Linguistic Risk-Taking is a new initiative and a new research area in the CCERBAL portfolio. The goals of the Linguistic Risk-Taking Research Group are to:

  • support innovative pedagogical approaches to authentic and autonomous language learning;
  • generate and analyze research data related to linguistic risk-taking;
  • engage in various training and knowledge dissemination activities;
  • establish national and international partnerships with like-minded researchers and institutions who seek to promote bilingualism and multilingualism in various contexts; and
  • integrate interdisciplinary perspectives from applied linguistics, education, psychology, health sciences, and beyond.

For more information about this research group, please email Prof. Nikolay Slavkov at For more details about the current implementation of the Linguistic Risk-Taking Initiative at the University of Ottawa, please click here.

What is a Linguistic Risk?

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