Initiative for Multilingual Studies
at Georgetown University
About our logoThe polyhedron symbolizes the many faces of multilingualism; the font we use is Dyslexie (https://opendyslexic.org/ ), by Dutch graphic designer Christina Boer; the inverted globe indicates our aspiration to generate research into multilingualism that addresses Global North - Global South dynamics of inequity; the color blue is Georgetown University’s color.
Transforming the world through research into multilingualism across the perspectives of linguistics, the humanities, education, and neuroscience
The Initiative for Multilingual Studies (IMS) is a collaborative effort among faculty and students across different departments and programs at Georgetown University.
The IMS 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