Introduction: Multilingual Behavior in Youth Groups

  • Jens Normann Jørgensen University of Copenhagen
Keywords: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Children, Adolescents, Scandinavia


This introduction reviews some of the major work on bilingual and multilingual children and adolescents in Scandinavia, from Kotsinas (1985) and Boyd (1985) to the present. The introduction was originally published in J. N. Jørgensen (ed.) 2001: Multilingual behavior in Youth Groups, Copenhagen Studies in Bilingualism, The Køge Series, Volume K11, Danish University of Education.