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

© Tanja Kupisch
© Elena Nicoladis
© Henrik Gyllstad
© Timo Ahlers
© Kathrin Schweiger

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

Multicompetence and Lexical Diversity
Prof. Dr. Elke Montanari, German Department, SUH

Interaktionsqualität frühpädagogischer Fachkräfte – linguistische Analysen des sprachlichen Handelns in elizitierten Situationen
Barbara Graßer
27 July 2019
10.00 – 12.00
Presentations: Projects of the participants
Feedback from the speakers



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“
Arrival to Bühler Campus

Rooms LN 003, LN 014


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