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Dr. Anik Nandi

Assistant Professor

Department of Language & Literature

Dr. Anik Nandi earned his Ph.D. in ‘Languages and Intercultural Studies’ from the Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) as a prestigious James Watt Scholar. He completed his Post-Doctoral Studies at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK). Before joining Queen’s, he was directly involved in language planning activities in the Galician language context and worked closely with the policymakers and practitioners at the General Directorate of Language Policy of the Autonomous Government of Galicia, North-western Spain.

Dr. Nandi specialises in language policy and literacy practices in multilingual societies. His research appreciates the importance of grassroots-level policies. As part of his research networks, he has developed connections with more than 350 key researchers across 28 European countries. He also serves as an editor and a reviewer for different journals. His research interests are in the areas of language policy and management, intercultural communication, multilingualism, educational sociolinguistics, qualitative research methods.

  • Nandi, A. (in press). Micropolíticas lingüísticas familiares de resistencia. Estrategias parentales para la transmisión intergeneracional del gallego (in Spanish), Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics.
  • Nandi, A. (in press). Review of Jeremie Bouchard and Gregory Paul Glasgow (Eds). 2019. Agency in Language Policy and Planning: Critical Inquiries, Sociolinguistic Studies [Critical review].
  • Nandi, A. (2021). ‘Review of Sonia Wilson. 2020. Family Language Policy: Children’s Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978?3?030?52437?1 (eBook)’. Russian Journal of Linguistics 25(4), 1136–1142. https://doi.org/10.22363/2687-0088-2021-25-4-1136-1142 [Critical review]
  • Carruthers, J. & Nandi, A. (2021). Supporting speakers of community languages: a case study of policy and practice in primary schools, Current Issues in Language Planning, 22(3), 269-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2020.1838748
  • Monteagudo, H.; Nandi, A. and Loredo, X. (2020). La transmisión intergeneracional del gallego en Galicia. Estrategias de mantenimiento y convivencia (in Spanish), HispanismeS, 16, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.4000/hispanismes.782
  • Reyna, F.; Manterola, I. and Nandi, A. (2019). Educación plurilingüe con lenguas minoritarias en contextos de diáspora y su impacto en las políticas lingüísticas en familias neo-hablantes: el caso del gallego en Argentina (in Spanish), Lengua y Migración/Language and Migration, 11(2), 107-134. http://hdl.handle.net/10017/41213
  • Nandi, A. (2019). Política lingüística familiar. O papel dos proxenitores pro-galego na transmisión interxeracional (in Galician), Estudos da Lingüística Galega, 11, 77-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.15304/elg.11.5064
  • O’Rourke, B. and Nandi, A. (2019). New speaker parents as grassroots policy makers in contemporary Galicia: ideologies, management and practices, Language Policy, 18, 493–511. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-018-9498-y
  • Nandi, A. (2018). Parents as stakeholders: Language management in urban Galician homes, Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 37(2), 201-223. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/multi-2017-0020
  • Nandi, A. (2017). Language Policies and Linguistic Culture in Galicia, LaborHistórico, 3(2), 28-45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24206/lh.v3i2.17124.
  • Nandi, A. (2016). Estratexias para a transmisión interxeracional do galego no contexto familiar (in Galician), Revista Galega de Cultura, 211, 123-131.
  • Nandi, A. (2011a). La Regulación del Multilingüismo en la India: Una Perspectiva Sociolingüística (in Spanish), Papeles de la India. Spanish Journal of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 40(2), 91-111.
  • Nandi, A. (2011b). A Problemática do Multilingüismo na India’ (in Galician), Revista Galega de Cultura, 189, 71-75.
  • Nandi, A. (2011c). Carol Griffiths, ed. 2008: Lessons from Good Language Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 324pp. ISBN 978-0-521-71814-1 (pbk), Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, 33 (1), 173–178. [Critical review]
  • Nandi, A. (2008). Linguistic Nationalism: The Galician Context, Hispanic Horizon, 26, 71-79.

Book Chapters

  • Nandi, A.; García-Ruiz, and M. Manterola, I. (in press). Reclaiming voice through bottom-up family language policies: Sociolinguistic citizenship in Castilian-dominated multilingual urban settings. In Christina Korb; Julia Gspandl; Angelika Heiling and Elizabeth J. Erling (Eds.) Reclaiming voice: Transforming power relations between languages. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. 
  • Nandi, A. (in press). Human agency in language policy: Family members at the epicentre of language, communication and conflict. In Aditi Ghosh (Ed.), Language, communication and conflict in south and southeast Asia. Kolkata: Asiatic Society.
  • Nandi, A.; Manterola, I.; Reyna, F. and Kasares, P. (2022). Effective family language policies and intergenerational transmission of minority languages: Parental language management from autochthonous and diasporic contexts. In Michael Hornsby and Wilson Mcleod (Eds.), Transmitting minority languages: Complementary reversing language shift strategies. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87910-5_12
  • Monteagudo, H.; Loredo, X. Nandi, A. and Salgado, X. (2019). A importancia dos novos contextos urbanos e periurbanos en Galicia na transmisión lingüística interxeracional da lingua galega. In Barreiras, M. and Ferrerós, C. (Eds), Estudis sobre la transmissió lingüística. Barcelona, Spain: EUMO, pp 11-26.
  • Nandi, A. and Devasundaram, A. I. (2017). ‘Contesting the Conventionalising of Castilian: The Role of Galician Parents as Counter-Elites’. In Lauchlan, F. and Parafita-Couto, M. C. (Eds), Bilingualism and Minority Languages in Europe: Current trends and developments. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp 12-33.

Translation & Creative writing

  • Nandi, A. (2018). ‘Cantigas de amigo de Martín Codax’ (Bengali translation of a medieval Galician poem). In Costas, H. (ed) As cantigas de Martín Codax en 55 idiomas. Vigo: Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 978-84-8158-769-2.
  • Nandi, A. (2016). Cando sinto morriña, como coas mans, Revista Luzes, 37, 66-67.

International Conference Presentations

  • Nandi, A. ‘Multilingualism in Northern Ireland: School practices around immigrant community languages’. Paper presented as part of Linguistics and Community Languages in Schools Chair at the 2021 Annual meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (LAGB) which took place online between 06 - 09 September 2021.
  • Nandi, A. Presented a case study on Galician language at the panel titled ‘Minority languages at home and at school: Insights from different multilingual scenarios’ in The UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019: Perspectives Conference which took place at Purdue University, Fort Wayne, USA between 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2019.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Interrogating Castilian Linguistic Governance in Urban Galicia: Pro-Galician Family Language Policy Negotiations in the Home Space’. Paper presented at Dynamics of (im)mobilities and discursive practices in the 21st century which took place at the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland between 8 - 9 November 2018.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Resistencia desde abaixo. O galego na transmisión interxeracional: un estudo de caso’. Invited talk in the panel organised by the Council of Galician Culture titled ‘La lengua gallega en la encrujada’ at the III North American Symposium of Galician Studies, Denver, Colorado, USA on 21 October 2018.
  • Nandi, A. ‘La enseñanza de las lenguas tribales (originarias) como estrategia de revitalización: el caso de la India’ (in Spanish language). Paper presented in the Segundo seminario internacional de lenguas indígenas organized by the Instituto Nacional de las Lenguas Indígenas, Mexico City, Mexico between 26 – 27 September 2012.

Panel Coordinator

  • Nandi, A. ‘Effective family language policies for Galician language transmission: Parental language management before and during the pandemic lockdown’. This paper was a part of an invited panel entitled “Family as a language policy regime: agency, practices and negotiation in indigenous and migration contexts” of which I am the lead organiser. Paper will be presented at the International Conference Challenging Borders: From/Between Borders at the University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland between 11-13 November 2021.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Reclaiming voice through bottom-up family language policies: Role of pro-Galician parents in urban Galicia’. This paper was a part of panel entitled “Effective family language policies and intergenerational transmission of minority languages: Experiences from Spanish-dominated indigenous and diasporic contexts” of which I was the lead organiser. Paper presented at the XVIII International Conference on Minority Languages at the University of the Basque Country, Basque Country, Spain between 24 -26 March 2021.
  • Nandi, A. ‘New speakers as counter-elites: Role of crowdfunded Galician newspapers in creation of bottom-up language policies’. This paper was a part of panel entitled “New speakers and the future of the Galician Media: Role of crowdfunded Galician newspapers in creation of bottom-up language policies” of which I was the organiser at the Final Whole Action Conference, New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe - Opportunities and Challenges at the Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, between 14 - 16 September 2017.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Resistencia desde abajo: Estrategias para la transmisión intergeneracional del gallego’. This paper was a part of panel entitled “Política Linguistica Familiar: Procesos Locales y Transnationales” of which I was the lead organiser. Paper presented at the III Simposi Internacional EDiSo, Desigualtats i nous discursos socials which took place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain between 28 - 30 June 2017.

Other Conferences Proceedings

  • Nandi, A. ‘Minority language speakers during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Policies and practices in the Spanish-dominated multilingual societies’. Paper presented at the online International Webinar on COVID-19 Pandemic and the Endangered Languages at the National Law University Delhi, New Delhi between 9-10 July 2020.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Integration, acquisition or cultural erasure? Policies and practices towards newcomer languages in Northern Ireland’. Paper presented at the Irish Association of Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) Annual Conference: Threatening Languages in a Global World at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland on 30 November 2019.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Migrant community languages in post-Brexit Northern Ireland: policies and practice’. Paper presented at international conference UK Language Policy after Brexit 2019: The balance between foreign, indigenous, and community languages which took place at the Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK on 2 September 2019.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Problem, right or resource? Policy and practices towards Immigrant Community Languages in Northern Ireland’. Paper presented at international conference Linguistic Diversity: Celebrating Difference which took place at the University College Cork, Cork, Ireland between 12 - 13 April 2019.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Ethnography of family language policy: A methodological paradigm for LPP research at the grassroots’. Paper presented at the Winter Research School "Language contact within systems and speakers” which took place at the University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, between 21 - 23 February 2018.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Parents as policymakers: Grassroots level LPP discourses of resistance in contemporary Galicia’. Paper presented at the Symposium on the Politics of Language Policy at the Local Level which took place at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London, UK on 22 September 2017.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Micropolíticas lingüísticas de resistencia en las familias gallegas: Estrategias para la transmisión intergeneracional del gallego’. Paper presented at the Primer Congreso Internacional sobre Revitalización de Lenguas Indígenas y Minorizadas which took place at the Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain between 19 - 22 April 2017.
  • Nandi, A. ‘New speaker parents’ language revitalisation strategies in diasporic and autochthonous contexts: Cases from Galician and Basque medium immersion schools’. Joint paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Symposium 21 which took place at the Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain between 15 - 18 June 2016.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Parents as policy makers: Family language policies in urban Galician homes’. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Symposium 21 which took place at the Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain between 15 - 18 June 2016.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Contesting the Conventionalising of Castilian: Galician Newspeaker Parents as Counter-Elites’. Joint paper presented at the Fifth Cambridge Conference on Endangered Languages which took place at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK on 31 July 2015.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Speakers as stakeholders: Role of newspeaker parents in creation of bottom-up language policies in Galicia (Spain)’. Paper presented at the symposium entitled “Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy” which took place at the Centre for Languages and Literature of the Lund University, Lund, Sweden between 17 – 18 June 2015.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Micropolíticas lingüísticas individuales de resistencia: papel de los padres neohablantes en Galicia’. Paper presented at the VII International Conference of Hispanic Linguistics (5th Biennial Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society) which took place at the Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK between 28 – 29 May 2015.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Newspeakers as counter-elites: Role of Newspeaker parents in creation of bottom-up language policies in Galicia’. Paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on “New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges” at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain between 20 – 22 November 2014.
  • Nandi, A. ‘How language policies work at grassroots level? The Role of Galician parents’. Paper presented at Ethnography, Language and Communication 2014 workshop at the King’s College London, London, UK between 30 June – 4 July,2014.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Revitalisation/Maintenance of disappearing tribal voices in India through Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTBMLE): Experiences from Orissa and Andhra Pradesh’. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)organised by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK on 5 September, 2013.
  • Nandi, A. and Davis, L. ‘Bottom-up language policy through Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Voices of the Toto people in India’. Paper presented at the International Conference entitled Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning organized by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK on 26 July 2013.
  • Nandi, A. Preservation of Linguistic Diversity in India through Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education: Reality and Myth’. Paper presented in 3L 2012: Junior Researchers Conference organized by the University Lumière-Lyon 2 and ENS Lyon, Lyon, France on 11 July 2012.
  • Nandi, A. ‘La Regulación Política del Multilingüismo: Estudio Sociolingüístico Comparativo entre España y la India’ (in Spanish language). Paper presented in the XI Conference European Culture, held between 27th-29th October, 2011 at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya at Barcelona, Spain.
  • Nandi, A. ‘Perspectives on Revitalization/Maintenance of the Disappearing Tribal Voices in India’. Paper presented in the International Training Institute in Multilingualism Research organized by Univerzita Karlova V (Charles University V) in Prague, Czech Republic from 20th – 24th June, 2012.
  • Nandi, A. ‘El Tratamiento de las Minorías y de las Lenguas Amenazadas en Comunidades Multilingües: el Contexto de la India’ (in Spanish language). Paper presented in XL Simposio Internacional de la Sociedad Español de Lingüística organized by Sociedad Español de Lingüística in Madrid, Spain 7th -10th February, 2011.