Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?

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?

Linguistic superdiversity: panacea or nostrum?

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?

Linguistic Ethnography…in Practice

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

Living on the edge: a research trip to Finland

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

The Multilingual University: what it is and how we might realise it

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