The Institute of Education at the University of Reading is seeking to appoint a motivated postdoctoral research fellow (full time, 27 months fixed term) to work on an ESRC-funded project jointly developed by University of Reading, UCL and Birkbeck. The project is entitled: Family Language Policy: A Multi-level Investigation of Multilingual Practices in Transnational Families. The project aims to explore what types of Family Language Policy (FLP) exist in the UK at the national level, how FLP is shaped, established, and implemented at the community level, and what language practices are negotiated at the family level.
The successful applicant will be involved in designing a national survey and conducting multi-level family language policy-related sub-projects within the Chinese communities and with different types of families. The applicant will be expected to manage the day-to-day project objectives, under the supervision of Dr Curdt-Christiansen, Professor Li Wei and Professor Zhu Hua.
Closing Date : 29/03/2017