Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres
The relationship between language and culture is central to our understanding of migration discourses and experiences. We approach the WUN Global Challenge of ’Understanding Cultures’ by taking the interface between Multilingualism and Mobility as our departure point. It is frequently claimed that linguistic and cultural diversity present challenges in contemporary societies. This diversity also presents opportunities, including ways that multilingualism can function as a bridge for intercultural encounters and intergenerational relations. Our projects highlight benefits of linguistic and cultural diversity and, when synthesised, have potential to productively shape public education and migration policies.