Meet the Researchers Open Lecture Series (for schools and public): "Tales from the diaspora: Language and identity in second-generation South Asian Britons"
|Dates:||4 November 2015|
|Times:||17:30 - 18:30|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
A talk by Sheena Kalayil (University Language Centre) - part of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures open lecture series "Meet the Researchers".
My target group are professional South Asians who have married out of their ethnic and linguistic group. I chose to focus on this group as they are currently under-represented in linguistic studies, and because I was interested in the relationship these ostensibly assimilated members of UK society had with their Heritage Languages. Further, I wanted to investigate the role that the Heritage Language now played in their lives as parents of dual-heritage children. I use a narrative approach, an umbrella term used to describe research which uses oral or written life-stories as data. In my case, I have elicited narratives from my participants through semi-structured interviews. I am analysing this data through two approaches: through a thematic analysis of certain discourse features, and through a close look at how the narratives are jointly-constructed within the interview.
Free of charge, but please book a place via our website: http://man.ac.uk/9mTV30
PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM CHANGE: The lecture is now in the Samuel Alexander Building, room A7!
Role: Senior English Language Tutor & PhD researcher
Organisation: University Language Centre
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building