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The intellectual genesis of this course rests on the efforts brought forward in the field of language and society by the InCoLaS (International Consortium on Language and Superdiversity). In so doing students are invited to disect and re-think given concepts such as: language, culture, identity, ethnicity, speech community and native speakerhood, all of which are here tackled from a post-structuralist critical angle.
The course is on a tutorial basis whereby reading before class and being ready to debate critically the concepts that will be tackled each week is essential,
Having followed the course Language, Globalisation and Superdiversity
The course brings together some of the most recent work developed in the field of globalisation, migration and communication studies using as an umbrella term that of 'language and superdiversity'. After an introduction on the concepts of superdiversity and its reason d'etre in sociolinguistics, students will be confronted with the elements of an emerging perspective on the study of communication, e.g. classroom multilingualism, ways of fashioning someone's speech, online memes, categorisation combined with social class, translation and - last but not least - institutional inclusion and exclusion in the process of entering a new host country while requesting asylum.