Free to attend conference: Translation and Translanguaging
MOSAIC are pleased to announce the launch of the research project ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’. This project is funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism at the University of Birmingham.
The Launch Conference will be held at the University of Birmingham Business School on 18th July.
The day is organised around the theme of multilingualism in business, sport, law, heritage and education. The interdisciplinary research programme will generate new knowledge about how people interact in diverse cities. The research findings will inform policy locally, nationally, and internationally.
The 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.
You are warmly invited to attend the conference. All delegates should register by sending an email to Jaspreet Kaur Takhi (email@example.com). They must do this by Friday 4 July 2014.
10:30 – 11:00 Registration – Business School Reception
11:00 – 11:15 Welcome
Professor Ian Grosvenor
Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement, University of Birmingham
Professor Angela Creese, Principal Investigator, ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four cities’, MOSAIC Centre for Research into Multilingualism, University of Birmingham
Session One Chair: Professor Li Wei, Birkbeck, University of London
11:15 – 11:30 Gautam Malkani
How literature shows us that there is nothing authentic about slang
11:30 – 12:15 Professors Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese, MOSAIC Centre for Research into Multilingualism, University of Birmingham
Language and social diversity
12:15 – 12:30 Irene Yoong-Henery, Chief Executive Officer at Ian Henery Solicitors Ltd
The value of multilingualism in legal representation
12:30 – 12:45 Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
Research-based policy for a successful society
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch
Session Two Chair: Professor Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham
1:30 – 2:00 Dr Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen
Fighters, girls and other identities – Integration through sports?
2:00 - 2:15 Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper (Curator) of Islamic and contemporary Middle East, The British Museum
Engaging with the cultures of Islam and the Middle East, why language is important
2:15 – 2:30 Joanne Hanley, Senior Manager Strategy, Lloyds Banking Group
Multilingualism in global business
2:30 – 2:45 Steve Brittan, Managing Director, BSA Machine Tools
Culture and languages in business
2:45 – 3:15 Professor Christina Schaeffner, Aston University
Translanguaging as translation, translation as translanguaging: Conceptualisation and metalanguage
Session Three Chair: Dr. Lisa Goodson, University of Birmingham
3:15 – 4:15 Multilingualism: Interdisciplinary perspectives
- 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 Museum and Art Gallery
Discussants: Professor Mike Baynham, University of Leeds and Dr Frances Rock, Cardiff University
4:15 – 4:30 Professor Charles Forsdick
James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool, AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow, 'Translating Cultures’
G12 Lecture Theatre, The Business School, University of Birmingham