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Family Multilingualism Seminar

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Date de l'événement : mercredi 18 décembre 2019 10:00 - 18:00
Lieu : Campus Belval, Maison du Savoir, room 2.160

10.00 am - 10.10 am

Welcome and introduction (Adelheid Hu and Maria Obojska)

10.10 am - 11.00 am

Keynote: Researching family language use in the pre-school: Connecting worlds through participatory, ethnographic research. Andrea Young, University of Strasbourg

11.00 am - 11.10 am


11.10 am - 12.00 pm

Keynote: From home to early childhood education: beliefs, language ideologies and OPOL. Claudine Kirsch, University of Luxembourg

12.00 pm - 1.00 pm

Lunch break

1.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Home literacy environment and family language policy of immigrant families in Luxembourg. Gabrijela Aleksić and Džoen Bebić-Crestany, University of Luxembourg

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm

A Japanese Family Coping with Multilingualism in Luxembourg: Nexus of Identity, Ideology and Agency. Yumi Ohashi, Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Plurilingualism, Ideologies and Identity of Chinese Immigrant Families in Luxembourg: choices between heritage and integration in language practices. Peiru Bai, University of Strasbourg/University of Luxembourg

2.30 pm - 2.45 pm


2.45 pm - 3.15 pm

How parents, teachers and caretakers provide languages learning opportunities for 3 newly arrived Brazilian pre-school children in Luxembourg. Flavia Bley, University of Luxembourg

3.15 pm - 3.45 pm 

Migrant parents in the spotlight: the impact of family language policies on parents’ language competences and practices and on their parenting exercise, practice and experience. Maria Siemushyna, University of Strasbourg

3.45 pm - 4.15 pm

Researching family multilingualism from a sociolinguistic perspective: Family Language Policy, language socialization or translingual repertoires? Maria Obojska, University of Luxembourg

4.15 pm - 4.30 pm


4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Panel Discussion: Opportunities and challenges in conducting research with multilingual families.

Panelists: Adelheid Hu, Claudine Kirsch, Andrea Young, Gabrijela Aleksić

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm



To register for the event please send an e-mail to Maria Obojska: