Language, Identity and Culture


The Language, Identity and Culture node explores how language shapes us, both as individuals and as communities in real and imagined contexts. This includes, but is not limited to, issues such as language ideology and power; the construction and negotiation of identity through language; multilingualism, and social and cultural identities. The node draws on a variety of theoretical frameworks and multidisciplinary approaches, and focuses on diverse languages. Frameworks and approaches including Sociolinguistics, Sociocultural linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Critical/Positive Discourse Analysis, Multimodality, Applied Linguistics, and Systemic Functional Linguistics. We bring together researchers with overlapping interests in linguistics, identity, and culture, in multiple schools in FASS, and beyond. This node builds on and extends existing collaborations, especially the Language and Identity Research Group (FCRS 2010-2011).