Who are we?
MIRCo (Multilingualism, Discourse and Communication) is an international center for interdisciplinary research, based at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).
Since 2000, MIRCo has been devoted to the study of multilingualism in its linguistic, discursive, social, political, economic and educational aspects, from a critical, interactional and ethnographic perspective.
We count on national and international researchers, sociolinguists, discourse analysts, anthropologists, social psychologists, and different working languages (Spanish, Catalan, French, English…) and from different backgrounds, most of us are women, and we work from different universities: Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid, Castilla la Mancha University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Toronto University.
Click on each picture to see more information about each person (only available in Spanish).
Steering committee and General council of the research center
Members of the center
Scientific advisory committee
MIRCo is a part of the I+D Coordinated Project: Critical linguistic awareness and speaking agency: Action-reserch for sociolinguistic equity
MIRCo belongs to European European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism (ECSPM)
MIRCo has been the architect of the Urbanvoices website, an online collaborative workspace that enables the classification, placing and sharing of photographic material for subsequent analyses from a critical sociolinguistic and discursive perspective.
MIRCo collaborates with EDiSo, the Association for the
Study of Discourse and Society, and with the network of research groups
MIRCo has actively participate in EDiSo’s Observatorio del discurso/Discourse observatory.
Research groups and networks working and collaborating with MIRCo:
- GREIP (Grupo de Investigación en Enseñanza y Interacción Plurilingües) has a core of researchers experts on the field of puliringual interactions in educational contexts
- The CIEN research group
- Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg and the University of Teacher Education, Fribourg
- Centre for Discourse Studies
- Language on the move
- Society of Linguistic Anthropology