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Modern Languages and LinguisticsPart of HumanitiesPostgraduate study

Ms Marie-Anne Mackie 

Postgraduate Research Student

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Marie-Anne Mackie is a doctoral researcher within Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton.

Marie-Anne holds a BEng (hons) and an MA (dist.) in Celtic Studies, for which her thesis explored Language Maintenance / Language Shift in the Celtic languages, and the links between those languages and cultural identity. Her PhD research project is a critical sociolinguistic ethnography of 3 multilingual, multinational upper middle-class families resident in the UK., during the period of late modernity, and of Brexit.

In particular, it investigates how linguistic repertoire relates to Bourdieusian capital, and how through discursive practices, the ongoing self-creation of family identity, and the Language Socialization of new family members, children within these families are particularly well-prepared to achieve high levels of socio-economic success.

Research interests

Critical Sociolinguistics, Ethnographic Research Methods, Semiotic Repertoire, Language Use in the Family. Ethnography of Late Modernity and Neoliberalism.

Supervisors: Dr Adriana Patiño-Santos   Prof Marion Demossier

PhD Research: Socializing for Success: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography of Upper-Middle-Class, Multilingual Families in Late Modernity.

Affiliate research group

Debating Ethnography

Ms Marie-Anne Mackie
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