Clara Keating


Clara Keating (M.Phil Cambridge, Ph.D. Lancaster), Auxiliary Professor of Linguistics and Discourse Studies at the School of Arts and Humanities and researcher at NHUMEP/CES, University of Coimbra. I develop critical sociolinguistic research on multilingualism, language ideologies and literacy as textually mediated action and activity in Portuguese-based migrant contexts. President of EDiSo (International Association of Studies of Discourse and Society) and national delegate of the New Speakers European Network (COST), I have also been collaborating in past and ongoing lifelong learning projects on Portuguese as a Foreign Language, intercultural education and communication, informal learning and literacies in digital contexts. In my undergraduate and postgraduate courses I articulate a focus on language and discourse with social, feminist, anthropological and cultural studies, namely the relationship between language, literacy, ideology and power.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Keating, Clara (2018), "Biographizing migrant experience: storytelling, story writing and the projection of identities across events", International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Special Issue. "Linguistics of participation and exclusion. New speakers' struggles for mobility in Europe.Edited by Márquez-Reiter, R. and Martín Rojo, L., tba, tba

Article in Scientific journal

Keating, Clara (2018), "Language, literacy and linguistic diversity in Portugal: past and present discourses", International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Special issue "Discourses about Literacy: Critical, Historical and Ethnographic Research in Brazil, Portugal and Timor-Leste", Marilyn Martin-Jones & Izabel Magalhães, eds., tba, tba

Book Chapter

Keating, Clara (2017), Do sofá para fora do armário: linguística ao lado, in Isabel Caldeira, Graça Capinha e Jacinta Matos (org.) (org.), The edge of one of many circles: homenagem a Irene Ramalho Santos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 203-207

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