Conference papers

Mapping Banglatown: Linguistic Landscapes in London’s East End. 3rd LINEE+ conference: Linguistic and cultural diversity in space and time. Dubrovnik, 28-30 April 2014.

Language shift and vitality perceptions amongst British 2nd generation Bangladeshis. LINEE 2, Dubrovnik, 4th – 6th May 2012.

Language use and identity construction amongst Eastern European Migrants. LINEE 1: Languages in a Network of European Excellence. Dubrovnik, 11th – 15th April 2010.

Second language proficiency and identity construction: evidence from personal narratives. 17th Sociolinguistic Symposium, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 3rd – 5th April 2008.

‘And all the time Bengali speaking’: Evaluating the emergence of Benglish. LABG Annual  meeting, 30th September – 2nd October 2006, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Deliberate dissociation or lack of opportunity? A cross-disciplinary approach to language use in the Bangladeshi diaspora. 41st Linguistic Colloquium, University of Mannheim, 4th – 7th October 2006.


Invited talks and lectures

English as a symbolic capital? Language shift amongst London’s second generation         Bangladeshis. University of Klagenfurt, Austria, June 2012.

‘Not to, like, run away’: Narrative experiences of ‘new’ migrants. University of Klagenfurt,   Austria, June 2012.

The Big Shift: Language use and generational differences amongst British Bangladeshis. University of Westminster, October 2011.

Language Use and Identity Construction amongst Eastern European Migrants. Roehampton University, March 2011.

Representing migration in the local press: a corpus-based approach. Universita di Cagliari, Italy, May 2009.

The Other Side of Brick Lane? Second Language Proficiency, Linguistic Vitality and Identity Construction in the London Bangladeshi Community. Cambridge University, February 2008.

Identity in Banglatown: qualitative and quantitative considerations. University of Sussex,    January 2008.

Identity in Banglatown: qualitative and quantitative considerations. Queen Mary University London, December 2007.

Ethnolinguistic Vitality in the Bangladeshi Community in East London. University of Klagenfurt, Austria, May 2007.

Speaking English in Banglatown: Language Use and language choice of Bangladeshis in East London. CRONEM, University of Surrey, October 2004.

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