Anik Nandi-edukiak

Anik Nandi


Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea/ University of the Basque Country
Département de Lingustique et Etudes Basques
Letren Fakultatea
Unibertsitateko ibilbidea, 5
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz

I specialise in Applied Linguistics, particularly in the field of language policy in multilingual societies. I earned my Ph.D. in 2017 in Sociolinguistics from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), United Kingdom as a prestigious James Watt Scholar.  My doctoral research (2012-16) offered new insights into the intersection between governmental and grassroots level family language policies in contemporary Galicia, north-western Spain. Currently, I am the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain where I am investigating the intergenerational transmission of Basque and Galician. Between 2020-21, I worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Royal Galician Language Academy (Spain). Prior to this, I worked as an Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (United Kingdom) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast between 2017-19 where I investigated the educational language policies and inclusion practices concerning migrant newcomer children (e.g., Indians, Polish and Hispanics) in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Moreover, since January 2021, I am a visiting researcher at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) where I initiated the LUCL Virtual Research Seminars Series on Language Policy and Practices in the Global North and South which received nearly 1500 registrations around the world. In addition to these roles, I also work as the Book Reviews Editor of Sociolinguistic Studies journal (Scopus and Q2), Equinox Publishing, UK. 

Argitalpenak/Publicaciones/Publications AN

Argitalpen hautatuak/Publicaciones seleccionadas/Selected publications



Monteagudo, H.; Loredo, X.; Vazquez-Grandio, G and Nandi, A. (2021). Prácticas lingüísticas na infancia: A xestión lingüística nos primeiros contextos de socialización. A Coruña: Real Academia Galega.


Aldizkariak/Revistas/Journals/Revues (hautatuak / selected)

Nandi, A. (in press). Family dynamics towards heritage language maintenance: The case of Indian transnationals in Northern Ireland, Sociolinguistic Studies.

Nandi, A. and Vázquez Fernández, M. (in press) Agencia humana y civismo sociolingüístico en la Galicia contemporánea: Ideologias, gestión y prácticas hacia revitalización lingüística, Boletín de Filología de la Universidad de Chile.

Nandi, A. (2023). Micropolíticas lingüísticas familiares de resistencia. Estrategias parentales para la transmisión intergeneracional del gallego, Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics, 36(1), 154-177.

Nandi, A. (2022). Review of Jeremie Bouchard and Gregory Paul Glasgow (Eds). 2019. Agency in Language Policy and Planning: Critical Inquiries, Sociolinguistic Studies, 16 (2–3), 361–367. [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. [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.

Monteagudo, H.; Nandi, A. and Loredo, X. (2020). La transmisión intergeneracional del gallego en Galicia. Estrategias de mantenimiento y convivencia, HispanismeS, 16, 1-21.

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, Lengua y Migración/Language and Migration, 11(2), 107-134.

Nandi, A. (2019). Política lingüística familiar. O papel dos proxenitores pro-galego na transmisión interxeracional, Estudos da Lingüística Galega, 11, 77-101.

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.

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:

Nandi, A. (2017). Language Policies and Linguistic Culture in Galicia’, LaborHistórico, 3 (2), 28-45.


Liburu kapituluak/Capítulos de libro/Book chapters/Chapitres de livres (hautatuak / selected)

Nandi, A.; García-Ruiz, 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.) The Power of Voice in Transforming Multilingual Societies. 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-Muniain, F. and Kasares, P. (2022). Effective family language policies and intergenerational transmission of minority languages: Parental language governance from autochthonous and diasporic contexts. In Michael Hornsby and Wilson Mcleod (Eds.), Transmitting minority languages: Complementary reversing language shift strategies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 305-329.

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.