Robert Lawson on how language creates belonging and difference

Mar 09, 2017, 12:01 AM

In the third, and (for now) the last episode in our little mini-series about how Brexit is being taken up in academia, we brought on Robert Lawson, who is a lecturer and course director at Birmingham City University’s School of English and responsible for the linguistics arm of the Centre for Brexit Studies. We cover a whole big range of ground in this interview from how language was used during the Brexit campaign to form distinct delineations of belonging, to the future of language learning in post-Brexit Britain and the benefits of being bilingual.

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