LARISSA ARONIN

MULTILINGUALISM

Larissa Aronin is currently a DAAD Visiting professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany.  https://www.ew.uni-hamburg.de/internationales/aktuelles/2024-interview-larissa-aronin.html?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR2mbuUCeB2rdHkjD59Gt7gWlw_W9K6XyksATbWzJVPyVCws1JklyuSti7o_aem_AUcXqgU9N-ES8zZfp_r-9Nd9tSJ4g2V3omhYfNZy5jz5JhXXR5reO0j1hmQjBe2Rc0NGQJT1vs7hpwcdsd66kWVv

She is based in Israel. Larissa Aronin was a Visiting Professor at University of Silesia, Institute of Linguistics (2023), a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA in 2014, Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2008-2017), and a KIVA Guest Professor at the Technical Universität Darmstadt, Germany (2016). Guest professor at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (2021). She served two terms (2010-2014) as a Secretary of the International Association of Multilingualism. Larissa Aronin is a Senior Researcher at TU Darmstadt .
 https://www.daf.tu-darmstadt.de/ueber_uns_1/team/Aronin.de.jsp . ,a Board Member of Language Teaching (CUP) and an Editorial Board member of a number of international peer-reviewed journals.
Larissa Aronin has published in a range of international journals on a wide array of topics connected with multilingualism and authored and co-authored several books on multilingualism.

ORCID iD https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1074-8023

Fields of Interest  Interdisciplinary
Multilingualism; Sociology of Language; Philosophy of Multilingualism; Cultural Studies; Multilingualism; Sociolinguistics; Intercultural, Multicultural, and Diversity Studies; Material Culture of Multilingualism; Complexity; Identity; Language Contact; Affordances; Teaching English; Multiple Language Acquisition and Teaching; Linguistics.

See the site dedicated to Dominant Language Constellations
https://www.dominant-language-constellations.com/

Email address:    Larisa@research.haifa.ac.il 
Festschrift
MODERN APPROACHES TO RESEARCHING MULTILINGUALISM Studies in Honour of Larissa Aronin Herausgegeben:Gabrys-Barker, Danuta; Vetter, Eva Gebunden, 1st ed. 2024, Springer, Berlin Series Second Language Learning and Teaching

The volume offers a collection of the most recent research coming from scholars and practitioners in the field of multilingualism research in various contexts of natural/immersion environments, school/formal instruction, grounded in multilingual societies and individual multilinguality of semimonolingual countries. The studies included in the book constitute an exemplification of new methods of research used (e.g., narratives, visualizations, metaphors) as well as new approaches to multilingualism (affordances, dominant language constellations). Part One focuses on different dimensions of multilingualism, Part Two zooms in on the concept of affordances and their role in the development of multilingual competence, Part Three concentrates on dominant language constellations in different contexts and, finally, Part Four shifts the focus to instructional practices in teaching multiple languages..





Festschrift book launch

Video     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mVK8O01E75JFDFpTFqxUB29bIloPGWWW/view?usp=sharing

Contributors: Foreword- Joseph Lo Bianco; Alfred Nordmann; Hanna Komorowska; David Sibgleton and Colin Flynn; Constanze Bradlaw, Britta Hufeisen, Stefanie, Nölle-Becker;Svetlana Karpava ; Nicole Marx; Pilar Safont;Barbara Hofer; Stela Letica Krevelj, Nives Kovačić; Laura Portolés Falomir, Lauren Basgall;Mikaela Björklund and Siv Björklund; Yaqiong (Sue) Xu, Anna Krulatz; Richard Nightingale; Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer, Lisa Marie Brinkmann, Franziska Gerwers ;Maria Nayr de Pinho Correia Ibrahim; Ulrike Jessner, Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy ; Ada Bier and David Lasagabaster;Sarasi Kannangara; Antonio Oštaric´Danuta Gabry´s-Barker and Eva Vetter  

Multilingualism, in very general terms, can be defined as the use and acquisition of three or more languages. It is the social and individual language practice that has come to the forefront in today’s human society. Its various aspects relate to spheres as diverse as human physiology, cognition, communities with their traditions and material objects, and, of course, languages. Multilingualism concerns education, engineering and commerce, policymaking, family life, and entertainment, to name only some of its dimensions. The field of multilingualism studies the way various languages are acquired, used, and treated today.

It is hard to imagine an aspect of modern life unaffected by multilingualism. The majority of the world’s population is bi- and multilingual, and those who are not, are still influenced by the mostly multilingual world they live in. Multilingualism is not about languages as such; rather it is about how people use multiple languages. Researchers study how, by whom, and in what conditions languages are acquired, spoken, and dealt with; how many and which language varieties are used or not used and why, and what are the implications of this on individuals and society as a whole.

Multilingualism has a bearing on all of us, as we have to contend with it through all the stages of life while acquiring language, pursuing a career, socializing, and getting older, as we live out our lives in the roles of language speakers, family members, citizens, and professionals. Researchers of multilingualism examine the way various languages are acquired, used, and treated today and discuss questions that arise daily in all parts of the world. For example, what is an optimal age to start teaching English as a third language? Which kinds of schools – monolingual, bilingual, or multilingual are appropriate for urban centers? Is it normal that grandchildren and grandparents do not understand each other because they speak different languages? Are there more and less economically beneficial languages? How are languages selected for work and international meetings? Why is everyone not a polyglot as Cardinal Mezzofanti was?
Aronin, Larissa (in press 2024). English in Israel. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. (pp. TBA). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. Oxford, UK/Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Aronin, Larissa (forthcoming). Dominant Language Constellations. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics Second edition (pp. tba). Wiley-Blackwell.

Aronin, Larissa (forthcoming). The Material Culture of Multilingualism. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. tba). Second edition Wiley-Blackwell.

Aronin, Larissa (forthcoming). The philosophy of multilingualism. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. tba). Second edition Wiley-Blackwell.

Aronin, Larissa, Vetter, Eva, and Nayr Ibrahim (contract signed) Dominant Language Constellations for Teachers): A practical dimension. Springer.

Aronin, Larissa and Silvia Melo-Pfeifer (eds.) (2023) Language Awareness and Identity: Insights via Dominant Language Constellation approach Cham, Springer. Book series: Multilingual Education (MULT, volume 45).

Aronin, Larissa (2022). An Advanced Guide to Multilingualism Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-an-advanced-guide-to-multilingualism.html        A textbook.

Aronin, Larissa (2023). A journey to a new home: language, identity and material culture. In Protassova, E. and Yelenevskaya, M (eds.) Material Culture of the Russian-speaking Diaspora: The Semiotics of Home. Pp.209-229. Edinburgh: EUP.

Aronin, Larissa and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (2023) Introduction: Understanding Identity and Language(s) Awareness by Dint of DLC. In Aronin, Larissa and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (eds.) Language Awareness and Identity: Insights via Dominant Language Constellation approach. (pp. 1-17). Cham, Springer.

Aronin, Larissa and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (2023) DLC, Identity, and Awareness: a posse ad esse. In Aronin, Larissa and Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (eds.) Language Awareness and Identity: Insights via Dominant Language Constellation approach. (pp. 285-291). Cham, Springer.

Aronin, Larissa and Danuta Gabryś-Barker (forthcoming) A New Perspective on Multilingualism and Multilingual Practices. In M.A. Christison and A. Krulatz (eds) Research on Multilingual Practices with Linguistically Diverse Learners in Diverse Contexts. Routledge.

 Aronin, Larissa, Bylieva Daria, and Victoria Lobatiuk (2023). Material culture inside and beyond multilingual classroom: theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. In Melo-Pfeifer, Silvia (ed.) Linguistic Landscapes in (Teacher) education – Multilingual teaching and learning inside and beyond the classroom. (pp. 259-280).Springer.

Aronin, Larissa & Susan Coetze van Rooy (2022). Emerging trends in multilingual learning and teaching: Beyond edges and borders.  AILA Review. pp.152-168.


Laurent Moccozet, Nicolas Boeckh, Larissa Aronin (2021) Modelling socio-linguistic profiles in multilingual Higher Education Institutions (HEI)

Aronin, Larissa and Moccozet Laurent (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Towards Online Computer-Assisted Modelling. International Journal of Multilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1941975

Aronin, Larissa, and Yelenevskaya, Maria (2021). Teaching English in multilingual Israel: Who teaches whom and how: A review of recent research 2014-2020 Language Teaching (CUP). https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0261444821000215

Aronin, Larissa (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Teaching and learning languages in a multilingual world. In Raza, K., Coombe, C., & Reynolds, D. Policy development in TESOL and multilingualism: Past, present and the way forward. (pp. 287-300). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2021) Dominant Language Constellations in Education: Patterns and Visualisations. In Larissa Aronin and Eva Vetter (eds.) Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition (pp. 19-41). Springer.

Aronin, Larissa, Bylieva Daria and Victoria Lobatiuk (2023). Material culture inside and beyond multilingual classroom: theoretical and pedagogical perspectives. In Melo-Pfeifer, Silvia, et al (eds.) Linguistic Landscapes in (Teacher) education – Multilingual teaching and learning inside and beyond the classroom. Springer.



Aronin, Larissa An Advanced Guide to Multilingualism. Edinburgh: EUP

2022

https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-an-advanced-guide-to-multilingualism.html

Twelve Lectures on Multilingualism (2019) edited by D. Singleton & L.Aronin

Textbook offering a state-of-the-art, authoritative introduction to multilingualism, written by experts from various subdisciplines This major new textbook offers an accessible introduction to the most interesting areas in the study of multilingualism. It consists of twelve lectures, written by leading researchers, each dedicated to a particular topic of importance and accompanied by questions for student reflection and suggestions for further reading.

Multilingualism (2012) by Aronin, L. & D. Singleton. John Benjamins

Current Multilingualism A New Linguistic Dispensation 2013

Edited by: David Singleton, Joshua A. Fishman, Larissa Aronin and Muiris Ó Laoire Volume 102 in the series Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL] https://doi.org/10.1515/9781614512813

Contributors Larissa Aronin; Joshua Fishman; David Singleton; Muiris Ó Laoire; Vivian Cook; Sandro Caruana and David Lasagabaster; John Harris and Jim Cummins; Ofelia García ; Lorna Carson; Guus Extra; Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović; Norbert Dittmar and Paul Steckbauer; Moha Ennaji; Tjeerd de Graaf; Renate Kärchner-Ober; Vasiliki Georgiou; Kathleen Heugh

The Exploration of Multilingualism: Development of Research on L3, Multilingualism and Multiple Language Acquisition. (2009). Aronin, Larissa, and Hufeisen, Britta (eds.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 2009

https://doi.org/10.1075/aals.6

Dominant Language Constellations A New Perspective on Multilingualism (2020) Editors: Lo Bianco, Joseph, Aronin, Larissa (Eds.)

Introduces the concept of Dominant Language Constellations Offers an additional and novel perspective on the use of languages in a multilingual world Suggests ways of dealing with real-life multilingual situations across the world in educational and social contexts Links Dominant Language Constellations to timely issues in multilingualism, sociolinguistics, sociology of language and applied linguistics

Dominant Language Constellation Approach in Education and Language Acquisition. (2021) eds. Larissa Aronin and Eva Vetter. Springer

Adopts a Dominant Language Constellations approach to multilingualism Explores novel perspectives on language policy and language teaching Touches on the issues of identity and immigration from an up-to-date perspective

Aronin, Larissa & Susan Coetze van Rooy (2022) Emerging trends in multilingual learning and teaching: Beyond edges and borders. AILA Review. 

Aronin, Larissa (in press). English in Israel. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. (pp. TBA). The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. Oxford, UK/Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Aronin, Larissa and Moccozet Laurent (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Towards Online Computer-Assisted Modelling. International Journal of Multilingualism. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1941975

Aronin, Larissa, and Yelenevskaya, Maria (2021). Teaching English in multilingual Israel: Who teaches whom and how: A review of recent research 2014-2020 Language Teaching (CUP). https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0261444821000215

Laurent Moccozet, Nicolas Boeckh, Larissa Aronin (2021) Modelling socio-linguistic profiles in multilingual Higher Education Institutions (HEI)

Aronin, Larissa (2020). Dominant Language Constellation as an approach for studying multilingual practices. In Joe Lo Bianco and Larissa Aronin (eds.) Dominant Language Constellations: A New Perspective on Multilingualism. (pp.19-33). Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2019). What is Multilingualism? In David Singleton and Larissa Aronin (eds.), Twelve Lectures in Multilingualism. (pp. 3-34). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Aronin, Larissa and Singleton, David (2019). Introduction. In David Singleton and Larissa Aronin (eds.), Twelve Lectures in Multilingualism. (pp.xxiii-xxvi).Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Aronin, Larissa (2019). Challenges of multilingual education: Streamlining affordances
through Dominant Language Constellations. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, Vol. 58, 235-256. doi: 10.5842/58-0-845

Aronin, Larissa (2017). Conceptualizations of Multilingualism: An Affordances Perspective. Critical Multilingualism Studies. 5:1 (2017): pp 7-42. http://cms.arizona.edu/index.php/multilingual/article/view/109/163

Aronin, Larissa, and Vasilis, Politis (2015). Multilingualism as an Edge. Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition (Wydawnictwo Unwierstetu Śląskiego), (1), 27-49.

Aronin, Larissa, and Jessner, Ulrike (2015). Understanding current multilingualism: what can the butterfly tell us? In Claire Kramsch and Ulrike Jessner (Eds.), (271-291).The Multilingual Challenge. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Aronin, Larissa (2015). Current Multilingualism and New Developments in Multilingual Research. In Pilar Safont-Jordà and Laura Portoles (eds.), Multilingual Development in the Classroom: Current Findings from Research. (pp.1-27). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Aronin, Larissa, and Jessner, Ulrike (2014). Methodology in bi- and multilingual studies: from simplification to complexity. AILA Review 27: Research Methods and approaches in Applied Linguistics: Looking back and moving forward. 27, 56-79.

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2008). Multilingualism as a New Linguistic Dispensation. International Journal of Multilingualism, 5(1), 1-16.

Aronin, Larissa, Ó Laoire, Muiris, and Singleton, David (2011). The Multiple Faces of Multilingualism: Language Nominations. In Applied Linguistics Review, 169–190. Berlin-New York: Mouton De Gruyter.

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (guest eds.). (2010). Special Issue, The Diversity of Multilingualism. International Journal of the Sociology of Language (Mouton de Gruyter). Issue 205.

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2010). Introduction. The diversity of multilingualism. In Larissa Aronin, and David Singleton (guest eds.) (September 2010), Special Issue: The Diversity of Multilingualism. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 1-5. Mouton de Gruyter.  

Romy-Masliah, Daphne, and Aronin, Larissa (guest eds.). (2007). Issue «L’anglais et les cultures». Droit et Cultures : Revue semestrielle d’anthropologie et d’histoire, 54(2).

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2008). The complexity of multilingual contact and language use in times of globalization. Conversarii. Studi Linguistici, 2, 33-47.



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Aronin, Larissa (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Teaching and learning languages in a multilingual world. In Raza, K., Coombe, C., & Reynolds, D. Policy development in TESOL and multilingualism: Past, present and the way forward. (pp. 287 - 300) Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Aronin, Larissa, and Yelenevky, Maria (2021) Teaching English in multilingual Israel: Who teaches whom and how: A review of recent research 2014-2020 Language Teaching (CUP). https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0261444821000215

Aronin, Larissa, and Spolsky, Bernard (2010). State-of-the-art article. Selected Research on English Teaching/Learning Published in Israel (2004–2008). Language Teaching, 43(3), 297-319. Cambridge University Press.

Aronin, Larissa (2005). Theoretical perspectives of trilingual education. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 171, 7-22.

Aronin, Larissa, and Jessner, Ulrike (2014). Methodology in bi- and multilingual studies: from simplification to complexity. AILA Review 27: Research Methods and approaches  in Applied Linguistics: Looking back and moving forward. 27, 56-79.

Aronin, Larissa (2019). Challenges of multilingual education: Streamlining affordances
through Dominant Language Constellations. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, Vol. 58, 235-256. doi: 10.5842/58-0-845

Aronin, Larissa (2004). Multilinguality and emotions: Emotional and attitudinal experiences of trilingual immigrant students towards themselves and languages in multilingual settings. Estudios de Sociolinguistica [Now Sociolinguistic studies], 5(1), 59-81.

 Aronin, Larissa, and Ó Laoire, Muiris (2003). Multilingual students’ awareness of their language teacher’s other languages. Language Awareness, 12(3/4), 204-219.

 Aronin, Larissa, and Toubkin, Lynne (2002). Language interference and language learning techniques transfer in L2 and L3 immersion programmes, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5(5), 267-278.

Aronin, Larissa (2001). Teaching English reading comprehension at the University of Haifa: Effect of listening comprehension reinforcement on different L3 student populations. In Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen and Ulrike Jessner (eds.), Looking Beyond Second Language Acquisition: Studies in Tri- and Multilingualism (pp. 111-119). Tübingen, Stauffenburg.

Pawlak, Mirosław, and Aronin, Larissa (eds.). (2013). Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics
     and Multilingualism
. Springer.

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The Material Culture of Multilingualism (2018)
Editors: Aronin, Larissa, Hornsby, Michael, Kiliańska-Przybyło, Grażyna (Eds.) Springer https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319911038



  • Provides cutting-edge research in multilingualism
  • The first book on the emerging strand 'the material culture of multilingualism'
  • Gives an original interface of social studies and applied linguistics
  • Contributions include classroom research and teaching methodology

This volume provides a unique interface between the material and linguistic aspects of communication, education and language use, and cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, drawing on fields as varied as applied linguistics, ethnology, sociology, history and philosophy.
Taking texts, images and objects as their starting points, the authors discuss how cultural context is envisioned in particular materialities and in a variety of contexts and localities. The volume, divided into three sections, aims to deal with material culture not only in the daily language practices of the past and the present, but also language teaching in a number of settings. The main thrust of the volume, then, is the exposure of natural ties between language, cognition, identity and the material world.

Aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in fields as varied as education, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, semiotics and other related disciplines, this volume documents and analyses a wide range of case studies. It provides a unique take on multilingualism and expands our understanding of how materialities permit us new and unexpected insights into multilingual practices.

Articles and chapters on the Material Culture of Multilingualism

Aronin, Larissa (2018). Theoretical underpinnings of the material culture of multilingualism. In Larissa Aronin, Michael Hornsby and Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło (eds.), The Material Culture of Multilingualism. (pp. 21-45).Springer.

Aronin, Larissa, and Ó Laoire, Muiris (2013). The material culture of multilingualism: moving beyond the linguistic landscape. International Journal of Multilingualism, 10(3), 225- 235.

Aronin, Larissa and Michael Hornsby (2018). Introduction. In L. Aronin, M. Hornsby and G. Kiliańska-Przybyło (eds.), The Material culture of Multilingualism. (pp. 1- 17) Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2012). Material culture of multilingualism and affectivity. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 2, 179-191.

Aronin, Larissa (2014). The concept of affordances in applied linguistics and multilingualism. In Mirosław Pawlak and Larissa Aronin (eds.), Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (pp. 157-173). Springer.



The Philosophy of Multilingualism


Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2013). Multilingualism and Philosophy. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 3951-3954). Wiley-Blackwell.

It might have been imagined that a philosophy of multilingualism could draw copiously on the long-established concepts and procedures of the philosophy of language. However, much of the work undertaken by philosophers of language is of minimal relevance to current multilingualism—a phenomenon sometimes labeled a new world order (Fishman, 1998). Among the new realities one can cite the changed role of multilingualism in our present world, where so much now depends on multilingual arrangements and individuals. Complexity is also a salient feature of contemporary multilingualism—a concomitant of the dramatic rise in the number and significance of multilingual migrants and multilingual communities, which has enormously extended the scope of current multilingualism. Finally, at both individual and community levels, constellations of languages often fulfill the communicative, cognitive, and identificational requirements once met by single languages.


Aronin, Larissa, and Vasilis, Politis (2015). Multilingualism as an Edge. Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition (Wydawnictwo Unwierstetu Śląskiego), (1), 27-49.

The article presents a philosophical conceptualization of multilingualism. Philosophy’s general task is to subject human experience to reflective scrutiny and the experience of present day society has changed drastically. Multilingualism, as the vehicle of a new linguistic dispensation, plays a central role in it. We apply the metaphor ‘edge’ to explore the way multiple languages are deployed in, and intensively shape, the postmodern world. We also demonstrate how multilingualism is an edge, not only metaphorically, but involving true and real boundaries of various kinds, and all of them are essential for its nature.
K e y w o r d s: philosophy, multilingualism, boundaries, edge

Aronin, Larissa, and Jessner, Ulrike (2016). Spacetimes of Multilingualism. In: Researching Second Language Learning and Teaching from a Psycholinguistic Perspective. (23-35). Berlin: Springer.

Multilingual speakers, bilingual and more often multilingual, are diverse in many ways. They undergo different kinds of experiences in a variety of social spaces, in particular when undergoing changes in their linguistic environments. This article suggests a conceptual tool to examine the various contexts in which multilingual speakers emerge and re-establish their identity: the concept of spacetime. The concept of spacetime allows analytical vision of the circumstances and actors. It can be instrumental in teasing out the mechanisms by which new linguistic practices appear both in local settings and globally. From the complexity perspective, each spacetime of multilingualism is an emergent, dynamic and self-organizing system that cannot be understood simply by understanding its separate parts, but by exploring their interaction in complex and non-linear ways. It is the interaction between the many elements of each spacetime that makes it unique. The spacetime approach takes into consideration both space and time. Thus the understanding of multilingualism becomes more realistic and more attuned to the diversity and unpredictability of each particular sociolinguistic situation

Aronin, Larissa, and Jessner, Ulrike (2015). Understanding current multilingualism: what can the butterfly tell us? In Claire Kramsch and Ulrike Jessner (Eds.), (271-291).The Multilingual Challenge. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Understanding multilingualism has always been a challenge. The reasons are several. Firstly, manifestations of multilingualism at first sight are similar to those of bilingualism, so that often the impression is that it is “just learning an additional language.” Secondly, researchers admit it is much too complicated to study compared to bilingualism. In this chapter we will consider the phenomenon of current multilingualism on the background of a significant pool of data collected in multilingualism studies up to now. We will discuss whether there is a need to distinguish between bilingualism and multilingualism, and explain the challenges multilingualism poses to researchers and practitioners by showing how its very nature is complex. Finally we will examine the implications of seeing multilingualism as a complex phenomenon, different from bilingualism in many important ways.
Affordances image
Aronin, Larissa (2019). Challenges of multilingual education: Streamlining affordances
through Dominant Language Constellations. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, Vol. 58, 235-256.
doi: 10.5842/58-0-845

 Aronin, Larissa (2017). Conceptualizations of Multilingualism: An Affordances Perspective. Critical Multilingualism Studies. 5:1 (2017): pp 7-42. http://cms.arizona.edu/index.php/multilingual/article/view/109/163

Aronin, Larissa (2014). The concept of affordances in applied linguistics and multilingualism. In Mirosław Pawlak and Larissa Aronin (eds.), Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism (pp. 157-173). Springer.

 Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2012). Affordances Theory in Multilingualism Studies. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 3, 311-331.

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2010). Affordances and the diversity of multilingualism. In L. Aronin, and D. Singleton (guest eds.) (September 2010), Special Issue: The Diversity of Multilingualism. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 105-129. Mouton de Gruyter.

Singleton, David, and Aronin, Larissa (2009). Multilingual language learners’ use of affordances: theoretical perspectives and some evidence. In Janusz Arabski (ed.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning (pp. 170-182). Katowice: University of Silesia Press.

Singleton, David, and Aronin, Larissa (2007). Multiple language learning in the light of the theory of affordances. Innovation in Language Teaching and Learning, 1(1), 83-96.


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Aronin, Larissa and Moccozet Laurent (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Towards Online Computer-Assisted Modelling. International Journal of Multilingualism.   https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1941975

Aronin, Larissa (2021) Dominant Language Constellations: Teaching and learning languages in a multilingual world. In Raza, K., Coombe, C., & Reynolds, D. Policy development in TESOL and multilingualism: Past, present and the way forward. (pp. tba) Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2016). Multicompetence and Dominant Language Constellation. In Vivian Cook and Li Wei (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multicompetence. pp. 142- 163. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Aronin, Larissa (2021) Dominant Language Constellations in Education: Patterns and Visualisations. In Larissa Aronin and Eva Vetter (eds.) Dominant Language Constellations Approach in Education and Language Acquisition (pp. 19-41). Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2020). Dominant Language Constellation as an approach for studying multilingual practices. In Joe Lo Bianco and Larissa Aronin (eds.) Dominant Language Constellations: A New Perspective on Multilingualism. (pp.19-33). Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2019). Challenges of multilingual education: Streamlining affordances through Dominant Language Constellations. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus, Vol. 58, 235-256. doi: 10.5842/58-0-845

Aronin, Larissa (2019) Dominant Language Constellation as a Method of Research. In Eva Vetter and Ulrike Jessner (eds.) International Research on Multilingualism Breaking with the Monolingual Perspective. (pp.13-26) Springer.

Aronin, Larissa (2006). Dominant language constellations: An approach to multilingualism studies. In Muiris Ó Laoire (ed.), Multilingualism in Educational Settings (pp. 140-159). Hohengehren: Schneider Publications.

Aronin, Larissa (2001). Teaching English reading comprehension at the University of Haifa: Effect of listening comprehension reinforcement on different L3 student populations. In Jasone Cenoz, Britta Hufeisen and Ulrike Jessner (eds.), Looking Beyond Second Language Acquisition: Studies in Tri- and Multilingualism (pp. 111-119). Tübingen, Stauffenburg.
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Raising Multilinguals LIVE plans to go live. https://www.facebook.com/RaisingMultilingualsLive/ We know that multilinguals are not multiple monolinguals in one. Multilinguals have the advantage to always have the repertoire of their languages at their disposal. What kind of language repertoire do our children acquire or learn? What part of this repertoire do we use in our day-to-day life? How do our different languages work together in a particular context? Do our languages dominate one another or do they follow a pattern? On Tuesday 5 October 2021, Prof. Dr. Larissa Aronin from the Oranim Academic College of Education in Israel, will talk about How to see, feel and connect our languages. She will share with us a tool for multilingual socialization and for developing multilingual awareness that allows parents and educators to get more information about language use and acquisition. Please join us on Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 1pm New York / 6pm London / 7pm Paris. Larissa Aronin is an Associate Professor at the Oranin Academic College of Education, Israel. She was Visiting Scholar in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and KIVA Guest Professor at the Technical Universität Darmstadt, Germany. She is currently Guest Professor at the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and is Board Member of Language Teaching (CUP) and Editorial Board member of a number of international peer-reviewed journals. https://www.larissa-aronin.com/ Rita (@MultilingualParenting.com) Ute (@Ute's International Lounge) Tetsu (@AskTetsu)


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19-21st May 2022





     33rd International Conference on Foreign / Second Language Acquisition
(Modern Technologies in foreign language teaching, learning and research)
Szczyrk, University of Silesia
Plenary talk
DOMINANT LANGUAGE CONSTELLATIONS: representations and computer modelling
April, 22-23,
2021
online
 «Современные языки: прагматика и семантика» / «Взаимодействие языков и культур» на базе Череповецкого государственного университета.Cherepovets State University, RussiaPlenary " The way we treat languages – Language Nominations
March, 25-27,
2020
International and Interregional Integration in the Field of Engineering Education
Scientific conference “Integration of Engineering Education and Humanities: Global Intercultural Perspectives”
St- Petersburg, Russia
Peter the Great St-Petersburg Polytechnic University
Keynote "Multilingual education for engineering students"
November
28-29, 2019
XIX International Conference «Professional culture of the specialist of the future»St- Petersburg, Russia
Peter the Great St-Petersburg Polytechnic University
Plenary
"Navigating Multilingual Environments"
May 17-19, 2018
 
Conference " Identity in SLA"
 
Szczyrk, Poland‎ Plenary "Joining the dots: identity and language teaching in a multilingual world"
September 22-23, 2017
 
Dialog in Language and Literaturethe Institute of English Studies in Humanities University, Sosnowiec, PolandPlenary Dialogue from multilingual and multicultural perspective
April 26-30, 2017.
 
VI International conference “Contacts of languages and cultures”Cherepovets State University, RussiaPlenary “Dominant Language Constellations”
  October 19-20, 2015Workshop on Linguistic and Sociolinguistic
 Perspectives on Mew Speakers in a multilingual Europe
University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Larnaca, Cyprus.Key-note “ Multilinguality and discursive competence in current multilingualism”
  May 22-24, 201426th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition and learning. Topic Material Culture in studying Foreign/Second Language AcquisitionSzczyrk, Poland
 
Key-note Speaker:
“ Material culture and language learning and use”

 
  March 27, 2014Symposium “Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance. Theorie & Praxis”Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck University, AustriaPlenary speaker:
“ New vistas on multilingualism: Material Culture of Multilingualism “
  June 17, 20135th AILA-Europe Junior Researcher conferenceTrinity College, Dublin IrelandInvited talk: “Novel directions in multilingualism research: material culture”
  May 23-25, 201325th International Conference on Foreign/ Second Language AcquisitionSzczyrk, PolandInvited talk: “Investigating multilingualism through material culture”
  September 13-15, 20128th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and MultilingualismCastelló, Spain
University Jaume I
Key-note: “Current multilingualism and new developments in multilingual research”
April 19-21, 200716th PASE (Polish Association for the Study of English) conferenceUniversity of Silesia, Szczyrk, PolandKey-note: “The role of English in a multilingual world” (with prof. D. Singleton)
 Invited lectures

2020, November 27. (online) XIX International Conference Professional Culture of the Specialist of the Future. Roundtable "Technology and Language" invited speaker, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).
2020, June 10. (online) Invited talk Webinar (Erasmus+)(Germany-Netherlands). Google Classroom Training Week. "The material culture of multilingualism in language teaching classroom."
2019, June 18. Darmstadt, Germany "Language situation in Israel" Lecture for the " Evenary Forum". Technische Universität Darmstadt.
2018, September 26. Darmstadt, Germany. Invited presentation " Dominant Language Constellations in Education, Language Teaching and Multilingualism " at 2018 ECSPM Symposium, Paradigm Shift in Language Education for the Development of Multiliterate and Plurilingual Agencies.
2018, June 7-8. St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. Herzen State Pedagogical University. 10th conference Russia's Ethnic Cultures. Invited presentation "Multilingualism and Russian Culture in the Post-Soviet World".‎
2016, June 15. University of Cologne, Germany, invited talk “Dominant Language Constellations with the German Language in Israel”.
2015, June. Invited discussions in the framework of gemeinsamen Aktivitäten zwischen Israeli Embassy und der Technischen Universität Darmstadt anlässlich des 50-Jahr-Feier diplomatischer Beziehungen zwischen Israel und Deutschland.
2015, June 22. Public lecture Öffentlicher Vortrag zu, Deutsch, Deutschen und Deutschstämmigen in Israel Technischen Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
2015, February 23. Invited lecture ‘Dominant Language Constellations” for the MA program students at University Jaume I Castelló, Spain.
2014, July 10. Public Talk “Bilinguals and multilinguals” CLCS, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
2014, May 26. Public Talk “Bilingualism and Multilingualism – the same or worlds apart?” Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
2013, June 23. CLCS, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland lecture for PH.D students and staff.
2013, June 17. Invited talk for the 5th AILA-Europe Junior Researcher conference 2013, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland.
2013, May 23-25. Invited talk on Multilingualism (ReN) at 25th International Conference on Foreign/ Second Language Acquisition Szczyrk, Poland.
2010, June 24-25. Invited paper: “The Multiple faces of Multilingualism: Language Nominations” Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition and Culture: The multiple faces of multilingualism. London, UK University of London, Birkbeck College.
2009, July 6. Talk: “Minorities and Affordances” CLCS, Trinity College, Dublin.
2006, June 13. Lecture: “The Use of Languages in the Globalization Age. Dominant Language Constellations”. Darmstadt University, Germany.
2006, February 15. Lecture: “Multilingualism as a New Linguistic World Order”. Trinity College Dublin, Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
2006, February 23. Seminar lecture: “Languages in the Contemporary World” for Socrates Programme students, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland, Business and Humanities Department.
 

Institution

Title

Name

The Arab
Academic College of Education, Haifa

The effect of extensive reading on English language Acquisition in Junior High School in the Bedouin Sector

Najlaa Magazha Completed May 2021

The Arab Academic College of Education, Haifa

The Impact of Reading Short Stories on English Writing Skills of the 7th Grade Students in Mazra’a Junior High School

Nazera Kersh 2021

The Arab Academic College of Education, Haifa

Cross-Linguistic Interaction between English, Hebrew and Arabic in Teaching English Vocabulary to 8th Graders at Beer Elmaksor Junior High School

Maali Hojerat  2021

Oranim Academic

College of Education

Incidental Vocabulary acquisition VS incidental Vocabulary acquisition

Eman Darawshi 2014

Oranim Academic

College of Education

The role of media in raising the motivation to EFL

Hussainen Faten 2014

Oranim Academic

College of Education

The use of materialities in teaching English as L2 in Arab elementary school

Hadeel Ghanim 2013

Oranim Academic

College of Education

Learners’ Attitude towards the English Language in the Private and Governmental School in the Arabic Sector

Aleen Abu- Nasser 2013

Oranim Academic

College of Education

Incorporating Vocabulary Notebooks with Testing in Teaching EFL in Junior-High School

Irit Poria 2012

Oranim Academic

College of Education

The influence of the Arab schools' authorities on the schools' material culture

Eman Jabareen 2012

Oranim Academic

College of Education

The Attitudes Towards English and Material Artefacts in Academic and Non-academic Native Arabic Speakers in Israel

Amel Dabbah  2011

Oranim Academic

College of Education

Strategies used for Teaching English Vocabulary in 9th Grade to the Speakers of Arabic

Nehaya Ousman 2010

Oranim Academic

College of Education

תוכנית לקריאה אקסטנסיבית בערבית  לתלמידי חט"ב בבי"ס עברי

Heli Maman 2010

Oranim Academic

College of Education

Extensive Reading in English by Arabic Speaking J.H. School Students: Dynamics and Implications

 

Amela Daud 2010

Oranim Academic

College of Education

התוכן התרבותי של ספרי לימוד אנגלית המיועדים לכיתות ז, ח, ו-ט בבתי ספר ערביים באזור נצרת

Randa Hussainen 2009



Courses taught (In English, Hebrew and Russian)
 
1. English for Academic Purposes (University of Haifa 1995-2014) (in English)
2. Issues in TESOL (Oranim Academic College of Education) (in English)
3. Psycholinguistics and language acquisition (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in English)
4. Multilingualism and children at risk (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in Hebrew)
5. International and intercultural aspects of doing business in English (Oranim Academic College of Education) (in English)
6. Teaching English: myths and reality (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in English)
7. Language Policy (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in Hebrew; in English)
8. Neuropsychological Foundations of Language Acquisition (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
9. Introduction to Linguistics (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
10. Introduction to Sociolinguistics (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
11. Syntax through the Use of Computers (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
12. Linguistics (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
13. Brain and Cognition (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
14. Business English Oral Communication (Oranim Academic College of Education) (in English)
15. The Structure of English (Oranim Academic College of Education) (in English)
16. Academic Skills: writing academic papers (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
17. Neuro-psychology of learning disabilities (Gordon College of Education) (in English)
18. English as a Global Language (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in English)
19. Quantitative research methods (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (in Hebrew)
20. Multilingualism (Cherepovets State University, Russia, M.A., B.A. and M.Ed. students) (in Russian; in English)
21. Academic writing and publishing (Cherepovets State University, Russia, B.A. and M.Ed. students and faculty) (in Russian; in English)
22. Teaching in a complex environment (Oranim Academic College of Education, M.Ed.) (In Russian)
23. “Multilingualism in education and in Israel” (Oranim Academic College of Education in Russian).
24. “Cognition, Languages and Material Culture” (Oranim Academic College of Education in English and in Hebrew)
25. “Sociology of Language for students of MINT” (MINT – Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Technology in English)
26. Нормы Академии в Израиле и мире (Oranim Academic College of Education (in Russian and in English)
27. Intercultural Communication (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University) (in English)
28. Innovative approaches to EFL: material culture and visualizations. (The University of Silesia in Katowice) (in English) Spring 2023
Dominant Language Constellations

Dominant Language Constellations

Aronin, Larissa (solicited, publication expected 2024-2025). Dominant Language Constellations. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics Second edition (pp. tba). Wiley-Blackwell.

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Joshua Fishman

Joshua Fishman

Aronin, Larissa (2013). Joshua Fishman. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 2114-2120). Wiley-Blackwell.

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MULTILINGUALISM AND PHILOSOPHY

MULTILINGUALISM AND PHILOSOPHY

Aronin, Larissa, and Singleton, David (2013). Multilingualism and Philosophy. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 3951-3954). Wiley-Blackwell.

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The Material Culture of Multilingualism

The Material Culture of Multilingualism

Aronin, Larissa (solicited, publication expected 2024-2025). The Material Culture of Multilingualism. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. tba). Second edition Wiley-Blackwell.

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English in Israel

English in Israel

Aronin, Larissa (in press 2022). English in Israel. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. (pp. TBA). Oxford, UK/Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

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The philosophy of multilingualism

The philosophy of multilingualism

Aronin, Larissa (solicited, publication expected 2024-2025). The philosophy of multilingualism. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. tba). Second edition Wiley-Blackwell.

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Joshua Fishman  1926 -2015  image

Joshua Aaron Fishman is one of the most influential figures in American and world sociolinguistics of the second half of the 20th and of the 21st century. He is the founder of the sociology of language as a separate field of research. As one of the founding figures of sociolinguistics, he has made a substantial contribution as a thinker, editor, and theorist. He influenced several main fields of inquiry: language planning, language revitalization and maintenance, bilingualism and multilingualism, small languages and globalization. Among his 85 books, many monographs, and hundreds of articles and chapters are seminal works on language and ethnicity, language and religion, bilingual education, sociology of Jewish languages, Yiddish, medical anthropology, and test construction.


Aronin, Larissa (2013). Joshua Fishman. In Carol A. Chapelle (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 2114-2120). Wiley-Blackwell.
Keywords: endangered languages; language maintenance; language planning; language policy; language revitalization; heritage languages

Singleton, David, Fishman, Joshua A., Aronin, Larissa, and O Laoire, Muiris (eds.). (2013). Current Multilingualism: A New Linguistic Dispensation. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

 Fishman, Joshua (2013)  Language planning for a decimated and often forgotten non-territorial tongue. In Singleton, D., Fishman, Joshua A., Aronin, L., and O Laoire, M. (eds.). (2013). Current Multilingualism: A New Linguistic Dispensation. (pp.273 -278) Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

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