Welcome to the Initiative for Multilingual Studies at Georgetown University

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The Initiative for Multilingual Studies (IMS) is committed to advancing knowledge in various domains of multilingualism through interdisciplinary empirical research.

It supports its members in the design, funding, conduct, and communication of research about

  • the benefits of multilingualism in neurocognitive, academic, economic, personal, social, and geopolitical domains
  • the misunderstanding and mismanagement of multilingualism, particularly in vulnerable communities, such as immigrants, Indigenous peoples, regional minorities, and marginalized groups such as Deaf and LGBTQI+ communities

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