Konstanz branch

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Bilingualism Matters opened in Konstanz, Germany, in January 2014 under the name Zentrum für Mehrsprachigkeit. This branch is part of the EU funded AThEME project .

Branch aims

  1. To conduct and coordinate research that seeks to uncover how children and adults acquire languages across the lifespan (L1, L2, L3, Lx);
  2. To disseminate research to professional audiences (e.g., teaching and health professionals), communicate the outcomes of research to policy makers, and inform the general public about research outcomes that have an impact to their everyday life;
  3. To train early stage researchers in Multilingualism.

The branch will focus particularly on the following areas:

• ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE – including research proposals and publications, an interdisciplinary research colloquium, and public lectures;
• INFORMING FAMILIES – through monthly events, a telephone surgery, and information sessions
• IMPROVING PRACTICE – by advising public bodies in the field of multilingualism and collaborating with education services

Get in touch

Visit their website: Zentrum für Mehrsprachigkeit

The Konstanz team

Prof. Theo Marinis

Branch Director, Professor of Multilingualism
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Prof. Theo Marinis

Prof. Theo Marinis

Branch Director, Professor of Multilingualism

Dr. Tanja Rinker

Branch Director; Lecturer in Linguistics

Tanja Rinker is lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Konstanz.

Research interests - second language acquisition, language impairment, neurolinguistics, language development

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Dr. Tanja Rinker

Dr. Tanja Rinker

Branch Director; Lecturer in Linguistics

Prof. Janet Grijzenhout

Founder of BM Konstanz & Associated member; Professor of English Linguistics

Janet Grijzenhout is Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Konstanz.

Research interests - phonology, morphology and syntax within the English linguistic region; first language acquisition; phonetics; historical linguistics; Middle and Early Modern English; comparative linguistics (esp. concerning Germanic and Celtic languages); Multilingualism.

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Prof. Janet Grijzenhout

Prof. Janet Grijzenhout

Founder of BM Konstanz & Associated member; Professor of English Linguistics

Prof. Josef Bayer

Researcher

Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Konstanz

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Prof. Josef Bayer

Prof. Josef Bayer

Researcher

Prof. Claudia Diehl

Researcher

Professor of Sociology at the University of Konstanz

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Prof. Claudia Diehl

Prof. Claudia Diehl

Researcher

Prof. Georg Kaiser

Researcher

Professor of Romance Languages

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Prof. Georg Kaiser

Prof. Georg Kaiser

Researcher

Dr Muna Pohl

Researcher

Lecturer in English Linguistics

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Dr Muna Pohl

Dr Muna Pohl

Researcher

Dr. Eleanor Coghill

Linguist
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Dr. Eleanor Coghill

Dr. Eleanor Coghill

Linguist

Dr Tilmann Heil

Sociologist
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Dr Tilmann Heil

Dr Tilmann Heil

Sociologist

Dr Svenja Kornher

Diversity Officer
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Dr Svenja Kornher

Dr Svenja Kornher

Diversity Officer

Dr Margarita Stolarova

Psychologist
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Dr Margarita Stolarova

Dr Margarita Stolarova

Psychologist

Monika Lindauer

PhD Candidate
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Monika Lindauer

Monika Lindauer

PhD Candidate

Plus many volunteers

THANK YOU!
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Plus many volunteers

Plus many volunteers

THANK YOU!