Sports and social media as sites of embodied identity construction

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

From translanguaging to transmedia meaning-making

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

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