Hinglish Workshop 2015 – Recordings
‘Hinglish: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Hindi-English Bilingualism in Contemporary India’
Following upon a successful workshop at Sarai-CSDS in August 2014, the Hinglish Workshop 2015 was organised at SOAS, University of London on 27-28 May, 2015. The workshop sought to continue our exploration of the new porousness of Hindi and English in everyday and cultural practices and the relationship between language choice/use and social, cultural and political imaginaries.
The workshop programme and abstracts are available at the SOAS website.
Here are the recordings of the presentations from the workshop. All files are hosted at the Internet Archive.
Panel 01: Linguistics & Multilingualism
Devyani Sharma – Form and Function in Mixed Codes
Friederike Lüpke – Layers of multilingualism and ideas of language: A view from West Africa
Panel 02: Films & Serials
Rachel Dwyer & Helen Ashton – ‘Don’t deboard the Bollytrain’: Trains, Hinglish and Accented English in Bollywood films
Akshaya Kumar – Code-mixing in Bhojpuri Media
Panel 03: Technology & Language Mixing
Shriram Venkataraman – Tanglish: The language of the Tamil Trolls on Social Media
Nishant Shah – Thrice Invisible: Politics of dismissal through vocabulary on the queer Indian web
Panel 04: Political speech on- and off-stage
Speaker: Francesca Orsini – Hindi political rhetoric: any mixing?
Discussant: Anastasia Piliavksy
Panel 05: Advertisements
Santosh Desai – One Whisky and One Masala Dosa: The Many Meanings of Hinglish in Advertising
Vineet Kumar – Hinglish ‘Back to Back’: Without the Ad-break
Paromita Vohra – Falling in and out of Love with Hinglish: Advertising and the Domestication of Hinglish
Final Roundtable Discussion