Babylon, Center for the Study of Superdiversity



Linguistic diversity and asylum

October 26-27, 2017

Conference at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen, Germany

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Babylon Multicultural Discourses

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Masterclass prof.dr. Guus Extra on linguistic diversity in multicultural societies, Anéla, Utrecht University

23 June 2017, 14:00-17:00

Attendance is free, but registration beforehand is obligatory! First come, first served.

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Tope Omoniyi (1956-2017)

Tope Omoniyi

It is with regret that we have learned that professor Tope Omoniyi (University of Roehampton) passed away at the age of 61. Omoniyi was a distinguished sociolinguist, active in a variety of fields, including language and migration, tourism and religion. We convey our deepest sympathies to Omoniyi's family and loved ones.

IRiS Summer School 2017: Researching migration and integration in an era of superdiversity

Brussels, 12th June - 16th June 2017

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) is hosting its first summer school in Brussels in June 2017. The focus will be on examining drivers of, and responses to migration in an era of unprecedented flows into and across Europe. The programme will also provide an introduction to research methodologies designed to support policymakers, practitioners and academics who are working within migration and related fields.

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Engaging Superdiversity Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices

Edited by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif Karrebæk, Massimiliano Spotti and Jan Blommaert

This book is the fruition of five years' work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond.

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