Ancestry and Language

Image: The elder hakka women in Hong Kong. © Tony Mendez

 

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All are welcome to this symposium. Please register for the event by 7 May 2019 so that the organisers can confirm numbers for catering. For more information, please visit the School of Literature, Art and Media page

The programme is available for download here and abstracts are available for download here.

 

A HKU-USyd Partnership Symposium

The University of Sydney

 

This 2-day symposium is an event of ‘The ebb and flow of heritage: Investigating urban multilingual diaspora’, a University of Hong Kong and University of Sydney partnership project (Umberto Ansaldo and Nick Enfield, Pis; Lisa Lim, Co-I), one of whose goals is to further strong and dynamic collaborations between the two institutions. This symposium brings into conversation scholars from Hong Kong and Sydney on the topic of heritage/ migrant/ community/ indigenous languages, drawing on the research and expertise on situations and experiences in both Greater China and Australia. We explore dimensions of, inter alia, migration, migrant languages, minority languages, indigenous languages, language acquisition, education, and language policy, with a central question of how our cultural ancestries are managed through our linguistic practices, and with particular interest in situations of multiple ancestry and multilingual ecologies.

Presentations

Transnational identities and ideologies in Hong Kong
Katherine Chen, University of Macau & University of Hong Kong
Community languages in New South Wales: What can we learn from public data?
Alice Chik and Phil Benson, Macquarie University
Community Languages Schools: Hashtag not heritage?
Ken Cruickshank, University of Sydney
New directions in the study of language maintenance: Multilingual landscapes of Sydney libraries
Aniko Hattoss, Elise Brake and Dimitrije Karadarevic, University of New South Wales
Law, linguistics, and the status of languages as discrete objects
Christopher Hutton, University of Hong Kong
Making government decisions about communicating with Australia’s multilingual, urban communities
Alexandra Grey, University of Sydney
Heritage in higher ed: Nurturing collective, socially relevant and transformative research
Lisa Lim, University of Sydney
“Why multilingual Filipinos choose monolingualism”: Understanding the factors that silence Filipino migrants’ multilingual practices
Loy Lising, Macquarie University
Doing Subaltern Linguistics: Reasons, directions, and early outcomes
Ahmar Mahboob, University of Sydney
Ancestry and identity in Chinese heritage families
Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong
Multilingualism and identity amongst Italo-Australians
Antonia Rubino, University of Sydney
Teaching and learning Chinese as a community language in Australia
Linda Tsung, University of Sydney
Commentary panel
Umberto Ansaldo, Nicholas Enfield, Ingrid Piller, University of Sydney & Macquarie University

 

Organised by

  • Umberto Ansaldo
  • Nick Enfield
  • Lisa Lim

 

Department of Linguistics, School of Literature, Art, & Media, & Sydney Centre for Language Research, University of Sydney.

 

Supported by

HKU-USyd Strategic Partnership Fund, University of Hong Kong

HKU-USyd Priority Partnership Collaboration Award, University of Sydney

Hourly Schedule

Day 1 | Thursday 16 May 2019

9.30 - 10.00
Coffee and pastries
10.00 - 10.15
Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country, and opening remarks
Lisa Lim and Umberto Ansaldo (USyd & HKU)
Session 1 - Framing
10.15 - 10.45
Law, linguistics, and the status of languages as discrete objects
Christopher Hutton (HKU)
10.45 - 11.15
Making government decisions about communicating with Australia’s multilingual, urban communities
Alexandra Grey (USyd)
11.15 - 11.45
Languages in New South Wales: What can we learn from public data?
Phil Benson and Alice Chik (MQ)
11.45 - 12.00
Discussion
12.00 - 13.00
Lunch
Session 2 - Learning
13.00 - 13.30
Ancestry and identity in Chinese heritage families
Stephen Matthews (HKU) and Virginia Yip (CUHK)
13.30 - 14.00
Teaching and learning Chinese as a community language in Australia
Linda Tsung (USyd)
14.00 - 14.30
Community Languages Schools: Hashtag not heritage?
Ken Cruickshank (USyd)
14.30 - 14.45
Discussion
15.00 - 17.00
Drinks and canapés in the Colonnade

Day 2 | Friday 17 May 2019

9.30 - 10.00
Coffee and pastries
Session 3 - Believing
10.00 - 10.30
Multilingualism and identity amongst Italo-Australians
Antonia Rubino (USyd)
10.30 - 11.00
“Why multilingual Filipinos choose monolingualism”: Understanding the factors that silence Filipino migrants’ multilingual practices
Loy Lising (MQ)
11.00 - 11.30
Transnational identities and ideologies in Hong Kong
Katherine Chen (UM & HKU)
11.30 - 11.45
Discussion
11.45 - 12.45
Lunch
Session 4 - Engaging
12.45 - 13.15
New directions in the study of language maintenance: Multilingual landscapes of Sydney libraries
Anikó Hatoss, Elise Brake and Dimitrije Karadarevic (UNSW)
13.15 - 13.45
Engaging enquiry on heritage languages: Linguistic minorities of HK
Lisa Lim (USyd & HKU)
13.45 - 14.15
Doing Subaltern Linguistics: Reasons, directions, and early outcomes
Ahmar Mahboob (USyd)
14.15 - 14.30
Discussion
14.30 - 14.45
Tea
Panel - Desiderata
14.45 - 15.30
Katherine Chen (UM & HKU), Nicholas Enfield (USyd), Ingrid Piller (MQ)
Moderator: Umberto Ansaldo (USyd & HKU)

Date

16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019

Time

All of the day

Cost

Free of charge and all are welcome to this symposium. Please register for the event by 7 May 2019 so that the organisers can confirm numbers for catering.

Location

Sutherland Room
Holme Building, Science Rd, University of Sydney NSW 2006

Organizer

Sydney Centre for Language Research
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