Petros Karatsareas is a Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster. He holds a Ptychion in Greek Philology from the University of Athens, and an M.Phil. in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. Petros specialises in multilingualism focusing on the languages of the UK's minority ethnic communities. He explores the factors that play a role in intergenerational transmission and maintenance, looking specifically at ideologies of monolingualism, attitudes towards multilingualism, and attitudes towards non-prestigious linguistic varieties. He is also interested in community language teaching and learning and looking at how community languages are taught in complementary schools and the role these schools play in language maintenance and ideology. He addresses these issues based on his research on London's Greek Cypriot diaspora. Petros is also actively involved in a range of public engagement activities raising awareness about the value of non-standard linguistic varieties and about the contribution of the Greek Cypriot community to London's multicultural and multilingual character. His research has received the financial support of the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (through the Open World Research Initiative).
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
How do you learn a language that you knew as a child? Petros Karatsareas and Katie Harrison share their ideas