Research sites

These superdiverse wards in four cities in England and Wales will provide a range of sites in which we will observe language in use in and beyond institutional settings.

Multiple languages and varieties are in daily use in superdiverse cities. The multilingual speakers who have institutional roles and make regular use of digital and online technologies will provide access to communicative interactions in public, private, and digital spaces. 

Stratford and New Town, London

Stratford and New Town, London

Stratford Broadway

 

Resident population 2011

17,768

 

% born outside UK

 

55%

 

% ethnic group not white British

 

79%

 

% main language not English/Welsh

 

37%

 

Main languages other than English/ Welsh

 

Bengali, Polish, Portuguese

 

Ladywood, Birmingham

Ladywood, Birmingham

Chamberlain Gardens, Ladywood (Image by BPM Media) 

 

Resident population 2011

 

30,133

 

% born outside UK

 

37%

 

% ethnic group not white British  

 

60%

 

% main language not English/Welsh

 

26%

 

Main languages other than English/ Welsh

 

Chinese, Polish, Farsi, Arabic

 

Gipton and Harehills, Leeds

Gipton and Harehills, Leeds

Terrace housing in Harehills

 

Resident population 2011

 

27,078

 

% born outside UK

 

34%

 

% ethnic group not white British

  

64%

 

% main language not English/Welsh

 

41%  

Main languages other than English/ Welsh

 

Urdu, Bengali, Panjabi, Polish

 

Cathays, Cardiff

 Cathays, Cardiff

Minny Street, Cathays (Image Copyright Jaggery)

 

Resident population 2011

 

 19,870

 

% born outside UK

 

 24%

 

% ethnic group not white British  

 

 22%

 

% main language not English/Welsh

 

 15%

 

Main languages other than English/ Welsh

 

Arabic, Polish, Greek, Malay