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Full Title: Approaches to Identity in Language

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Start Date: 26-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Contact: Bettina Beinhoff
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Meeting Description: The field of research into language and identity has gained momentum fairly recently; this growing interest reflects current concerns and experiences with globalisation and increasing contact between cultures on the individual and societal level. These developments are strongly influenced by factors such as migratory movements and new technologies, which bring cultures together but also necessitate identity creation and negotiation. While research on language and identity covers many domains (e.g. second language education, second language acquisition, gender and sexuality, second generation migrants, socio-political issues) and a great number of cultural contexts, researchers often work in separate fields and with relatively little contact or cooperation. At the same time, all researchers in this area share an interest in language and identity.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Tope Omoniyi (University of Roehampton) and Morakinyo Ogunmodimu (Tulane University, New Orleans)
'Researching identity through Hiphopography and Ethnography: A tale of two methods'

Dr. Erez Levon (Queen Mary, University of London)
'Stance, voice and the linguistic construction of self'

This two-day seminar will bring together junior and senior researchers working in a wide variety of domains relating to language and identity in order to gain a state-of-the-art overview of current practice and methodologies with the aim of establishing a network of researchers working on identity in language and recruiting contributors for a handbook on methodologies in identity research in language.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.1310

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