18-06-20: Scottish Refugee Council blog - "Do you get my drift?"

Issued: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:50:00 BST

Recently Prof Alison Phipps talked with Faris Dannan from the Scottish Refugee Council about her upcoming annual lecture on 20 June to mark World Refugee Day.  For the full blog post and film with Prof Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé visit the Scottish Refugee Council Blog.

"Do you get my drift?” is a phrase we use often in English to check that someone has understood us when we do not require ultimate precision or full comprehension. It is a gentle way of checking that we are moving towards a shared understanding. The problem of translation and translatability lies at the heart of much of contemporary philosophy and is practically relevant to how we live with linguistic diversity in the integrating communities and societies that make up Scotland.

 

Do you get my drift?: ‘Sankofa’ and the Arts of Integrating the old with the new

20 June 2018, 16.00, Graham Kerr LT, University of Glasgow

Alison Phipps, UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, with Gameli Tordzro & Tawona Sithole 

Register for the lecture here: https://unescorilalecture.eventbrite.co.uk