Postgraduate workshop on “Sociolinguistic research on transnationalism”

Postgraduate workshop on “Sociolinguistic research on transnationalism”

The Centre for Applied Language Studies and School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick invites you to a one day workshop on sociolinguistic research on transnationalism to be delivered by Dr Brook Bolander of the University of Hong Kong.
 
To register for the event, please follow the link below:
 

Postgraduate workshop on “Sociolinguistic research on transnationalism”

Dr Brook Bolander, the University of Hong Kong

In this one-day workshop open to MA and PhD students, we will address the sociolinguistics of researching transnationalism, via a focus on epistemological and methodological challenges. This will entail thinking about the meanings of transnationalism (for example compared to globalization), sociolinguistics’ current interest in transnationalism (online in digital spaces as well as offline), and possible methodologies for researching transnationalism (for example via online and offline ethnography). In doing so, we will also reflect upon how different approaches to and understandings of transnationalism require us to carefully think about which theoretical frameworks and methodologies might best enable us to answer our research questions.

The workshop will consist of three parts (total six hours). In the first part, we will discuss two texts on transnationalism, which you will be asked to read as preparation (see preparatory readings below). In the second part, I will introduce data examples from my own research on the role of English for the transnational Ismaili community, and we will discuss possible ways of analyzing the data. In the third part, students working on topics related to transnationalism and globalization (online and/or offline) will be encouraged to present their own work (five minute summary along with key challenge/interest/question to discuss). Students researching topics which are not related to transnationalism or the sociolinguistics of globalization, but who still wish to present their research and receive feedback are also welcome to do so.

WHEN
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (IST)
 
WHERE
Graduate Attributes Hub - Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Limerick