IALIC adventures

It seems that quite a few of us will be travelling to Barcelona at the end of November for the annual IALIC conference (see earlier posting with the Call for Papers). So far, I know that I will be there in two teams (one with Jane Andrews; the other with Lou Harvey, Jess Bradley and Read More …

Paradigm humility and appropriate methodology in Global Mental Health

White, R. and Fay, R. (2016, April). Paradigm humility and appropriate methodology in Global Mental Health. Paper (to be) presented at The Emergence of Global Mental Health workshop, hosted by Kings College, London, April 28th, 2016. Discussion Topics: How is ‘mental health’ as an object of knowledge and global intervention construed, operationalized, and governed? What new networks Read More …

“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 …

On a book chapter, accepted conference paper and working with supervisor

I am currently co-writing a book chapter with Richard, my main supervisor. The book we are contributing to “ELF for EFL Contexts” (working title) explores the possibilities of teaching English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in the contexts of English as a foreign language (EFL). The purpose of our chapter is to inform EFL teachers Read More …

Dewey 2016 [Abstract Accepted]

Dear All, I am pleased to let you know that my abstract for the Dewey 2016 conference has been accepted. ABSTRACT Understanding Reflexivity in Light of Dewey’s ‘Trying’ and ‘Undergoing’ 1 Introduction Drawing on John Dewey’s Democracy and Education (1916), this paper focuses on one of the text’s central themes, namely that of ‘learning from Read More …

Sociolinguistics of Immigration – success

Jane Andrews (University of the West of England, UK) + Sari Pöyhönen (Jyväskylä University, Finland) + Richard Fay (The University of Manchester, UK) + Mirja Tarnanen (Jyväskylä University, Finland) “Researching multilingually – exploring emerging linguistic practices in migrant contexts” Keywords: multilingualism, knowledge construction, linguistic practices Sociolinguistic research practice in the era of globalisation, complexity and Read More …

Papers accepted for 2nd BIBAC conference

Abstracts recently accepted for the 2nd BIBAC (Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures) International Conference (hosted by Cambridge University, UK, 31st July-01st August, 2016): Al-Masri, N., Frimberger, K. and Attia, M. (2016). ‘Hope is our bread and butter’: towards a human ecological language pedagogy in the context of siege. Fay, R., Hawley, R. and Sherwood, E. (2016, July). ‘Klezmer returns to college’ – intercultural Read More …

Papers accepted for QI 2016

Abstracts recently accepted for The Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (hosted by University of Illinois, USA, 18th-21st May, 2016): Halldorsdottir, T. (2016, May). Warring wor(l)ds: stories as soft weapons and resources of hope. Fay, R., Andrews, J., Frimberger, K. and Tordzro, G. (2016, May). Creative interthinking: interthinking creatively. Huang, Z. (2016, May). Through the eye of visual-creative-arts: exploring intercultural personhood. Read More …

A proposal for a book chapter (ELF4EFL)

A proposal to contribute in a book chapter by Richard and I have been accepted. The chapter will be in a volume edited by Nicos Sifakis and Natasha Tsantila (and we were informed that Professor Henry Widdowson, Professor Barbara Seidlhofer and Professor Suresh Canagarajah have agreed to contribute chapters in this volume as well!) The tentative title Read More …

IALIC 2015: “Intercultural Communication in Social Practice

Dear all, Greetings from Edinburgh! I reckon my name might sound unfamiliar to some of you, slightly because I completed my PhD at Manchester a few years ago, and largely because I have been quiet on this forum for a long time as I was drawn to the various adventures in the early stage of Read More …

“Intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom”

Special Topic Issue of Language Teaching Research: Call for Papers “Intercultural citizenship in the (foreign) language classroom” Guest editors Melina Porto, Stephanie Ann Houghton and Michael Byram http://ltr.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/CFP-International.pdf

Living intercultural lives ….

Building on our earlier work (on Ladino and intercultural identity and ‘competence’), am pleased to say that the following contribution by Leah Davcheva and myself has now been accepted for the ‘Identities, Relationships and Languages in Migration’ conference taking place 25th – 27th September, 2015 in Cagliari, Sardinia. “Living Intercultural Lives: Identity Performance and Zones Read More …

Bring it back home 2015

It is now less than a week before the 2015 ‘Bring it back home’ event. Last year, eight of our community (2 staff, 5 current students and one postdoc) presented a conference paper they had given in some location around the world during that year. Achilleas was one of those students, and joined us via Skype. This year Read More …

Using the creative arts in the research process

I fly to Brussels later today for the 3rd Symposium of our AHRC-funded “Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State” project. On this occasion, rather than giving a formal paper, I will form part of an 8-strong team of performers (including our colleague Mariam Attia) presenting a piece, collaboratively Read More …