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Focusing on practices and ideologies of communication, this in-person workshop will:

  • examine the video-recordings of a training session interrupted by gunfire in a favela.
  • consider the ways in which local people respond to this (rendering it ordinary, theorising the violent management of peripheries, taking action to build solidarities).
  • address the wider communicative networks that intersect with their action (including universities).

The workshop consists of:

  • a 90 minute data-session (prioritising PhD students) (11.30-13.00), and
  • a two-hour open seminar with a presentation by Prof Silva, two discussant responses (from Dr Muzna Awayed-Bushara [Tel Aviv University] & Dr Birgul Yilmaz [University of Reading]), and open discussion (14.00-16.00).

We are hoping that refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be available.

Prof Daniel N. Silva teaches sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and linguistic anthropology at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, and he is coeditor of the journal Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada. His research focuses on language, violence, and hope in Rio de Janeiro favelas, and has led to publications and collaborative work on language and resistance, including “Marielle, presente: metaleptic temporality and the enregisterment of hope in Rio de Janeiro” (with Jerry Lee, Journal of Sociolinguistics 2021), The Pragmatics of Adaptability (edited with Jacob Mey, John Benjamins 2021), and Language as Hope (co-authored with Jerry Lee, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).


The workshop is free, but places are limited and will be allocated first-come-first-serve. Registration closes on 3 March 23, and we hope to confirm your place and send details of the location shortly after.

To register, send an email to Milene Mendes de Oliveira, who will be handling the registration list:

Write ‘Workshop registration’ in the subject heading and make sure to share the following information:

  1. Name (and pronouns, optional).
  2. Email.
  3. Whether you want to come for the whole day or just the afternoon.
  4. Position/Role.
  5. Institution.
  6. Research interests.
  7. Workshop's relevance to your research.