And another free event in Edinburgh – The Unit of Analysis in Multilingual Interactions: Where Do We Draw the Line? Professor Suresh Canagarajah

17th June 2016 at 3pm Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus Professor Suresh Canagarajah (Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Departments of Applied Linguistics and English and Director of the Migration Studies Project, Pennsylvania State University) The Unit of Analysis in Multilingual Interactions: Where Do We Draw the Line? Organised by: Edinburgh Napier Languages Group in collaboration with Read More …

Free event in Edinburgh – Language revitalisation and linguistic superdiversity: Prospects and challenges, Professor Stephen May

  9th May 2016 at 5pm Heriot-Watt University Professor Stephen May (international authority on language rights, language policy and bilingualism) Language revitalisation and linguistic superdiversity: Prospects and challenges Organised by The Intercultural Research Centre in collaboration with EU COST Action 1S1306 New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe http://www.nspk.org.uk/ This is a free event but places Read More …

Next in the Research Methods in Intercultural Communication seminar series, Edinburgh Napier

This conference features alumnus Vivien Zhou  You are warmly invited to the third in the seminar series Research Methods in Intercultural Communication, hosted by the Languages Group at Edinburgh Napier. Wednesday 4th May, 3 – 4.30pm, Room 3/04, Edinburgh Napier Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ – map here   3 pm: John O’Regan (UCL, Institute of Education) Some reflections on method Read More …

Call for papers: Languages and Cultures in 21st Century Transnationality CFP, Sheffield Hallam, September 2016

A broadly defined conference for those looking for something more interdisciplinary. The concept of transnationality is increasingly common currency in the globalized world. Modern Languages, both implicitly or explicitly, deals with the transnational aspects of cultures and, as a discipline, it is hence ideally suited to have societal impact on the construction of transnational education. Read More …

Spring seminars at The Centre for Language Culture & Learning, Goldsmiths, London

‘Ethnography of an early years teacher – superdiversity in a London nursery class’  Dr Rose Drury and Dr Leena Robertson Weds 27th January Top Floor, Education Building, Goldsmiths, University of London 5.15-6.30pm Free Entry- no booking required http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=9408   In this seminar we present findings of a year-long ethnographic study in London, documenting ways and times Read More …

An Interesting Journal ‘Englishes in Practice’

‘Englishes in Practice’ could be an interesting journal for us working within the area of ELP, EMI, CLIL, Multilingualism, and World Englishes to both look for some references (I have found two useful articles on EMI and ELF for myself) and to find opportunities for publishing our papers (with the rejection rate of 25%, quite a good Read More …

One day conference: Multilingualism in the digital age, Reading

The Department of English Language an Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading will be hosting a one day conference on Multilingualism in the Digital Age. The conference will take place on the 19th of June and the plenary speakers are Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou (King’s College London) and Professor Yaron Matras (University of Manchester). The event is free, but due to a limited Read More …