Dr Alejandro Dayan-Fernandez

  • Research Associate (Hispanic Studies)

Research interests

I study language as an inherent political element of social life. I'm interested in the diasporic geopolitics of minoritised languages, grassroots social movements, and the instrumentalization of minoritised languages for political gains by different ideological forces.  

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2024

Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2024) Sustaining minoritised languages in Europe: an agentive perspective on social actors and language revitalisation. In: Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (eds.) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

O'Rourke, B. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2024) Sowing the seeds at Semente: Urban breathing spaces and new speaker agency. In: Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (eds.) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

O'Rourke, B. and Dayán-Fernández, A. (2024) Language revitalization through a social movement lens: grassroots Galician language activism. Language Policy, (doi: 10.1007/s10993-024-09687-6) (Early Online Publication)

Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (Eds.) (2024) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

2023

Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2023) Williams, C. H. (2023). Language policy and the new speaker challenge: hiding in plain sight. Cambridge University Press. Language Policy, (doi: 10.1007/s10993-023-09675-2)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

2020

Dayan-Fernandez, A. and O'Rourke, B. (2020) Galician-Portuguese and the politics of language in contemporary Galicia. In: Strani, K. (ed.) Multilingualism and Politics. Springer, pp. 231-260. ISBN 9783030407001 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-40701-8_10)

2019

O'Rourke, B. , Dayan-Fernandez, A. and Rego, T. (2019) Sowing the Seeds at Semente: Grassroots Revitalization and Language Activism in Contemporary Galicia. Project Report. Smithsonian Institution. (doi: 10.25573/data.c.6280911).

Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2019) Sharpening the indigenous memory: how grassroots activism is revitalizing Galician language. Folklife Magazine, 20 March.

This list was generated on Mon Jun 24 06:50:10 2024 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

O'Rourke, B. and Dayán-Fernández, A. (2024) Language revitalization through a social movement lens: grassroots Galician language activism. Language Policy, (doi: 10.1007/s10993-024-09687-6) (Early Online Publication)

Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2019) Sharpening the indigenous memory: how grassroots activism is revitalizing Galician language. Folklife Magazine, 20 March.

Book Sections

Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2024) Sustaining minoritised languages in Europe: an agentive perspective on social actors and language revitalisation. In: Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (eds.) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

O'Rourke, B. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2024) Sowing the seeds at Semente: Urban breathing spaces and new speaker agency. In: Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (eds.) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

Dayan-Fernandez, A. and O'Rourke, B. (2020) Galician-Portuguese and the politics of language in contemporary Galicia. In: Strani, K. (ed.) Multilingualism and Politics. Springer, pp. 231-260. ISBN 9783030407001 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-40701-8_10)

Book Reviews

Dayan-Fernandez, A. (2023) Williams, C. H. (2023). Language policy and the new speaker challenge: hiding in plain sight. Cambridge University Press. Language Policy, (doi: 10.1007/s10993-023-09675-2)[Book Review] (Early Online Publication)

Edited Books

Linn, M. S. and Dayan-Fernandez, A. (Eds.) (2024) Agency in the Peripheries of Language Revitalisation: Examining European Practices on the Ground. Multilingual Matters. (In Press)

Research Reports or Papers

O'Rourke, B. , Dayan-Fernandez, A. and Rego, T. (2019) Sowing the Seeds at Semente: Grassroots Revitalization and Language Activism in Contemporary Galicia. Project Report. Smithsonian Institution. (doi: 10.25573/data.c.6280911).

This list was generated on Mon Jun 24 06:50:10 2024 BST.

Grants

  • International Doctoral Research Scholarship (2020-2021) Institute of Multilingualism. University of Fribourg. Switzerland (12,000 CHF – Approximately £11,000 – cancelled due to the pandemic).
  • Early Career Mobility Scheme, ECMS (2019-2020) University of Glasgow (£4,396).
  • PhD Scholarship (2019-2021) College of Arts. University of Glasgow.
  • PhD Scholarship (2017-2019) School of Social Sciences. Heriot-Watt University.

Additional information

Qualifications

  • PhD in Critical Sociolinguistics. University of Glasgow. 
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PR147871) Heriot-Watt University. 
  • Graduate Diploma in Spanish Language Teaching to Adults (GCSTLA) Instituto Cervantes London & University of Roehampton. 
  • MA Translation Studies with Intercultural Communication. University of Surrey. 
  • Political Studies Diploma in European Politics and French. Science Po Grenoble. 
  • Master's Degree in Political Science. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. 

Professional Experience Outside of Academia

  • Extensive experience in Linguistic/Translation Project Management & Quality Assurance (BTB) for international companies.

Languages

  • Galician-Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Affiliations