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Why Language and Migration?

An event organised by the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism

Polarisation over migration continues to divide the world. Currently, the 27 countries of the EU are fiercely contesting a new pact on asylum and migration where biases around race, religion and ethnicity are at the heart of debates about values, identity and language.

Join Tony Capstick, author of Language and Migration, in conversation with five international scholars as they each respond to the question why language and migration?

This event will take place as a Zoom webinar. Please register via form below and you will receive an email with joining instructions closer to the event date.

Register here: https://bit.ly/34ZISlp


Anna De Fina, Professor of Italian Language and Linguistics, Italian Department, Georgetown University

Tony Capstick, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, University of Reading

Ruth Wodak, Emerita Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies, Lancaster University

Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen, Professor in Applied Linguistics, Department of Education, University of Bath

James Simpson, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Leeds

CHAIR: Ludovica Serratrice, University of Reading

DATE: Monday 7 December 2020 – 3pm (UK)


7 December 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
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