Was sollte der Begriff der Mehrsprachigkeit alles umfassen?

  • Rita Franceschini Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele


The contribution aims at

  1. arguing about a valuable definition of multilingualism – proposing also to connect it with the term multicompetence;
  2. giving some examples of how neurolinguistics and sociolinguistics can – adopting an interdisciplinary approach – give important insights into how multilingual experience modulates the brain.
  3. It will also propose to look at forgotten phenomena, such as the influence of multilingualism on both sides of language contact: not only in the minority but also in the language majority (language adoption).