Linguistic Ethnography: Collecting, Analysing and Presenting Data

Linguistic Ethnography: Collecting, Analysing and Presenting Data

By: Angela Creese (author), Fiona Copland (author)Paperback

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This is an engaging interdisciplinary guide to the unique role of language within ethnography. The book provides a philosophical overview of the field alongside practical support for designing and developing your own ethnographic research. It demonstrates how to build and develop arguments and engages with practical issues such as ethics, transcription and impact. There are chapter-long case studies based on real research that will explain key themes and help you create and analyse your own linguistic data. Drawing on the authors' experience they outline the practical, epistemological and theoretical decisions that researchers must take when planning and carrying out their studies. Other key features include: A clear introduction to discourse analytic traditions Tips on how to produce effective field notes Guidance on how to manage interview and conversational data Advice on writing linguistic ethnographies for different audiences Annotated suggestions for further reading Full glossary This book is a master class in understanding linguistic ethnography, it will of interest to anyone conducting field research across the social sciences.

About Author

Fiona Copland is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham where she is Director of CLERA (Centre for Language Education Research at Aston). Before working in higher education, she was an English language teacher in Nigeria, Hong Kong, Japan and the UK, where she also taught on a range of teacher education programmes. This background has influenced her research interests which include talk in pre-service teacher education conferences and teaching English to young learners, and she has published in these areas. Since attending a course in ethnography, language and communication jointly run by King's College University of London and the Institute of Education University of London, she has been an active member of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, co-organising three conferences. At Aston, Fiona is the Programmes Director of MSc TESOL courses and teaches a range of post-graduate modules. She also supervises PhD students in the field of TESOL. Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, and deputy director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. In the last ten years she has been funded to work in large multilingual research teams to research multilingualism. Her research interests are in linguistic ethnography, language ecologies, multilingualism in society and multilingual classroom pedagogy. Her publications include Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Adrian Blackledge, 2014, Springer); The Routledge handbook of Multilingualism (2012, with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Adrian Blackledge); Multilingualism: A Critical Perspective (with Adrian Blackledge, 2010, Continuum); Volume 9: Ecology of Language, Encyclopedia of Language and Education (2009); Teacher Collaboration and Talk in Multilingual Classrooms (2005) and Multilingual Classroom Ecologies (2003).


Ethnography and Language Linguistic Ethnography Data in Linguistic Ethnography Doing Research in Linguistic Ethnography: Building the Case Case study one: Reflexivity, voice and representation in linguistic ethnography Case study two: Researching feedback conferences in pre-service teacher training Case study three: Ethnography and the workplace Case study four: Ethnography, language and healthcare planning Practical Issues in Linguistic Ethnographic Research Empiricism, ethics and impact Transcription, translation and technology Writing up: genres, writer voice, audience Ways forward

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  • ISBN13: 9781446257388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781446257388
  • weight: 480
  • ISBN10: 144625738X

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