Date: 8 September 2011
Paul gave an invited lecture at the TEDxEastEnd event 'Society beyond borders' entitled 'Who's an Eastender now? Migration and the transformation of the Cockney dialect'. This event was held at the Human Rights Action Centre in Hackney. Paul was one of 14 speakers, who included a film maker, a refugee advocate, an architectand a rapper. TEDx is a spinoff of the TED series of lectures and website, on which a large number of lectures are uploaded. The 'Society beyond borders' event will likewise be placed on the internet in its entirety.
News website: http://www.tedxeastend.com/
Associated staff: Paul Kerswill
Associated projects: Multicultural London English: the emergence, acquisition and diffusion of a new variety
Associated departments and research centres: Language Variation and Change, Linguistics and English Language