The 2016 Brexit vote is the result of a decade-long public debate expanding the focus of migration studies from refugees/asylum seekers to include EU/economic migrants in the UK. Amidst this climate of social and political change, scholars have studied migration from the continent into the UK from a variety of perspectives – mostly within sociology, geography, economics and politics. On the other hand, language-centred approaches - mostly focused on the media or bilingualism - have been much fewer.
This event aims at bringing together scholars from various backgrounds but united in their interest in the linguistic exploration of contemporary EU migration in the UK or the investigation of the role of language(s) in this migration phenomenon. Through the sharing of expertise, this event aims at laying the ground for future collaboration to achieve a more in-depth, systematic study of migration in the EU from a linguistic perspective.
Find full information about this event on the news section for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.