Linguistic Diversity on the International Campus

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

This is an international research collaboration seeking to explore multilingual practices on university campuses. All universities advertise their international orientation, with English as the principal means of communication. What needs deeper exploration, however, is to what degree do actual realities match the avowed principles. We therefore delve into the linguistic practices people are engaged in, and what personal and collective meanings are involved. We look into policies, practices and multilingual realities with an ethnographic case study approach. Our team is based on a research project between the universities of Helsinki and Southampton, and our nine collaborating teams come from Europe, Asia, and Australia, each exploring the uses of language in their home university campuses.
Effective start/end date01/02/201501/12/2017