By Caroline Tagg (@carotagg) and Philip Seargeant (@philipseargeant), Open University. Diversity, in all its forms, is central to the work carried out by the TLANG Project. Sitting at the heart of ideas about sociolinguistic diversity is the internet, which enables us to connect with others regardless of geographical distance. But it is important not to… Read More How online diversity is shaping political debate
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
Frances Rock, Cardiff University, continues her report of the Belonging: Happiness in the city event Part one (preparation) is available here, and part three will conclude the write-up. The day of “Belonging: Happiness in the City” felt momentous as the build-up had been so intense. We had no real control over the way that the day… Read More Belonging: Happiness in the city – part two, on the day
Cardiff-based TLANG Co-Investigator Frances Rock reports back from the ‘Belonging: Happiness in the City’ event which took place as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. I would defy anyone not to be moved to action after spending four months observing in a legal advice centre for those seeking asylum. The Cardiff team (Co-Investigator… Read More Belonging: Happiness in the city – part one, preparation
Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore, University of Leeds Lang-scape Investigators, an educational engagement project The Leeds-based TLANG research team have been developing resources for schools based on the project research into the linguistic landscape, supported by funding from the Social Sciences Cluster in the Educational Engagement team. Working with postgraduates from across disciplines – Education… Read More Curating the Leeds lang-scape: Linguistic landscape research-led outreach and student education
Zhu Hua and Ella McCartney, Birkbeck As a new way of understanding language and communication, translanguaging refers to the dynamic meaning-making process whereby multilingual speakers go beyond conventional divide between languages and modalities to act, to know and to be (García & Li Wei, 2014). Translanguaging practice in visual means is commonplace in everyday communication… Read More A visual turn in translanguaging?
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