Una Cunningham is Professor of English language education at the Dept. of Language Education at Stockholm University. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Educational Studies and Leadership at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and a registered teacher of English and Spanish. Una has been working for many years in the field of language education and has conducted research on English language teaching as well as multilingualism at home, school and preschool. She has worked intensively to create research-based information for parents of multilingual children and professionals who meet multilingual families. Her best-selling book Growing up with two languages is in its fourth edition with Routledge.
BethAnne Paulsrud is Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics and Head of the English Department at Dalarna University, Sweden. Her work as a teacher educator and researcher is informed by her many years of experience as a preschool and primary school teacher, as well as a mother tongue teacher. Dr. Paulsrud’s research focuses on multilingualism in educational policy and practice, English and English-medium instruction in Sweden, and family language policy. Her current research projects include an international comparative study of primary teachers’ attitudes, beliefs and knowledge of multilingualism. She has co-edited three volumes on translanguaging and education (Multilingual Matters, 2017, 2021, and Studentlitteratur, 2018).
Professor Jeanette King has published widely in areas relating to the Māori language and languages spoken by Māori - from aspects of linguistic change, particularly in the phrasal lexicon, through to language revitalization. She leads the bilingualism theme at the New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) at UC where her research includes work on non-verbal behaviour of Māori and Pākehā in New Zealand. Another project, entitled Tuhinga Māhorahora, collects and analyses writing by children in Māori immersion schooling in order to provide feedback to teachers about the use of Māori by their students. Professor King is also collaborating with Una Cunningham on a project entitled Intergeneration Transmission of Minority Languages which investigated some of the factors which increase the likelihood of children in New Zealand being raised as speakers of minority languages.
Jeanette Toth is a Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Dalarna University. Drawing on her years of teaching experience in Swedish compulsory schools and as a Mother Tongue teacher, she has investigated language ideologies in English-medium instruction (EMI) at the primary school level in Sweden. In addition to EMI, her research interests include policies, practices, and perspectives on language use in the classroom, particularly with regard to bilingual and multilingual education. She has previously written about EMI in two edited volumes on translanguaging and education (Multilingual Matters, 2017 and Studentlitteratur, 2018), and has co-edited a volume on translanguaging and EMI for Multilingual Matters (2021).