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We are Tilburg University


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. A peek into Salvini's taxonomy of migration

    Spotti, M. (2019). A peek into Salvini's taxonomy of migration. Diggit Magazine, 1-4. https://www.diggitmagazine.com/column/peek-salvinis-taxonomy-migration
  2. Interactional regimes of sociolinguistic behaviour - An ethnographic …

    Spotti, M. (2019). Interactional regimes of sociolinguistic behaviour: An ethnographic exploration of the scales at play across the spaces of an asylum-seeking centre. (pp. 1-24). (Max Planck Working Papers; Vol. 19, No. 6).
  3. New speakers of new and old languages - an investigation into the gap…

    Spotti, M., Kroon, S., & Li, J. (2019). New speakers of new and old languages: an investigation into the gap between language practices and language policy. Language Policy, 18(4), 535-551.
  4. Sociolinguistic regimes across an asylum-seeking centre - L2 learners…

    Spotti, M. (2019). Sociolinguistic regimes across an asylum-seeking centre: L2 learners doing togetherness via a socio-technological platform. In T. Schoonheim, & J. van Horde (Eds.), Language variation. : A factor of increasing complexity and a challenge for language policy within Europe. (pp. 53-67). Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  5. Globalized linguistic resources at work - A case study of a local sup…

    Spotti, M. (2018). Globalized linguistic resources at work: A case study of a local supermarket in Finnish Lapland. In S. Kroon, & J. Swanenberg (Eds.), Language and Culture on the Margins: Global/Local Interactions (1 ed., Vol. 1). (Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism; Vol. 14). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Language-and-Culture-on-the-Margins-Global-Local-Interactions-1st-Edition/Kroon-Swanenberg/p/book/9780815373025

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