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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Network meeting
University House

Tuesday 28 January
Learn more about the ED&I Network activities currently being worked on at Warwick. Open to all staff; view the agenda and register.

MITN Seminar: Language, Migration and Identity: Contemporary Urban Vernacular French
Social Sciences A1.11

Prof. Janice Carruthers - Queens University Belfast - 'Language, Migration and Identity: Contemporary Urban Vernacular French'

This paper forms part of the research on language and identity in a large interdisciplinary project funded by the AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative (OWRI): ‘Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies’. I will start by outlining the aims, objectives and shape of the full MEITS project, explaining how the work of the Queen’s strand relates to the broader research questions. I will focus on one particular dimension of our work, i.e. research on Contemporary Urban Vernacular French. I will outline the nature of the linguistic and social characteristics normally associated with this variety of French and will explain the methodology and theoretical framework for our study. The core of the paper will analyse listener perceptions in relation to speakers of CUV French, with a particular focus on questions of migration and multilingualism but also including the role of other speaker variables such as age, gender and regional origin. Drawing on Eckert’s (2008) concept of ‘indexical fields’, I will explore the possible indexical meanings of a number of linguistic features, and combinations of features, interrogating their relationship with questions of perceived identity in multilingual urban environments.

Buddy scheme social event
sports hub

Tuesday 28 January
Looking to meet like-minded people with an enthusiasm for living an active lifestyle? Whatever your interests, Warwick Sport’s Buddy Scheme will have something for you. Open to all, whether you’re a beginner or regularly participate in your activity or sport.