About Södertörns university / Conferences

Conference facts

When: 2016-09-22 09:00,2016-09-23 17:00


Organiser: Organized by Swedish and English at Södertörn University

Event language: English

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe:No

Sixth Conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication

Diversities in global societies

2016-09-22 09:00,2016-09-23 17:00
Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) is a biannual conference for the Linguistic Ethnography Forum affiliated with the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL).


Don KulickDon Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University.

His books include Language Shift and Cultural Reproduction: socialization, self and syncretism in a Papua New Guinean village (Cambridge U Press, 1990); Travesti: sex, gender and culture among Brazilian transgendered prostitutes (U Chicago Press, 1998); Language and Sexuality (with Deborah Cameron, Cambridge U Press, 2003) and, most recently, Loneliness and its Opposite: sex, disability and the ethics of engagement (with Jens Rydström, Duke U Press, 2015).


EELC Abstract-Don Kulick.pdf

Anna De FinaAnna De Fina, Professor of Italian Language and Linguistics, Chair of the Italian Department, Affiliated Professor with the Linguistics Department, Georgetown University.

Her interests focus on narrative, discourse and identity, immigrant and transnational communities and Italian American studies. She has published widely on a variety of topics in Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis, from the discourse construction of identities to the use of media among transnational communities, from narratives in immigrant discourse to the role of ethnography in sociolinguistic research. Among her publications are the volumes Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2011) co-authored with Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Identity in Narrative (2003, John Benjamins), and the edited collections Handbook of Narrative Analysis (2015, Wiley Blackwell), with Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Discourse and Identity (2006, Cambridge University Press), with D. Schiffrin and M. Bamberg.

EELC Abstract De Fina.pdf

Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden.Rickard Jonsson, Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Associate professor Rickard Jonsson’s works spans the fields of masculinity, sexuality, ethnicity and race. An often recurring theme in his research is understanding how the ”young immigrant male student” – as a culturally established stereotype – emerges in mundane classroom talk, and how the same stereotype may be employed as a new label for the "disruptive boy" in societal narratives on boys’ school crisis. Another crucial interest in Jonsson’s etnographic research in Swedish school contexts concerns urban youth styles. His research illustrates how these styles are not only linguistic resources employed in social interaction by some youths in multilingual settings, but are also targets of public debates on ”proper language” or a ”good Swedish." Here youth styles become icons of ethnic otherness - the opposite sign of normative Swedishness.

EELC abstract Jonsson.pdf