Description and goals

Description and goals

The Linguamón-UOC Chair in Multilingualism arose as the result of a November 2006 agreement between Linguamón-House of Languages and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya to cooperate in the promotion of a concept of language diversity that is sustainable, fair and functional. The partnership is set within the context of the European Union’s multilingualism strategies, the most important actions of which include the founding of networks of university chairs dedicated to the subject.

 

 

The Chair’s purpose is to promote research, education and documentation into and of multilingualism as a means for social and economic development. Its activities aim to promote international cooperation between research and teaching staff in the field, interdisciplinary discussion and analysis of trends in language diversity with the context of globalisation, the creation and dissemination of knowledge and proposals that help optimise the effects of multilingualism, and academic education in the diverse aspects of multilingualism.

 

The Chair in Multilingualism’s actions focus on: