Eleanor Chapman

Research title: Mother-tongues and Motherlands: multilingualism, migration and memory

Research Summary

I am an interdisciplinary PhD candidate in the departments of Human Geography and Sociolinguistics, researching multilingualism, minoritised languages and migration in and to rural areas in Scotland.

Broadly, my research explores the relationship between language and place in a way that aims to move within, against and beyond the territorialised monolingualism of the nation-state. I am interested in language and translation as a tool of intercultural communication, a (de)bordering technology and as a form of intangible cultural heritage, particularly in contexts of rural displacement.

Additional Information

Freelance translation work: www.eleanorchapman.weebly.com