The main topic: Members of multilingual families sometimes struggle with the multilingual context they live in. They harbour negative feelings towards one or some of the languages spoken at home or in society. This affects their well-being and language learning abilities. TALES@home aims to support multilingual families by creating an open atmosphere in which decisions on language maintenance/shifts are considered and become debatable. The tool wants to foster mutual understanding between generations, so that families are able to deal with negative attitudes and might reinforce a more positive approach.
Those wishing to participate in the Expert Meeting are invited to submit short 500 word abstracts for papers or posters relating to the general topic. Abstracts are to be submitted using the aforementioned links. Presentations, abstracts, posters and papers must be in English. (see link expert meeting). The organizing committee welcomes your proposals.