PG Studentships: Language and Intercultural Communication (2017 entry)

The Department of Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications from students wishing to pursue postgraduate research in language and communication (October 2017 entry).   LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION AT UEA In line with UEA’s tradition of interdisciplinary research, our research and supervision focus on four interrelated and complementary areas of enquiry: Translating and interpreting, particularly: ethics […]

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ESRC Social Science Festival: Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace

ESRC Social Science Festival Talking Proper: A Discussion of Accent Prejudice in the British Workplace Dr. Alex Baratta Date: 11 November 2016 Time: 10:00 – 16:00 This event discusses how our accent contributes to our personal identity and sense of who we are, yet how we might choose to modify our accent in various social situations. Even worse, what if […]

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Book: The language dimension in all subjects – A handbook for curriculum development and teacher training (2016-10-24)

Mastering the language of schooling is essential for learners to develop the skills necessary for school success and for critical thinking. It is fundamental for participation in democratic societies, and for social inclusion and cohesion. This handbook is a policy and working document which promotes convergence and coherence between the linguistic dimensions of various school subjects. It proposes measures to […]

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Researching Across Languages and Cultures: A guide to doing research interculturally

This new book offers a useful guide for academic researchers, doctoral students, research supervisors and Masters students who carry out empirical research in multilingual or multicultural contexts and/or are writing about their research for a diverse readership across the world. Researchers who come from and work in monolingual societies often forget that their context is unusual – most of the […]

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A Creative Event of Global Citizenship: Deal with each other in the spirit of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a South African word, which translated means: “A person is a person through other persons,” or “I am because you are.” It reflects a set of African values that reinforce our humanity and connectedness. This creative programme of activity brings together a world-class social scientist with students from Manchester universities and two community artists.  An exhibition, a walking […]

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Talk: Conceptualising cultures in transcultural communication: from essentialism to complexity

Dr Will Baker, the deputy director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton, will give a talk next Thursday, 20 October, from 14.00-15.20 in Crawford House, lecture theatre 2. You can read his abstract and bio below. If you are interested in, please you arrive early since this will be a popular lecture.   Conceptualising cultures in transcultural communication: […]

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The IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference

The IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference will be held over three days from the 17 – 19 November 2016. The web-conference will explore the following themes: Day 1 (17 Nov) World Englishes Session 1 and Session 2 The varieties of English used by different groups and/or in different parts of the world (including varieties used among second language users), representing […]

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Call for Papers: 19th International Conference on Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning

The ICLLTL 2017 : 19th International Conference on Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning will be held in Madrid, Spain, March 26 – 27, 2017. The deadline of submission is October 15, 2016. The conference is the premier interdisciplinary platform for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers […]

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Reading group: CHAT, Identity politics, and Activism

CHAT, identity politics and activism reading group will take place on Tuesday 18 October at 4.15pm – 5.30pm in room C2.17, Ellen Wilkinson building. We are beginning by focusing on the concept of perezhivanie, which is described by Vygotsky (1934/1994) as ‘emotional experience‘ which is ‘an indivisible unity of personal characteristics and situational characteristics’; or as Blunden (2016) describes, ‘a unit of development of the […]

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Call for Proposal: LANGUAGES, CULTURES, IDENTITY IN SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 3rd INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON LANGUAGES, CULTURES, IDENTITY IN SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY, which will be held in SORIA, SPAIN, JULY 5-7, 2017, is now open. The DEADLINE for submissions (IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH) is JANUARY 31, 2017. ……………………………………… The Colloquium, organized by the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, revolves […]

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Doing Narrative Analysis a 3 day Summer Course

  Hi everyone, this is a short reflection on a 3 day summer course I attended. On August 23rd I travelled to Holland with the purpose of attending a 3 day workshop on  Narrative Analysis. This course was provided by the University of Twente in Enschede. As I am currently in my second year (meaning that I will be collecting my […]

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