Ancestry and Language – HKU-USyd Partnership Symposium
Ancestry and Language – A HKU-USyd Partnership Symposium
This 2-day symposium is an event of ‘The ebb and flow of heritage: Investigating urban multilingual diaspora’, a HKU-USydney Priority Partnership Collaboration Award project (Umberto Ansaldo and Nick Enfield, Pis; Lisa Lim, Co-I), one of whose goals is to further strong and dynamic collaborations between the two institutions. This symposium brings into conversation scholars from Hong Kong and Sydney on the topic of heritage/ migrant/ community/ indigenous languages, drawing on the research and expertise on situations and experiences in both Greater China and Australia. We explore dimensions of, inter alia, migration, migrant languages, minority languages, indigenous languages, language acquisition, education, and language policy, with a central question of how our cultural ancestries are managed through our linguistic practices. Of particular interest are situations where ancestry is multiple, and where multilingual ecologies are involved.
Transnational identities and ideologies in Hong Kong
Katherine Chen, University of Macau & University of Hong Kong
Community languages in New South Wales: What can we learn from public data?
Alice Chik and Phil Benson, Macquarie University
Community Languages Schools: Hashtag not heritage?
Ken Cruickshank, University of Sydney
New directions in the study of language maintenance: Multilingual landscapes of Sydney libraries
Aniko Hatoss, Elise Brake and Dimitrije Karadarevic, University of New South Wales
Law, linguistics, and the status of languages as discrete objects
Christopher Hutton, University of Hong Kong
Making government decisions about communicating with Australia’s multilingual, urban communities
Alexandra Grey, University of Sydney
Heritage in higher ed: Nurturing collective, socially relevant and transformative research
Lisa Lim, University of Sydney
“Why multilingual Filipinos choose monolingualism”: Understanding the factors that silence Filipino migrants’ multilingual practices
Loy Lising, Macquarie University
Doing Subaltern Linguistics: Reasons, directions, and early outcomes
Ahmar Mahboob, University of Sydney
Ancestry and identity in Chinese heritage families
Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong‘
Multilingualism and identity amongst Italo-Australians
Antonia Rubino, University of Sydney
Teaching and learning Chinese as a community language in Australia
Linda Tsung, University of Sydney
Umberto Ansaldo, Nicholas Enfield, Ingrid Piller, University of Sydney & Macquarie University
- Umberto Ansaldo
- Nick Enfield
- Lisa Lim
Department of Linguistics, School of Literature, Art, & Media, & Sydney Centre for Language Research, University of Sydney.
HKU-USyd Strategic Partnership Fund, University of Hong Kong
HKU-USyd Priority Partnership Collaboration Award, University of Sydney
Holme Building (A09)
The University of Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2006
Please register for the event by 13 May 2019 so that the organisers can confirm numbers for catering. All are welcome.