Past LAMiNATE Talks
The spring Talks series of 2022 hosted eight presentations given both by LAMiNATE members and local researchers at Lund University and by international colleagues. We continued primarily in the virtual modality but included a few hybrid talks. The majority of the talks were structured in three thematic blocks.
There were two presentations in our first theme, Multimodality in Language Development: one by Eléonore Arbona (University of Geneva), Kilian G. Seeber (University of Geneva) and Marianne Gullberg (Lund University), and one by Sotaro Kita and Susanne Aussems (University of Warwick).
The second theme, Language Policy, regrouped presentations by François Grin and Tomasso Milani.
Our third and final thematic session, Language Development in Atypical Population, included two presentations: one by Julia L. Evans (University of Texas) and one by Ida Rosqvist (Lund University), Ketty Andersson (Lund University), Olof Sandgren (Lund University), Viveka Lyberg-Åhlander (Lund University, Åbo Akademi University), Kristina Hansson (Lund University), and Birgitta Sahlén (Lund University).
Outside of the three themes, we hosted a presentation on Multilingual strategies in contemporary Nordic literature by Elisabeth Friis and Karin Nykvist (Lund University), as well as a presentation by Olga Kepinska (University of Vienna) on Effects of typological linguistic diversity on L1 lexical knowledge and processing in kindergartners.
In autumn 2021 we hosted seven talks. We started with the theme The neurocognition of SLA that included two talks on the structure, connections, and electrical activity of the second-language acquiring brain. The speakers in this theme were Prof. Peter Indefrey (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Dr. Mikael Novén (Lund University) who discussed changes in the neural electrical patterns of learners exposed to a new gender system, brain configurations and wirings that increase aptitude for specific language skills, and much more.
We then continued with two individual presentations from LAMiNATE members (Annika Andersson, Hanna Lindfors & Kristina Hansson and Johanna Carlie, Roger Johansson & Jonas Brännström).
We ended with three talks on the theme of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms. All three presented classroom research where pedagogical translanguaging was implemented as a means of facilitating student learning through activating their prior knowledge. Jasone Cenoz discussed pedagogical translanguaging in the teaching of content classes whereas Tina Gunnarsson and Marie Källkvist & Henrik Gyllstad reported research in L2 English classrooms, focusing on writing (Gunnarsson) and vocabulary learning (Källkvist & Gyllstad).
In spring 2021, we hosted seven talks given both by LAMiNATE members at Lund University and by international colleagues. You can see speakers in the picture below, read and download the abstracts below.
Attendees to all seminars were numerous: with an average of about 30 participants each event we reached an all-time high of 61 attendees at the talk given by prof. Li Wei.
The talks being virtual, participants could join from several different countries.