Location: London, UK
Date: 3 April 2017
(New) Speakers in multilingual contexts: towards a sociolinguistics of the speaker
We would like to invite you to attend a public round-table discussion.
The roundtable is part of a larger discussion taking place within our European network on New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe within the intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). In our Action we have been using the “new speaker” label as a lens through which to understand the linguistic practices of multilingual speakers who, by engaging with languages other than their “native” or “national” language(s), need to cross existing social boundaries, re-evaluate their own levels of linguistic competence and creatively (re)structure their social practices to adapt to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.