Translation and translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Education

Abstract

The aim of this project is to understand how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures. We define 'translation' as the negotiation of meaning using different modes (spoken/written/visual/gestural) where speakers have different proficiencies in a range of languages and varieties. When speakers do not share a common language they may rely on translation by professionals, friends or family, or by digital means. Such practices occur in 'translation zones', and are at the cutting edge of translation and negotiation. We view 'cultures' not as fixed sets of practices essential to ethnic groups, but rather as processes which change and which may be negotiable. In our previous research in
multilingual communities we found speakers are not confined to using languages separately, but rather they 'translanguage' as they make meaning. We will look closely and over time at language practices in public and private settings in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and London. We will investigate how communication occurs (or fails) when people bring different histories and languages into contact. Outcomes will impact on policy on economic growth, migration, health and well-being, sport, cultural heritage, and law, by informing the work of policy-makers and public, private and third sector organisations.

The aims of the research are to:

1. understand translanguaging as communication in public spaces;
2. understand translanguaging as communication in private spaces;
3. understand translanguaging as communication in digital and social spaces;
4. understand local histories of communicative practices;
5. develop transformative, interdisciplinary approaches to researching translanguaging as communication;
6. develop the capacity of researchers to conduct high quality research in the arts and humanities;
7. inform local, national, and international policy in relation to superdiverse community settings.

This study takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand communication in and beyond community settings, focusing on interactions between people engaged in legal advice centres, migrant business, sport, and libraries and museums. These community sites are selected because they are contexts in which multiple languages and varieties are in daily use in superdiverse cities. 'Superdiversity' refers to the interweaving of diversities, in which not only 'ethnicity', but other variables intersect and influence the composition and trajectories of urban centres. Multilingual speakers who have institutional roles and make regular use of digital and online technologies will be selected as key participants (librarians, solicitors, migrant business people, sports coaches). They will provide access to other multilingual speakers, and to communication in private
and digital spaces.

Ethnographic fieldwork will be conducted by researchers in four superdiverse wards in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and London. Key participants will be 'shadowed' in their workplace by researchers. In each site initial observation will be followed by audio recordings, interviews, and online and digital data collection. Photographing of the linguistic landscape of each ward will continue for 26 months to map the changing cultural and linguistic environment. A succession of published reports and working papers will follow a series of research events including: thematic workshops, network assemblies, city seminars, public engagement showcase events and conferences.

A full and differentiated training programme for practitioners, research assistants, early career and doctoral researchers is put in place for capacity building, which will be a key feature and legacy of the project.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this research?
TLANG's design puts in place a strategic network of collaborators whose significant expertise and experience will make visible the benefits and constraints of translanguaging in rapidly-changing, superdiverse settings. Beneficiaries of the research will include individuals, local authorities, businesses, third sector groups and international partners. The project design links people in four city wards with academic and non-academic institutions which share a mission to represent multilingual voices and strengthen local communities. Society will gain from new learning about multilingual communication in British life and its contribution to health, business, social justice and social inclusion.

How will they benefit from this research?
Outcomes of the research, and associated outputs, are:

(1) Enhancing the knowledge economy through documenting how multilingualism can increase economic growth and social well-being.
(1.1) Achieved through Thematic Workshops, Network Assemblies, Conferences and Showcase Events highlighting the role translanguaging plays in families and communities for health, work, heritage and justice.
(1.2) Achieved through a series of user-friendly reports, media and policy briefings widely disseminated to commercial and public organisations, through third sector partnerships and academic networks: e.g. Migrants' Rights Network provides the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration
(1.3) Achieved through active web-based presence, including exhibition space for audio and video recordings, maps, photographs, narratives and artefacts; project blog, facebook and Twitter updates; postings of research findings on partners' websites; use of existing websites on multilingualism for dissemination.

(2) Building strategic networks of partnerships across private, public and third sector organisations at city, national and international levels.
(2.1) Achieved through strengthening existing partnerships with city-level institutions across private, public and third sectors in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and London.
(2.2) Achieved through tactical new partnerships with 7 high-profile non-academic partner organisations. The research team will work with them on community engagement and knowledge transfer activities through co-producing media and policy briefings, joint presentations on policy platforms and Network Assemblies, and co-organisation of 4 national Showcase events.
(2.3) Achieved through establishing a Steering Group constituted of non-academic partners, international academics and AHRC colleagues
(2.4) Achieved through accelerating impact by building a community of scholars engaged in progressive understanding of translanguaging through attendance at regular workshops, conferences, seminars, research training, and assemblies.

(3) Investing in individuals by supporting their linguistic skills, lifelong learning and workforce development
(3.1) Achieved through training, development and dissemination opportunities and events.
* 80 private, public, and third-sector participants complete OCN Network Level 3 award for research training
* 4 RAs and 2 DRs undertake research development training
* 40 participants attend one-week residential training programme, 'Doing Transformative Research in Translation Zones'
* 100+ participants register at final conference

(4) Expanding social inclusion, social tolerance, empathy and respect for linguistic diversity.
(4.1) Achieved by developing inclusive language policies and improved access to libraries, museums and city services.

(5) Creating a sustainable legacy of confident and articulate practitioners, new researchers and informed professionals able to influence policy on language in society.
(5.1) Achieved through training, development and dissemination events
 
Title AHRC-funded Connected Communities project with local arts organisation Faceless Arts investigating the role of 'welcome' in utopia for the Utopias 2016 (Jessica Bradley) 
Description Language researchers from the School of Education at the University of Leeds (UoL) will work in partnership with Wakefield-based arts organisation, Faceless Arts (FA), local charities and third sector organisations, and undergraduate and postgraduate students. We build on the Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities (TLANG) project, funded by the AHRC under its Translating Cultures theme. TLANG aims to develop 'new understandings of multilingual interaction in cities in the UK' through investigating how people communicate across languages and cultures. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact The video engaged in theoretical conversations about superdiversity/translanguaging and presented innovative ideas for new methodologies to research om changing city landscapes. 
URL https://welcomeutopia2016.wordpress.com/
 
Title Art Exhibition 'To Act To Know To Be' (Zhu Hua) 
Description Professor Zhu Hua in conversation with artist Ella McCartney discussing the Leverhulme artist in residence project 'Translanguaging and visual art'. The residency has provided an interdisciplinary opportunity to explore the multi-modal aspects of translanguaging including the boundaries between written or spoken language and visual languages. Artist Ella McCartney will discuss her forthcoming exhibition 'To Act To Know To Be' which opens on the 10th March 6-9pm at Lychee One Gallery, London. Exhibition Details Ella McCartney - To Act/ To Know/To Be 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The exhibition engaged in theoretical conversations about superdiversity/translanguaging and presented innovative ideas for new methodologies to research om changing city landscapes. 
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-by-professor-zhu-hua-and-artist-ella-mccartney-tickets-317123555...
 
Title Bloomsbury Festival 
Description The 2016 Bloomsbury Festival, London - based on the theme of language - took part from 19 - 23 October. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Made with over a hundred worldleading institutions, drama, dance and visual art colleges, creative businesses, theatres, cinemas, ground-breaking scientists, leading artists, academics, and publishing houses - Bloomsbury Festival is a truly unique celebration of this vibrant cultural quarter. LANGUAGE is our Festival theme for 2016, marking SOAS' Centenary. We are thrilled to offer you a fantastically varied programme that brings the theme to life. Expect street parties celebrating the language of dance, debates on the language of social change, poets battling it out with technology, a sound installation of endangered languages and many more creative ideas, projects and performances. 
URL http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/2016-brochure/
 
Title Changing Lives (Chinese Community Centre, Birmingham) 
Description ... 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: YouTube analytics show these films have had 6000 unique viewings in total 
URL https://youtu.be/xYpBZS1osZE
 
Title Creative Arts Lab 
Description Translanguaging and the Arts: A Creative Conversation. A 3 day Creative Arts lab "Exploring multilingualism through the arts: A creative conversation" was held in Birmingham. Guests were members of the TLANG team, plus 6 artistic practitioners. AIMS: To raise the profile of multilingualism as a positive resource in society and distil key findings of TLANG to artists working in different disciplines and contexts To build new and sustainable networks with artists which underpin and support ethical research on multilingualism To work with artists in open learning conversation to consider creative and engaging modes of presentation in relation to key research findings To develop new models for public engagement of benefit to the University and wider community groups To work toward making ideas from the CAL accessible to wider groups of artists (eg film, selection of materials and data sets; collection of new data from the meetings) 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: YouTube analytics show these films have had 6000 unique viewings in total 
URL https://youtu.be/lju7nFQdqiw
 
Title International Mother Language Day: Multilingual Poetry Workshop 
Description This event at the Library of Birmingham with Poet Laureate and TLANG CI, Adrian Blackledge, and Young Poet Laureate Serena Arthur, brought together writers from across the city to perform their poems in multiple languages for the UNESCO 'International Mother Language Day', which celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. The event reflected on what linguistic and cultural diversity means in our lives today, and how it enriches and challenges us. The event was a TLANG collaboration with our project partner, the Library of Birmingham. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The intention is to hold another event in 2016. However, the Library of Birmingham has faced significant funding cuts including a job cut for our collaborator Izzy Mohammed. 
URL http://www.birmingham-box.co.uk/event/international-mother-language-day-12-2014/
 
Title Network Assembly 2 Film 
Description Crossing Borders: Translanguaging as Social Practice. The short film captures our partnership with a range of stakeholders including artists, policy makers, academics and community activists around the themes of language, superdiversity, sport and law. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact "The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: YouTube analytics show these films have had 6000 unique viewings in total". 
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/digital-stories/index.aspx
 
Title Network Assembly Film 
Description Network Assembly Film - commentary on the work of the TLANG Project: Communication in the Superdiverse City, 13th May 2016. .The film describes the impacts the project has had on different institutions approaches to linguistic and social diversity. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact It has been viewed 84 times in the last 6 months by an international audience. 65% UK 18% Somalia 7% Canada 3% Finland 2% Qatar 
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/digital-stories/index.aspx
 
Title Poetry Masterclass and reading with Simon Armitage 
Description Poet Simon Armitage visited the Library of Birmingham in partnership with the TLANG project to run a workshop and give a poetry reading. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact None as yet. 
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Title Poetry by Professor Adrian Blackledge 
Description Co-investigator Prof. Adrian Blackledge is Poet Laureate 2014 - 2016. He has written a number of poems connected to the project either through our partnerships or through reference to the data. These include 'Ode to the Library of Birmingham' and 'Bull Ring Meat Market'. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact A new collection of poems by Adrian Blackledge was published in March 2016. Title: 'Inkling', published by University of Birmingham Press. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSmDwomaUiI&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Project film: Library of Birmingham 
Description The Birmingham case study team has produced two short films and we intend to produce others. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S63faOwUAac&feature=youtu.be
 
Title South Africa 
Description Highlights from workshops held in South Africa to engage university lecturers and managers in discussions about translanguaging as pedagogy in higher education in South Africa, and the role of South Africa's official languages in university classrooms. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: YouTube analytics show these films have had 6000 unique viewings in total. South Africa film (31% from UK, 25% from South Africa, 9% Sweden, 5% USA) 
URL https://youtu.be/5qzLD1s6Bes
 
Title Summer School 
Description A summer school, 'Researching Translanguaging', was hosted at University of Birmingham by MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, the TLANG project, and the collaborative (University of Birmingham / University of Cape Town) research project, 'Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa'. Scholars from all over the world attended, including 14 from South Africa. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: YouTube analytics show these films have had 6000 unique viewings in total. Summer School (37% UK, 15% South Africa, 12% Indonesia, 5% Canada, 4% Switzerland) 
URL https://youtu.be/HtjeLZVUA94
 
Title Teamwork in the City Video 
Description Video commentary of project fieldwork research. Joe Ng is a volleyball coach, who is also a businessman. Here, he talks about communicating with volleyball players from different global origins. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact none to date 
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/digital-stories/index.aspx
 
Title Voices of the Bullring Markets, Birmingham 
Description This short film released by the team working at the University of Birmingham provides an introduction to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery displays the film in its permanent collection in the 'Your Birmingham' gallery. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea1rPkt82ms&feature=youtu.be
 
Title Women & Theatre 
Description The TLANG team collaborated with a creative company, 'Women and Theatre', who produced an original piece of theatre in response to their engagement with the research project. The show was performed 22 times in four cities, to enthusiastic and appreciative audiences. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact Request for continued collaboration 
URL https://youtu.be/lx8D0t6a9tE
 
Description This report provides a brief analytical summary of evidence which constitutes the outcome of the first, second and third phases of four phases of AHRC funded research project, 'Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities' (2014-2018; AH/L007096/1; 'TLANG'). This report is interim and does not include findings from the fourth and final phase of data collection and analysis on law. TLANG's end date is 31st March 2018. A final report will be submitted to researchfish in March 2019.

TLANG takes an interdisciplinary orientation to researching language and superdiversity, and its evidence base is built from qualitative data (observations, audio and video recordings, textual artefacts, interviews, and photographs) and interpreted through a linguistic ethnography framework.

The multi-site ethnographic project is directed by Angela Creese. The aim of the project is to investigate how people communicate when they bring different histories, biographies, and trajectories into interaction. The research was conducted across four cities in the UK: Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and London. Sixteen sites in the four cities were identified as places where people meet and come into contact, and where in the course of this contact they are likely to engage in communicative practices. The research sites included small shops, market stalls, libraries, community centres, advice bureaus, and sports clubs. Key participants were selected from interested parties in each institution. In selecting key participants for ethnographic research the teams started with particular languages or groups of languages. In each city ward research teams took as one of their points of departure the National Census of 2011 to identify which languages other than English were reported to be most commonly spoken in that ward. In the Birmingham ward, Ladywood, varieties of Chinese were reported to be the most commonly spoken languages other than English; in Cardiff the language was Arabic; in Leeds the languages identified were Czech, Slovak, Roma, and Portuguese; and in London the language other than English most widely reported was Polish.


The project leader, Angela Creese, read all field notes and transcripts, and was the only member of the team to visit all sixteen research sites. Analysis of the data was conducted in weekly university-based team meetings, in regular whole-team meetings, and in workshops convened in collaboration with non-academic partners. Substantial reports were written, and posted to the research project website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/publications/index.aspx.

The structure of the project provided that outcomes of the research would be represented in a range of settings, to academics, policy-makers, politicians, practitioners, artists, and the general public. Two 'network assemblies' were held, providing opportunities for people from public, private, and third sectors to come together to discuss the implications of the research. A film-maker was engaged, and ten short documentary films produced. Four 'city seminars' created space for key stakeholders in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and London to discuss the significance of the research findings for their city. Outcomes were presented to the House of Commons on two occasions and evidence was submitted to a Commons Select Committee on another. 45 academics from 19 countries attended a summer school taught by members of the research team. A theatre company was commissioned to devise and perform a theatre piece in response to the research, which they performed 22 times across the four cities, to more than 700 people. A group of artists was engaged to creatively reflect and expand the outcomes of the research. In March 2018 a two-day international conference in Birmingham, UK, offered a productive forum in which ideas and outcomes emerging from the research were shared with academic and non-academic constituents.

Business Phase One
Firstly, we looked at business environments, including small shops as well as forms of self-employment, as representative of the types of businesses migrants set up. We asked questions about communication in the workplace in contexts of linguistic and social diversity such as the market, shops, and community hubs. In this phase there were seven key participants, three male/female couples who ran small retail holdings and one female self-employed freelancer. In each case, the four businesses we investigated were set up by migrants who settled in Britain over the last twenty years.
The most significant achievements of Phase One of the award included the generation of new knowledge as follows:
1. The role of flexible communicative repertoires is crucial in the process of learning the skills, knowledge, and social practices required to navigate the spaces of the superdiverse city. A willingness to engage with others is a social skill practised in small business settings in superdiverse cities, and this engagement leads to new learning.

2. In small business encounters people acknowledge 'difference' as a positive resource for convivial communication, and this is a means of contributing to unity and social cohesion. Small businesses are often spaces in which regular encounters with difference contribute to the normalisation of diversity. They are contexts where people communicate by whatever means possible to achieve their objectives, and these communicative interactions are an important part of the fabric of local communities.

3. The day-to-day practices of business and entrepreneurship are normally characterised by good humour, conviviality, generosity of spirit, and people's willingness to get on with others. The everyday multiculturalism practised in small business settings contributes to social cohesion, playing a role in neighbourhoods which goes beyond commerce.

4. In small businesses people may engage in cross-cultural encounters, and negotiate meaning through improvised language resources, and these encounters limit 'differences' between people.

5. In the superdiverse city small businesses are sites where histories, heritages and localities overlap, and this overlapping can open up spaces for communication.

6. Small migrant businesses are often spaces where migration is positively valued by everyday entrepreneurs, and this attitude can help to counter negative discourses about migration and migrants. Small businesses can also play a role in maintaining transnational connections for migrants, and can contribute to migrants' support of other migrants with advice about navigating social structures and processes.

7. Small migrant businesses succeed when they establish a customer base through niche markets, and this success contributes to local economic growth.

8. Small migrant businesses sometimes operate as community hubs, providing practical support to people in need, including food, clothing, and even money.

9. Everyday entrepreneurs face challenges in setting up small businesses when they are confronted by bureaucratic demands beyond their skills and experience. New businesses would benefit from better focused support from local government in writing business plans and meeting bureaucratic requirements.

A film based on the research in Phase One was produced by a community film-maker: Voices of Bullring Markets. Reports on each of the city case studies from Phase Three of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website.

Heritage Phase Two
Secondly, we investigated communication as it takes place in heritage venues, including the City of Birmingham Library and cultural activities centred around community-based artists. In each of four city sites a key participant (two library staff, an advocacy worker, and an artist) collaborated with the research team over the course of four months. The research teams conducted observations, wrote field notes, made audio-recordings in the work-place and the home, collected online and digital communications, interviewed the key participants and other stakeholders, gathered institutional documentation, took photographs, and video-recorded each key participant at work.

The most significant achievements of Phase Two of the award included the generation of new knowledge as follows:

10. For the research participants heritage is not immovable and fixed in the past, but is constructed in everyday communicative practice in the present. Moreover, heritage is oriented to the future as much as to the past, as participants play out in practice what they value, and what they want to safeguard for their contemporaries and future generations. A participant in Leeds, a young Slovak woman, has a liminal position as a Roma person. She had Roma parents yet she grew up in a children's home where Slovak, rather than a Romani language, was dominant. She sometimes refers to the Roma in Leeds using the first person pronouns and possessives of the insider ('us', 'our people'), and sometimes not ('those people').

11. Translanguaging in practice is an important resource in heritage work in superdiverse cities. When people with different biographies and backgrounds come into contact in heritage settings they make use of whatever semiotic repertoires are available to communicate. An artist in London deploys repertoires which index an ironic orientation to cultural typification (e.g. a red dress with white polka dots and a scarf); in a Birmingham library an information assistant makes use of resources normally associated with a wide range of languages for convivial interaction.

12. In everyday interactions between people in the city, heritage is negotiable. A young Slovak Roma woman and her brother in Leeds work out what counts as 'Slovak' and 'Roma' heritage as they plan their future; a Polish artist in London employs a subversive yet playful, strategic yet practical, approach to managing 'Polish' identity positions, negotiating misalignment between identities she orients to, and identities assigned to her by others.

13. Heritage is not unitary, but is multiple, and multivoiced. In Cardiff, practices in which a university librarian invoked heritage included contact with family members in the UK, Iraq, and elsewhere; faith practices related to Islamic beliefs; contact with other people of Kurdish heritage in Cardiff; and recalled and current practice as a librarian in the university library service. Heritage was not limited to connections with territory of origin. It was the heritage of the city of Cardiff, of the university, of changing technology, and changing practices.

14. Heritage in practice is a resource for convivial interaction. A Customer Experience Assistant in the Library of Birmingham engaged convivially with library users in brief interactions where a multitude of histories, trajectories, and expressions converged and overlapped. Such repeated, patterned conviviality constituted a means to safeguard a positive orientation to superdiversity in the present and the future.

15. Heritage may be deployed as a commodity for business. In Leeds a young Slovak Roma woman and her brother aspire to set up cultural spaces for the Roma people in their area. The activities they hope to initiate will safeguard and transmit to others elements of intangible heritage - including music, food, and dance. She aims to transform her available cultural capital into something that will preserve and consolidate heritage, but also earn her a living. She does this by trying to set up a social enterprise, entailing the completion of a business plan.

16. Heritage can be a site of, and catalyst for, the creative arts. A London-based artist is ambivalent about any straightforward notion of 'Polish cultural heritage'. Her performance is highly original, replete with multiple voices, strategic stereotyping, acts of playful subversiveness, meta-commentaries and reflection. Heritage is a resource for creative challenge, which thrives on ambiguity and spontaneity.

17. Heritage is transportable and mobile. For a Birmingham participant originally from Hong Kong, heritage is instantiated in objects and artefacts, gifts and memories, and physical ways of moving and being. Each of the objects is accompanied by a discourse which constructs both personal and cultural heritage.

18. Heritage is narrated. For a participant in Cardiff a dimension of heritage is her narrative of migration. Her personal history in Kurdistan and Iraq, her journey to the UK via Algiers, her trajectory of belonging, are very much with her in the present. Narratives of home, of travel, and of resettlement are a feature of all the heritage stories told by participants in the four cities.

19. Heritage has a social dimension. Cultural artefacts, practices, foods, music and so on typically associated with specific heritages are a resource for social interaction; they are also transformed as they are transmitted, changed in practice as they are recontextualised in new settings.

A film based on the research in Phase Two was produced by a community film-maker:
The Library of Birmingham. Reports on each of the city case studies from Phase Three of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website.



Sports Phase Three

Thirdly we were interested in the language of community sport, paying particular attention to the ways in which migrants act as coaches for diverse community groups. Our research design investigated four key participants, who were players and coaches, and between them were involved in the following sports and games: basketball, capoeira, football, karate, table tennis, and volleyball. These took place across the contexts of an inner city Leeds gym and community hall, two London community centres, a Birmingham university/city gym and the playing fields and parks of urban Cathays, Cardiff. The key participants worked with particular communities and age groups. They included an Arabic-speaking Sudanese football coach in Cardiff, and a London karate coach who drew on his Roma Polish background to attract children to learn karate. In Birmingham and Leeds the sporting activities of volleyball, capoeira and basketball attracted players from across the globe.

The most significant achievements of Phase Three of the award included the generation of new knowledge as follows:

20. The multilingual lives of the migrant players and coaches were important resources for keying into the lives of the people they taught and played with. Translanguaging contributed to social and community engagement and was a resource for communicating and learning in a context of linguistic and social diversity where participants shared a desire to engage in sport. Translanguaging was an important tool in developing 'levels of social trust'.

21. In all settings communication played an important role in enhancing physical well-being. For example, coaches who combined verbal instruction alongside physical demonstration produced appropriate pedagogy for learning new physical skills. Over-lengthy verbal instructions, on the other hand, did not always retain the players' or participants' attention.

22. Migrant communities and their enthusiasm and commitment to particular sports served to encourage participation and interest across diverse groups of people.

23. In migrants' biographical interviews they spoke of the importance of sport for combatting the potential for isolation. For example, the karate coach talked about how karate provided a means to connect to wider networks, while capoeira player Tiago described how the game gave him ambition and purpose.

24. For the migrant coaches and players sporting activities contributed directly to their well-being through an enhanced sense of worth, as they were able to contribute to their local neighbourhoods, improve their own skills, and improve the skills of others through their hard-earned expertise.

25. Analysis of the language of sport illustrates the importance of structure, ritual and hierarchy as means of creating progression in people's lives. For example, taking part in karate, with its structure of 'Dans', ranks, levels, and hierarchies, gives participants a sense of achievement. Capoeira provides a non-competitive environment for supporting self and others. And the language which comes with winning at football, volleyball and basketball gave a sense of camaraderie, team spirit, and success. In other words, the language of sporting success gave a sense of progression, achievement and advancement.

26. The language of encouragement, respect and hierarchy, accompanied by physical movement, mobility, and change, gives people a positive sense of well-being.

27. Each sport offered a range of individual development opportunities for both coaches and players. For example,

a. Each sport has a specialised communicative repertoire, and successful coaches are knowledgeable in communicating this effectively to others.

b. In particular, the language of humour and clowning, but also respect and hierarchy, is important in managing successful sport and physical activity.

c. All sporting activities face issues of the inclusion of newcomers and the management of old-timers as people join, leave, and maintain their involvement in the sporting activity. Communication is clearly important in managing and leading these processes, and is crucial in managing fairness, so that all participants feel included. This is true in both adults' and children's sports.

28. The importance of tradition in sport was apparent. Karate and capoeira have long histories, cultural resonances, specific languages (e.g. Japanese and Portuguese) and rituals. These traditions were of great interest to those who participated in and taught karate and capoeira. An interest in the history of volleyball, football and basketball was less apparent in the voices of coaches and players of these sports.

29. The language of rules, commands and procedures was crucial to all the sports and activities in our study. This language produced a sense of membership and ownership and made the individual part of the larger group, which extended beyond the immediate environment to wider networks involved in the sport.

A film based on the research in Phase Three was produced by a community film-maker: 'Team Work in the City'. Reports on each of the city case studies from Phase Three of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website.


Engagement and Impact

The structure of the project provided that outcomes of the research would be represented in a range of settings, to academics, policy-makers, politicians, practitioners, artists, and the general public. Two 'network assemblies' were held, providing opportunities for people from public, private, and third sectors to come together to discuss the implications of the research. A film-maker was engaged, and ten short documentary films produced. Four 'city seminars' created space for key stakeholders in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and London to discuss the significance of the research findings for their city. Outcomes were presented to the House of Commons on two occasions and evidence was submitted to a Commons Select Committee on another. 45 academics from 19 countries attended a summer school taught by members of the research team. A theatre company was commissioned to devise and perform a theatre piece in response to the research, which they performed 22 times across the four cities, to more than 700 people. A group of artists was engaged to creatively reflect and expand the outcomes of the research. In March 2018 a two-day international conference in Birmingham, UK, offered a productive forum in which ideas and outcomes emerging from the research were shared with academic and non-academic constituents.
Exploitation Route Taking forward the findings
1. Business Phase:
The findings of the research will be of significance in two areas in particular: (i) in the support of small and medium migrant businesses, and (ii) in the development of more sophisticated understandings of the superdiverse city.
It is clear from the analysis of evidence in Phase One that small and medium migrant businesses contribute to the local economy, but do much more than this. They are often community hubs which offer support to new migrants; they are sites of everyday multiculturalism and commonplace diversity; they are contexts where people can try out and try on new communicative repertoires; they are places where histories, heritages, and localities overlap and come into contact; they are places where people communicate by whatever means possible to achieve their commercial objectives; and they play a role in maintaining transnational connections for migrants.
We presented emergent findings to the Everyday Entrepreneurs Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group at the House of Commons in July 2015. Elaborated findings were reported to an interdisciplinary Network Assembly at Thinktank, Birmingham, in May 2016, which promoted exchange between stakeholders including academics, professionals, and practitioners in business and entrepreneurship, and national and city level policy makers, including politicians and members of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Business in the Community is a collaborative partner in the organisation of this event. Presentation of research outcomes were accessible, evidence-based, and tangible. The social, political and economic consequences of the research findings were foregrounded through engagement with participants. The day consisted of presentations, film, and panel and audience discussion and debate.
Reports on each of the three city case studies from Phase One of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website. The project film based on this phase is also available.
2. Heritage Phase:
The findings of the research will be of significance in two areas in particular: (i) in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge about what people value and want to keep for the present and future; and (ii) in the development of more sophisticated understandings of the superdiverse city.
It is clear from the analysis of evidence in Phase Two that what people value as heritage is not limited to old buildings, ancient sites, monuments and masterpieces, but also includes practices, values, and narratives in which heritage is constituted as mobile, transportable, changeable, and under construction. Furthermore, for the participants in this study heritage is a resource for creativity, and has value as a commodity. Heritage is not unitary or simple, but is a complex of mobility and re-settlement.
We presented emergent findings of this phase of the research to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. Elaborated findings were reported to an interdisciplinary Network Assembly at Thinktank, Birmingham, in May 2016, which was attended by professionals and practitioners in the heritage sector, and national and city level policy makers, including Birmingham city councillors. Birmingham Museums Trust was a collaborative partner in the organisation of this event. The social, political and economic consequences of the research findings were foregrounded through engagement with participants.
A film based on the research in Phase Two was produced by a community film-maker. This is displayed on the project website. Reports on each of the city case studies from Phase Two of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website.
3. Sport Phase
The findings of the research will be of significance in two areas in particular: (i) The resourcefulness of translanguaging as a way to get people to engage and continue participating in sport and (ii) in the development of more sophisticated understandings of the superdiverse city.
It is clear from the analysis of evidence in Phase Three is that multilingualism is a resource for including people in sporting activity. Its use in coaching has the capacity to engage people from diverse backgrounds. We believe it is particularly important to look at the intersection of language and provision of sport activities. Translanguaging contributed to social and community engagement and was a resource for communicating and learning in a context of linguistic and social diversity where participants shared a desire to engage in sport. Furthermore, for the participants in this study sports and physical exercise was an important activity in the complex process of mobility and re-settlement.
We presented findings of this phase to Commons Select Committee on 'Social impact of participation in culture and sport' (https://www.parliament.uk/). Elaborated findings were reported to an interdisciplinary Network Assembly at the Piershead Building, Cardiff in December 2017. The event was sponsored by Jenny Rathbone, member of the National Assembly for Wales. National and city level policy makers, attended along with non-academic partners. The social, political and economic consequences of the research findings were foregrounded through engagement with participants.
A film based on the research in Phase Three was produced by a community film-maker. This is displayed on the project website. Reports on each of the city case studies from Phase Three of the project, together with a summary of the reports, are available on the project website.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail

URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/index.aspx
 
Description TLANG engaged in the following way: 1. Engagement activities: Political a) On 14th July 2015, Professor Adrian Blackledge presented findings from the TLANG research project as evidence to the Everyday Entrepreneurs Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group at the House of Commons. b) On 3rd March 2017, Dr. James Simpson gave evidence as an Expert to the APPG on Social Integration English Language Session c) A TLANG Network Assembly event was sponsored by Jenny Rathbone, Welsh Assembly Member at the Pierhead building Cardiff on 7th December 2017. d) We presented findings in February 2018 to the Commons Select Committee on 'Social impact of participation in culture and sport' (https://www.parliament.uk/). 2. Engagement activities: City and Community: a) Participant Research Programme. TLANG held inclusive workshops for the 16 key participants (KPs) taking part in the research programme over the four phases of business, heritage, sport and law. KPs received training as community researchers, to equip them with the sills to participate in the research project. This led to a Level 3 Qualification accredited by the Open College Network. b) A Network Assembly was co-convened with Birmingham Museum's Trust and held at the Thinktank Museum on 13th May 2016. The event was called, Communication in the Superdiverse City'. It attracted over 100 people and brought together a range of stakeholders in the areas of business, heritage, libraries, museums, arts, community support and advocacy, and national and city level policy participants. The focus of the day was interdisciplinary. The social, political and economic consequences of research findings were foregrounded through engagement with participants. The day consisted of presentations, film, and panel and audience discussion and debate. A film was made of the event, TLANG Network Assembly, and can be found on the TLANG website. c) Birmingham city seminar in November 2017. Invited delegates were local councillors, museum directors and curators, senior library management, artists, community activists, academics and students. d) A Network Assembly was sponsored by the Welsh Assembly and held at the Pierhead building on the 7th December 2017. The event was called 'Action in the Superdiverse City'. It attracted over 80 people and brought together a range of stakeholders in the areas of sport, law, charities, arts, community support and advocacy, and national and city level policy participants. The focus of the day was interdisciplinary. The social, political and economic consequences of research findings were foregrounded through engagement with participants. The day consisted of presentations, film, and panel and audience discussion and debate. A film was made of the event, 'Crossing Borders: Translanguaging as Social Practice'. The film is available on the TLANG website. e) A Leeds city seminar in March 2018. Invited delegates were local councillors, museum directors and curators, senior library management, artists, community activists, academics and students. f) A London city seminar in March 2018. Invited delegates were local councillors, museum directors and curators, senior library management, artists, community activists, academics and students. 3. Engagement with project partners: Expert panels were held with our national non-academic partners on four thematic themes: Business (2015), Heritage (2015), Sport (June 2016) and Law (2017) to analyse data and to input into the research process. Our partners were: Migrants' Rights Network, Business in the Community, Law Centres Network, Birmingham Museums Trust, Library of Birmingham, and Sporting Equals. 4. Engagement with educators including school teachers, further education lecturers, university lecturers, and course designers. For example, a) Invited talks to Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Leeds Schools b) Invited talk to a consortium of head teachers, 'Birmingham Education Partnership' c) Workshops in four South African Universities (universities of Cape Town, Limpopo, Wits, Rhodes) to work with university lecturers and students about translanguaging as pedagogy d) Two e-seminars: The TLANG project hosted two e-seminars, the second of which ran on the ESOL-Research email forum (www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ESOL-Research) from 23 January to 10 February 2017. The first engaged others academics through the linguistic ethnography forum list. e) TLANG data has been incorporated into new courses for undergraduate students at the Open University. L101 Introducing English Language Studies, to start October 2018. The predicted student numbers (per year): 300. TLANG data and ideas form the basis of unit 5, Communicating in Diverse Contexts, which constitutes one week's work. It feeds directly into the assessment (TMA01). f) An international summer school was held in June 2017 which included 45 early career researchers from 22 countries including 10 scholarship students from South Africa. A film was made of the event. Researching Translanguaging Summer School and can be found on the TLANG website. 5. Engagement with Museums: a) TLANG were invited to Birmingham Museum Trust on Tuesday 9th January to give a presentation to BMT directors, managers and other staff about the TLANG research and wider relevance to society and to culture/heritage. Attendees included senior management team, extended management team and wider relevant staff ( e.g.curators, learning and engagement staff, marketing officers etc) b) TLANG film Voices of the Bullring Markets was shown at the Birmingham Galleries during 2015 - 2016. 6. Artistic and creative outputs: a. The TLANG team produced 10 short research films about the research process as well as its engagement activities: TLANG webpage statistics show these have had unique viewings of over 6000. i. Voices of the Bullring Markets : This video released by the team working at the University of Birmingham provides an introduction to the superdiverse nature of the Bullring markets. ii. The Library of Birmingham : This video conducted by the Birmingham team provides an account of language and interaction at the Library of Birmingham. iii. Translanguaging and the Arts: A Creative Conversation: This film explores researchers, artist and creative practitioners working together to represent multilingualism and superdiversity in new and engaging ways. iv. Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa: Highlights from workshops held in South Africa to engage university lecturers and managers in discussions about translanguaging as pedagogy in higher education in South Africa, and the role of South Africa's official languages in university classrooms. v. Researching Translanguaging Summer School: A summer school, 'Researching Translanguaging', was hosted at University of Birmingham by MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism, the TLANG project, and the collaborative (University of Birmingham / University of Cape Town) research project, 'Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa'. Scholars from all over the world attended, including 14 from South Africa. vi. Women & Theatre: The TLANG team collaborated with a creative company, 'Women and Theatre', who produced an original piece of theatre in response to their engagement with the research project. The show was performed 22 times in four cities, to enthusiastic and appreciative audiences. vii. A Network Assembly I: This film reports on how a range of different stakeholders including policy makers, councillors, museum curators, local business people, artists, academics and students talk about their understanding of multilingualism and superdiversity when they come together in a network assembly. viii. Changing Lives: This film shows the work of a Chinese community Centre and provides an account of how the lives of people visiting the centre are changing. ix. Team Work in the City: Joe Ng is a volleyball coach, who is also a businessman. Here, he talks about communicating with volleyball players from different global origins. x. Crossing Borders: Translanguaging as Social Practice.This short film captures our partnership with a range of stakeholders including artists, policy makers, academics and community activists around the themes of language, superdiversity, sport and law. b. Individual team members produced 17 other audio and video digital stories through the TLANG research process and these are posted on the TLANG website. c. We worked with Women & Theatre Company to produce a bespoke theatre piece based on the concept of translanguaging in contexts of superdiversity. 'Summer Time' was performed 22 times across 19 settings including hospitals, residential homes, theatres and community centres. A film was made about TLANG's collaboration, 'TLANG and Women & Theatre and is available on the TLANG website. d. We held a creative arts lab with 6 established artists. A film was made of the event, 'Translanguaging and the Arts: A Creative Conversation' and is available on the TLANG website. TLANG worked in partnership with the following established artists. i. Orit Azaz, independent artistic director ii. Clare Patey, artist/curator and director of The Empathy Museum. London. iii. Jonathan Dove, Composer iv. Geoff Broadway, artist, curator and producer v. Mohammed Ali, artist, educator and curator vi. Rosie Kay, Dance choreographer vii. Janice Connelly, Director of Women & Theatre 7. Open access publications a. TLANG introduced a new Working Papers series in which all internal and interim reports were made available on the TLANG website. On the 7 March 2018 there are 32 working papers, each available electronically with some including audio and video links to data. b. Journal articles published from the project are available through the TLANG website. c. A major volume flowing from the interdisciplinary structure of the TLANG project has been published, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. The introduction chapter is available as open access on the Routledge website and through the TLANG working papers' series. d. Publications from the TLANG team on researchfish are currently reported at 105. 8. Keynotes, seminars, colloquia and talks: These are too numerous to list with over 134 engagement activities. A dedicated TLANG event on 'Language, social media and migration' in February 2018.
Sector Creative Economy,Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Retail
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Commons Select Committee (Piotr Wegorowski)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/digital-culture-media-an...
 
Description Emilee Moore (TLANG Leeds) member of group of experts on language and literacy, Education Dept, Government of Catalonia.
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This collaboration has meant drafting guidelines for all state primary and secondary school teachers in Catalonia about how best to integrate the full linguistic repertoires of students in teaching reading comprehension skills in English as a foreign language for all students, and in Catalan and Spanish for students who are newcomers to the Catalan education system. The guidelines are currently being reviewed by different stakeholders and will be published and disseminated by the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia in the near future. This action is meant to improve educational outcomes.
 
Description Expert Interview, APPG on Social Integration English Language (James Simpson, CI)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact No impact yet.
URL http://www.socialintegrationappg.org.uk/
 
Description House of Commons Select Committee - Piotr Wegorowski
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Piotr Wegorwoski, PhD researcher, Cardiff University (TLANG) presented findings in February 2018 to the Commons Select Committee on 'Social impact of participation in culture and sport' (https://www.parliament.uk/).
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/digital-culture-media-an...
 
Description Invited participant roundtable discussion on Opportunities and Employment in Promoting Integration, Integration Strategy, Department of Communities and Local Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact James Simpson, Univdersity of Leeds (TLANG member). Invited participant, roundtable discussion on Opportunities and Employment in Promoting Integration, Integration Strategy, Department of Communities and Local Government, January 2018.
 
Description Invited presenter of oral evidence, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, March 2017.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact James Simpson, University of Leeds (TLANG) Invited presenter of oral evidence, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration, March 2017.
 
Description Invited presenter, discussion of ESOL Strategy for England, Houses of Parliament, October 2017. James Simpson, University of Leeds
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact James Simpson, University of Leeds (TLANG) - Invited presenter, discussion of ESOL Strategy for England, Houses of Parliament, October 2017.
 
Description James Simpson (Project CI) Chair of MESH (Migrant English Support Hub)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Migrant English Support Hub (MESH) is a Leeds-based consortium established in 2014 bringing together providers of classes of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for refugees and new arrivals in Leeds, statutory service providers, and other key stakeholders in the city. TLang Co-I James Simpson is the founder and Chair of MESH, whose work develops from research he led on ESOL provision in Leeds in 2010-11 (see Simpson et al 2011). MESH coordinates important information about English language learning to help newcomers to navigate their new lives, supporting social cohesion and integration within Leeds. Beneficiaries are adult migrants in Leeds and local community organisations and groups dedicated to supporting them in their efforts to settle and belong. In the absence of any other such initiative, MESH created the Learning English in Leeds (LEL) coordinating website (www.lel.help) for potential learners of ESOL, their advisors, and providers of ESOL classes across Leeds. The clearer picture of the rich range of ESOL classes in Leeds that the work of MESH affords is accompanied by significant user engagement. There are over 2000 visits a month to the LEL site. ESOL providers working with refugees (St Vincent's Support Centre; Learning Partnerships) have seen an increase in referrals since the instigation of LEL. Potential students from across our diverse community, including marginalised refugees seeking asylum from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Somalia, have made use of LEL's information network to identify ESOL classes. The resource saves time and money for the services that benefit from it, and advisors who have reported being able to direct potential students towards appropriate ESOL provision as part of their work include: the manager of the Leeds Refugee Forum; tutors and advice staff at Leeds City College, Leeds City Council One Stop Centre staff; the LCC translation and interpreting service team. This demonstrates our clear contribution towards the enhanced social cohesion and integration of newcomers.
URL https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/news/2014/05/16/mesh-%E2%80%93-a-new-esol-website-for-leeds-2014051516...
 
Description Live Q&A: how can we better support community languages
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/12/community-languages-policy-live-chat
 
Description Member, steering group, NATECLA ESOL Strategy for England (2015-2018).
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact James Simpson, University of Leeds (TLANG) - Member, steering group, NATECLA ESOL Strategy for England (2015-2018).
URL http://www.natecla.org.uk/content/631/ESOL-Strategy-for-England
 
Description Network Assembly Film
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Film of TLANG Network Assembly (May 2016) released. Non-academic partners involved; Toby Watley, Director of Colelctions, Birmingham Museums Trust Don Flynn, Director, Migrants' Rights Network Abid Hussain, Director, Arts Council Jayne Magee, Director, Business in the Community Orit Azaz, Independent Artistic Director Gurjit Singh Gill, Head of School, Birmingham Supplementary Schools' Consortium Simon Cane, Director of Public & Cultural Engagement, UCL
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/digital-stories/index.aspx
 
Description Report to the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group at the House of Commons
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/education/mosaic/news-events/tlang-reports-to-the-hous...
 
Description 2017-19 Co-investigator, ESRC Research Grant "Family Language Policy: A Multi-level Investigation of Multilingual Practices in Transnational Families" (ES/N019105/1, £850,000, with Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen of Bath (PI) and Zhu Hua of Birkbeck)
Amount £850,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N019105/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description AHRC Being Human Festival
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description Beatriu de Pinós postdoctoral fellowship (AGAUR) - Emillee Moore (University of Leeds)
Amount € 71,734 (EUR)
Funding ID 2014 BP_A 00085 
Organisation Agency for Management of University and Research Grants 
Sector Public
Country Spain
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description Chair, Migrant English Support Hub (2014, ongoing)
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Leeds City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 12/2018
 
Description Co-applicant, Signs beyond borders: Meaning-making across sign and spoken languages (2017-2018) Lead applicant, Elisabetta Adami.
Amount £7,700 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science: "Belonging: Happiness in the city" (engagement event led by Frances Rock, CI Cardiff)
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description Educational Engagement
Amount £650 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2016
 
Description Family Language Policy: A multi-level investigation of multilingual practices in transnational Families
Amount £840,182 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N019105/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 07/2019
 
Description HEFCE funded National Collaborative Outreach Project: Research and Evaluation
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description LSSI (Leeds Social Sciences Institute)
Amount £1,995 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Langscape Curators (2016-2017)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Leeds Trinity University Knowledge Exchange Development Funding
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation Leeds Trinity University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description Leverhulme Artist in Residence Grant (Zhu Hua, Project CI)
Amount £14,338 (GBP)
Funding ID 2015-AIR-035 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Messaging in the Midlands, a project exploring translanguaging via mobile messaging apps in the West Midlands, funded by the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) at the University of Birmingham
Amount £650 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 06/2015
 
Description Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa (OBUESA)
Amount £186,228 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P009433/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 07/2017
 
Description Predoctoral mobility grant for Massimiliano to join Leeds TLANG team)
Amount € 6,036 (EUR)
Funding ID EEBB-I-16-11584 
Organisation Government of Spain 
Sector Public
Country Spain
Start 09/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Principal Investigator, Migration and Settlement (2016-2017)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Researching the multilingual linguistic landscape (2017-2018) (supporting BA ELE student Emily Roche).
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description Undergraduate studentship under the University Research and Leadership Scholarship scheme, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law, University of Leeds. (Simpson, J)
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description University of Leeds Educational Engagement; "Landscape Curators" (James Simpson CI & Jessica Bradley, Doctoral Researcher))
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description University of Leeds LSSI "Migration and Settlement" (James Simpson CI & Jessica Bradley, Doctoral Reearcher)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Title Practitioner Research Programme (PRP) 
Description In ethnography we work with research participants. In each phase of our project there are at least four key participants (KPs) who we research with. We have set up a specific research programme to train KPs in data collection methods, ethics, transcription and preliminary analysis. Our key participants are people unlikely to typically enter the university for training purposes including butchers, local shop owners, community advisers, customer relation assistants, community artists, community sport coaches. Each key participant receives bespoke training either centrally at Birmingham or locally in their satellite case study venues. Our project PRP is linked with a wider PRP programme at UoB. The programme is accredited and our KPs can exit with a Open College Network award. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - human 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact To date 10 key participants and researchers have registered to complete the Open College Network (OCN) level 3 qualification following the PRP training programme. 
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/superdiversity-institute/practitioner-research-program...
 
Description Bloomsbury Festival (Orit Azaz) 
Organisation Bloomsbury Festival
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Jessica Bradley, Mike Baynham, Sam McKay and Joe Gilmour-Rees (UoL); Zhu Hua, Daria Pytel (Birkbeck); Li Wei (IoE, UCL) from the TLANG team attended and presented at the Bloomsbury Festival through the link with Orit Azaz who was arranging the language-based public engagement work at UCL. The following was presented: - the Migration and Home: Welcome in Utopia work by the Leeds team/Faceless Arts including a craft workshop and a performance (funded by AHRC, Connected Communities programme 2016) - Ella McCartney's dance performance from her Leverhulme artist in residence grant with Zhu Hua. - The Roma community dancers and performers, organised by Zhu Hua and Daria Pytel. - an Open Conversation about translanguaging, organised by Orit Azaz and including the above team members. This involved 10-15 participants from the festival public in total.
Collaborator Contribution TLANG participation in the Bloomsbury festival coordinated by Orit Azaz. Faceless Arts contributed creative work. Ella McCartney contributed creative work. Roma community dancers and performers contributed creative work.
Impact continued collaboration with Orit Azaz. Continued collaboration with Bloomsbury Festival through Orit Azaz.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Global Story Bridges project 
Organisation Global Bridges B.V.
PI Contribution The Leeds TLANG team was contacted by Prof. Maggie Hawkins of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, through IP Prof. Angela Creese, to seek new potential sites for setting up the project. The Leeds team has since help set up one secondary school site in a neighbourhood near Barcelona, though our contacts at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is in the process of seeking out another site in Leeds. Implementation of Global Story Bridges project (http://www.globalstorybridges.com/) at a site in Badia del Vallès (Spain), in collaboration with TLANG Leeds team. The project is led by Prof. Maggie Hawkins of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. A Leeds site is also being negotiated.
Collaborator Contribution We have liased with local communities, schools and the university to find potential sites for the project, participated in the implementation and training of volunteers, overseen ethics procedures are respected, and have done ethnographic observations to track the project process.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with the Trinity Centre, Cardiff and Made in Roath, Cardiff. 
Organisation Welsh Refugee Council
Department The Trinity Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have attended "drop in" sessions in order to support new migrants to Wales and to provide information about an event which we were running to facilitate contact between new migrants and longer term residents. We then ran an all-day, academically driven event during which these two groups were brought into contact through a range of activities based on themes raised in the Tlang Project. We created a number of installations with which participants could interact together on the day to facilitate conversations and developments of social connections. One the day, we provided a team to provide practical help and we ran the activities and installations we provided.
Collaborator Contribution We had two main partners in this project. First, the Trinity Centre which is a third sector organisation which supports new migrants to Cardiff. They provided administrative and creative support to our collaborative activities, provided a venue and facilitated our contact with participants for the all-day event which took place. Our second collaborator was Helen Clifford from the arts organisation Made in Roath. She took the lead on creative aspects of the event by devising and curating a number of activities and installations for the all-day event. Helen attended the event and facilitated and constructed the activities she planned. We had a third partner, Space 4 U, which is another third sector group which uses the Trinity Centre and offers drop-in facilities for people seeking asylum. Space 4 U helped us to publicise the event and attended on the day, providing an installation on a recent photographic project that they had completed with people seeking asylum.
Impact The event "Belonging: Happiness in the City" has been the main outcome of this collaboration to date. This event took place all day on Saturday 12th November 2016. The event resulted in a series of blog posts on the Tlang blog (urls: https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/belonging-happiness-in-the-city-part-one-preparation/ https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/belonging-happiness-in-the-city-part-2-on-the-day/ https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/17/belonging-happiness-in-the-city-part-three-on-the-day-continued/
Start Year 2016
 
Description Connected Communities Utopias Festival 2016 
Organisation Connected Communities
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Migration & Home. AHRC-funded Connected Communities Utopias 2016 Festival project. Collaboration with Faceless Arts, RETAS Leeds. Internal collaborations with Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds. (Simpson and Bradley). James Simpson, Jessica Bradley Development of project with Faceless Arts and RETAS Leeds. Delivery of project with Faceless Arts and RETAS Leeds Evaluation of project
Collaborator Contribution development of arts-based work with refugees and asylum seekers
Impact Development of Migration and Settlement: Extending the Welcome project (£15,000 funded through University of Leeds LSSI)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Creative Arts Lab (Clare Patey) 
Organisation Empathy Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TLANG organised a creative arts lab. to bring together 6 artists and TLANG academics to meet the following aims: To raise the profile of multilingualism as a positive resource in society and distil key findings of TLANG to artists working in different disciplines and contexts • To build new and sustainable networks with artists which underpin and support ethical research on multilingualism • To work with artists in open learning conversation to consider creative and engaging modes of presentation in relation to key research findings • To develop new models for public engagement of benefit to the University and wider community groups • To work toward making ideas from the CAL accessible to wider groups of artists (eg film, selection of materials and data sets; collection of new data from the meetings)
Collaborator Contribution Care Patey participated in two stages of the creative arts lab and wrote a reflective piece on collaborating with the TLANG team.
Impact ...See evaluative feedback and plans for future collaboration ADD hyperlink
Start Year 2017
 
Description Creative Arts Lab (Rosie Kay) 
Organisation Rosie Kay Dance Company
PI Contribution TLANG organised a creative arts lab. to bring together 6 artists and TLANG academics to meet the following aims: To raise the profile of multilingualism as a positive resource in society and distill key findings of TLANG to artists working in different disciplines and contexts • To build new and sustainable networks with artists which underpin and support ethical research on multilingualism • To work with artists in open learning conversation to consider creative and engaging modes of presentation in relation to key research findings • To develop new models for public engagement of benefit to the University and wider community groups • To work toward making ideas from the CAL accessible to wider groups of artists (eg film, selection of materials and data sets; collection of new data from the meetings)
Collaborator Contribution Rosie Kay participated in two stages of the creative arts lab and wrote a reflective piece on collaborating with the TLANG team.
Impact ...
Start Year 2017
 
Description LangScape Curators 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution LangScape Curators is research- and practice-led educational and public engagement, leading from methodologies and findings from the TLANG project and from creative practice. LangScape Curators. Educational Engagement project working with artists and with IntoUniversity Leeds East and Leeds South. Partnership with Educational Engagement Social Sciences Cluster. (Bradley, Simpson and Moore)
Collaborator Contribution The collaboration was set up by Jessica Bradley, James Simpson and Emilee Moore, working also with an artist-researcher Louise Atkinson. This was developed through creating arts-based materials for engagement work with children and young people.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary partnership. It links the TLANG project and School of Education to the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and to the charity IntoUniversity. The work is funded through the University of Leeds educational engagement social sciences cluster. The outputs are as follows: - creation and development of a suite of materials based on linguistic landscape research - website of photographs and art works by participants www.langscapecurators.tumblr.com
Start Year 2016
 
Description Migrants' Rights Network 
Organisation Migrants' Rights Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We report to them our research findings in the form of blogs, summaries, presentations and papers. We also re-tweet our overlapping interests in migration issues.
Collaborator Contribution They are represented on the project's national steering group. They provide guidance and advice to the project team in their area of expertise, particularly in relation to policy.
Impact Joint presentation at project events, including the launch conference and forthcoming networking assembly.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Migration and Settlement 
Organisation Faceless Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Migration & Settlement. Funded by LSSI (Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Fund). Partnership with Faceless Arts, RETAS Leeds and the Ark, Harehills.(Simpson, Bradley and Baynham).
Collaborator Contribution James Simpson, Jessica Bradley, Mike Baynham (TLANG, School of Education, UoL) and Sam McKay (PCI, UoL) Development of co-produced arts-based and linguistic research into concept of 'settlement' working with Faceless Arts and RETAS Leeds.
Impact To date the work is leading to the development of a large grant proposal for an arts-based language research project.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Multilingualism and Mobility WUN Network 
Organisation Worldwide Universities Network
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution James Simpson, Jessica Bradley and Mike Baynham have contributed to the network's seminar series: ' Translanguaging Business and Heritage: Implications for language education.' Invited presentation at Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres (WUN networking event), University of Sheffield, 2 July 2015 (James Simpson & Jessica Bradley).
Collaborator Contribution The Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network made up of 21 universities, spanning 11 countries on five continents. Together we work to drive international research collaboration and address issues of global significance. WUN is the most active global higher education and research network with 90 active research initiatives, engaging over 2,000 researchers and students collaborating on a diverse range of projects. These initiatives are committed to addressing some of the world's most urgent challenges and are supported by prolific partners such as the United Nations Foundation, World Bank, OECD and World Health Organization. We focus our research on four globally significant themes that drive our programmes and ignite our teamwork: Responding to Climate Change Public Health (Non-Communicable Disease) Global Higher Education and Research Understanding Cultures. Within each of these areas is a collection of high-quality collaborative research programmes involving a number of WUN member universities along with other academic institutions, government, international agencies, foundations and industry. In order to achieve collective objectives, WUN draws upon the combined resources and intellectual power of its membership. By creating new opportunities for international collaboration, WUN enables members to extend the reach and scope of their research and establish lasting partnerships that enrich their work. WUN also fosters the next generation of researchers through its Research Mobility Programme (RMP). This program provides opportunities for early-career researchers, including postgraduate and postdoctoral students, to expand their knowledge, gain international experience and broaden their professional networks. The RMP provides access to expertise and resources that are not available within the awardee's own institution, while exposing them to ideas and cultures different from their own. WUN researchers can also apply for catalytic funding from the WUN Research Development Fund to spark collaborative activities. WUN is proud of its ability to effect positive results in areas that impact both our immediate and long term futures. Through international collaboration, we will continue to create new knowledge, nurture emerging research talent and ultimately transform the world for the better.
Impact See above
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership with Birmingham Museum 
Organisation Birmingham Museums Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution A major project output is the making of films from the data collected across the project's phases (business, heritage, sport and law) in the Birmingham case study site. One film has been taken up through our partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries (BMAG). BMAG displays the film 'Voices of the Bullring Markets' in its 'Your Birmingham' gallery where it is on permanent display.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided us with an important dissemination space.
Impact Film posted on our project website but also displayed at BMAG. Joint presentation at project events, including the project's launch conference, Museums Association Annual Conference on 'Understanding Diversity' and forthcoming networking assembly.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership with Business in the Community 
Organisation Business in the Community
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We report to them our research findings in the form of blogs, summaries, presentations and papers. We also re-tweet our overlapping interests in migration issues.
Collaborator Contribution They are represented on the project's national steering group. They provide guidance and advice to the project team in their area of expertise, particularly in relation to policy.
Impact Joint presentation at project events, including the launch conference and forthcoming networking assembly.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership with Law Centres Network 
Organisation Law Centres Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We report to them our research findings in the form of blogs, summaries, presentations and papers. We also re-tweet our overlapping interests in law and migration issues.
Collaborator Contribution They are represented on the project's national steering group. They provide guidance and advice to the project team in their area of expertise, particularly in relation to policy.
Impact Joint presentation at project events, including the launch conference and forthcoming networking assembly.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership with Sporting Equals 
Organisation Sporting Equals
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We report to them our research findings in the form of blogs, summaries, presentations and papers. We also re-tweet our overlapping interests in sport and diversity issues.
Collaborator Contribution They are represented on the project's national steering group. They provide guidance and advice to the project team in their area of expertise, particularly in relation to inclusion.
Impact Joint presentation at project events, including the project's launch conference and forthcoming networking assembly.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Partnership with the Library of Birmingham 
Organisation Library of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We report to them our research findings in the form of blogs, summaries, presentations and papers. We also re-tweet our overlapping interests in issues of heritage.
Collaborator Contribution They are represented on the project's national steering group. They provide guidance and advice to the project team in their area of expertise, particularly in relation to policy.
Impact The Library of Birmingham (LOB) and the TLANG project jointly convened a creative writing workshop on International Mother Language Day. This was held in the LOB. They have also taken part in joint presentation activities such as the project's launch, and a school/academic event with another of the Large Grant Translating Cultures teams in Edinburgh.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Women and Theatre 
Organisation Women & Theatre
PI Contribution A collaboration between the theatre company Women and Theatre with the TLANG team produced a film 'Summer Times' which illustrated translanguaging in action in performance. The show was performed 22 times across 19 settings including hospitals, residential homes, theatres and community centres.
Collaborator Contribution Summer Times reached 479 audience members. The multilingual nature of the production meant audiences with limited English had greater access to theatre.
Impact ...
Start Year 2017
 
Description Refereed conference paper: 'Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in sport'.Callaghan, J. & Hanusova, (Research fellows, Leeds University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Callaghan, J. (2016) (with Jolana Hanusova). Refereed conference paper: 'Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in sport'. International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. (November 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ialic2016bcn.com/assets/programme.pdf
 
Description '"It's all common sense!": The ethics of digital ethnography in a team project', Cardiff university (Caroline Tagg, Agnieszka Lyons, Amal Hallak, Jolana Hanusova and Rachel Hu - team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact '"It's all common sense!": The ethics of digital ethnography in a team project' with Caroline Tagg, Agnieszka Lyons, Amal Hallak, Jolana Hanusova and Rachel Hu The ethics of online research methods: Language & new media SIG (Cardiff University)
Abstract: In this talk we discuss the ethical issues faced when collecting online data as part of a large team ethnographic project exploring multilingualism as a resource in four cities across the UK. The project involves shadowing key participants at work and asking them to record themselves and their families at home as well as to submit examples of their social media use (WhatsApp, Skype conversations, SMS). Involving our participants in data collection and using social media data alongside other data sets raise a number of ethical issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Bauxite and shadow puppetry: Sensoriality and visuality in migration narratives'. Valuing the Visual in Literacy Research International Conference. University of Sheffield, UK. (July 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper at International Literacy conference based on the 'Migration and Settlement' project, linked to TLANG
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017
 
Description 'Grappling with data, theory and interpretation' Invited workshop Researching language as social practice (Birmingham University) Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Grappling with data, theory and interpretation' Invited workshop Researching language as social practice: Enhancing our skills in the process of working with language data (Birmingham University)
Abstract: In this session, I will examine ways of working with data from a range of institutional sites within the domain of policing. This domain is rich with sites for fascinating data collection but also brings its own particular challenges around such issues as data security, ethics and one's position as a researcher. These challenges have potential knock-on effects for analysis and theorising.
I will initially introduce a range of different forms of data to illustrate the diversity of material I have worked with over the past 15 years. This will make it possible to review some of the contingencies which figure in potentially sensitive policing environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'Lost in translation: Representation and expertise within a police control room' CaLL Seminar on Expertise (Cardiff University) Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Abstract: Essex Police handles approximately 3,000 calls from the public daily. Of these, an estimated 1,000 are 999 calls. 1,200 of these calls will result in the creation of a police incident.
Call handlers use their expertise to elicit from the caller what has occurred, where it has occurred, what offences have or may have been committed and the level of threat harm or risk present. This information is represented within the new discourse domain of the police incident and is passed to a dispatch operator for the allocation of police officers via the radio.
Incidents are a construct created by the call handler of the events represented to them by the caller, and are rarely a verbatim account of the call received.
Dispatch operators allocate officers via the radio with their understanding of events, they will typically create yet another version of the event to represent to officers a picture of what has or is occurring. The police officers' knowledge of events unfolding is based upon this final representation.
This series of constructions and representations form recontextualizations (Rock, Heffer and Conley 2013) of events as information travels through a series of discourse domains. Using the notion of recontextualization and textual travel (Rock, Heffer and Conley 2013). We present examples of emergency calls, the incidents created and radio speech that accompanies them. Taking up ideas raised by Garner and Johnson (2013), we will show how representations, constructs, recontextualization and textual travel have a significant impact upon the callers reporting the incidents, the call handlers, radio dispatch operators and attending police officers. We demonstrate what is represented as real is often not, that what is constructed can miss the real threat, and that the outcomes can have dire consequences. This provides for a rich view of expertise as situated and in flux.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/call/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/08/Symposium-schedule.pdf
 
Description 'Performing belonging in collaborative street arts production'. Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. University of Leeds, UK. (September 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Refereed panel paper as part of a colloquium for the BAAL annual meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Studying the workplace using Applied Linguistics' British Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (Aston University) Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Abstract: This paper presents linguistic ethnographic research on various areas of language in policing. The focus is on communication between police officers and the lay people who they come into contact with, particularly when that contact requires explanation with the aim of producing 'understanding'. Past research on policing had tended towards an experimental approach in the psychological mode and towards the use of elicitation-led methods of data collection. In this paper, I overview the iterative approach which I used to develop responsive methods of data collection which provided rich views of explanation as social practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/events/baal-annual-meeting/
 
Description 'Translation and translanguaging in production and performance in community arts'. Research workshop on multimodality with Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuwen. University of Leeds, UK. (May 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation given on research in progress to a group of ECRs and doctoral researchers, and to experts in multimodality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description (with James Simpson) Invited research seminar: 'Multilingual and multimodal realities: Translanguaging across space and place'. Researching Language in the City: exploring methodological and theoretical concepts, Open World Research Initiative Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals Transforming Societies, University of Southampton, UK. (June, 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper based on TLANG research at invited seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AHRC Translating Cultures 2-day Workshop, Glasgow (Angela Creese, PI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Two-day Workshop on Language Learning and Ethnographic Fieldwork. University of Glasgow, 11-12 April 2016

This two-day workshop aims to provide an opportunity for researchers at all career stages to discuss a wide range of issues relating to language learning and ethnographic fieldwork.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://translatingcultures.org.uk/call-for-papers-two-day-workshop-on-language-learning-and-ethnogra...
 
Description Arts-based research; research-based arts (James Simpson, CI, University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog regarding James Simpson's (CI, University of Leeds) sabbatical to Jyväskylä University, Finland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/arts-based-research-research-based-arts/
 
Description Birmingham City Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professors Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese organised a seminar in Birmingham in Novemeber 2017. 35 people attended, guests included local politicians, members of other academic institutions. The event aimed to disseminate the work of the TLANG project locally in Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog post: One bright morning in the middle of the night: A postcard from Finland (James Simpson, CI Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In 2016 James Simpson received an invitation to spend three months as an academic visitor at the Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä to develop its research profile and that of TLANG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/one-bright-morning-in-the-middle-of-the-night-a-postcard-...
 
Description Blog post:Communication in the superdiverse city: a network event (27/5/2016) Jessica Bradley & Emilee Moore 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Friday 13th May 2016 we held the first of two networking assemblies organised by the project at Thinktank Birmingham where we were kindly hostly by our partners Birmingham Museums Trust. Networking assemblies are not simply an opportunity for us to disseminate our research so far.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/communication-in-the-superdiverse-city-a-network-event-2/
 
Description City Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A final project city seminar on TLANG AHRC project on the theme of communication in multilingual and multicultural London on 9th march 2018. Presentation of research outcomes were followed by discussion of implications for policy and practice in the city and ways forward. Speakers included Mr Januz Wolosz (Counsellor, Political Division, Embassy of the Republic of Poland), Barbara Drozdowicz (director or East European Resource Centre) and Ella McCartney (a free-lance artist).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description City Seminar Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Listen to the City: an interactive journey through multilingual Cardiff
This free event offers a chance to explore the city through the eyes of our diverse population. Every day, we work out how to get along together in shops, businesses, libraries, sports grounds and on the streets. Have you ever thought about how that works? During this session, we will showcase findings from a Cardiff University research project* to consider how people talk together to persuade, teach, learn, share, entertain, relax and work.

Join us on a journey through Cardiff as it is experienced by people who share languages and those who don't. Using photographs, recordings, interviews and observations we will ask how people get along despite, or perhaps because of, their differences. We invite you to join in the conversation.

This conversation event will link in with Quarantine and National Theatre Wales' new production: English - to discuss language and identity, as English premieres in Cardiff, 14-24 June at Wales Millennium Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Co-organiser of seminar: Language research, performance and creative arts, Language Teacher Education Researcher Network at the University of Manchester (Jessica Bradley, Project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Seminar on "Why street performance? Linguistic ethnography in multilingual community arts". Jessica Bradley, University of Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://lantern.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=8444
 
Description Colloquium Translanguaging for learning in Higher Education? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was an invited colloquium which brought South African perspectives on translanguaging in higher education. The colloquium involved the following participants from South Africa:
Carolyn McKinney & Mbulungeni Madiba - Colloquium I
Translanguaging for learning in Higher Education?

1. Mbulungeni Madiba & Amandla Ngwendu
Using translanguaging to facilitate Multilingual Mathematics Teaching and Learning at University level
2. Xolisa Guzula & Carolyn McKinney
Delinking from Colonial Language Ideologies: translanguaging & language hierarchies in teacher education
3. Soraya Abdulatief
Moving to learn and learning to move: developing an academic literacy Thirdspace for multilingual preservice science teachers
4. Matumo Ramafikeng Translanguaging as a pedagogic strategy for facilitating active learning among multilingual Occupational Therapy students
5. Reneilwe Malatji & Abram Mashatole
Translanguaging as a vehicle of active learning for multilingual students: A case study of a bilingual bachelor degree at the University of Limpopo.
6. Sisonke Mawonga, Pamela Maseko & Dion Nkomo
Exploring translanguaging for epistemic access in a South African university classroom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/conference/index.aspx
 
Description Colloquium convened at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, 2015, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (James Simpson, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Adult Language Education and Migration: Challenging Agendas in Policy and Practice'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ss20
 
Description DICOEN9, Aston University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Use of mobile messaging apps for business communication and some implications for ESOL teaching in the UK. Presentation at 9th International Conference on Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise (DICOEN9), Aston University, 22-24 June 2017 (with Caroline Tagg and Agnieszka Lyons).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/research/lss-research/ccisc/news-and-events/
 
Description Department of Applied Linguistics & Communication, Birkbeck, University of London, Translanguaging Business. The 50th Anniversary Conference (Zhu Hua, Li Wei & Agnieszka Lyons, team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 50th Conference: Translanguaging Business
Prof Zhu Hua, Prof Li Wei and Dr Agnieszka Lyons
Written by PhD Student Chieri Noda
Translanguaging in a family-run Polish shop in London

Through a multi-layered examination of the language, business and cultural practices in a small Polish shop run by a multilingual migrant family in Newham, London, Prof Zhu Hua, Prof Li Wei, and Dr Agnieszka Lyons gave life to the definition of translanguaging.

The dynamic process whereby multilingual language users mediate complex social and cognitive activities through strategic employment of multiple semiotic resources to act, to know and to be. (Garcia and Li Wei, 2014)

"The project aims to shed light on the multilingual and multicultural practices in business, community sports, arts and heritage, and socio-legal practices in these cities."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics/news/50th-anniversary-translanguaging-business
 
Description Discussant ISB11 (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Li Wei (TLANG) Invited discussant at Discussant, New Speakers Network Colloquium, 11th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB11). 11-15th June 2017, University of Limerick.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://isb11dotcom.wordpress.com/
 
Description Downscaling Culture, Cardiff University, Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Tracing the 'trans' in translation and translanguaging in a superdiverse community: First steps'
Downscaling Culture (Cardiff University)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description E-Seminar: Superdiversity, translanguaging, and ESOL, led by James Simpson (CI, Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://tlangeseminar2017.wordpress.com/
 
Description E-seminar 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 1. Introduction: The TLang project and the e-seminar
The Translation and Translanguaging (TLang) project is a large multi-site project looking at language practices over time in work, social and home settings in four cities in the UK, Birmingham, Leeds, Cardiff and London. Our aim is to understand how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures, and our overarching research question is: How does communication occur (or fail) when people bring different histories and languages into contact? The TLang project has hosted two e-seminars, the second of which ran on the ESOL-Research email forum (www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ESOL-Research) from 23 January to 10 February 2017. The topic was 'Translanguaging, superdiversity and ESOL'. The e-seminar took as a point of departure materials and two questions for discussion that were posted online:

1. What are some of the challenges and opportunities that contemporary diversity might present to teachers and curriculum planners working in the field of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)?

2. English might be just one of many languages which ESOL students encounter day-to-day. They may well be developing their competence in a range of varieties of English as part of a multilingual repertoire, and may be translanguaging as a matter of course. How might ESOL teachers and their students address this multilingual reality in their classrooms?

The materials, which remain available at https://tlangeseminar2017.wordpress.com (password TLANG), comprised video, audio transcript and field note data from the TLang project as it took place in Leeds. They were prepared by TLang researchers James Simpson, Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore. The seminar was publicised on BAALmail, on the Linguistic Ethnography Forum list, and on the LESLLA email list, as well as on the ESOL-Research forum itself.

The materials for the seminar were distributed to ESOL-Research members a week before the event started. The first post of the seminar was an in-depth response to the materials by the discussants, ESOL practitioners and researchers Dermot Bryers (English for Action, London), Melanie Cooke (King's College London) and Becky Winstanley (Tower Hamlets College, London). The next day the seminar was opened to the 1100 or so ESOL-Research subscribers for contributions to the discussion by email. The discussion closed ten days later.

There were 37 messages in total during the course of the seminar. Despite the relatively small number of actual responses, the seminar was an active event. ESOL-Research welcomed 99 new subscribers between the first announcement of the seminar and its close. The website with the materials was viewed 1665 times between January and March 2017 by 398 unique visitors from a globally-spread audience. The top ten countries where the audience resided were: UK (1040 views); US (116); Japan (72); Italy (57); Canada (48); Australia (43); Germany (39); Finland (39); Belgium (19) and Greece (17).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description E-seminar led by James Simpson (CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The TLang 2017 e-seminar ran on the ESOL-Research email forum from 23 January to 10 February 2017. The topic was 'Translanguaging, superdiversity and ESOL'.

The e-seminar took as a point of departure materials and two questions for discussion that were posted on a website (password TLANG): https://tlangeseminar2017.wordpress.com

The materials comprised video, audio transcript and fieldnote data from the TLang project as it took place in Leeds. They were prepared by James Simpson, Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore.

The seminar was publicised on BAALmail, the Linguistic Ethnography Forum list, and the LESLLA email list.

The timetable for the seminar was as follows:
23 January: materials for seminar distributed to ESOL-Research members.
30 January: Discussant response to materials distributed to ESOL-Research members, co-written by ESOL practitioners and researchers Dermot Bryers (English for Action, London), Melanie Cooke (King's College London) and Becky Winstanley (Tower Hamlets College, London).
31 January: seminar open to ESOL-Research members for contributions to discussion by email.
10 February: seminar closes.

There were 37 messages in total during the course of the seminar. A summary of themes follows.

ESOL-Research welcomed 99 new subscribers between the first announcement of the seminar and its close.

The website with the materials was viewed 1665 times between January and March 2017 by 398 unique visitors from a globally-spread audience. The top ten countries where the audience resided were: UK (1040 views); US (116); Japan (72); Italy (57); Canada (48); Australia (43); Germany (39); Finland (39); Belgium (19) and Greece (17).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/tlang-and-esol-research-e-seminar-2017/
 
Description EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED, Durham Conference (October 2016) (Tlang team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED

School of Education, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

October 2016

The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers and educators who are researching and working in educational contexts where human beings, and their language(s), are under pain and pressure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com/?page_id=569
 
Description Educational Engagement - Lang-scape Investigators 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30 language teachers from various countries around the world took part in a talk/workshop to develop ideas around an educational engagement project entitled 'lang-scape investigators' in which we are developing materials for use in primary schools around the linguistic landscape and teh geography/literacy/visual arts curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Association of Forensic Linguistics 12th Biennial Conference (Guangzhou, China) (Frances Rock, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Applying linguistic research in legal settings' Invited workshop as part of pre-conference event: International Association of Forensic Linguistics 12th Biennial Conference (Guangzhou, China)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.iafl.org/conffullposts.php?id=118
 
Description Invited Keynote (Zhu Hua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote speaker. Translanguaging space and embodied teaching/learning: Lessons from a multilingual Karate club in London. Keynote speech in conference on the theme of The Evolution of Language Teaching: Towards Plurilingualism and Translanguaging. UAB (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Spain. April, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/greip/en/node/574
 
Description Invited Seminar (Washington) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professors Angela Creese & Adrian Blackledge - invited seminar at University of Washington's College of Education (March 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Speaker, John Callaghan (Project research fellow), 8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop, University of Liverpool 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker, 8th Linguistic Landscapes International Workshop, University of Liverpool, Wednesday 27 -- Friday 29 April 2016. On behalf of University of Leeds/AHRC 'Translating Cultures'. Title: "Fit for Purpose or Playing Fast and Loose with LLS"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/modern-languages-and-cultures/ll8/
 
Description Invited Workshops/seminars - South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In May 2017, Professors Adrian Blackledge & Angela Creese spent one month travelling to the Universities of Cape Town, Wits, Limpopo and Rhodes, holding workshops and seminars on the work of the TLANG project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited colloquium & Speaker (AAAL 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Angela Creese - Invited colloquium organiser & speaker at AAAL 2017 in Portland, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.aaal.org/page/Conference2017
 
Description Invited guest lecture, 'I can't spell "tidying", suddenly': Displaying trajectories in police-witness interviews' (Aston University) Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Abstract: This paper asks what an examination of the complex literacy event through which witness statements are produced in England and Wales can tell us about text trajectories. Witness interviews are tiny but influential segments of long trajectories from crimes to legal outcomes which echo throughout criminal law. Witness interviews archetypally consist of a trajectory from the witness of the crime, through a police officer and onto a written page. This paper examines how this ostensibly inevitable trajectory operates in practice. It identifies a distinctive way of traversing the trajectory through which the inner workings of the trajectory itself are put on display by the interviewing officer and through this display come to recursively influence the trajectory's onward travel. This display of the trajectory draws on four discursive means which I label, collectively, "frontstage entextualisation". I show that by recruiting frontstage entextualisation, the writing process comes to be used as a resource for both producing text and involving the witness in text production. The paper identifies three forms of activity which are accomplished through this recruitment: First, writing together through drafting aloud; secondly, tackling authorial challenges through written-ness and finally, facilitating participation though the artefactuality of writing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited keynote speaker Nanjing (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Translanguaging as a practical theory of language. Language and Future Academic Conference and the 4th Emerging Scholars' Workshop, 26-27 August, 2017, Southeast University, Nanjing China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.seu.edu.cn/english/_t4/2017/1219/c237a205543/page.psp
 
Description Invited keynote speaker UCL (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Translanguaging: Implications for Innovation in Policy and Practice. Learning and Work Institute Annual conference on English, Maths and ESOL, 9th November 2017, UCL Institute of Education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.learningandwork.org.uk/EnglishMathsESOL17
 
Description Invited keynote, Belfast (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker, Professor Li Wei (TLANG). Translating Karate: A Translanguaging perspective on learning. 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA2017), 16-21 July 2017, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
15th International Pragmatics Conference
The 15th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA2017) will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16-21 July 2017.

Venue: Belfast Waterfront Center, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ipra.uantwerpen.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE15&n=1510
 
Description Invited panel member IALIC Conference 2016 (James Simpson Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel presentation at IaLIC Conference, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, November 2016

"A heritage for the future:Remaking heritage in superdiverse Leeds".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ialic2016bcn.com/
 
Description Invited panel: EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED, Durham Conference (October 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researching Multilingually at Borders Project, Durham Conference (October 2016). Angela Creese was invited to lead panel at which several members of the Tlang project were invited to speak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com/?page_id=945
 
Description Invited panellist: 'Englishes - A Conversation, Nicoline Van Harskamp'. RADAR, University of Loughborough Arts, UK. (February 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited expert panel member for Englishes - by Nicoline van Harskamp
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited presentation, Committee for Foreign Language Assistants in West Yorkshire, univeristy of Leeds (Jessica Bradley & Emilee Moore, team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation title: 'Exploring the multilingual landscapes of schools and their communities: Lang-scape investigators'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited presentation, Language education academic away day, Leeds (Jessica Bradley, project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation, Language education academic away day, Leeds (Jessica Bradley, project Doctoral Researcher). January 2017

"Research impact and strategic engagement: Examples from the TLANG Project."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.education.leeds.ac.uk/research/language-education/
 
Description Invited research seminar, Jessica Bradley (Project Doctoral Researcher), University of Jyväskylä 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited research seminar:

Beyond Language: Co-production and collaboration in language research

Research and practice seminar, University of Jyväskylä, December 7, 2016

Jessica Bradley, TLANG Project, School of Education, University of Leeds
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://translatingcultures.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Beyond-language_seminar-Finland_0712201...
 
Description Invited research seminar, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre (Jessica Bradley, project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited research seminar at Lancaster Literacy Centre (2016)

"Co-production as transcreation? Mediating ecologies in visual arts and language research".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/arts-and-social-sciences/research/research-centres/lancaster-literacy-res...
 
Description Invited research seminar, University of East Anglia (Jessica Bradley, project doctoral researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jessica Bradley (University of Leeds) Invited research seminar - "Liquid Methodologies: using a linguistic ehtnographic approach to study multilingual phenomena" Seminar Series, University of East Anglia (October 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited seminar paper (OU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact February 2018. Professor Angela Creese was invited to present a paper at a seminar organised by The Open University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited seminar presentation at Northumbria University Linguistics Research Seminar series, Dr James Simpson (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk engaged with a number of practitioners in the field of applied linguistics and extended conversation around the theme of language learning and migration.

'Challenging agendas: Language learning for adult migrants in the UK.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/humanities/research/english-research/eng...
 
Description Invited seminar, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, September 2016 (James Simpson Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research seminar: Translation and Translanguaging (James Simpson, University of Leeds) University of Jyväskylä Language Campus, Finland - September 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.jyu.fi/en/news/archive/2016/08/tapahtuma-2016-08-11-14-47-03-137187
 
Description Invited speaker (Li Wei, project CI) Goldsmiths, University of London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at research seminar Goldsmith's, University of London, March 2016 " Post multilingualism, translanguaging and linguistic creativity, March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker - NALDIC (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Li Wei keynote speaker. Translanguaging and Co-Learning: Beyond empowering the EAL learner. NALDIC 25th Anniversary Conference, November 18th 2017, King's College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://naldic.org.uk/professional-learning-cpd/annual-conference/naldic-25-2017/
 
Description Invited speaker Dept of English Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University - Mike Baynham (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact December 7th 2016 Dept of English Language and Linguistics, Lancaster University. A talk entitled: "Translanguaging? Code-switching? Same difference? Presenter Mike Baynham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, Dr James Simpson (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The talk engaged with a number of practitioners in the field of applied linguistics and extended conversation around the theme of language learning and migration.

'Language learning for adult migrants in the UK.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/
 
Description Invited speaker SHOWCASE 2015 - The 6th annual University of Leeds Postgraduate Research Conference (Jessica Bradley, Project SR) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Showcase' is the University of Leeds annual showcase and celebration of excellence in postgraduate research and the contribution made by the postgraduate research community to the research of the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pgrconference.leeds.ac.uk/
 
Description Invited speaker Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity Workshop. Institute of Modern Languages Research, London (Mike Baynham (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact June 13th 2016 Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity Workshop. Institute of Modern Languages Research, London University. A talk: Fieldwork Conversations: a conversation with Bruno. Presenters: Mike Baynham and Bruno Duque
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speaker at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, June 2016 (James Simpson, CI & Jessica Bradley, Research Fellow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speakers at Sociolinguistics Symposium 2016, Universidad de Murcia, Spain, June 2016.

"Translanguaging in the contact zone: Language use in superdiverse urban LEeds">
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.um.es/web/sociolinguistics-symposium21/
 
Description Invited speaker, Committee for Foreign Language Assistants, West Yorks. (Jessica Bradley with Emillee Moore, TLANG members, University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bradley, J. (2016) (With Emilee Moore) Invited speaker: 'Exploring the multilingual landscapes of schools and their communities: Lang-scape Investigators' Committee for Foreign Language Assistants West Yorkshire seminar series, University of Leeds (January 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/20043/school_of_languages_cultures_and_societies/965/about/2
 
Description Invited speaker, IMLR seminar, Senate House, London (Jessica Bradley, project doctoral researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bradley, J. (2016) Invited speaker: 'Translanguaging from studio to street: resemiotizing the narrative in production and performance'. Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity, AHRC Translating Cultures and IMLR seminar, Senate House, London (June 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://translating.hypotheses.org/685
 
Description Invited speaker, The Media of Diaspora Research Group (MDRG), University of Lincoln (Mike Baynham, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact School of English and Journalism at the University of Lincoln hosting a workshop titled 'The effects of post-Brexit on European diaspora journalists' on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Professor Mike Baynham, invited speaker "Dark intersectionality": the rise of racist/xenophobic and homophobic hate crime post BREXIT and Trump"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://mediaofdiaspora.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2016/09/22/workshop-the-effects-of-post-brexit-on-europea...
 
Description Invited speaker, University of Southampton, (Li Wei, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at research seminar University of Southampton, March 2016 " Post multilingualism, translanguaging and linguistic creativity
March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited speakers AHRC TLANG Network Assembly, May 2016 (Adrian Blackledge & James Simpson, Project CIs) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at TLANG Network Assembly, 13 May 2016. James Simpson & Adrian Blackledge

" Encounters with everyday Heritage".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://translatingcultures.org.uk/event/a-network-assembly-communication-in-the-superdiverse-city/
 
Description Invited symposium AILA 2017 - Li Wei 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Li Wei Post-Multilingualism, Translanguaging and Linguistic Superdiversity: Perspectives from China/Chinese (with Zhu Hua), Invited Symposium on language and superdiversity, AILA2017 International Association of Applied Linguistics conference, July 23rd - 28th 2017, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.aila2017.com.br/index.php/en/
 
Description Invited talk by Caroline Tagg at University of Southampton 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk by Caroline Tagg at University of Southampton (December 2016) "Communicating across online and offline contexts: a mobile-enabled business model for migrant micro-entrepreneurs"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk by Caroline Tagg at the University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Discourse analysis of researcher vignettes: a reflexive approach to exploring co-production in a large diverse team". Invited talk at the University of Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote Speaker AAAL (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Keynote speaker - Li Wei Rethinking Language in Translanguaging: Implications for Learning, Use, and Policy. American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, 18-21 March 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.aaal.org/?page=17AbstractRethinking
 
Description Keynote speaker - Lausanne (Li Wei) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote speaker, Professor Li Wei (TLANG). Post-Multilingualism, the Mobility Turn and the Importance of the Moment. Approaches to migration, language and identity: an international conference, 4-6 May 2017, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://wp.unil.ch/amli2017/
 
Description Keynote speaker, Reading (Zhu Hua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker, Zhu Hua. Intercultural Moments in Navigating the (British) system. 28 November, 2017, Reading
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote speaker, Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia (Mike Baynham, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia (June 2016)

"Marginal sexualities in multilingual Singapore: queer translanguaging in the plays of Alfian Saat. Sociolinguistics Symposium, Murcia,Mike Baynham and Tong King Lee (University of Hong Kong)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.um.es/web/sociolinguistics-symposium21/content/conference-programme
 
Description LangScape Curators, Leeds (James Simpson CI & Jesscia Bradley, doctoral researcher TLANG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Researchers from the TLANG project and FAHACS will be in Beeston over the February half term holiday to continue the 'LangScape Curators' programme. This work is supported by the Educational Engagement Social Sciences Cluster.

Over the course of the three-day programme, young people from the IntoUniversity Leeds South centre in Beeston will be learning how to be ethnographic researchers and conducting their own explorations of the local area, using film and interviews. They will then work with artists and creative practitioners to analyse and present their findings. The programme ends with a celebration and open exhibition event at the centre.



You can see the work that the participants from the Leeds East centre produced on our project tumblr: www.langscapecurators.tumblr.com. The team will be keeping the tumblr updated over the course of next week with the new discoveries and findings.

LangScape Curators is research- and practice-led educational and public engagement, leading from methodologies and findings from the TLANG project and from creative practice.

For more information about this programme please contact Jessica Bradley, TLANG project, School of Education: j.m.bradley@leeds.ac.uk .

More information about IntoUniversity and their work can be found here: http://intouniversity.org.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.education.leeds.ac.uk/news/2017/langscape-curators-in-beeston-south-leeds
 
Description Launch seminar for Golding Series, University of London (Goldsmiths) 2015 (Zhu Hua, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Launch Seminar, Golding Series, University of London (Godsmiths): Translanguaging practices among multilingual speakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=8383
 
Description Leeds City Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professors James Simpson & Mike Baynham and Jess Bradley organised a seminar in Leeds in March 2018. 35 people attended, guests included local politicians, members of other academic institutions. The event aimed to disseminate the work of the TLANG project locally in Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Literacies conference, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Bauxite and shadow puppetry: Sensoriality and visuality in migration narratives.' Presentation at the Literacies conference, University of Sheffield, 4-5 July 2017 (with Jessica Bradley).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/research/csnl/conf
 
Description London City Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professors Li Wei and Zhu Hua organised a seminar in London in March 2018. 35 people attended, guests included local politicians, members of other academic institutions. The event aimed to disseminate the work of the TLANG project locally in London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mike Baynham and Mastin Prinsloo, convenors, Multilingualism Sans Frontieres symposium, Sociolinguistics Symposium, University of Auckland, 27th - 30th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Baynham and Mastin Prinsloo, convenors, Multilingualism Sans Frontieres symposium, Sociolinguistics Symposium, University of Auckland, 27th - 30th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Mike Baynham: "What's queer about translanguaging?". Paper given at University of Reading, 16th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Academic presentation with students, faculty and general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Open discussion at Bloomsbury Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Open discussion as part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London (October 2016) reflecting on language-related issues hosted by members of the Tlang team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/
 
Description Out There Challenge: What is culture? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Day session for the University of Leeds 'Out There Challenge' based on TLANG research methodologies around the linguistic landscape and engagement with the city's culture strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panelist at Transnationalizing Modern Languages: Reshaping the Discipline for the 21st Century (Professor Li Wei, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The talk engaged in theoretical conversations about superdiversity/translanguaging and presented innovative ideas for new methodologies to research in changing city landscapes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/2015/12/15/transnationalizing-modern-languages-reshapi...
 
Description Plenary Speaker at Sociolinguistics Summer School, Dublin 2015 (Professor Li Wei, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This talk engaged with a number of practitioners in the field of multilingualism and translanguaging and extended the conversation around the theme of linguistic creativity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://sss6dublin.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/sss6-final-programme-pdf1.pdf
 
Description Practitioner Research Programme (PRP) Training -TLANG members & Key Participants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PRP offered training to 16 key participants. This is an established programme at the UoB and is a way to train community members in research skills. Nine key participants of the TLANG team completed the training and received an Open College Network Qualification. Seven of these were awarded at level 2 while two key participants were awarded at level 3. Impact of PRP training include Advances in training through new qualifications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 25th January, 2019. Conference of the Asian Applied Linguistics Association, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Conference presentation. Title: 'Translanguaging in the City' (with Angela Creese).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 11th - 13th, October, 2018. Invited keynote talk. 53rd Annual Congress of ASOCOPI, Cartagena, Colombia, "Exploring Social and Cultural Diversities in ELT"., Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar. Title: 'Translanguaging as Transformative Pedagogy: Education for Superdiversity' (with Angela Creese).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 20th September 2018. Conference presentation. Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication. Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World. September 2018. The University of Edinburgh. Title: 'Translanguaging, Polyphony, Ideology' (with Angela Creese).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 'The story of Tailor F: Seeking asylum in the Northern periphery.' Presentation at The Language Campus, University of Jyväskylä, 20 November 2017 (with Sari Pöyhönen).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 25th January, 2019. Conference of the Asian Applied Linguistics Association, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Conference presentation. Title: 'Translanguaging in the City'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation (team member) Applied Linguistics Seminar Series, Newcastle University (Zhu Hua, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact ABSTRACT:The nature of diaspora is changing in the 21st century. Yet many of the communication issues remain the same. At the heart of it is multilingual and intercultural communication across time and space. This talk discusses some of the core issues of communication between the diaspora and the homeland, the past and the present, the individual and the community, and the sense of belonging and the ascribed category with a detailed analysis of empirical data collected through linguistic ethnography in the Chinese diaspora in Britain and elsewhere. It also highlights the significance of dynamic multilingualism in everyday communication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/news/item/diaspora-multilingual-and-intercultural-communication-across-tim...
 
Description Presentation Translating Cultures/Cultural Encounters Workshop, Senate house, University of London 2015 (Angela Creese, PI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Shared initial findings of phase one of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at BAAL Annual Meeting 2015 (Piotr Wegorowski, Project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation title: Special interpretative framing: Negotiating expertise in translation zones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/events/baal-annual-meeting/
 
Description Presentation at International Association of Forensic Linguistics 12th Biennial Conference (Guangzhou, China) Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Understanding understanding? A first look at some fuzzy understandings of law' International Association of Forensic Linguistics 12th Biennial Conference (Guangzhou, China)
Abstract: Scholars of legal language frequently raise concerns about the 'difficulty' of language which is presented to the public. The two audience dilemma identifies two constituent groups who might use legal texts, legal specialists and lay people, and notes that each has different needs and different levels of experience and expertise (e.g. Heffer 2008:52). It seems self-evident that legal specialists will know more about legal terms than lay people. However binary categorisations on the basis of expertise can oversimplify, despite their usefulness (e.g. Sarangi 2001). This paper suggests that we need to continue to look closely at the contribution of lay people to their own understanding of legal settings. In my previous work, I have examined the knowledge that lay people claim in legal settings and the ways in which they bring that knowledge to bear in legal encounters using approaches grounded in linguistic ethnography and social practices approaches to text. However, in this paper I address the background knowledge that lay people claim, about the law, when they are outside law's immediate environs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at The future for community languages: ideas forum, hosted by the British Academy and supported by the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education and Speak to the Future, the Campaign for Languages 2015 (Angela Creese, PI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This talk engaged with a number of practitioners in the field of languages and Education and extended conversation around this theme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.supplementaryeducation.org.uk/event/the-future-for-community-languages-ideas-forum/
 
Description Presentation at White Rose DTC conference, University of Sheffield (Jessica Bradley, Project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Presentation title: 'Can I sit next to you? Partnership working in applied lingustics'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://wrdtc.ac.uk/
 
Description Presentation at the Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) in the School of Education at the University of Leeds (Jessica Bradley, Project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Language Research, Performance and Creative Arts
By Jessica Bradley, TLANG Doctoral Researcher, University of Leeds

On 16th October 2015 the Centre for Language Education Research (CLER) in the School of Education at the University of Leeds hosted a day-long seminar which focused on current research which crosses over from language to arts and vice versa. The event was co-organised with Lou Harvey, lecturer in TESOL, in conjunction with two of the AHRC's Translating Cultures projects: Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State (RM) and Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Culture Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities (TLANG). TLANG co-investigator James Simpson kindly agreed to act as discussant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/language-research-performance-and-creative-arts/
 
Description Presentation given at The Ethics of Online Research Methods, Research Network for Linguistics in Cardiff (LinC) (Tagg, C., A. Hallak, R. Hu, A. Lyons and Rock, F., team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The talk engaged in theoretical conversations about superdiversity/translanguaging and presented innovative ideas for new methodologies to research in changing city landscapes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/linc/ethics-of-online-research-methods-cfp/
 
Description Presentation given at The Multilingual University Seminar Series, University of Birmingham 2015 (Caroline Tagg & Rachel Hu, team members) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Translating cultures large grant team 3
Bilingual researchers as intermediaries of translation in a research team

(Translation and translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities)

Trying to capture the experience of fieldwork within Birmingham's bustling indoor market, Adrian Blackledge writes in a research vignette, 'This is Mandarin. I cannot understand. Rachel transcribes. I can understand. Teamwork works'. The comment captures the importance of bilingual researchers like Rachel for research teams working in multilingual contexts, and yet (in deliberately foregrounding the immediate relief of being able to understand) downplays the complexities of the translator's role. What does it mean to 'transcribe' and to translate? What does it mean to 'understand'? How is understanding negotiated, performed and contested through the process of translation within a large team project?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://multilingualuniversity.wordpress.com/seminar-4/
 
Description Presentation of conference paper at the University of Aston (Jessica Bradley, Project Doctoral Researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Conference paper title "Researching performance and performing research "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to AAAL conference 2015, Toronto (Professor Li Wei, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The talk engaged in theoretical conversations about superdiversity/translanguaging and presented innovative ideas for new methodologies to research in changing city landscapes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.aaal.org/?page=History
 
Description Presentation to Centre for Globalisation, Education & Social Futures (GESF), Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol (Angela Creese (PI) & Adrian Blackledge CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact ABSTRACT: Communicative repertoires in the city

Professor Adrian Blackledge & Professor Angela Creese

Mosaic Centre for Research on Multilingualism, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The UK is in the midst of an era of demographic shift, driven by globalisation and changing patterns of migration. Many UK cities are now characterised by 'superdiversity', in which not only 'ethnicity', but other variables (e.g. legal status, immigration history, educational background, socio-economic status) influence the composition and trajectories of urban centres. Our research investigates how people communicate in these changing conditions.

We investigate the 'spatial repertoires' (Pennycook and Otsuji, 2015) of the Birmingham Bull Ring Indoor Market and the Library of Birmingham (LOB), and describe the discourses particular to these environments. Taking as our main focus a butcher's stall in the Birmingham markets run by a husband and wife team from Fujian and Malaysia respectively, and a public experience assistance in the LOB with origins in Hong Kong, we consider how interaction occurs within 'contact zones' (Pratt 1991), or 'translation zones' (Apter 2006). Our interest is in the everyday communicative practices of contemporary life in two of the city's best-known meeting places. We investigate how social relationships are kept in good repair (Goffman, 1981) as market traders and their customers, and library staff and visitors negotiate, mime, point, tease, compliment, joke, laugh, haggle, inform, misunderstand, complain, argue, and so on. The market and the library are spaces characterized by communal relations where social contact becomes habitual and frequent. In our analysis of such contact we generate theory out of signs in use and action in superdiverse urban environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/education/events/2015/gesf---multilingualism-seminar-series-1811.html
 
Description Presentation to conference audience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Informal language learning for refugees in arts-based practice.' Invited presentation on invited colloquium 'Multimodality in teaching and research with refugee-background language learners.' AAAL conference, Chicago, USA, 28 March 2018 (with Jessica Bradley).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation, Critical Cultural Translation: Practice more than theory workshop 2015, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (Angela Creese, PI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Seminar on "Translanguaging as practice and pedagogy"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.transnationalmodernlanguages.ac.uk/files/2015/05/SFCritical-Cultural-Translation-programm...
 
Description Presentation: Applied Linguistics Seminar Series, University of Manchester (Zhu Hua, Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies (CTIS) of the University of Manchester invites you all to a seminar by Dr. Zhu Hua which will take place on February 5th 2015 at 2 p.m. in the Kilburn Building, Theatre 1.5. In the seminar she will examine the translanguaging practices among multilingual speakers using the linguistic ethnographic data from two AHRC-funded projects on Chinese and Polish communities. She will highlight the significance of dynamic and flexible multilingualism in everyday communication, multilingual speakers' awareness of the social, cultural and interactional roles and status of different languages in their repertories as well as their multilingual creativity in their communicative practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://intercultural.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/?p=1290
 
Description Radio Islam: James Simpson, TLANG, Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Radio Islam: Two Interviews: on language learning, July 2017; on multilingualism, September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/digital-stories/index.aspx
 
Description Refereed conference paper, TESOL Convention, USA (Jessica Bradley with Mike Baynham Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bradley, J. (2016) (with Mike Baynham, presented by Baynham) Refereed conference paper: 'Researching Marginalised Groups: ethical issues as a potential gatekeeping strategy'. TESOL Convention, Baltimore, USA (April 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.tesol.org/convention2016
 
Description Refereed conference presentation: 'Resemiotisation and creative production: Extending the translanguaging lens'. AAAL2017, Portland, USA. (March 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Refereed conference presentation: 'Resemiotisation and creative production: Extending the translanguaging lens'. AAAL2017, Portland, USA. (March 2017). This was a refereed conference paper, leading to a chapter for an edited book. It has developed the arts-based strand of applied linguistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Referred conference paper Society for Artistic Research, the Netherlands (Jessica Bradley, project doctoral researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bradley, J. (2016) (with Louise Atkinson) Refereed conference paper: 'Writing as Practice, Practice as Writing: Conversations between Art, Linguistics and Ethnography in Digital Space'. Society for Artistic Research, The Hague, The Netherlands (April 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sarconference2016.net/rc/index.html
 
Description Referred conference paper, LLII Conference, Sheffield (Jessica Bradley (Project doctoral researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Bradley, J. (2016) Refereed conference paper: 'Ethical entanglements: collaboration and co-production in language/arts research/practice'. Language, Literacy and Identity International Conference, Sheffield, UK. (July 2016).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/research/csnl/2.17411
 
Description Research conference Birmingham (Zhu Hua) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker. Crossing Boundaries: Diversity and Inclusion (with Angela Creese). Making diversity research everyone's business. Research conference on diversity in collaboration with Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the University of Birmingham, 22nd September, 2017, Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/business/research/creme/events/2017/09/Making-Diversity-Researc...
 
Description Researching Multilingually at Borders, Webinar (Angela Creese, PI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact IUG and RM Borders Online Seminar Series 2015/16
"Crossing borders of foreign language education and translation in Palestine"

18 April 2016: "What is collaborative multilingual research? Reflections on "ways of working"
Presenters: Robert Gibb & Julien D Iglesias (University of Glasgow) - Case Study 3
Angela Creese & 'Translating Cultures' discussants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://researching-multilingually-at-borders.com/?page_id=1375
 
Description Roma dance performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tlang team sponsored a dance perfomance by the Roma Community involved in the Tlang research project, Bloomsbury Festival (October 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bloomsburyfestival.org.uk/
 
Description SHRE 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact '
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.srhe.ac.uk/events/details.asp?eid=333
 
Description Seminar on Researching and Teaching Translingual Practice, Suresh Canagarajah is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Researching and Teaching Translingual Practice

8 September 2014

Seminar in the School of Education, University of Birmingham.

Suresh Canagarajah is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Migration Studies Project at Pennsylvania State University. He has published six books, 39 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 40 chapters in edited volumes. He is invited editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Seminar with Dr Heidi Byrnes, Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Teaching foreign languages at the university level in the age of globalization: Reflections - refractions - reconsiderations

2 September 2014

This seminar with Dr Heidi Byrnes, Distinguished Professor of German at Georgetown University took place in the School of Education, University of Birmingham.

In her presentation she explored how the teaching and learning of foreign languages, as contrasted with second languages, especially English as a second language in many parts of the world, is being challenged by phenomena that we associate with the age of globalization, multilingualism, and multiculturalism.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Seminar: From multilingualism to superdiversity in corpus linguistics: implications for research, Dr Rachelle Vessey from the University of Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact From multilingualism to superdiversity in corpus linguistics: implications for research

30th June 2015

Dr Rachelle Vessey from the University of Newcastle was the speaker at this seminar which was held at the University of Birmingham

This seminar is part of a short series of seminars entitled Language and Diversity: exploring corpus approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Seminar: Mosaic - re-imagining the monolingual classroom through theatre-in-education, Deborah Pakkar-Hull 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Mosaic - re-imagining the monolingual classroom through theatre-in-education

27 February 2015

In this talk at the University of Birmingham, Deborah Pakkar-Hull explored the development of Mosaic- a piece of multilingual participatory theatre for 5 - 8 year olds that toured to schools in 2011. The piece was created by Theatre in Education Company The Play House, and was designed to promote linguistically diverse practices in Birmingham primary schools.

Presented from a practitioner perspective and based on data collected during the touring of Mosaic; primarily audio recordings made of the interactions of six participating pupils - the talk focuses on three significant moments from the performance, examining how participatory theatre pedagogies were successfully employed to promote multilingualism and to begin to challenge a culture of monolingual teaching and learning.

The talk also explored the idea that the participatory approaches adopted in Mosaic,not only mounted a modest challenge to dominant monolingual norms, but also enabled children to explore and perform new social identities in relation to their multilingual resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Seminar: Scalar Approaches to Language, Time and Space: Further Directions, Peter De Costa from Michigan State University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Scalar Approaches to Language, Time and Space: Further Directions

23 April 2015

With speaker Peter De Costa from Michigan State University

Macro-micro models in sociolinguistics have come under criticism recently (e.g., Collins & Slembrouck, 2009) because they offer only a partial understanding of how language resources are mobilized in language practices. Common among these criticisms is the need to move beyond the rather dichotomous reasoning that local language practices are constrained by broader processes and that, conversely, these practices sometimes change global processes. This criticism has generated efforts (e.g., Blommaert & Dong, 2010; Canagarajah, 2013; Collins, 2012; Collins, Wortham & Rhodes, 2012) to better understand the complex temporal and spatial dimensions that underlie language use. In light of the growing interest in scalar-based models, this presentation examined the use of scales to investigate complex, dynamic, on-the-ground realities of language use in a variety of contact zones. The presentation, at the University of Birmingham, aimed to take scalar analysis in new directions, recommending useful social and educational implications, and generating new questions for further investigation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Seminar: The superdiversification of Global English, Professor Christian Mair from Universität Freiburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact From Nigeria and the Bahamas but ... currently living in Belgium: The superdiversification of Global English

18th June 2015

Professor Christian Mair from Universität Freiburg was the speaker at this seminar which was held at the University of Birmingham

This seminar is part of a short series of seminars entitled Language and Diversity: exploring corpus approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/events/previous-events.aspx
 
Description Stockholm University. Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Adrian Blackledge (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Abstract

This paper presents emergent outcomes of a study which investigates how people communicate when they bring different histories, biographies, and trajectories to interaction in contexts of superdiversity. The study is a linguistic ethnography of city neighbourhoods, focusing on a small number of key participants. Taking Goffman as a starting point for analysis the presentation considers how interactions in 'the slop of social life' serve to connect and disconnect people. Analysis relates to conditions of migration, multilingualism and multiculturalism in contemporary cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.biling.su.se/english/
 
Description Structure et Dynamique des Langues (le CNRS, l'INALCO, Paris), Adrian Blackledge (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Language and Superdiversity in Two City Meeting-Places
This paper presents emergent outcomes of a study which investigates how people communicate when they bring different histories, biographies, and trajectories to interaction in contexts of superdiversity. The study is a linguistic ethnography of city neighbourhoods, focusing on a small number of key participants. Taking Goffman as a starting point for analysis the presentation considers how interactions in 'the slop of social life' serve to connect and disconnect people. Analysis relates to conditions of migration, multilingualism and multiculturalism in contemporary cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.vjf.cnrs.fr/sedyl/recherches.php?langue=fr&type=seminaires&programme=pratiques&no_axe=2
 
Description TESOL International Convention 2015, invited panel member (Dr James Simpson (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As the largest organization focused exclusively on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL annually hosts more than 6,500 people from across the United States and around the world at the international convention. Educators at all levels attend to find a productive exchange of ideas and information and to feel the embrace of a dynamic professional community.

International ideas and innovations intersect with Canadian culture in Toronto, one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Speaking 140 different languages, more than half of Toronto's residents were born outside of Canada. The ongoing fusion of cultures continues to enrich Toronto, which local actress Lisa Ray calls, "the most successful social experiment in the world."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.tesol.org/convention2015/
 
Description TLANG Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TLANG blog report 2017-2018
March 2018
Jessica Bradley

Views/visitors by year

Year Visitors Views Likes
2014 312 563 1
2015 1214 2472 4
2016 3506 8463 14
2017 2440 6198 9
2018 474 991 2




1 = 2014
2= 2015
3= 2016
4 = 2017
5 = 2018

Posts by year

Year Posts
2014 11
2015 20
2016 33
2017 16
2018 2


Posts Feb 2017 - March 2018

Date Author Title Subject Views
10/2/17 Jessica Bradley LangScape Curators in Beeston, South Leeds Arts engagement project linked to linguistic landscape and TLANG (Leeds case study) 48
26/3/17 Frances Rock Law workshop Law workshop at Cardiff University 10
18/4/17 Piotr Wegorowski Policy internship - a view from the National Assembly for Wales Internship 41
20/6/17 Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowksi Summer school: Day one TLANG summer school 92
20/6/17 Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowksi Summer school: Day two TLANG summer school 52
21/6/17 Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowksi Summer school: Day three TLANG summer school 126
22/6/17 Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowksi Summer school: Day four TLANG summer school 64
23/6/17 Jessica Bradley and Piotr Wegorowksi Day five TLANG summer school 65
2/7/17 (Jessica Bradley) Erin Moriarty Harrelson and Amandine leMaire #TLANG2017 Mobile Deaf Project: a Deaf Lens TLANG summer school 41
18/7/17 Mike Baynham Text messaging as a language learning opportunity Sports phase (Leeds case study) 113
10/10/17 Adrian Blackledge Summer times Public engagement 22
11/12/17 Caroline Tagg Action in the superdiverse city Public engagement 35
4/2/18 James Simpson Toinen Koti - Other Home Arts-based research 157
12/2/18 Caroline Tagg Language, social media and migration: a TLANG seminar Social media 77

International reach:

2018

Country Views
UK 497
Finland 129
US 80
Switzerland 34
Spain 33
Italy 22
Germany 18
Hong Kong SAR China 17
Greece 13
Turkey 12
Norway 11
South Africa 10
Denmark 10

2017

Country Views
UK 3244
US 691
Finland 207
Poland 206
Canada 156
South Africa 111
Australia 101
Greece 100
Japan 82
Spain 81
France 80
Belgium 74
Italy 71
Norway 69
Brazil 59
India 54
Germany 52
Sweden 50
Indonesia 48
Netherlands 47
Denmark 42
Hong Kong SAR China 40
Saudi Arabia 35
Ireland 32
Latvia 32
Mexico 23
UAE 23
China 23
Switzerland 22
Austria 22
Lebanon 20
Luxembourg 20
Estonia 18
Singapore 17
South Korea 12
Philippines 12
Russia 12
Pakistan 11
New Zealand 11
Malaysia 11
Israel 10
Portugal 10
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/
 
Description TLANG Blog and Twitter accounts 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In the past 12 months the TLANG team have posted 69 Blog articles on the website with 790 views from UK, Poland, USA, Finland, Spain, Greece. With 476 followers on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/
 
Description TLANG Summer School presentation (J Callagahan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Callaghan, J. (2017) Translanguaging and cityscapes. Paper presented at TLang Summer School: Researching Translanguaging: key concepts, methods, and Issues. 19th-23rd June, 2017. University of Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description TLANG Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TLANG Twitter report (@TLANGProject)
March 2018
General statistics
• Followers: 750 (up from 503 in March 2017)
o Potential reach (total no of followers of the Twitter users who have mentioned @TLANGProject in tweets): 1,156,577 people (data from Twitonomy)
• Tweets:
o 1355 tweets sent between 1st July 2014 and March 5th 2018 (a tweet a day)
o 51% of our tweets are retweets, showing our engagement with others
o 405 of our tweets are retweeted (29.89% of all tweets) a total of 1185 times, showing that we are considered a valuable source of information (from Twitonomy).
Twitter audience: general interests


(from Twitter Analytics)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/TLANGProject
 
Description TLANG at Connected Communities Utopias Festival 2016 (Jess Bradley, Leeds University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Taking inspiration from the 500th anniversary of the publication in 1516 in Latin of Thomas More's Utopia, the 2016 Connected Communities Research Festival has the theme of Community Futures and Utopias. From March to June 2016 the Festival is supporting activities across the UK bringing together researchers and communities to creatively explore diverse perspectives on community futures and what 'utopia' means for communities in the 21st Century
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/tlang-at-connected-communities-utopias-festival-2016/
 
Description The XXXIII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Conference Biennial Meeting, (Auckland, New Zealand) [Invited paper] Frances Rock (Project CI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Managing Southern Ocean fisheries to protect other ecosystem services' with Simeon Hill, Rachel Cavanagh, Susie Grant, Jose Xavier, Eugene Murphy, Phil Trathan (Presented by Simeon Hill of the British Antarctic Survey)
The XXXIII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Conference Biennial Meeting, (Auckland, New Zealand) [Invited paper]
Abstract: The crustaceans and finfish of the Southern Ocean are a globally significant resource and fishing is one of few direct income-generating activities that take place in the Antarctic. The Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources requires decision makers to ensure that fisheries do not compromise ecological relationships or cause irreversible damage to the ecosystem. These requirements effectively mandate the protection of other ecosystem services (i.e. the benefits that mankind obtains from Antarctic ecosystems). These services include the tangible climate regulating role of the healthy, functioning ecosystem and its less tangible but still important "intrinsic value". The fisheries management strategies that are necessary to meet the Convention's requirements must be based on high quality scientific evidence, but they also require information about how people benefit from ecosystem services. The debate over the Antarctic krill fishery illustrates the different ways that people perceive these benefits: Some claim that the fishery is a model of ecosystem-based management which balances the needs of the fishery against those of krill predators while others claim that it exemplifies unsustainable fishing. We explore the perceptions of ecosystem services that underpin these opinions, and the associated aspirations for the future state of the ecosystem. We focus on four sectors with an interest in the krill fishery: the fishing industry, conservation organisations, scientists and the media. Despite the apparent polarity, all sectors share an interest in improving the management of the fishery. Their specific ideas provide information which scientists and fishery managers can use to identify the ecosystem states and management objectives that are relevant to the ecosystem services that people value. Antarctic ecosystems are under pressure from climate change and growing global consumption but the management objectives for these ecosystems remain poorly defined. We suggest that the identification of appropriate objectives is now a priority which requires unprecedented cooperation between decision makers, scientists, and beneficiaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scar.org/scarmeetings/conferences
 
Description Tlang Project Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AHRC funded Tlang project blog, which is regularly updated and disseminated to a wide academic and non-academic audience, raising awareness of and promoting the research both nationally and internationally. It also provides a platform for important debates. We launched the blog in 2014 and our 'views' have grown from 524 in 2014 to 2267 in 2015. We have visitors from 21 countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/
 
Description Tlang Project E-seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The title of the seminar was: Metrolingualism, Translation, Translanguaging

The e-seminar set out to engage an international collection of different participants including students, professional practitioners (teachers, educators, lecturers) and researchers in themes emerging from the project including 'commonplace diversity', 'conviviality' and cosmopolitanism.
The e-seminar recruited 83 new members or 11% of the total membership The group Linguistic Ethnography Forum reported it as a 'major recruiting tool, with wide interest'.
The starting point for discussion was the first chapter of a book 'Metrolingualism: Language in the City' by Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji, published by Routledge in 2015. The text, made available courtesy of the publisher, was distributed to all list members on the 13th April. In their chapter, Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the term metrolingualism to describe everyday language practices in relation to urban space. As a result of long ethnographic work in Sydney and Tokyo, they demonstrate the everydayness of multilingual practices in a city. In doing so, Pennycook and Otsuji, focused on workers in a produce market, which corresponds to one of the Tlang project sites - the Birmingham Bullring Indoor Market.

Following the two texts - the book chapter and the response - the e-seminar opened for general discussion on the 20th April. In total, 19 members made their contributions. Participants in discussion were asked not to exceed 1000 words. The contributors came from all over the world, including Australia, North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. The themes addressed by the participants included the issues of transcription, the changing nature of spaces where linguistic practices take place, as well as the question of diversity. Following Creese and Blackledge, a number of people also expressed the view that the focus on the city might be limiting. Others also pointed out the importance of gesture. Another point of discussion was viewing languages as social constructs, which has implications for our understanding of multilingualism. Alastair Pennycook and Emi Otsuji also joined in the discussion at some point, reacting to some of the remarks a number of participants had, especially with regards to making the city the foci of analysis.
After a lively discussion the e-seminar closed on the 1st May. It was a great opportunity for people from around the globe to exchange views on some of the most current research in the area and make some valid contributions. Given the wide audience of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, the e-seminar managed to create an interest in some of the concepts explored by the Translation and Tralnslanguaging project and gave it a great visibility internationally. The contributions can also be still accessed on the mailing list archive as a great resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lingethnog.org/2015/04/10/2015-e-seminar-metrolingualism-translation-translanguaging-led-...
 
Description Tlang Project Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AHRC funded Translanguaging Project website promoting the research activities and objectives of the project and its team. Visitors have access to all project outputs in the form of working papers, films, poems, digitally recorded presentations of visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/tlang/index.aspx
 
Description Toinen Koti - Other Home (James Simpson, TLANG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Toinen Koti - Other Home
James Simpson writes about a documentary theatre production with refugees, which he watched on a recent visit to Finland in November 2017.

How can you understand home, as a displaced, dislocated, newly-arrived refugee? How does it feel to be faced with finding a new way to belong? How can you express your belonging and non-belonging, your not-yet-belonging and no-longer-belonging? And how can expressions of belonging be heard, become audible, be told so as to be listened to?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://tlangblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/toinen-koti-other-home/
 
Description Utopias Fair, Somerset House, London (Jessica Bradley TLANG Project doctoral researcher) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Utopias Fair, Somerset House, June 2016 (Bradley, Migration and Home Project)

TLANG stand, Migration and Home art activity and performance, public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/utopia-2016
 
Description • (with Louise Atkinson) Refereed plenary presentation: 'Meaning making and collaborative ethnography in transdisciplinary arts'. National Association for Fine Art Education Conference, University of Coventry, UK. (March 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary at annual conference of National Association for Fine Art Education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • (with Samuel McKay) Invited research seminar: 'How does arts practice engage with narratives of migration from refugees and asylum seekers? Lessons from 'utopia''. Performance and Cultural Industries Postgraduate Research Seminar, University of Leeds, UK. (May 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited seminar for the School of Performance and Cultural Industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • Convener (with Lou Harvey) and chair of Local Organising Committee's Invited Colloquium: 'Creative Inquiry and Applied Linguistics'. Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Leeds, UK. (September 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited colloquium for BAAL conference on applied linguistic and creative inquiry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • Invited panellist: 'Ethnography and Modern Languages workshop'. AHRC Open World Research Initiative, Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and AHRC Translating Cultures workshop, Institute for Modern Languages Research, London, UK. (November 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel on ethnography and modern languages research at IMLR. Invited speaker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description • Refereed symposium presentation: 'Packaging heritage: Language, space and the business proposal'. WUN Symposium, The role of heritage in migration and displacement, UMASS, Amherst, USA. (May 2017). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Refereed plenary for WUN seminar. Invited and funded. Leading to collaboration with colleagues working across migration areas at UMASS Amherst.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017