Professor Adrian Blackledge

Professor in Education

Education Colin Bell Building University of Stirling Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Adrian Blackledge

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About me

About me

I am Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Stirling.

I was Advanced Research Collaborative Distinguished Visiting Fellow, City University New York, 2019-2020.

My most recent research projects:

2014-2018. Co-Investigator. AHRC Large Grant: ‘Translation and Translanguaging: Investigating Linguistic and Cultural Transformations in Superdiverse Wards in Four UK Cities’. Award £1,973,527. This interdisciplinary research programme developed new understandings of multilingual interaction in cities in the UK, and communicated these to policy-makers and communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

2016-2018. Co-Investigator, AHRC / Global Challenges Research Fund. £184,732. Overcoming Barriers to University Education in South Africa. This project developed translanguaging as language policy in South African universities.

My publications include Voices of a City Market (with Angela Creese, 2019), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity (with Angela Creese, 2018), Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Angela Creese, 2014), The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Angela Creese, 2012), Multilingualism, A Critical Perspective (with Angela Creese, 2010).

Research (1)

I research the ways in which people communicate in changing, complex societies, especially when they have different histories and semiotic repertoires. I am interested in translanguaging in society and education, and in linguistic ethnography as theory and method.

Projects

GCRF Development Award: Languaging in post-conflict zones: Educating for success in Colombia, Lebanon and South Africa
PI: Professor Angela Creese
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Outputs (48)

Outputs

Book Chapter

Blackledge A & Creese A (2020) Heteroglossia. In: Tusting K (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Ethnography. Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics. Routledge, pp. 97-108. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Linguistic-Ethnography/Tusting/p/book/9781138938168

Book Chapter

Blackledge A & Trehan K (2018) Language, superdiversity, and self-employment. In: Creese A & Blackledge A (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Superdiversity. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 299-311. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315696010

Book Chapter

Blackledge A & Creese A (2017) Translanguaging in mobility. In: Canagarajah S (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 31-46. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315754512

Book Chapter

Blackledge A, Creese A & Hu R (2017) Everyday encounters in the marketplace: Translanguaging in the super-diverse city. In: De Fina A, Ikizoglu D & Wegner J (eds.) Diversity and Super-Diversity: Sociocultural linguistic perspectives. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Law Center, pp. 97-116. http://press.georgetown.edu/book/languages/diversity-and-super-diversity

Book Chapter

Creese A, Takhi JK & Blackledge A (2016) Reflexivity in team ethnography: Using researcher vignettes. In: Martin-Jones M & Martin D (eds.) Researching Multilingualism: Critical and ethnographic perspectives. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 203-214. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315405346

Book Chapter

Blackledge A & Creese A (2015) Emblems of identities in four European urban settings. In: Nortier J & Svendsen BA (eds.) Language, Youth and Identity in the 21st Century: Linguistic Practices across Urban Spaces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 167-182. https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/language-youth-and-identity-in-the-21st-century/C1D52D2D7A8B016233BEE9192F8885FE; https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139061896.012

Book Chapter

Blackledge A, Creese A & Takhi JK (2013) Language, superdiversity and education. In: de Saint-Georges I & Weber J (eds.) Multilingualism and Multimodality. The Future of Education Research. The Future of Education Research, 3. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp. 59-80. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-266-2_4

Book Chapter

Blackledge A, Creese A & Takhi JK (2013) Beyond multilingualism: Heteroglossia in practice. In: May S (ed.) The Multilingual Turn: Implications for SLA, TESOL, and Bilingual Education. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 191-215. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203113493

Book Chapter

Blackledge A & Creese A (2012) Negotiation of identities across times and spaces. In: Gardner S & Martin-Jones M (eds.) Multilingualism, Discourse, and Ethnography. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 82-94. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203143179

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