Spring 2020 Lecture Series: Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese

Prof. Adrian Blackledge, University of Stirling

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4 – 5pm, 104 Van Hise Hall

Ethnographic Writing: A Polyphonic Approach

Friday, March 6, 2020, 11am – 12pm, 104 Van Hise Hall         

Translanguaging and Public Service Encounters: Language Learning in a Library

Prof. Angela Creese, University of Stirling

Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese are professors in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, UK.  They are sociolinguists drawing on linguistic ethnography to research everyday interactions in contexts of social and linguistic diversity.  They have co-authored numerous publications based on their research in city markets, libraries, community centres, heritage language schools, and sports clubs.  Most recently, they have been developing arguments about social interaction in relation to conviviality, spatial repertoires, translanguaging, and superdiversity.  Their 2019 publication, Voices of a City Market (Multilingual Matters), reimagines ethnographic writing to represent the communicative context of a busy butcher’s stall on the edge of China Town, Birmingham. Blackledge and Creese are both currently Distinguished Visiting Fellows at the Advanced Research Collaborative, City University of New York.


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