The Making of MEZ - Multilingual Development: A Longitudinal Perspective. Study Design and Methods

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MEZ is a panel study on secondary school students in Germany that was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from 2014 to 2019. Its English title Multilingual Development: A Longitudinal Perspective is a free translation of the original Mehrsprachigkeitsentwicklung im Zeitverlauf, the source of the acronym MEZ. The study was conducted at the University of Hamburg by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the disciplines of educational science, (English, Romance, Slavic) linguistics, educational psychology, econometrics and sociology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage Development in Diverse Settings : Interdisziplinäre Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt "Mehrsprachigkeitsentwicklung im Zeitverlauf“ (MEZ)
EditorsHanne Brandt, Marion Krause, Irina Usanova
Number of pages33
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
Publication date01.01.2022
ISBN (print)978-3-658-35649-1
ISBN (electronic)978-3-658-35650-7
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2022

    Research areas

  • Educational science - cohort sequential design, sampling strategy, sample characteristics, survey modes and instruments, additional linguistic in-depth study, telephone survey among school leavers