Data on the move

I’m Stefan Vollmer, a doctoral researcher at the University Leeds. In this blog post, I explore how social media data in migration contexts traverses different spaces and reaches different audiences, and how ethnography is ideally placed to explore the temporal and spatial trajectories of such texts. When and how we use our smartphones to ‘go… Read More Data on the move

New Publication: The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

by Piotr Wegorowski (Cardiff University) The final conference of the TLANG project, which took place on 28 and 29 March, saw an array of thought provoking keynote presentations and a number of individual papers and panels. Amidst the busy and stimulating schedule there was one particular event that the whole TLANG team was proud of… Read More New Publication: The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity

TLANG’s Final Conference: Communication in the Multilingual City

by Caroline Tagg (Open University) and Piotr Wegorowski (Cardiff University)   For years you kept your accent in a box beneath the bed, the lock rusted shut by elocution … the teacher’s ruler across your legs (Liz Berry, ‘Homing’ in Black Country, Chatto and Windus 2014)   Our four-year TLANG project culminated on 28th and 29th March… Read More TLANG’s Final Conference: Communication in the Multilingual City

Language, social media and migration: a TLANG seminar

University of Birmingham, 2nd February 2018 by Caroline Tagg With its focus on the role of digital communication technologies – and particularly mobile phones – in migrants’ everyday lives, this research seminar provided an opportunity for us to explore the social media data collected as part of the TLANG project. After an introduction to the… Read More Language, social media and migration: a TLANG seminar

Summer Times

By Adrian Blackledge, University of Birmingham In July I attended two performances of ‘Summer Times’, the production we commissioned from creative company Women and Theatre as a response to the outcomes, questions, and loose ends generated by TLANG. These would be the only Birmingham-based public performances of a show created for community-based older audiences. I… Read More Summer Times