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RAI Research Seminar: Angela Creese
Wednesday 20 February 2013
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RAI RESEARCH SEMINAR

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Researching multilingualism as social practice and pedagogy: a linguistic ethnographic approach

Professor Angela Creese, MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, School of Education, University of Birmingham

Wednesday 20 February at 5.30 pm

In recent times scholars in sociolinguistics have found that language use in late modern societies is changing. Rather than assuming that homogeneity and stability represent the norm, mobility, mixing, political dynamics and historical embedding are now central concerns in the study of languages, language groups and communication (Blommaert and Rampton 2011). The idea of ‘a language’ therefore may be important as a social construct, but it is not suited as an analytical lens through which to view language practices. Adopting a linguistic ethnographic approach and using heteroglossia as an analytical lens, I explore links between the social practices of multilingual young people in family settings and their language learning experiences in the community language classroom.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked.  To book tickets please go to http://creese.eventbrite.co.uk