Emanuel Angelo da Silva's website

what's so funny?!                        PhD, Sociolinguistic ethnography
                                  University of Toronto
email 1: emanuel.dasilva [at] gmail.com
                                                   email 2: emanuel.dasilva [at] utoronto.ca
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            snail mail: CREFO, OISE-University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 6-110, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada

Research interests:  sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, diaspora & cultural studies
More specifically, my research focus is on language and identity; on the role of language ideologies and practices in
                                        the construction of social difference and social inequality; on language, nationalism and postnationalism.

Current research/work:  
                                   • Senior Research Officer at the Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne (CREFO), OISE-UofT
      (2012 - present) working with Prof. Diane Farmer on research exploring francophone immigration outside of Québec.
                                    • Continuing critical sociolinguistic and ethnographic research
on the discursive (re)constructions of
                                         identity among second-generation Portuguese-Canadian youth in Toronto.

Co-director and Researcher, Portuguese Canadian History Project
• Sessional Lecturer positions:
(2013) HSJ2999H Special Topics in Sociological Research in Education: Langue, diversité et les marchés francophones (OISE-UofT)
                                        (2012) PRT 110Y Elementary Portuguese (University of Toronto)

Curriculum vitae (CV): a complete summary of my academic career thus far, including publications, presentations and
(click for PDF file)                     participation in different research projects, etc. (updated on 18.02.14)

PhD dissertation: 
da Silva, E. (2011). Sociolinguistic (re)constructions of diaspora portugueseness: Portuguese-Canadian youth in Toronto. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Toronto, Canada. [3MB PDF file]

Recent publications:
 Selection of recent presentations:

last updated on: 18/02/14