Her speech is entitled:
Researching multilingualism for inclusion and participation – A Languages through the Lifespan Approach
Lorna Carson is Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences and Professor in Applied Linguistics. She holds a B.A. (Mod.), M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, and an M.A. from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. In 2015 she was elected a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She was the Founding Director of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, a multidisciplinary teaching and research centre which brings together the university’s expertise in Japanese, Korean and Chinese Studies, and presently directs the work of the university’s Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching.
Professor Carson’s research on language learning addresses issues located at the interface between individual and societal multilingualism, with a particular attention on the language classroom, with a focus on language learning, language education policy and assessment.
Her books include “Language and Identity in Europe: The Multilingual City and its Citizens” (2020, Peter Lang), “The Multilingual City: Vitality, Conflict and Change”, co-edited with Lid King (2016, Multilingual Matters); “Language Learner Autonomy: Policy, Curriculum, Classroom”, co-edited with Breffni O’Rourke (2010, Peter Lang), and “Multilingualism in Europe: A Case Study” (2003, 2005, Peter Lang). She is a former President of IRAAL, the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (2014-2017).