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

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