To celebrate the end of Ramadam and Eid, this post considers the spaces of multilingualism.
I love the work of Jan Blommaert and colleagues in that they theorise the relationship between spaces, culture and identities. Jan has just moved here.
When I went to Barcelona to present a paper on literacies, gender and minority languages, I loved hearing Monica Heller's thoughts on language and identity.
She said that literacy is an artifact of socio-historical processes, which is very interesting.
Jan also said that he thought that the bird, or Kus which I describe here, is itself language as artifact.
This is also to tell you that I am learning Turkish, and also to celebrate our identities as global nomads.
On that note, we can think of Dr Joolz here.
She is so lucky.