Language and Culture sub-theme: informal lunchtime Conversation

Is your research concerned with the connections between how we communicate and the cultures and worlds we create?

If so then we strongly encourage you to join us for our next Language and Culture’ sub-theme (net)working lunch where we will have  an informal conversation about questions relevant to Language & Culture and where you can find out more about members’ current and future research projects.

The event will begin with an interactive conversation with Angela Creese, Professor of Linguistic Ethnography at the University of Stirling.

Language and Culture sub-theme background

Members of Language and Culture group are interested in how people of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, worldviews, past memories, present practices and future visions meet and engage with their differences. 

The group brings together linguists, artists, philosophers, educators and others to examine how these aesthetic and ethical questions play out in the practical tasks of communal meaning making across diverse domains of social life: in schools, workplaces and families, in markets and service encounters, in music and dance rehearsal rooms, theatres, museums, art galleries, and in local communities and digital spaces.

We use a wide range of analytical tools of linguistics (especially ethnography of communication, discourse analytic approaches, narrative inquiry, oral history, corpus linguistics and philosophical inquiry) to produce understandings of what it takes to build inclusive civil societies.

This group is part of the larger University Culture Theme, the main aim of which is to foster interdiscipinary links accross the University around shared research interests. 

To register to attend this event please email Maggie Kubanyiova

Lunch is taking place: Lyddon Terrace SR (G.09b) House no 20