“Es como llevar naranjas a … Sefarad” Tales of Ladino from the Bulgarian Sephardic Community

“Es como llevar naranjas a … Sefarad” — Tales of Ladino from the Bulgarian Sephardic Community Leah Davcheva & Richard Fay Invited Guest lecture at the University of Cordoba, Spain, Friday 15th April.   Abstract: In this talk, we provide an account of our multilingual, collaborative and narrative research project and also present our interculturally-framed analysis Read More …

PhDs, Creative Arts and Researching Multilingually

Linked to Kelly and Min’s LLT about using creative arts in research, here is another example from Gameli Tordzro of the AHRC Researching Multilingually at Borders project. He is using film to look at how music crosses barriers in a migration context, and the focus here is on Ghanaian and Danish musicians.

Research Methods in IC (new book)

http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118837436.html In this brand new volume (Link), there are chapters by the usual suspects including: Holmes, P., Fay, R., Andrews, J. and Attia, M. (2016). How to research multilingually: possibilities and complexities. In Z. Hua (ed.), Research methods in intercultural communication (pp.88-102). London: Wiley.

Call for Proposals for Book Chapters (RM-ly)

I’m delighted that – as a consolidation of the first AHRC project I was involved in (the network grant Researching Multilingually), and as a stepping stone towards the current one (Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State) – we have just issued (initially to the researchers in this first Read More …

Postgraduate workshop – Researching Multilingually: Possibilities and Complexities, University of London, February 2016

This is a one-day workshop looking at the sorts of questions researchers who are working in more than one language might ask: Am I allowed to include scholarly literature in Turkish? What if I conduct my interviews in Mandarin but have to write all my thesis in English? If I include data in Hindi, how Read More …

Refugees, Asylum-seekers – Politics and Researching Multilingually

I have the great fortune to be a Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded (three-year large grant under the Translating Cultures theme) project entitled Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State (project website) led by the inspiring Professor Alison Phipps. This project builds on our earlier, smaller (one-year) also AHRC-funded, (under Read More …

Professor Nazmi Al-Masri’s visit to Manchester

Last Thursday we were very privileged to have Prof. Nazmi Al-Mari from the Islamic University Gaza (IUG) with us for an hour or so. Nazmi, an alumnus of the University of Manchester, had managed to leave Gaza for a few days in a seemingly rare opening of the borders. We are very grateful that he managed to Read More …

News from Gaza – PhD alumnus Prof. Nazmi Al-Masri visits ….

Exciting opportunity to hear Professor Nazmi Al-Masri from the Islamic University Gaza. Nazmi is an alumnus of the University of Manchester and is working ‘under siege’ in Gaza, developing amongst other things an online teacher education programme for Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). The event will take the form of a conversation on Read More …

Mother-tongue – a multi-ethnic counselling service with publication

Mothertongue -is a culturally sensitive, professional counselling and listening service where people are heard with respect in their chosen language. The charity offers holistic support to people and professional development to staff and volunteers from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. It has just launched the anthology of interpreters’ writing: In Other Words, which was Read More …

Doctoral students reflect on researching across languages and cultures

https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/595200/0/CARE+working+paper.pdf/ece70461-a98a-4f93-b744-77e505919f9e Robinson-Pant, A. and Wolf, A. (Eds.) (2014). “Researching across languages and cultures: a collection of reflective pieces providing an unusual insight into how doctoral students engage in multilingual and intercultural research”. (CARE Working Paper No 1). Norwich: University of East Anglia. Containing: — Robinson-Pant, A. and Wolf A. (2014) ‘An Introduction’ (pp.3-8) … — Read More …

AHRC Researching Multilingually at Borders

This project is now officially launched 🙂 https://storify.com/rm_borders/researching-multilingually-launch It involves me and former colleague and Manchester MA/PhD alumnus Jane Andrews as a Co-Investigators, PhD alumnus Mariam Attia as a post-doctoral researcher based at Durham University, and PhD alumnus Nazmi Al Masri as the leader of Case Study 5 focusing on the development of Teaching Arabic Read More …