People

We are a group of volunteers and developers working together to make Language Landscape a success. We are indebted to many people who are involved in the project in various ways and are always looking to expand our team. If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch. The core team is listed below.

Board of Directors

Ebany Dohle

Ebany is one of the co-directors of Language Landscape. As part of the student-initiated Language Landscape team, Ebany is involved with coordinating outreach projects with schools and communities and setting up events. She is currently completing a PhD in linguistics at SOAS, University of London, and is interested in the languages of Central America. Since completing her MA in English Language at the University of Glasgow, she has worked with communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nepal and the Philippines in researching policy for environmental sustainability, bilingual education and cultural preservation. Ebany first arrived at SOAS in 2011 to complete a MA in Language Documentation and Description. She has also created several podcasts as part of SOAS Radio’s Endangered Languages Series.

Visit Ebany’s Language Landscape Project(s) – Languages of Central America
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Samantha Goodchild

Samantha is one of the co-founders of Language Landscape. She is a co-director and an outreach coordinator. She held the position of Chair of the Board of Directors (January – June 2014). She is currently studying for a PhD at SOAS, University of London researching multilingualism in the Casamance, Senegal. She also completed her MA in Language Documentation and Description at  SOAS, University of London and is especially interested in multilingualism, sociolinguistics and language maintenance and revitalisation. Even though she was brought up in a monolingual English environment, Samantha has always loved learning languages and studied for a BA in Modern Language Studies (French, German, Spanish, Dutch & Catalan) and hopes to pass on her passion for languages in her capacity as Outreach Coordinator.

Visit Samantha’s Language Landscape Project(s) – Multilingualism in CasamanceHackney Urban Drift 
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Karolina Grzech

Karolina is co-founder and co-director of Language Landscape, also actively involved in the Language Landscape outreach projects. She is  a PhD candidate in Field Linguistics at SOAS, University of London and her research focuses on semantics and pragmatics of evidentiality in Lower Napo Kichwa (ISO-639:  quw), an endangered, under-described Quechuan variety spoken in the western part of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Karolina joined SOAS in 2010 and graduated from the MA Language Documentation and Description in 2011. Before coming to SOAS, she studied social sciences in Poland, France and Argentina. Apart from the issues on which she works for her PhD dissertation her interests include language variation, multilingualism and language policy.

Visit Karolina’s Language Landscape Project(s) – Hackney Urban Drift
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Karolina!

Charlotte Hemmings

Charlotte is one of the co-directors of Language Landscape and has been involved in the project since 2011. She has taken an active role in outreach projects and promoting the identity of the organisation. Charlotte has an MA in Language Documentation and Description and a PhD in Linguistics from SOAS, University of London. She is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the Kelabit language, an Austronesian language of Northern Sarawak. She is particularly interested in linguistic diversity and the ways in which languages can vary and stay the same. Charlotte is keen to promote the study of languages and the value of multilingualism and continues to dedicate her time to better understanding and explaining the structure of languages around the world.

Visit Charlotte’s Language Landscape Project(s) – Languages of Sarawak: Language Landscape meets UNICEF

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Teresa Poeta

Visit Teresa’s Language Landscape Project(s) – Makhuwa Stories, Czech it Out!

Sandy Ritchie

Visit Sandy’s Language Landscape Projects(s) – Language Selfie,  Language Attitudes, Serialising Chimane 

Developer

Graham Ritchie

Designer

Nick Ritchie