This Norface Seminar series focuses on social aspects of language diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. The seminar series brings together researchers from nine European countries to explore the diverse contexts, forms, processes and effects of European multilingualism. The purpose of the seminars is to explore how multilingualism is manifested in both the global patterns and processes of language diversity and local aspects of language alternation and contact. The seminars aim to

  • encourage exchange of ideas and development of new directions for research 
  • contribute to our understanding of the functioning of multilingualism in different social contexts
  • offer a forum for rethinking multilingualism 
  • provide opportunities for seeking applications in the context of everyday praxis in such areas as language policy and planning, immigration policy and language education