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?
By Piotr Wegorowski, doctoral researcher, Cardiff University @piotrwegorowski On the 14th and 15th January 2016, the first Linguistic Ethnography In Practice (LEIP) workshop took place at the University of Leeds. Cardiff-based TLANG doctoral researcher Piotr Wegorowski, together with Robert Sharples from the University of Leeds and Sarah Lund from the University of Sheffield, had taken it upon… Read More Linguistic Ethnography…in Practice
By Caroline Tagg, Open University In early December, I spent a week in the Finnish city of Jyväskylä discussing social media, superdiversity and processes of (dis)identification with Sirpa Leppänen and her team: Samu Kytölä, Elina Westinen, Saija Peuronen and others. This involved living on the edge in three ways: firstly, my hotel sat on the… Read More Living on the edge: a research trip to Finland
Here is the final TLANG blog post of 2015 with an update from the project. We wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and peaceful 2016. By TLANG team Project update TLANG is now in its second year investigating the communication practices of people living in four superdiverse UK cities.… Read More TLANG news round-up!
By Caroline Tagg On Friday 13th November, I attended the fourth seminar in an ESRC-funded series titled The Multilingual University which aims to explore linguistic diversity in Higher Education in order to create resources and inform policy. The seminar was held at the University of Birmingham and run by MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism and… Read More The Multilingual University: what it is and how we might realise it