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We regret to announce that Dr. Petros Karatsareas has been forced to cancel this Thursday's GDO seminar because of illness.

We wish Dr. Karatsareas a speedy recovery and hope to bring you his fascinating talk in the future.


In April's Greek Dialogues Online, Dr Petros Karatsareas (Westminster) presents an historical and sociolinguistic overview of the position Greek varieties have occupied in the linguistic repertoires of the following minoritised groups of migrant origin that are presently based in the UK:

(a) people who migrated from Greece or other areas of the southern Balkans and the wider Eastern Mediterranean that were part of Greece at some point in their history (e.g., Smyrna/İzmir in present-day Turkey) or had Greek-speaking minorities with close connections with the Greek state (e.g., Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt);

(b) people who migrated from Cyprus and identify as either Greek Cypriots or Turkish Cypriots; and,

(c) people who migrated to Greece and Cyprus from countries including Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania, and who subsequently onward-migrated to the UK.

Drawing on data from a long-term ethnographic investigation of Greek-speaking communities in London and from a British Academy-funded project on language ideologies in Greek complementary schools, Dr Karatsareas explores the sociolinguistic transformations that the UK’s Greek-speaking diasporas have been undergoing, since at least 2010, as a result of the financial crisis in Greece and concomitant increases in migration. He highlights some avenues for further research as well as areas where policymaking is needed in order to better the social and economic life conditions of ‘new’ migrants from Greece.

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Topic: Greek Dialogues Online - Greek in the linguistic repertoires of the UK’s diasporas
Time: Thursday, 28th April, 2022 at 06:30 PM BST

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