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AThEME is a 5-year collaborative research project studying multilingualism in Europe. Researchers from 17 partner institutions across 8 European countries will (1) investigate cognitive, linguistic and sociological issues in multilingual Europe, (2) assess existing public policies and practices within the areas of education and health and (3) to contribute to evidence-based policy making. The project aims to raise awareness of multilingualism among policy makers, health professionals, academics and educators.

RESEARCH THEMES

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

We aim to provide strong arguments for regarding regional minority languages as a rich resource that provide opportunities for multilingualism, and therefore for enhancing their status and their prospect of survival over time. Read more ►

HERITAGE LANGUAGES

We focus on Heritage Language speakers in the EU, aiming to understand how to help these speakers maintain their Heritage Language and reach proficient bilingualism. Read more ►

COMMUNICATIVE IMPAIRMENT

We aim to address the complex issues associated with multilingualism in acquired communicative disorders (usually associated with adults) and developmental communicative disorders (usually associated with children). Read more ►

BEING MULTILINGUAL

We aim to investigate and advance the knowledge base on the various factors that contribute to successful multilinguals, as well as understanding what it means to be multilingual. Read more ►

DISSEMINATION

AThEME project findings will be disseminated and communicated through publications, articles, policy briefs, workshops and local events in participating countries. Read more ►

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Visit AThEME at the DRONGO language festival 2016 in Utrecht, The Netherlands

On Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1, 2016 several AThEME researchers will present their research at the DRONGO language festival in The Netherlands. The DRONGO language festival celebrates this year its fifth edition in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The festival brings together all kinds of different sectors from the language industry. AThEME researchers from different countries will present their research projects as interactive scientific experiments at the science domain of the festival.  Read more ►

NEWSLETTER

Keep up to date with our AThEME e-newsletter! The AThEME e-newsletter comes out twice yearly. For previous editions please visit the Dissemination page. To subscribe to the newsletter, please enter your details here.

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