Natasha Ringblom is a member of the COST Action New Speakers network, from Stockholm University.
Here, she gives us a brief overview of her research on new speakers:
Recently, the FilmG awards, otherwise known as the ‘Gaelic Oscars,’ were held in Glasgow. Although you might not see the likes of Meryl Streep or Brad Pitt there, in the world of Scottish Gaelic Film and TV, it is no less important. This year, two of the winning films in the Open Competition — Gàidheal Gu Luath and Cheating Our Language — both centred on new speakers of Gaelic.
Anon. Voice from the Camp
This was written by someone with refugee status living in one of the AZC camp in the Netherlands.
I’ve been in the Netherlands for the past year, and in that time I have lived in five different Camps. Following are the difficulties that I experienced and observed during my course of learning the Dutch language being in the camp while getting transferred from one Camp to another.
This Research Impact in Action workshop seeks to address the question of how scholars working at the intersection of law and sociolinguistics can contribute to shaping professional practice and policy and create on the ground impact within the field of migration and asylum. In this small event we aim to have presentations on grounded research related to refugees and asylum processes. Through workshops titled ‘Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice’ and Workshop: ‘Voice and Research Impacts’ we will discuss how to create impact in policy and practice through collaboration between different stakeholder groups and academics in the fields of law and socio-linguistics.