Browsing All Posts filed under »language policy and planning«

Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

May 25, 2021 by

Comments Off on Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

The second instalment of the Bilingualism Series hosted by Instituto Cervantes (see previous post) will feature two LEL linguists discussing bilingualism, multilingualism, and language contact. Professor Emeritus Yaron Matras will be interviewed on these topics by Julio Villa-García. The interview, titled “Bilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities”, is scheduled for Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 6pm BST, and […]

Matras in The Guardian

June 20, 2019 by

Comments Off on Matras in The Guardian

Yaros Matras has been quoted by The Guardian earlier this week, commenting on the controversial use of language tests by the Home Office in asylum cases: “There’s been suggestions from academics and activists that the use of language analysis is a political way of excluding people. I’ve certainly found there is that risk because there’s […]

Multilingual Manchester debating policy in the House of Commons

May 29, 2019 by

Comments Off on Multilingual Manchester debating policy in the House of Commons

Multilingual Manchester are campaigning for a new policy that promotes and protects multilingualism in the UK. One of the points is to modify the upcoming 2021 Census, such that respondents can list more than one language that they frequently use at home. This will be a key source of data on UK’s language diversity, and […]