WG4 is an umbrella group for the ‘core’ WGs 1, 2 and 3. This umbrella function is divided into two main strands:
- Theories and Concepts
WG4 takes stock of the theoretical perspectives and conceptual frameworks which have been used to examine the ‘new speaker’ phenomenon across different multilingual strands. It is also tasked with taking stock of the range of methodological approaches that are being used by members of the network. It explores new conceptual frameworks and methodologies relevant to the “new speaker” concept.