SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Multilingualism Workshop

IMG-AHRC Skills development scheme 2012

Date: 20 June 2013Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 20 June 2013Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4421

Type of Event: Workshop

This one-day workshop will highlight the training activities and placements undertaken by the participants in the scheme and will explore various methods for multilingual research. We invite academics interested in multilingualism to join us for a day of presentations and discussion about multilingual research. The workshop will culminate with a keynote talk by Esther de Leeuw, Queen Mary, followed by a reception. De Leeuw is an expert in multilingualism and co-founder of Multilingual Capital, a group which promotes multilingualism as a positive asset for London. We also invite all attendees to the premiere of "Kanraxel - the confluence of Agnack", a cinematic new documentary. The film stunningly portrays the complex multilingual situation in a rural Senegalese village: 

The workshop is open to all.

2 pm     Welcome (Mandana Seyfeddinipur and Friederike Lüpke)
2.15 pmIntroduction to the scheme (Rachel Watson)
2.30pm  New methods in the field and new data in the lab: research methods in multilingualism
(Samantha Goodchild, Myfyr Prys, Sarah Cooper, Rachel Watson, Alex Cobbinah)
3.30pmCoffee and networking
4pm      Keynote talk: Multilingual myths in the context of the 2011 Census
Esther de Leeuw, Queen Mary, University of London
5pmROOM 116
6pm      ROOM B102
Film Premiere- Kanraxel - the confluence of Agnack

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