Language and Society

Panel on Counter-Narratives in Language Education Research Toward a Raciolinguistic Genealogical Perspective on Language Education Policy  Dr Nelson Flores  (University of Pennsylvania)   Abstract: This presentation proposes raciolinguistic genealogy as a methodological approach to the study of language education. It briefly defines three components of this approach: 1) a genealogical stance that brings attention to…
Linguistic diversity can be the source of implicit bias: often without realising it, we judge others based on how we interpret their accent, their use of regional language traits, their choice of vocabulary.  On Friday 23rd of April (11:00-13:30), CELT and Language@Leeds are hosting an event to shed light on linguistic diversity from multiple points…
Sociolinguistics and social change Julia Snell (School of English, University of Leeds) Sociolinguistic analyses of classroom data help us to understand how language attitudes and ideologies manifest in situated interaction and how these influence teachers’ practice, pupils’ identities, and learning processes. But what role can this research play in challenging (indeed changing) negative attitudes and…
Vigouroux, Cécile B. 2019. Language and (in) Hospitality: The Micropolitics of Hosting and Guesting. Language, Culture, and Society 1 (1): 31–58. Location: Zoom (contact Julia Snell for details) j.snell@leeds.ac.uk
Mike Baynham Talk: WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH INDEXICALITY?  Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds: https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/education/staff/117/professor-mike-baynham  Indexicality is a linguistic construct that I have started to find slightly troubling. It is a core, indeed pervasive element in the architecture of what one might broadly call contextual approaches to language analysis with all the blooming diversity that this…
Rosa, Jonathan and Nelson Flores. 2017. Unsettling race and language: Toward a raciolinguistic perspective. Language in Society, 46, 621–647. Location: Zoom (contact Julia Snell for details) j.snell@leeds.ac.uk  
Language and Society Reading Group: Jaspers, Jürgen. 2019. Advocating heteroglossia, dominating publics? Kings Working Papers in Urban Language and Literacies 248. [Available online:https://www.academia.edu/38080136/WP248_Jaspers_2019._Advocating_heteroglossia_dominating_publics]