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Invited Talks/ Keynotes

  • 27.11.2016 "Teaching English in an Age of Transnationalism – Language Ideological Perspectives on English beyond Methodological Nationalism and What it Means for Language Teaching" Keynote Speech at New Paradigms in English Studies: Language, LInguistics, Literature and Culture in Higher Education, Conference at Sofia University, Bulgaria
  • 10.11.2016 " “Methodological nationalism in linguistics”, main speaker at Roskilde Symposium "Biases in Linguistics", Roskilde University, Denmark 
  • 04.11.2016 "Creole Language Ideologies between National Discourse and Transnational Resistance – The Case of Belizean Kriol" at Pidgins et Créoles en Contact – vers une typologie des phénomènes de contact impliquant pidgins et creole of the Fédération de Recherche (CNRS) research group, Paris, France
  • 22.10.2015 "Latino-Caribbean Intersections of Language, Class, Race, Location and Mobility. Learning from the Rhizomatic Language Ideologies of Postcolonial Superdiversity” at C.I.E.N. (Comunicación Intercultural Estrategias der Negociación) research seminar at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • 07.10.2015 "Ethnographic Insights into the Superdiverse Language Context of Belize” at the Centre for Transnational Studies, University of Southampton, UK
  • 30.10.2012 "Authenticity, Multiplexity and Reflexivity of Language in Transnational Salsa Communities of Practice” at Research Workshop in Language & Literacy at King’s College, London, UK

Talks in Public/Political Contexts

  • 08.10.2018 Mehrsprachiges Berlin - Chancen und Perspektiven. Fachtagung 'Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance' Bezirksamt Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Berlin
  • 08.03.2017 Einladung zum Fachgespräch bei Lingua Pankow, Bezirksamt Pankow, Berlin

Conference Presentations (Selection)

  • 06.09.2018 "Public life and hidden language practice. Language choice in media in multilingual Belize." 2nd Conference on Sociolinguistics at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary
  • 27.04.2018 ""It's all about Quality!" - Constructing Transnational Elite Culture Through Coffee" Talking about Food: Local & Global Contexts. Conference at University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 18.01.2018 “Heterogeneity in a rural place – planetary urbanization and the role of economic orders in the creation of homogeneity and diversity.” Language, Place, Periphery. Conference at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 18.07.2017. “Linguistic immobility on a global job market – postcolonial language ideologies in the tourism industry of Belize.” Invited at International Pragmatics Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Panel “Multilingualism, Mobility, and Work”(organised by Melissa Moyer, Gema Rubio)
  • 17.03.2017. “Language policies in an age of language contact, globalization and sociolinguistic hierarchies – learning from the ‘periphery’” Fourth InternationalConference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization, University of Greifswald, Germany
  • 15.06.2016. “Liquid borders, liquid communities – theorising on the concept of community with data from superdiverse Belize” at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 in Murcia, Spain, Panel “‘Community’ in Sociolinguistics Today” (organised by Véronique Lacoste and Brooke Bolander, other panel speakers: Peter L. Patrick, Miriam Meyerhoff, Marco Jacquemet, Daniel Silva)
  •  07.04.2016. “Kaleidoskopes of indexicality – the multiplex symbolic functions of language in contexts of unfocused categories” at Language, Indexicality and Belonging Conference, University of Oxford, UK
  • 22.01.2016  " Language Differentiation in Multilingual and Ethnically Diverse Contexts –
    Fuzzy but Socially Salient Boundaries in Belize." VALS-ASLA Conference 2016. The Process of Differentiation: Language Practices in Social Interpretation, University of Geneva, Switzerland 
  • 20.06.2015 "Overcoming Methodological Nationalism – Discussing Multiplex Indexicalities of Languages in Belize" at  Globalising Sociolinguistics Conference, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 14.05.2015 Panel organised with Carla J. Maier, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin: "Sound and Language – Studying Indices of Postcolonial Ideology in Literature" at GAPS Annual Conference, University of Münster, Germany
  • 30.10.2014  "Creole ‘Acts of Identity’ in Multilingual Belize" at 4ème Colloque International des Etudes Créoles, in Aix-en-Provence, France 
  • 18.09.2014 Workshop organised with Eeva Sippola, Aarhus University, co-initiator of "Language Ideologies and Music in Contact Situations", Cognitive Creolistics Afternoon Workshop at Aarhus University, Denmark 
  • 16.06.2014 Panel organised with Véronique Lacoste, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: “Transnational Afro-Caribbean Language Spaces around the World”, at Sociolinguistic Symposium 20, in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 16.06.2014 "Emerging indexicalities in transnational Caribbean settings" at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, in Jyväskylä, Finland, with Véronique Lacoste
  • 29.04.2014 “Inequality and symbolic functions of language” beim Symposium on Language and Inequality of the Study Group on Language and the UN, New York, USA
  • 31.03.-03.04.2014 “Language Ideologies beyond Ethnicity and Discourses of Endangerment – Observations from Transnational Caribbean Music Styles” at 36th International LAUD Symposium, Landau, Germany
  • 06.09.2013 “’Acts of Identity’ in Belize. Postcolonial – Postnational?” at International Conference on Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics at Universität Bremen, Germany
  • 16.04.2013 “Post-national ‘Acts of Identity’? Language Ideologies in Belize and the Social Functions of Language Choice in an Age of Superdiversity” at Englishes in a Multilingual World. New Dynamics of Variation, Contact and Change at Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany
  • 14.09.2012 “The Relevance of Ethnography for Sociolinguistic Theory” Poster presentation at Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication. Analysis and Impact in Linguistic Ethnography at University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 21.08.2012 “Superdiverse Authenticities? The Complex Links of Social and Linguistic Categories in Contemporary Musical Scapes” at Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Panel ‘Superdiversity’ in Berlin, Germany
  • 27.11.2011 “Oh Boy, ¿hablas español?’ – The Quest for Authenticity and its Functions in Transnational Salsa Communities of Practice” at Indexing Authenticity: Perspectives from Linguistics and Anthropology at Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies, Germany
  • 03.09.2010 “Transnational Language Use and Music Scapes” at Sociolinguistics Symposium 18 in Southampton, UK
  • 14.05.2010 “Spanish Language Crossings around the World” at Contested Communities: Communication, Narration, Imagination, GNEL Conference in Bayreuth, Germany
  • 14.04.2010 “Symbolic Functions of Language in National and Transnational Contexts” at New Challenges for Multilingualism in Europe conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 02.02.2009 “Migrant Multilingualism and? – or? Cosmopolitan Multilingual Chic” at AILA Migration and Language Research Network - 3rd International Seminar on Language and Migration in Barcelona, Spain
  • 25.08.2008 “Multilingualism and What it Means in Different Contexts - Australia and Germany Compared” at AILA 2008: Multiligualism – Challenges and Opportunities in Essen, Germany
  • 04.06.2008 “Mediating a Global Salsa – Multilingualism in Urban Leisure Contexts. Language Ideologies in Transnational Salsa Communities of Practice in Sydney/Australia” at Mediating Multilingualism – Meanings and Modalities conference in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 07.07.2007 “¿salsa no tiene frontera? Ideologies of Language and Belonging in German Salsa Scenes” at Language, Discourse and Identity in Central Europe, conference in Southampton, UK