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

Text messaging as a language learning opportunity

Mike Baynham In this short vignette, based on reflections on translanguaging in social media from the sports phase, Leeds case study co-investigator Mike Baynham describes his experiences of text messaging multilingually and multimodally. Tiago, one of the project’s key participants in Leeds, is a basketball and capoeira player from Mozambique. This is the story of… Read More Text messaging as a language learning opportunity