“Where the f* am I from?” Negotiating language and identity online

Start time: 16:00 / End time: 17:00 / Date: 09 May 2019 / Venue: Language Lounge 1-7 Abercromby Square L69 7WY

Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / University of Liverpool Alumni / General Public

Type: Seminar

Cost: Admission is free. Please book via Eventbrite.

Contact: For more information contact Robert Blackwood at rjb@liverpool.ac.uk

Website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/where-the-f-am-i-from-negotiating-language-and-identity-online-tickets-61092861393


About the event

In this talk, Professor Unn Røyneland will discuss language and identity negotiations, metalinguistic commentary, and language policing online, looking at a rap video and YouTube commentary where language, place and belonging are thematised.

Professor Unn Røyneland looks at how identities are negotiated online through evoking common categories, activities and attributes. The analysis shows that hybrid identities seem to be particularly difficult to negotiate and are often rejected and policed along with the mixed linguistic practices with which they tend to be associated.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Robert Blackwood at: rjb@liverpool.ac.uk

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