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PhD in Slavonic Studies/Linguistics, Faculty of Arts
Current Status PhD (full-time) - currently registered Research Topic Preserving Identities: the role of language in the Ukrainian Diaspora of the United Kingdom.
Research Summary This project examines the role that language plays in the Ukrainian diaspora of the United Kingdom, and aims to produce an analysis of how members of this community use language as a social group marker, or to preserve their ethnic/national identity. It aims to investigate whether language is considered important for the development of the cultural awareness of second/third generation Ukrainians living in the UK, and to identify any other factors that may be deemed to play an important role in the formation of national/ethnic identity. Research Interests Language and identity, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy, Ukrainian studies, comparative Slavonic linguistics.
Research Supervisor/s Professor Nicola McLelland, Dr Polly McMichael, Dr Adam Swain
Primary Funding Source/s Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership