BAAL-CUP seminar on 'Conceptualizing multilingualism under globalization: membership claims, social categories and emblems of authenticity'

Posted on Tuesday 18th June 2013

Hosted by IRiS and the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism at the School of Education and organised by Professor Angela Creese, the seminar explored recent research which questions the stability of social categories such as language, community, and ethnicity in contexts of globalization and multilingualism. 

Our English language lecturer, Dr Caroline Tagg, gave a paper exploring how social categories are recreated, negotiated and contested in disembodied and semi-public social media contexts as individuals seek to ensure a sense of 'authenticity' and connect with others.

For more details, see: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/superdiversity-institute/events/2013/06/conceptualizing-multilingualism.aspx