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
7th December 2017, Pierhead building, Cardiff By Caroline Tagg, Open University The location of our second Network Assembly in Cardiff was, as Angela Creese pointed out in her welcome address, particularly apt given that it was in Wales that Cen Williams first introduced the concept of trawsieithu (‘translanguaging’). The Network Assembly focused on the sports… Read More Action in the Superdiverse City: a Network Assembly
Frances Rock, Cardiff University, concludes her report of the Belonging: Happiness in the city event Part one (preparation) is available here and part two (on the day) is available here. One of the most visually impactful parts of the day was an exhibit made entirely of felt. Helen had prepared pieces of felt by painting words onto them.… Read More Belonging: Happiness in the city, part three – on the day continued
By Caroline Tagg, Open University In June 2016, we discussed data collected in the sports phase of our project at a workshop organised by Zhu Hua at Birkbeck University, London and Janice Thompson from the University of Birmingham. Each city research team presented their data and discussed initial findings and ideas. I am responsible for… Read More Sports and social media as sites of embodied identity construction
By Caroline Tagg, Open University, and Daria Jankowicz-Pytel, Birkbeck On Friday 17th April, the BAAL ‘Language and New Media’ Special Interest Group held an event entitled: ‘Multimodality in social media and digital environments’. The event was run by Agnieszka Lyons (a former TLANG project member) and Colleen Cutter, at Queen Marys London. The event was attended… Read More From translanguaging to transmedia meaning-making
By Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore, University of Leeds We start this blog post with a question: why is it important to understand communication in superdiverse cities? It’s a question that we, as researchers on the TLANG project are considering in detail. Our research across four sites and across four case studies – business, heritage,… Read More Communication in the superdiverse city: a network event
Please find below details of a workshop on translation, translanguaging and creativity which is organised by the AHRC translating cultures theme and which will be held at Senate House in London on Monday 13th June 2016 2pm – 5pm to coincide with Tong King Lee’s visit to the UK and evening research talk at Birkbeck… Read More Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity: Monday 13th June 2016, 2pm – 5pm, Senate House
TLANG co-investigator Zhu Hua will be speaking at an event at Birkbeck with artist Ella McCartney. Zhu Hua and Ella will talk about their Leverhulme artist in residence project. Artist-Researcher Collaborations A unique opportunity to find out about the value of artist-researcher collaborations and how they work … When? Tuesday May 17, 6-7.30pm Where? Room 120, 43… Read More Artist-Researcher collaborations: Tuesday 17th May, 6-7.30pm, Birkbeck
By Caroline Tagg On Thursday 14th April, Elisabetta Adami presented initial findings from her work on the University of Leeds based project, Leeds Voices: communicating superdiversity in the market, at the UCL Institute of Education, London. Her multimodal analysis of Kirkgate Market highlights the complexity that superdiversity brings not only to public life but to the… Read More Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?
By Caroline Tagg, Open University Clearly jet-lagged and yet still impressively articulate, Professor Stephen May of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, delivered a thought-provoking talk on on 3rd February 2016 at the University of Birmingham. The talk was organised by University’s MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, and was titled: ‘Linguistic superdiversity as a… Read More Linguistic superdiversity: panacea or nostrum?