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Our STSMs - Sibo Kanobana

Sibo Kanobana visited London in April with another network member, Sara Nyssen, where they have completed a Short Term Scientific Mission (STSMs). 

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) promote exchange and mobility within the scientific objectives of the Action, and allow Action members (especially early stage researchers) to visit universities and institutions of another Party of the COST Action to learn new techniques or methodologies, or to work on joint publications. 

Here is what Sibo had to say about his experience:

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Our STSMs - Karolina Rosiak

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) promote exchange and mobility within the scientific objectives of the Action, and allow Action members (especially early stage researchers) to visit universities and institutions of another Party of the COST Action to learn new techniques or methodologies, or to work on joint publications.

Karolina Rosiak visited Dublin in April. Here is what she had to say about her STSM experience:

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Our STSMs - Sara Nyssen

Another one of our network members had completed their Short Term Scientific Mission (STSMs).

Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) promote exchange and mobility within the scientific objectives of the Action, and allow Action members (especially early stage researchers) to visit universities and institutions of another Party of the COST Action to learn new techniques or methodologies, or to work on joint publications.

Sara Nyssen visited the UK recently. Here is what she had to say about her experience:

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Working on Irish Turf

Working on Irish Turf

With the generous support of the COST New Speakers Network, I was recently able to undertake a short-term scientific mission at the National University of Ireland, Galway with Management Committee Member John Walsh.

This mission took place at a crucial point in the development of my PhD research, which focuses on attempts to promote the Irish language as an economically valuable commodity within urban business communities in the Republic of Ireland.

I have been working on this research for almost two years as a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University under the supervision of Action Chair Bernie O’Rourke and Mike Danson, and this autumn I will focus on writing up my thesis.

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Visiting researcher in Barcelona

Visiting researcher in Barcelona

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. 

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