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Further resources

Links to further information
Many of the materials and resources for this online course were developed thanks to the AHRC Translating Cultures Large Grant project Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, The Body, Law and The State.
The project is a collaboration between seven academic institutions (international and UK), third sector organisations and creative artists. The international team of researchers, with their different disciplinary backgrounds, research experiences, language and performance skills, are conducting international comparative research on translation and interpretation at different kinds of border in order to develop theory, ethical research practices and research methodologies in relation to multilingual research.
AHRC Grant Ref: AH/L006936/1
More information on the project can be found on the project website along with side videos, a blog, presentations and a network of researchers who are working multilingually.

Course resources – Multimedia

The Arrival – Short Animation
Cameron, D. (2012) The one, the many and the Other – Deborah Cameron – Multilingual, 2.0? Talk at the University of Arizona.
Fry, Stephen on BBC Radio 4 – Fry’s English Delight
“Good English” – Video
“A Guide to the Traveller” – Video
Phipps, A. (2014). Learning to live in multilingual worlds.
Phipps, A. (2016). Linguistic Incompetence – PowerPoint
“Speaking Your Language” – Video

Full course bibliography

Please note that the links provided below may take you to sources that unfortunately are not freely available to all due to copyright. Should you wish, you may be able to search for abstracts and other related content or purchase the papers/books via the links.
Ashcroft, B. Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin, eds. (1989) The Empire Writes Back. London and New York: Routledge.
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Bal, M. (2007a). Lost in Space, Lost in the Library. In: Durrant, S. & Lord, C. M. (2007). Essays in Migratory Aesthetics: Cultural practices between Migration and Art-making. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi.
Bal, M. (2007b). Translating translation. Journal of Visual Culture April 2007, Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 109-124. Doi: 10.1177/1470412907075072.
Bal, M. & Entekhabi, S. (2005). Lost in Space. Color video, 17 min. Retrieved at: www.miekebal.org/artworks/films/lost-in-space
Barnett, R. (2010) Life-wide education: a new and transformative concept for higher education?
Cameron, D. (2012, 2nd ed). Verbal Hygiene. London: Routledge.
Canagarajah, Suresh (1999). Resisting Linguistic Imperialism in English Language Teaching. Oxford University Press
Canagarajah, Suresh (2013). Translingual practice: Global Englishes and Cosmopolitan Relations. Oxon, New York: Routledge. Chapter Sample
Colls, T. (2009). The death of language? BBC News
Crosbie V. (2014) Capabilities for intercultural dialogue, Language and intercultural communication, 14:1, 91-107
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Phipps, Alison (2013). Linguistic incompetence: Giving an account of researching multilingually. International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Special Issue: Researching Multilingually, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp. 329–341. Open access
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