MULTIPLES - Research Centre for Multilingual Practices and Language Learning in Society

MULTIPLES
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Department of Linguistics
Department of Languages and Cultures
Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication
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Multilingualism
Interpreting
Language and education
Language acquisition
Sociolinguistics

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Upcoming events

2022

23/09/2022, 12:30  @ Mercator, A4.04

MULTIPLEtalkS

MULTIPLEtalkS is a monthly informal get-together in which a researcher discusses a piece of their own work with other Multiples researchers. During these events we kill multiple birds with one stone: the speaker gets valuable input and feedback on their work, junior and senior Multiples researchers get to exchange ideas, we cross the bridge between the two campuses, and we have lunch!

Every MULTIPLEtalkS speaker is joined by a booster who helps along and takes notes as well as a discussant who wraps up the discussion. Check out all the details on our Multiples blog.

Our speaker is Sophie Decroupet:

Receiving and handling feedback as a researcher

In this third MultipleTalks, I invite you to join in in a collective reflection on how we receive and handle feedback. In any academic career, but especially during the PhD journey, being able to process feedback is a skill on its own. We receive feedback from our supervisors, DBC members, reviewers and editors of journals, and others. This allows us to better our research and writing.  

But how do we handle feedback? How do we sort through and identify the feedback that is useful to us? What do we do when we receive contradictory advice? How do we keep a cohesive article or thesis while being receptive to the comments we receive? And what can you do when you need feedback, but are not getting any?  

I will share examples from the feedback that I have recently received and invite you to share your own experiences.  Through discussing these questions, I hope that we will be able to help each other. 

Sofie Verkest will be booster and Geert Jacobs will join as discussant.

The event is free, but in order to organise the catering, registration is required!

 

21/10/2022, 12:30 @ Blandijn

MULTIPLEtalkS

MULTIPLEtalkS is a monthly informal get-together in which a researcher discusses a piece of their own work with other Multiples researchers. During these events we kill multiple birds with one stone: the speaker gets valuable input and feedback on their work, junior and senior Multiples researchers get to exchange ideas, we cross the bridge between the two campuses, and we have lunch!

Every MULTIPLEtalkS speaker is joined by a booster who helps along and takes notes as well as a discussant who wraps up the discussion. Check out all the details on our Multiples blog.

Our speaker is Shauny Seynhaeve.

Weekly events

2022

Writing/working group

Two or three times a week @ ONLINE (covid) or alternating @ Blandijn @ Mercator | e-mail seppe.goddaert@ugent.be or greet.debaets@ugent.be

To cater to everyone's needs:

  •  We start the session by checking who will be focussing on either writing, working or if there is anyone in need of personal feedback
  •  Based on this we decide:

           ◦ the brief/debrief structure: in group or two-by-two

           ◦ the duration of the writing/working intervals

           ◦ if applicable, a time for feedback (during or after the session)

  •  We would calculate 5-10 mins for each brief/debrief and keep a break separate from the brief/debrief of 10 minutes before starting another round.

Suggestions are of course very welcome and highly appreciated :-).

Past events

2022

 

Postponed until further notice - 31/05/2022, 11:00 @ Blandijn (1.12):

Talk by Ana Pellicer Sanchez (University College London, Institute of Education): Developing second language vocabulary through reading: An examination of readers’ eye movements

Reading is an important source of second language (L2) vocabulary growth. Previous studies have shown that new vocabulary can be learnt incidentally from reading and that knowledge of different aspects of lexical knowledge can be developed. This presentation will first provide an overview of existing eye-tracking research on vocabulary learning from reading and will present results of recent studies exploring the effect of a variety of factors (e.g., frequency of exposure, instruction, spacing, coverage) on novel word learning from reading. It will then discuss the empirical evidence available exploring the relationship between eye movements and learning gains.

 

26/08/2022, 12:30 @ Blandijn, Camelot

MULTIPLEtalkS​

MULTIPLEtalkS is a monthly informal get-together in which a researcher discusses a piece of their own work with other Multiples researchers. During these events we kill multiple birds with one stone: the speaker gets valuable input and feedback on their work, junior and senior Multiples researchers get to exchange ideas, we cross the bridge between the two campuses, and we have lunch!

Every MULTIPLEtalkS speaker is joined by a booster who helps along and takes notes as well as a discussant who wraps up the discussion. Check out all the details on our Multiples blog.

Our speaker is Mari Alger.

 

13-16/07/2022 @ ghent, @ online

Sociolinguistics Symposium 24 | inside and beyond binaries

SS24 is organized by Ghent University in close collaboration with the Belgian sociolinguistic community. Many MULTIPLES researchers are involved in the organizing committee.

 

10/06/2022, 11.00-12.00, room 'Camelot' (third floor, Blandijnberg 2)

Talk by Hu Chen (Zhejiang Gongshang University, China): International intelligibility of Chinese English (and puzzles over the prosody of Mandarin Chinese)

As over 400 million people are learning and speaking English as a foreign language in China, Chinese English is known for its distinct Chinese accent. The present study empirically investigates the overall intelligibility of Chinese English to international listeners from Kachru's Three Circles. Meanwhile, the validity of Jenkins’ Lingua Franca Core (LFC) is examined. At the end of the talk, the speaker also wants to invite exchanges on some longstanding puzzles over the prosodic/metrical structure of Mandarin Chinese, which is a typical syllable-timed tonal language.

 

8/06/2022, 15:00 @ Ghent, Mercator A (1.04)

Public PhD defense

Ana Moreno Bruna (UGent): Language learning and intercultural learning abroad: the impact of pedagogical guidance during Erasmus+ stays |  Supervisor: prof. dr. Patrick Goethals

 

31/05/2022, 16:00-18:00 @ Ghent, Vandenhove-paviljoen (Rozier 1)

Public PhD defense

Marie Jacobs (UGent): Language, legal counselling and asylum: A linguistic ethnography of immigration law firms in Belgium | supervisor: prof. dr. Katrijn Maryns 

 

20/05/2022, 12:30 @ Mercator, A1.04

MULTIPLEtalkS

Every MULTIPLEtalkS speaker is joined by a booster who helps along and takes notes as well as a discussant who wraps up the discussion. Check out all the details on our Multiples blog.

Our speaker was Laurence De Backer: an emic take on news metaphors: how I turned a methodological obstacle into an opportunity.

 

24/02/2022, 13:00 @ Teams

Research @ The Movies | Caroline Staquet (UGent): “Research as a battlefield. Tracing back the genealogy of CLIL scientific controversies in European institutional discourses.”

 

25/01/2022, 15:30 @ Mercator A @ ONLINE

Public PhD defense

Sibo Kanobana (UGent) : Serving the White Order. Making Bilingual Security Workers in Brussels. | supervisor: prof. dr. Sarah Van Hoof; co-supervisor: prof. dr. Alfonso Del Percio

About

MULTIPLES is concerned with the study of language and discourse as aspects of social life. It engages with the applied and educational dimensions of this field and does so with particular reference to contemporary multilingualism. We connect researchers with backgrounds in various linguistic disciplines, including Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition (first, second and foreign), Language Teaching and Learning, Language in Education, Discourse Analysis, Linguistic Anthropology, Translation and Interpreting studies.

Research extends into a range of institutional and professional contexts of language use (educational, social welfare, business, media), as well as specific niche interests (e.g. Sign Language studies). We take note of the challenges of language learning, multilingual provision and language professionalization in today’s globalized, multilingual society as inviting an empirical programme of both description, interpretation and explanation of practices and processes, as well as a sustained pedagogical effort which spreads across areas of language acquisition, learning and mediation.

Research activities are organized into two closely linked, multidisciplinary research and knowledge clusters:

  1. Language in society
  2. Language learning

MULTIPLES fosters collaboration across both clusters and invites the sharing of ideas and methodologies to create productive and effective academic partnerships.

 

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