We are happy to invite you to the launch of our book "Speaking Subjects in Multilingualism Research: Biographical and Speaker-centred Approaches", published by Multilingual Matters in July 2022.
*until 31 January 2023 you can get a discount of 40% when using the code SSMR40*
This book was conceived as an homage to *Brigitta Busch*, who will give a short input for the launch, followed by an online discussion with contributors of the volume.
The editors Judith Purkarthofer and Mi-Cha Flubacher will moderate the launch, co-hosted by Multilingual Matters.
--> please note that British Sign Language interpretation will be provided by the Heriot-Watt University.
"This brilliant contribution to language research reframes our understanding of linguistic repertoires, diversity and (in)equality in multilingual societies. Through creative and thought-provoking ideas, it inspires researchers to think differently regarding the creation of knowledge about speakers and their languages. A must-read for anybody interested in speaker-centred approaches to language."
Isabelle LeBlanc, Université de Moncton, Canada
"This volume is both a sophisticated theoretical orientation to language biographical research and a practical methodological guide, encompassing the history and on-going development of this vibrant cross-disciplinary area. Researchers seeking to engage with inequalities, shifting categories, and the socio-political and emotional lives of speakers will find inspiration and guidance."
Haley De Korne, University of Oslo, Norway
Please also check out our entry for the publishers’ blog:
“Language Biography? What Sort of Research is That?”