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 …

Newsletter #8 (July 2015)

I am sitting on a patio, drinking coffee in the early morning sunshine in southern Spain, high up in the mountains but looking in the distance to the Med, reflecting on all that has happened recently and is set to happen soon. First of all, this is the moment to again congratulate all our new Read More …

IALIC Conference in November in Beijing

I am a long-standing member of IALIC and contributor at its conferences but this time, for the Beijing conference, I decided to go for something a bit different: Ethnomusicological bridges and social engagement through klezmer: interdisciplinary dialogues and intercultural performances Richard Fay, Ros Hawley and Elinor Sherwood (Music Department, The University of Manchester) ABSTRACT Whilst Read More …

New Multilingual Matters volumes (2015)

www.multilingual-matters.com Some new volumes here that might be of interest, including: “Second language students in English-medium classrooms” (Coreen Sears) — of interest maybe Fitri? “Emerging self-identities and emotion in foreign language education- a narrative-oriented approach” (Masuko Miyahara) — of interest Lou? “Sociocultural theory in second language acquisition: an introduction through narratives” (2nd edn) (Merrill Swain, Read More …