Webinar: investigating spoken language in the UK - what data can I use?
Where: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ - View Map
This free webinar, jointly organised by Understanding Society, the UK Data Service Census team and CeLSIUS, is designed for anyone who would like to know more about sources of survey data available for investigating language spoken in the UK.
In the first part of the presentation, Dr Alita Nandi, University of Essex, will talk about language data collected in Understanding Society, a household panel survey of around 40,000 UK households. She will give a brief overview of the study and how to access the data.
This will be followed by Dr Oliver Duke-Williams, UCL, who will talk about a question asked for the first time in the 2011 Censuses - that of main language spoken (and of proficiency in English) - and about long-running questions on ability to speak, read and write Welsh, Scots, Scottish Gaelic and Irish and Ulster-Scots. The talk will cover what data are available and how they can be accessed, how researchers can use them and what they show.
The third speaker, Dr Jemima Stockton, UCL, will focus on questions about language in the census longitudinal studies and how people can use and access these data, and changes over time in speakers of different languages.
The webinar will consist of 45 minutes of presentations and 15 minutes for questions.