Dr Ingebjørg Tonne on Children and Multilingualism
Dr Ingebjørg Tonne, Centre for Multilingualism at the University of Oslo, will speak about children and multilingualism. Her doctoral thesis (2001) is a contrastive linguistic analysis of specific features of Norwegian, Spanish and English.
Dr Tonne teaches second language acquisition, in particular pupils’ text development, multilingual aspects of language development, sociolinguistics and contrastive grammar. Her research has taken her into new literacy studies in order to examine if extensive access to quality literature may enhance reading and writing skill in children. There is probably a correspondence between young pupils’ reading and writing competencies.
She has also published articles and columns on a variety of language topics for a wider public. Her work focuses on contrastive grammar and second-language acquisition, and the relevance of grammar as a tool to better reading and writing skills.
DATE/TIME: Monday, March 6 at 18:45 (for 19:00)