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Matras and Villa-García talk bilingualism

May 25, 2021 by

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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 […]

Villa-García blogs

May 12, 2021 by

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Check out Julio Villa-García’s contribution to the SALC Making a Difference blog. Julio’s blogpost, titled “Bilingualism Series – No Child Left Monolingual”, discusses a new series of talks on the subject of multilingualism, hosted by Instituto Cervantes of Manchester & Leeds. The series features some familiar names, so stay tuned for more updates. The blogpost […]

Khoi on the NSFP podcast

January 21, 2021 by

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PhD student Anh-Khoi Nguyen was a guest on the Not Safe for Publication (NFSP) podcast, a podcast about PhD life run by a group of PGR Researcher in our School. Click here to hear Khoi talk about his research, and also about language, linguistics, life, love and Manchester.

Villa-García on “Living bilingually”

April 30, 2020 by

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Earlier in April, LEL’s Julio Villa-García gave an an invited lecture at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester and Leeds, as part of the Panhispanic Studies Series. The topic of the lecture was “Living Bilingually”, and the lecture was delivered synchronously on Zoom. If you missed it, do not despair, because the recording is now publicly […]

Anh Khoi Nguyen in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

April 14, 2020 by

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PhD student, Anh Khoi Nguyen, has just had a paper published in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. The paper is on “Space and time in Vietnamese heritage language maintenance”, and it’s discussing maintenance of Vietnamese as heritage language in Manchester. You can read the paper here.

Antonella Sorace at LEL seminar

February 14, 2020 by

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Next Tuesday, 18th February 2020, we will have Antonella Sorace from the University of Edinburgh giving a paper on “Reconceptualizing native language attrition in bilinguals as natural language change” in SamAlex A101 at 4.15pm. Below is a short teaser: “Native language (L1) attrition in adult bilinguals is frequently interpreted as language loss. Recent research on […]

Postcard from Julio

July 15, 2019 by

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Julio is in sunny Spain, where he has kept busy spreading the gospel of language diversity. He has been consulted about multilingualism and code switching by just about every media outlet in the country, and he has collected enough newspaper cutouts with his face on to wallpaper his office once he’s back.

Faith and linguistic diversity. A celebration at the Manchester Cathedral

June 24, 2019 by

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Multilingual Manchester are hosting an event to celebrate faith and language diversity tomorrow, on 25 June 2019, 6:30pm-9pm, at Manchester Cathedral. Here’s what they tell us about the event: “Join us to celebrate the threads of language, faith and culture that are woven through Manchester life. Take part in open conversations in themed workshops, listen to […]

‘Made in Manchester’

June 10, 2019 by

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Manchester’s language diversity was celebrated today at the Central Library with the launch of the multilingual poem ‘Made in Manchester’ — which includes contributions from school pupils and residents in 64 languages (of which around half were collected by LEL students working with Multilingual Manchester). The Central Library is hosting an exhibit featuring the poem. […]

Multilingual Manchester debating policy in the House of Commons

May 29, 2019 by

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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 […]