Instruction at school

Katharina Hamann




Alain Matongo



Prof. Dr. Elke G. Montanari, University of Hildesheim
Center for Diversity Education
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur


Hildesheim University

Bühler Campus, Lübecker Straße 1, 31141 Hildesheim
Bus Stop „Silberfundstraße“

Rooms LN 003, LN 014


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