Multilingual Practices II

Multilingual Practices II

Doctoral course

Oulu, 20-21 November 2018

Usage-based approaches to multilingualism are an ever growing field of study among linguists around the world. Among the questions addressed in the course are:

  • How do multilingual practices manifest themselves in language use
  • How does people’s multilingual language use reflect their cognition, social relations and the linguistic system
  • How can multilingual practices be studied within usage-based grammatical and sociolinguistic frameworks

The course is taught by Ad Backus (University of Tilburg) and organized by the University of Oulu SIIN (Social Interaction and Involvement Network). Participants will have the chance hold a 10 minute presentation of their work, book a consultation with an advisor, and/or receive feedback on a paper they’re preparing. When registering, please indicate which form of participation you prefer. We will also need to know if you are attending on both days or not. Please register for the course on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at the latest.


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Backus 2012: A usage-based approach to borrowability

Boas – Höder (in press): Construction Grammar and language contact: An introduction.

Verhagen – Mos – Backus 2018: Predictive language processing revealing usage-based variation


Program (tentative):

Tue 20 Nov (Hotel Lasaretti, Kasarmintie 13, Mimmi Cederqvistin kabinetti) 9.30 – 15.30

Wed 21 Nov (University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiterankatu 1, Tellus Aspire) 13.00 – 16.30


The course is funded by the University of Oulu Human Sciences Doctoral Program, and it is free of charge.

You can receive 2 ECTS upon completing the course (attendance, readings, and a presentation or a consultation with an advisor is required).

Contact person: Mai Frick,

Last updated: 7.11.2018