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Advances in Understanding Multilingualism: A Global Perspective


Edited By Sambor Grucza, Magdalena Olpińska-Szkiełko and Piotr Romanowski

Multilingualism is broadly understood as the knowledge and use of two or more languages by individuals in their everyday lives, both private and professional. It is increasingly acknowledged as an important issue of the contemporary world and the interest in the matter of multilingualism is growing rapidly in many areas, such as research, politics, or education. The authors of this book combine some of the questions in a truly interdisciplinary perspective in order to provide an insight into the variety and diversity of research problems of multilingualism. This collection is divided into ten chapters considering the selected matters from different points of view, gathering together empirical research from various fields.
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Katarina Aladrovic Slovacek is a research fellow at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her research interests focus on Croatian as a first language, especially communicative competence in a mother tongue and linguistic creativity in children.

Katja Andersen is a member of the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education at the University of Luxembourg. She is an Associate Professor in Primary Education and specializes in learning and teaching at primary school level with an emphasis on multilingualism and science education. She completed her PhD in 2000 and her postdoctoral degree in 2014. At the University of Luxembourg, she is a member of the research unit Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) and a member of the Institute of Applied Educational Sciences (AES). Besides she shares her expertise being a member of editorial boards in international journals.

Aleksandra Bator obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw. She is interested in multilingual upbringing and education. As part of her teacher training she finished an internship in a bilingual kindergarten, where she was working with children aged three to five. Currently living in London, where she works as a tutor to a three-and-a-half-year-old English boy, introducing him to French as a second language.

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