Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World

Law Building Board Room
International, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Thursday 8th March 2018 (11:00-13:00)
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Pelourinho, Salvador de Bahia

Emeritus Professor Marilyn Martin Jones from the School of Education will be joined by two of her collaborators from Brazil, Professor Marilda Cavalcanti and Associate Professor Terzinha Maher, both from the University of Campinas, to present on their ongoing research in Brazil and to launch their recently published book, 'Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World.' 

Their research and presentation will highight a new approach to the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, challenging long-held perceptions about a monolingual Brazil by exploring the different policies, language resources, ideologies and social identities that have emerged in the country’s contemporary plurilingual landscape. Their publicaion elucidates the country’s linguistic history to demonstrate its evolution to its present state, a country shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces both locally and globally, and explores different facets of today’s plurilingual Brazil, including youth on the margins and their cultural and linguistic practices; the educational challenges of socially marginalized groups; and minority groups’ efforts to strengthen languages of identity and belonging.  Their work incorporates theoretical frameworks from other disciplines to provide a comprehensive picture of the social, political, and cultural dynamics at play in multilingual Brazil, with this event being of particular interest to scholars, researchers and students in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies, and Latin American studies.

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