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MEITS panel at The Society for French Studies 2017 Conference in Durham

Members of strands 2 and 3 working on sociolinguistic approaches to multilingualism in French and francophone contexts presented their research as part of the Society for French Studies’ annual conference in Durham on the 4th of July, providing an opportunity to publicise the MEITS project in the wider academic community.

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Strand 2 workshop: European experiences of ‘good’ language and ‘bad’ language

On 6th and 7th July, Strand 2 of the MEITS project played host to a workshop organised by strand lead Nicola McLelland at the University of Nottingham. The workshop, entitled 'One rule for home, one rule for school? European experiences of 'good' language, 'bad language', and (the) standard language ideology in multilingual communities past and present', brought together researchers working in diverse multilingual contexts across Europe in which questions of language standardisation and language ideologies are of central importance.

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Languages Improving Lives

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Workshop for community language teachers

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Debate over Irish language is central to power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland

Dr. Deirdre Dunlevy, research fellow on strand 3, and Prof. Mícheal Ó Mainnín, co-investigator on strand 3, recently published an article in The Conversation discussing the role of the Irish language in the current political negotiations in Northern Ireland.

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Strand 3 workshop: Researching Language in the City

On the 2nd and 3rd of June, Strand 3 of the MEITS project hosted a conference workshop in the University of Southampton, organised by Prof. Clare Mar Molinero, on ‘Researching Language in the City: Exploring methodological and theoretical concepts’.

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Launch of the Languages, Society & Policy journal at the British Academy in London

On 23 May MEITS celebrated the successful launch of its languages policy journal, Languages, Society & Policy (LSP), at an event generously hosted by the British Academy in London. Edited by a multidisciplinary team, LSP is a unique online resource which publishes the latest academic peer-reviewed research in jargon-free, short and accessible papers explaining language findings from the fields of linguistics, modern languages, cultural studies, neuroscience, psychology and education.

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