4. Comparative and Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

Detail of gravestone in Sorö church, DenmarkThis stream engages with current approaches to research and teaching of Scandinavian and Nordic languages, especially from comparative and applied perspectives. In particular, the stream welcomes approaches that:
a) address recent findings regarding the nature of the interrelations of the Scandinavian languages, which challenge the validity of the long-standing view that core Scandinavian languages are mutually intelligible and
b) bring American and Nordic approaches to language instruction into conversation with one another, including in ways that examine linguistic theory that underlies these approaches