Cortege Tilbrug University

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1) asylum 2.0 and the implication of the internet for the process of asylum seeking practices and the politics of suspicion


2) the institutional responses to super-diversity in urban and non-urban spaces across Europe


3) language, identity and super-diversity in regular primary school classrooms and classrooms for the reception of young third country nationals.


4) e-citizenship apprenticeship, e-inclusion/exclusion through CEFR based applied assessment in the L2 classroom.


Language Globalisation and Superdiversity (MA)

Advancements in Ethnography (MA Res)

The Sociolinguistics of Globalisation (MA Res)

Research Methodology: Interviewing Techniques and Ethnographic Fieldwork (MA)

Discourse and Media Theory (BA)

Digital Literacies (BA)

Doing Research: Skills (BA)

Master thesis circle MCD: Superdiversity and practices of Integration




Spotti, M. (2018). "It's all about naming things right": The Paradox of Web Truths in the Belgian Asylum-Seeking Procedure. In: Gill, N. & A. Good (eds.) Asylum Determination in Europe - Ethnographic Perspectives. London: Palgrave, 69-90

Garcia, O., Flores, N. & M. Spotti (2017) (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Arnaut, K. M. Sif Karrebaek, J. Blommaert & M. Spotti (2017) (eds.) Engaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Arnaut, K. & M. Spotti (2015) Superdiversity Discourse. The International Encyclopedia of Language and Social Interaction. Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118611463.wbielsi13.

Spotti, M. (2011). Ideologies of Success for Superdiverse Citizens: the Dutch Testing Regime for Integration and the Online Private Sector. In: Blommaert, J. Rampton, B. & M. Spotti (Eds.) Language and Superdiversity - Special issue of Diversities Journal Vol.13 (2), 39 - 52. Max Plank/UNESCO.

Recent publications

  1. Have you ever been rejected

    Spotti, M. (2017). Have you ever been rejected: on the morals of identity rejection in an asylum seeking centre. Diggit Magazine.
  2. You are what you speak

    Spotti, M. (2017). You are what you speak: on contested phonemes and the politics of suspicion. Diggit Magazine.
  3. Integration, Testing and Knowledge

    Spotti, M. (2017). Integration, Testing and Knowledge. Diggit Magazine.
  4. Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Globalization and Superdiversity

    Blommaert, J., & Spotti, M. (2017). Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Globalization and Superdiversity: Toward Sociolinguistic Repertoires. In O. Garcia, N. Flores, & M. Spotti (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society (pp. 161-178). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. Beyond languages, beyond modalities

    Kusters, A., Spotti, M., & Swanwick, R. (2017). Beyond languages, beyond modalities: Transforming the Study of Semiotic Repertoires. International Journal of Multilingualism, 14(3).

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