In November 2014 I spent two weeks as visiting researcher at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona.
This visit was mainly funded by the COST New Speakers Network as part of their programme for short term scientific missions.
During my stay in Barcelona, I participated in the 2nd International Symposium on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges where I presented the paper “Claiming and regaining Sámi as new speakers”.
I also held a research presentation at UOC entitled "Multilingualism and translanguaging in and out of school: A presentation of two Swedish research projects", in which I presented research findings from my two latest research projects:
- “Investigating Discourses of Inheritance and Identity in Four Multilingual European Settings” (European Science Foundation via HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area, 2010-2012) and
- “Intercultural Pedagogy and Intercultural Learning in Language Education” (The Swedish Research Council, 2007-2011).
I want to thank Professor Joan Pujolar Cos and his team for offering me this possibility to share my work, to learn more about the interesting research at UOC, and for so generously welcoming me to their team.
Since my visit I have joined the Management Committee of the COST action as Swedish representative.