Dr Lisa McEntee-Atalianis from Birkbeck University of London, will be one of the scholars to speak at the “My Story – My Words” symposium on September 29. She is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Communication and has published in various fields: Language Pathology (Aphasia); Sign Language/Deaf Studies and Sociolinguistics.
In recent years her scholarship has focused on two key areas: identity at micro and macro-discursive/linguistic levels and intergovernmental organizational language planning, policy and practice (two topics that are central to the discussion that we would like to develop in the symposium).
She is a member of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations, New York and her interest in identity is evident in her forthcoming book, Identity in Applied Linguistics. Her research has encompassed the study of autochthonous minority groups and migrant communities in different settings (Turkey, Cyprus and London).
We look forward to welcoming Dr. McEntee-Atalianis to Galway, and to hear her talk about two recent projects in which she traces the migrant voice and constructions of migrant identity in traditional and new media.