The Language in The Gambia Virtual Reading Group will have its second meeting on Tuesday 22 June at 5.30pm. We will discuss: Juffermans, K. and McGlynn, C., 2009. A sociolinguistic profile of The Gambia. Sociolinguistic Studies 3(3), pp.329-355. Click here to view the article. “Following a portrayal of the indigenous and exogenous languages of The Gambia, with attention to hybrid, overlapping and shifting ethnolinguistic identities, the role of language in several social institutions in a changing society is identified and discussed. The paper culminates in a discussion of linguistic and cultural diversity and appeals for more research in this sociolinguistically unexposed country”.
Where: To join the discussion at the scheduled time, use this Zoom link. If you don’t want to sign up to Zoom, click on JOIN MEETING AS AN ATTENDEE or JOIN MEETING, then enter the following details: 891 8865 2789 (personal meeting ID) and 1234 (passcode). You can also participate through our WhatsApp group by sending your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage all members to join our WhatsApp group so they can follow the contributions of our reading group members who will be able to join us via WhatsApp only.
When: Tuesday 22 June @ 5.30pm (Gambian time)/6.30pm (UK time)
Who: ALL welcome!
This is a suggested line up containing research articles, chapters and dissertations. Recommendations from our group members are always welcome. We will open this list for discussion at the end of our meeting.
- Tuesday 20 July @ 5.30pm Gambian time (6.30pm UK time): Shopping and chatting: Reports of tourist-host interaction in The Gambia
- Tuesday 21 September @ 5.30pm Gambian time (6.30pm UK time): Gambian English (syntax)
- Tuesday 19 October @ 5.30pm Gambian time (6.30pm UK time): Literacy and Language Teaching in the Gambia
- Tuesday 16 November @ 5.30pm Gambian time (6.30pm UK time): A contribution to Mandinka dialectology – Basse Mandinka versus Standard Gambian Mandinka
We meet the third Tuesday of each month. We will not meet in August and December.