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- I have expertise in sociolinguistic ethnography, language socialisation, narrative inquiry, and multilingualism. I have concentrated on the social processes that are produced in daily-life encounters by focusing on the intersection between language, ideology and positioning. My interests lie in the area of how young people and adults experience language issues when embarking upon life projects involving mobility.
I am an active member of Debating Ethnography and CLLEAR in the MLL Department at Southampton, and of the Barcelona-based research groups: GREILI/UPF and CIEN/UAB.
I currently participate as a co-researcher in three ongoing research projects:
2022: “Makers, advocates, and users of language policy as co-creators of sociolinguistic research: onward migrants in London” - Policy Research Fund
Research team: Petros Karatsareas - University of Westminster (PI), Vally Lytra - Goldsmiths University of London (Co-I), Adriana Patiño-Santos - University of Southampton. (Co-I), and Emmanouil Pratsinakis - University of Oxford. (Co-I).
2019 –2022: Transcultural competence in multilingual and multicultural university classrooms with full English-medium instruction. Languages, attitudes, intercultural sensitivity and identity. (TRANSLINGUAM-UNI) Founding entity: Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PGC2018-098815-B-I00). PI: Mireia Trenchs (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
2019-2022: Coordinated Project: English Immersion as Family Language Policy: Strategies, Mobilities and Investments (2020-2022) (EFINALPO). Founding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education (I+D co-ordinated projects) PI Ana Maria Relano-Pastor (University of Castilla La Mancha) and : Eva Codó (University Autonoma of Barcelona)
I am currently carrying out my own research on the media produced by Latin America migrants in the UK. My main interests include the subjectivities and forms of socialisation that are constructed within the Latino community radio stations and the press in London and other areas. I was awarded a Small Grant from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – University of Southampton
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My teaching interests includes multilingualism, ethnographic sociolinguistics and narrative inquiry. At the same time, I am also enthusiastic about in issues in contemporary Spain such as current mobility (migration flows to and from Spain), the social consequences of the current economic crisis and the country's contemporary media and journalism. I particularly welcome postgraduate students interested in these and related topics for supervision work.
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Dr Adriana Patiño-Santos is an Associate Professor in Modern Languages and Linguistics at the University of Southampton. She has been Director of Doctoral Programmes (DPD) (2017-2020) and Distance PhD programme coordinator (2014-2020).
As a sociolinguistic ethnographer, I am a passionate collector of stories who enjoys gathering and bringing together life experiences of young and adult multilingual people, in different formats and through different media. I hold a PhD in Linguistics (Sociolinguistic ethnography) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá, Colombia and an MA in Linguistics (Discourse Analysis) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I have been a member of the Modern Languages and Linguistics department at the University of Southampton since 2012. Prior to this I lived, researched and taught in various universities in Bogotá, Colombia, and Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
I teach modules on Cultural Studies in Contemporary Spain, and on Narrative Inquiry, Language and Society and Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. My research on ethnographies of multilingualism and mobility, that combine attention to social relations and storytelling, has been published internationally in various leading journals, in edited collections on sociolinguistics. I have also (co)edited a number of volumes and special issues and serve as a reviewer for important peer reviewed journals that deal with language and social relations.
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