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 …

Call for papers – EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED, October 2016, Durham

The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers and educators who are researching and working in educational contexts where human beings, and their language(s), are under pain and pressure. Ongoing and forced migration—resulting from protracted civil war, unremitting poverty and economic hardship, and political unrest and ecological instability—often results in the termination 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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Languages, Refugees and Migration: Research Roundtable Event, Glasgow, Monday 7 December, 12.00-18.00

Please see below for details of this FREE half-day participatory Knowledge Exchange event:  Numerous projects across Glasgow (and further afield) are working in Languages and their interconnection with the broad areas of Refugee and Migration Research.  We hope to create a space where over the course of the event we build up wide ranging overview of Read More …

A rather different call – not for papers, but for participants!

This is an all-day performance workshop run by award-winning poet Tawona Sithole of the Researching Multilingually at Borders project that Richard is part of. They are asking for participants to go up to Glasgow and test out some of the materials that Tawona is writing for the final project performance. If you have always fancied a Read More …

Language Research, Performance and the Creative Arts

Language Research, Performance and the Creative Arts Friday 16 October 2015 Coach House, School of Education, Hillary Place, University of Leeds Programme and abstracts 9.30 Registration & coffee 10.00 Welcome – Lou Harvey & Jessica Bradley 10.15 Presentations Jessica Bradley, University of Leeds “Why street performance? Linguistic ethnography in multilingual community arts” Zhuomin Huang, University 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 …

Gaza online seminar series?

As reported in recent blog postings, PhD Education alumnus (from 1993), Professor Nazmi Al-Masri, from the Islamic University of Gaza, recently visited us as part of his UK trip to connect with colleagues (me included) from the AHRC-funded Researching Multilingually at Borders project – One idea that arose during Nazmi’s visit was that of our 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 …

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 …