Revisiting data gathered during an institutional study on the value of language learning, this talk will explore what being ‘Language People’ means in the current higher education landscape and highlight the disciplinary tensions that shape IWLP learners’ experiences.

Dr Gonzalez Becerra will argue that despite the pressures to divest from languages other than English and the marginal role foreign language learning plays in the curriculum in some non-specialist contexts, an investment in multilingualism can generate spaces for learners to engage in agentive self-construction, broadening their identitary repertoires by challenging the specialising curriculum and the monoglot habitus of their field.

Speaker – Iria González Becerra, – Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication

This seminar will take place both live at CLCC and online.

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