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‘Researching Multilingually’: Languages as Social Category and Performance Art

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Researching Multilingually brings languages into view alongside the social categories of race, gender and class. It allows us to ask the question: ‘What difference does it make that my language(s) is/ are not yours, that my inflections are not yours? And what does it mean to take this seriously as a factor in our research methodologies.

Prof. Alison Phipps will take stock of the work undertaken by the AHRC funded project Researching Multilingually at Borders and will present some of the work and theorisations in the autoethnographic book Decolonising Multilingualism. It will offer examples from around the world and present challenges to our dominant northern epistemologies and methodologies in the broad field of language studies.


Scottish Society committee members will be meeting for lunch at The Tinsmith before the talk and attendees are welcome to join (at your own expense).

Attendees who wish to join for lunch must pre-order their meal by sending in their menu options to by Wednesday 20th February 2019, 5pm GMT. (Please note, if you fail to attend the lunch you will still be required to pay for your pre-order since these will have been sent to the restaurant in advance.)

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The Tinsmith
11-13 Old Hawkhill
Dundee DD1 5EU


12:15    Lunch at The Tinsmith
14:00    Presentation followed by Q&A session

CPD: 1 hour
This event is credited with 1 CPD hour. The CIOL Scottish Society is able to provide a proof of attendance note for CPD purposes. Anyone wishing this should make contact with a member of the Committee at the meeting; requests made after the event cannot be fulfilled.

Once the event has concluded, Scottish Society committee members usually go for a drink at a nearby café or pub. Please feel free to join us if you have some time available as this is a great opportunity for networking with students and fellow linguists.

Speaker bio

Alison Phipps
Alison Phipps UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies. She is Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET). She was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Waikato University, Aotearoa New Zealand 2013-2016, Thinker in Residence at the EU Hawke Centre, University of South Australia in 2016, Visiting Professor at Auckland University of Technology, and Principal Investigator for AHRC Large Grant ‘Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the body, law and the state’ And now co-Director of the Global Challenge Research Fund South South Migration Hub. She is an academic, activist and published poet.

February 23rd, 2019 12:15 PM   to   4:00 PM
Dundee University
Dalhaouise Building, Room LT4 1–5 (Lecture Theatre 4)
75 Old Hawkhill
Dundee, DD1 5EN
United Kingdom
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