Conference CFP: Approaches to Migration, Language & Identity

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CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS: APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE, MIGRATION, AND IDENTITY 2021 – INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
[LINK TO THE OFFICIAL CFP – https://amli2021.org]

The conference is organized by the School of Media, Arts, and Humanities of the University of Sussex

The conference welcomes papers addressing any aspect of the intersection between migration, language and identity whether focussed on migration discourses, language practices, legal policy or the ideologies embedded and revealed within them. They also welcome reflexive work which challenges and advances how we investigate these topics, and work which highlights potential impact and proposes methods for stakeholder involvement.

The conference is conceived as an interdisciplinary event and we warmly invite abstract submissions for papers addressing language and identity in relation to migration from colleagues across a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: education, intercultural communication, law, literary studies, linguistics, geography, history, memory studies, migration studies, psychology, sociology, translation studies. They also warmly welcome contributions from colleagues working outside academia. Topics of interest include:

Representation

  • Migration and un/belonging
  • Language, national identity and the Other
  • Interrogating categorisation of migrants
  • Representing migration from the perspective of departure country
  • Framing privileged migration
  • Self-representation of migration
  • Migrant-authored literary practice and identity
  • Cross-linguistic analysis of migration discourses
  • Metaphor in representations of migration
  • Integration as a two-way process and concept

Language practices

  • Language and superdiverse contexts
  • Language contact: practices and attitudes
  • Migration and intercultural communication
  • Migration and translation
  • Educational practices and migration
  • Heritage languages and identity

Policy and impact

  • Language testing and citizenship
  • Language policy and citizenship
  • The language of migration policy
  • Discursive criminalisation of migration
  • Creating impact – case-studies and experiences
  • Working with stakeholders in investigating language, migration and identity
  • Identification of areas where impact is needed

Historical perspectives

  • Historical analyses of representation, practice and policy in relation to migration
  • Language, migration and memory
  • Memorialisation of migration
  • Narratives of distant travels

Reflexivity

  • Decolonising the study of language and identity in relation to migration
  • New interdisciplinary methods for investigating language, migration and identity
  • Approaches to the study of language and migration (critiques / comparisons)

For more information regarding the conference, please visit their official website at https://amli2021.org.

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