Translation and Translanguaging research project launch

G12 Main Lecture Theatre University House Birmingham Business School
Friday 18 July 2014 (10:30-16:30)

For further details contact: Jaspreet Kaur Takhi (

TLANG launch

‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’

This research project is a collaboration between academic researchers, non-academic partners, and community stakeholders. It is also a partnership between four UK universities and the private, public and third sectors. It aims to understand how people communicate multilingually across diverse languages and cultures.

The day will be organised around the theme of multilingualism in business, sport, law, heritage and education. Key speakers will include:

  • Gautam Malkani, author
  • Professors Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese, MOSAIC Centre for Research into Multilingualism, University of Birmingham
  • Irene Yoong-Henery, Chief Executive Officer, Ian Herery Solicitors Ltd
  • Gisela Stuart MP Edgbaston
  • Dr Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen
  • Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper (Curator) of Islamic and contemporary Middle East, The British Museum
  • Joanne Hanley, Senior Manager Strategy, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Steve Brittan, Managing Director, BSA Machine Tools
  • Professor Christina Schaeffner, Aston University
  • Nimrod Ben-Cnaan, Head of Policy and Profile, Law Centres Network
  • Shaheen Bi, Head of Research, Sporting Equals
  • Don Flynn, Director, Migrants’ Rights Network
  • Jayne Magee, Director of Operations, Business in the Community West Midlands
  • Rachael Marsh, Head of Casework, Lawworks
  • David Potts, Head of Learning Resources, The Library of Birmingham
  • Gail Walters, Head of Community Engagement, Midland Heart
  • Toby Watley, Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust  

Registration has now closed for this event. Please contact Jaspreet Kaur Takhi direct if you wish to attend and have not registered

Download the conference programme (PDF, 578KB)

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities