Betül Seda Battilani

Betül Seda Battilani
University of Stirling · School of Education

Master of Science


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Betül Seda Battilani (née: Usta) is a researcher working on applied linguistics and education, with specific focus on migration, identity, and translanguaging. Her research looks at languaging practices in migrant-curated business environments, the co-learning moments they provide, and how they relate to identity construction. She is also interested in liminal identities as a vehicle for analysis.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
University of Stirling
  • Tutor with Assessment and Student Feedback
September 2018 - March 2023
University of Stirling
Field of study
September 2016 - December 2017
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Applied Linguistics


Publications (4)
To date, scholarship on the multilingual workplace has largely focused on professional and corporate settings, ignoring the small scale, often self-employed, immigrant businesses in many British towns and cities. This paper explores what goes unnoticed in such spaces of extended service encounters and focuses on two themes: translanguaging and coop...
Conference Paper
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This study presents a brief history of the Circassian diaspora in Turkey, reports on previous findings regarding the issues around language within the diaspora in Turkey, and introduces an ongoing case study of grassroots activism, the Network of Laz and Circassian Civil Societies projec1t, as part of language maintenance efforts. One of the bigges...
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13 Şubat 2021'de Laz Enstitüsü tarafından düzenlenen Tehlike Altındaki Diller için Dijital Aktivizm Eğitimi'nde gerçekleştirdiğim "Geçmişten Bugüne Dil Aktivizmi" adlı konuşmanın slaytlarıdır.
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To date scholarship on the multilingual workplace has focused predominantly on professional, corporational settings ignoring the small scale, often self-employed, immigrant businesses which spring up in many Scottish towns and cities. This paper explores what goes unnoticed when research ignores such contexts and argues there are important conseque...



Projects (2)
Currently my PhD project, this study aims to look at the (trans)languaging, identity construction, and co-learning instances at the shop floor of two Turkish barbers in Scotland with a linguistic ethnographic approach. The fieldwork for the project was conducted in Glasgow and Edinburgh, both major cities of Scotland, in wards that are at a crossroad between many different cultures and languages.